Understanding the 2021 World Cup Qualifiers

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  1. Force

    Force Juniors

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    Asia need to move to Middle East/Africa. They only have two Nations in their region or add some of those teams from Europe like Latvia or even Russia. Having only two Nations in a confederation is poor.
     
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  2. adamkungl

    adamkungl Immortal

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    Agree

    Short term 4 federations,
    Pacfic/Oceania
    Europe
    Asia-Africa
    Americas

    Long term split into 6 continents if/when its actually meaningful to do so
     
  3. bowes

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    I'd probably add one spot for Middle East/Africa as an automatic qualifier and then have the following 6 teams playing off for 2 spots in an Emerging Nations tournament:

    Americas 2
    Americas 3
    Asia-Pacific 7
    Europe 7
    Europe 8
    Middle East/Africa 2

    It would almost certainly be Asia-Pacific 7 and one of the Americas sides that qualify but would at least gives teams the chance to break through
     
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  4. hutch

    hutch First Grade

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    There are so many people on here thinking of great ideas that nobody who works in rugby league would even begin to think about. Why is that all the passionate international fans who want what is best for the sport don't have the capacity to do so.
     
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  5. PaulyTom

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    My 16 teams for W.C

    Australia
    Nz
    Fiji
    Samoa
    Tonga
    Png

    England
    France
    Wales
    Scotland
    Ireland
    One of - Italy / Czech / Spain / Russia or another European nation

    Usa
    Canada
    Jamaica or South Africa

    Lebanon or Cook Islands
     
  6. adamkungl

    adamkungl Immortal

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    Netherlands may be eligible for qualification, having reached RLEF Affiliate status.

    Hopefully Europe at least sees a robust and competitive qualification series.
     
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