Joana wrote:The problem is that qualifying tournament #1 is a waste of everyone's time. And finishing 7th at the WCh is more rewarding than being 4th, which is illogical.
You never know.
+ finishing high as possible can guarantee you an organizing right, which is also a factor.
There is no perfect justice and you have to have some compromises. I think this quali system is a good blend of the outcome of 2 major events. If you are good on one of them, you can qualify. My only negative remark is about the playoffs for getting to the Wch, which should be changed (this wildcard-system shows it exactly)
However, big day today
I hope for a victory of Brazil, Norway, Holland and Sweden. That would mean 99% qualification tournament for us
/In the case of the victories of the above teams, our only "killer" would be an Angola-Korea or Brazil-Korea final + our not qualifying to the Top 8. This is highly unliklely