What do you think of Fifa's decision not to have the defending champions open the World Cup?

The defending champions will not for the first time in football history, be the first game in the world cup. I think it's a good thing for the world champions, since they dont have the pressure of doing well on their first game when the whole planet is looking. What say you?

Asked By: vireoli - 4/27/2006
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I think it's a great decision. Since the world cup is every 4 years, just because a team was good enough to win the World Cup 4 years ago does not mean they are good enough to even make it past the qualifying round. Just look at France in 1998 and then in 2002...two completely different teams. I can see the host... More
Answered By: billnewman19 - 4/27/2006
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$$$ issue, what if poor country like Camerron won? they no way got enought fund to open a world cup at this point.
Answered By: Popeye ! - 4/27/2006
I think that they have got it wrong here i am a great believer in tradition.
Answered By: rabcarr1 - 4/27/2006
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