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The greatest group stage in World Cup history comes to an end. At present It won鈥檛 be repeated at the next World Cup as the current plan is not to have simultaneous final group games. 16 groups of 3 in 2026. 馃

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Kudos to Qatar for organising such a wonderful World Cup.
 
 
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Best hosted World Cup ever! Such a joyous place to be, so much love being shared here.
 
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So let me get this right鈥 England have 7 points, highest any team have got, Topped the group, Top scorers alongside Spain with 9 goals between 3 matches, highest goal difference in the tournament, zero cards and people are still saying things like Southgate Out 馃ぁ
 
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Greatest group stage or greatest farce in WC history? 馃嚚馃嚨 virtually first 鉃★笍 They lose to 馃嚬馃嚪 馃嚜馃嚫 virtually qualified 鉃★笍 They lose to 馃嚡馃嚨 馃嚨馃嚬 virtually first 鉃★笍 They lose to 馃嚢馃嚪 馃嚙馃嚪 virtually first 鉃★笍 They lose to 馃嚚馃嚥 Is a global sport at its highest level supposed to be like that?
 
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FIFA in 1982: "We never want to see a situation again where two sides can manipulate a result to progress" Also FIFA: "We're going to have groups of 3 from now on"
 
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Not watched it cos of the nonstop virtue-signalling by a bunch of left-wing clowns.
 
16 groups of 3 is a horrible idea鈥
 
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Ronaldo wasn鈥檛 kidding when he said this would be the best World Cup ever
 
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Only games that were good were some of the final group games. All the rest boring snooze fests
 
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The 3 team group concept needs to be scrapped before it even starts. Rubbish!
 
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It鈥檒l be shite
 
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Speaking of a rethink. Did you think it was wise to criticise the Qataris at the start of the world cup knowing you accepted 拢1.6 million of them for previous TV work?
 
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Absolutely crazy decision if they go with that format @GaryLineker Said it before, they should go with 8 groups of 6 instead, with top 2 qualify. Then you鈥檇 see some real contests and less luck involved. Or 4 groups of 12 with a Swiss system. Top 4 qualify.
 
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Crazy idea. There will be loads of cases where in the last match the 2 teams will be able to at out a draw to take each other through.
 
These group stages have brought so much drama. As always, it seems FIFA are out of touch with real football fans. #worldcup #WorldCup2022
 
3 team groups in the wc of whatever sport is never a good idea just ask the ICC
 
 
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Imagine getting 5 vaccines in a year, catching COVID, then bragging about how great the vaccine is. 馃槀
 
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Gonna be Lots of Teams not trying to win the last game if A draw means they both go through.. another Beauty from @FIFAcom 馃う鈥嶁檪锔
 
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you know Cameroon almost beat England 馃彺鬆仹鬆仮鬆仴鬆伄鬆仹鬆伩 too. Say Congratulations to Cameroon 馃嚚馃嚥. They鈥檙e good 馃憦
 
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It rarely is this exciting to be fair.
 
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England most points and best goal difference in the tournament. Undefeated. Nice draw in the next round. Looking good.
 
Groups of 3 is the dumbest decision ever
 
16 groups of 3?! 馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ馃ぎ
 
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So 57 year old Aboubakar will be banned from the first game and will only be able to play 2 games. Should have kept his shirt on!
 
 
 
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And England best team of the lot
 
 
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nice tournament so far as people didn鈥檛 believe in Qatar, Qatar is proving them wrong
 
 
 
 
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What a load of nonsense. Nice to see the latest FIFA chairman lining his pockets though 馃槵
 
 
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This is to accomodate the 3 host countries. Such a shame.
 
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Means no more under strength teams which must be a good thing?
 
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How about 12 groups of 4 and then 8 groups of 3?
 
They really trying to ruin the game
 
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Yuck. Will be a travesty if that's not corrected. pic.twitter.com/pLcbtTKZvo
 
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And there aren鈥檛 any stand out teams on the basis of what we鈥檝e seen - the most open World Cup in recent memory?
 
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Only one word to describe that it鈥檚 bonkers
 
This is a fucking dogshit idea. Gerrit binned.
 
 
 
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Bloody ruin it!! These have been a brilliant set of last round matches!!
 
16 grupos de 3 es de saque una p茅sima idea.
 
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Nothing like taking a really good format and screwing it up...
 
 
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for once I agree with you-its BS
 
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Maybe have 12 group of 4??? That's smarter
 
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It鈥檚 a stepping stone for me. 3/4 World Cups after and it will be up to 64 teams I bet.
 
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We know it's all about money @FIFAWorldCup 馃え
 
Load of shit that keep it the same @FIFAcom
 
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Recency bias 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ
 
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I can't work out why they are expanding to 48 in the first place. If it's not broke don't fix it.
 
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Who cares. A few blokes kicking a bag of air around a bit of grass. Of no importance at all.
 
This sounds rubbish
 
 
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Groups of three is a shite idea
 
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I think it's 12 groups of 4
 
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We are watching the most competitive #FIFAWorldCup ever. Legendary stuffs folks. Lets get our drinks, pop corns and enjoy...
 
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It鈥檚 gonna be shite that way
 
 
If there's money to make, you can trust FIFA to chase that dollar, even if it means screwing the format up #FIFAWorldCup
 
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This can鈥檛 happen!!!
 
 
Smack the shit out of Infantino's bald head with those massive elephant ears of yours.
 
Extra-Ordinary. What a tournament this is promising to be.
 
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Don鈥檛 touch what isn鈥檛 broken. every group has been good
 
 
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That鈥檚 almost as mental as holding a World Cup in a completely unsuitable country with an oppressive governing regime
 
鉂わ笍鈥嶐煍ヰ煡
 
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Shame. As it鈥檚 the best way this current system.
 
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Why do FIFA keep shooting themselves in the foot, makes no sense to change this format
 
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Why not do away with qualifying and just have a world league if that's the case , idiots out to make even more money , this games being corrupted to bits starting with VARSHOLE
 
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16 groups of 3? Really? Mad.
 
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doing what Fifa do best......ruining the beautiful game. Extended it to 42 teams if you want but keep the 4 team groups
 
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The suits at the top trying their hardest to ruin the game whilst lining their corrupt pockets
 
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What in the worst World Cup ever 鈥 get your story right 馃槀馃槀馃槀
 
 
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Was never the greatest, most of it was boring draws
 
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Listen to the fans...if you want to keep the fans..at least listen before changes.
 
 
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Just when you thought FIFA couldn鈥檛 get any worse鈥..
 
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Are you sure you watched WC2022? 馃槀馃槀馃槀
 
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If it means Norn Iron have a better chance of qualifying, I鈥檓 in!
 
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I think its mainly down to the fact players have had less than a week with their teams Its inadvertently worked a treat.
 
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They鈥檝e got to change that. That is utter madness. Hopefully this will change it all. They tried those whacky ideas in 78 and 82 and it became a farce.
 
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Nobody is watching that crap Hopefully messi wins this wc and I can cut ties with this sport ffs
 
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