I agree to some extent, because if we made an alternative qualifying route just for the "underdogs" we wouldn't be able to say the World Cup was fair, because in that case some teams would just enter the tournament because they were weak, and not because they fought for it.Creaky said:Agreed every team should have the chance to qualify, wouldn't be able to call it the World Cup otherwise. Perhaps teams at that level should have their own qualifying group, may give them more of a chance of qualifying.
I think it is a lose-lose situation, so just keep it as it is.donaldplozha said:Even if you would be able to put the weaker national teams like San Marino, Luxembourg, Faroe Islands, Malta, Andorra, Lichtenstein, etc. in a special group, the stronger nations would complain as some of them would have to play stronger opponents. If a team has the capability to beat good teams, it deserves to go to the World Cup, which is supposed to be a competition containing the strongest national football teams.
This would take forever to do. Soon as the cup was off the field, they'd start finishing up the qualifying rounds for next years'.A sort of "pre-qualifying" would be a good idea, but I think that all nations have the right to fight with the bigger teams.