My understanding is that the current idea is
-3 team groups
-top 2 advance to a round of 32 single elimination touranment
This is silly because:
1) Three team groups still need three match days to play, with one team getting a bye each matchday. The one with the middle match day bye gets a big advantage.
2) You now have to make room for 16 "Round of 32" games.
That round of 32 is going to add...
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