To be honest, I'm not so impressed with the World Cup format, I mean they have 2 groups with 8 teams, and eventually everyone makes it to the next round, that sounds pretty stupid to me, the other thing I don't like is the games being played in different countries, why don't they stick with one country and play all the games there? my suggestion of a good World Cup format would be similar to the WC Soccer format, this is what I mean: - 16 Teams involved. (WC Soccer has 32 teams but Soccer is a more popular sport). - 4 Groups, 4 teams in each group. - Held in one country, Canada, USA, Sweden, or whatever. - Only first and second place teams from each group make it to the next round. Here's a good example: Group A: Canada, Finland, Italy, Norway. Let's assume (1st: Canada, 2nd: Finland) Group B: USA, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Switzerland. (1st: USA, 2nd: Czechs) Group C: Russia, Germany, Poland, Latvia. (1st: Russia, 2nd: Germany) Group D: Sweden, Slovakia, Belarous, Japan. (1st: Sweden, 2nd: Slovakia) QF's: Canada vs Germany - let's assume the winner is (Canada) USA vs Finland - (USA) Russia vs Slovakia - (Russia) Sweden vs Czech Republic - (Sweden) SF's: Canada vs Russia - (Canada) USA vs Sweden - (USA) 3rd place match: Russia vs Sweden - (Russia) Finals: Canada vs USA - (Canada) Now is't this format much more fun? I think this is 100 times better then the current format.