Worl cup vs Euro cup

Discussion in 'UEFA and Europe' started by Portista69, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. Portista69

    Portista69 New Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    Which is harder to win?
    Which is more competitive?
    Which as the best soccer?
  2. rangers00

    rangers00 Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    World Cup, because there is no Brazil in Euro

    Euro, because there is no China/Saudi Arabia in Euro

    Euro. World Cup is too diluted.
  3. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    AFC Ajax

    you had me until here
  4. gosya

    gosya Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    New York
    They are somewhat different.

    Qualifying is easier for the World Cup. And Euro has no easy matches.

    However, you have one extra round to win in the World Cup, which decreases chances of an underdog winning (we have seen dark horses capture '92 and '04 Euro, but never a World Cup).

    Overall, I would say it's easier to do "well" in a World Cup (by well, I define quaterfinal, for example), but it's harder to win the World Cup. It's easier to get out of the group in the World Cup and you can get lucky in 1/8 final at the World Cup and squeeze through, but it's a tougher road to the Pinnacle.

    Back when Euro was 8 teams, and semis-only playoffs. that was a killer tournament (just to qualify was an honor).

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