What is the deal with Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini wanting to ruin football? The two are forever coming up with silly ideas, which the fans rarely ever agree with. The latest idea from Blatter, is that we need to allow more African teams entry into the World Cup, replacing some from Europe.
Now, Michel Platini has given his views on the idea saying that, while he agrees that more African teams should qualify for the World Cup finals, he does not agree with replacing other teams. Instead, Michel says that he would like to see a 40 team World Cup.
Platini explained, "I totally agree with Mr Blatter that we need more African and Asian [countries]. But instead of taking away some European, we have to go to 40 teams. We can add two African, two Asiatic, two American, one Oceania and one from Europe.”
He added, “Football is changing and we now we have 209 associations. There are more countries so why reduce? You have three days more of competition and you make more people happy."
The Fifa World Cup is already becoming a bit of a shambles, with talk of moving it to Winter for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. What do you make of the latest Blatter/Platini proposal?