Soccer in the Commonwealth Games?

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by DoyleG, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Would it be great if they could add soccer to the Commonwealth Games?

    The tournament would like be made up of U-21 teams.

    The soonest it could start would be 2010. I belvie it would be late to add it for 2006 in Melbourne.
     
  2. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    It wouldn't be a bad idea, except as someone mentioned before the BigSoccer Wipeout, the Games coincides with the beginning of the season and clubs will be unwilling to release their players, especially right after the World Cup.
    Remember that most top U-21 players play at the senior level with their clubs.

    Plus, other than the Home Nations and to a lesser extent Australia, no other Commonwealth nation can really be considered even a contender in soccer.
     
  3. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    That tends to be very rare. Most 18 and 19 year olds don't play at the top level. Only in rare circumstances.

    Let's look at the possible teams:

    CONCACAF
    Canada & Jamacia

    UEFA
    The Home Nations

    CAF
    Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana

    Asia/Ocieana
    Australia, New Zealand, Malyasia, Singapore
     
  4. scottyD Man Utd redded

    Feb 28, 2007
    Horsham
    yep. bring them. someone write it to the commonwealth games organisers and ask.
     

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