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Thursday, March 17, 2005

New problems in Soccer

Where is the boundary between national games and international games? The placement matches for World Cup 2006 have been going on since beginning of 2004. Up to today, most placement matches have included many teams, strong and also completely unknown to the soccer world. Yet, from April 2005 the matches will start to be more competitive, as only the best teams of each region will be left.
Since all countries will be competing against other soccer empires, every national team would most definitely want its best players to make it to the national games.
Here comes the dilemma. Every soccer club that has a star player, is resentful to send its star players back for national games. The reason for this is simple. Its because every large soccer club is a capitalist organization, looking for a bigger profit. The star players are their major source of income. One star player lacking in a game, changes the amount of TV viewers at an incredible rate. For this reason, clubs don't allow their best players to leave for national games until 48 hours before the game. Sometimes, clubs don't allow players to leave at all.
Now in my point of view, that's just crazy. What games are the most exciting games in soccer? Which games catches the most viewers and makes the entire world spin around in one theme? The national games are the games that soccer fans look forward to the most. In most countries of the world, people who are not even interested in Soccer get excited for national team games.
Yes, national team games give no profit to the clubs. Yet, FIFA should impose more strict rules to the clubs, so that star players are allowed to return for national games as a priority. Soccer is a sport for fans, and a sport that is largely about national prides colliding with each other. Its just bizarre that the most exciting games in the sport become less then priority, because of clubs greed for bigger profits.

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