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[BWF] The format of the Sudirman Cup will be reformed

Discussion in 'Sudirman Cup 2009' started by cxytdn, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. cxytdn

    cxytdn Regular Member

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    It was decided at the Council meeting in Seoul on 6 December 2008 that a new competition format will be introduced for the championship.

    This is because under the current format, a team placed in the lower tier will take several years before they can be promoted to the top tier and have a chance of winning the trophy.

    The new format will give ALL teams an opportunity to win the Sudirman Cup. Details will be finalised soon.
     
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    abedeng Regular Member

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    Most likely a knockout format from the 1st match, then. There is no other way to get all teams to have the same opportunity, and keep the group stages for an 8-day tournament.
     
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    I prefer format like those of the final round of 16 countries of the World Cup Soocer where last champ & host country are in the final round of 16 automatically.
     
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    halvepizza93 Regular Member

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    what in the name of god are you talking about?!?!?!

    That's NOT true! :eek:
     
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    Council agreed to introduce a top group of 12 teams, to be split into four subgroups of 3,the winners of which through to the knock out stage. Further details to be presented at May 2010 council meeting.
     

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