FIFA - No more fantasy numbers

Discussion in 'Football' started by ThomasGOAL, 22 August 2008.

  1. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    FIFA - No more fantasy numbers

    from Switzerland news website, the FIFA add two laws

    1- no more fantasy numbers, starting eleven play with shirt 1 to 11 and sub 12 to 18

    2- no more name's on back of the shirt :SS

    The both laws start for WC Qualifying

  2. 03Gs1905

    03Gs1905 The Lions Of Bhosprous

    20 April 2005
    only for WC qualifications?
  3. ThomasGOAL

    ThomasGOAL Retired Footballer

    15 March 2003
    just says start for WC Qualifying, so i think it's for always :((
  4. sauce

    sauce Warriors

    20 September 2005
    Chatbox, Brazil
    what? names are useful aren't they?
  5. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    Is FIFA loosing it?!
  6. bonjovifan

    bonjovifan League 2

    16 October 2005
    Maidstone United
    I like the idea of the starting eleven wearing numbers one to eleven 100% of the time, however I don't understand the lack of names, what purpose would it serve, I mean I'm sure sometimes refs needs players names to take a look at for some of the more obscure players. Still, at least it'll make the backs of the shirts a little tidier.
  7. Neoexodus

    Neoexodus SLB Juve Barça Arsenal

    8 November 2007
    Its like playing the friendlies before the league starts, but its going to be forever.. well im they should look into other things than a name or number, it has nothing wrong or bad about it, but whatever that is no arguing possible, in the end they Are FIFA.
  8. T Butcher fan

    T Butcher fan Champions League

    3 December 2001
    Seems a bit odd - Certainly Nike and Adidas won't be too happy.

    From a purely 'watching' football perspective I think it'll make things a little easier, but only very, very slightly.

    I can't see the point in this at all.
  9. Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas Gooner

    15 June 2007
    BVB / Arsenal
    Fifa is just ugly
    today they announce that names on shirt are allowed again,
    and only numbers from 1-18 basic have to be.
  10. St1ngR4y

    St1ngR4y Non-League

    29 December 2006
    Have to disagree with you guys. Numbering in some teams have started to be nothing short of rediculous. It would be ok for numbers to be 1-23 and not strictly 1-11 in starting lineups but numbers from 30- are just plain stupid. Where it was going, the numbers in this qualifiers would be 88, 99... Tradition is a wonderful thing.
  11. brunnoce

    brunnoce World Cup Winner

    29 July 2003
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    this is bollocks...
    i think it should be the oposite..every team should have to make the players choose a number for the season(in eurpe is comom but here in south america is very rare)...
    thats a lot better..otherwise you would never be able to buy your favorite player shirt for example..
    i think the numbers give players a bit more indentity.
  12. Re-arranged

    Re-arranged Hashish?

    3 August 2004
    Newcastle United FC
    I think they meant it for national teams purposes, not the club teams.
  13. OPM

    OPM ...

    2 June 2003
    it's only national teams, the final decision have not been made (only the first intance approved it, a second vote over this will be held in october) and according to some newspapers you don't have to use 1-11 for the starting eleven, just 1-18 for the players, assign them, and you are still allowed to use player names.
  14. tuta

    tuta Marseillais

    21 November 2004
    Yep, OPM :

    It doesn't say that the 11 first-named players have to wear numbers from 1 to 11. It may be implied, but it's not written.

    It was the same during finale competition (numbers 1 t 23), so it's not a big deal.
    In the regulations, I couldn't find the line that forbid names on back.

    2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ - Regulations
  15. St1ngR4y

    St1ngR4y Non-League

    29 December 2006

    Well thats quite ok then, right? 1-18, names. Very nice.
  16. Zeem

    Zeem Wonder Boy

    15 July 2006
    AC Milan
    But was'nt that law applied for national teams in WC2006 and EURO2008?
  17. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
    Today I saw it being applied. All 11 starting players on the match today between Malta and Portugal were numbered 1 to 11. But the names were there.
  18. tuta

    tuta Marseillais

    21 November 2004
    Henry is still number 12, so it's not applied :).
  19. airjoca

    airjoca International

    29 July 2003
    Amadora, Portugal
    SL Benfica
    They said the starting eleven don't need to be 1-11, but it needs to be 1-18. So no more 21 for Nuno Gomes and 20 for Deco for ex.
  20. Ret KiT

    Ret KiT Premiership

    25 March 2007
    I think it's a good idea to keep it at certain numbers, big numbers are just silly leave that to hockey :-pp
  21. St1ngR4y

    St1ngR4y Non-League

    29 December 2006
    Absolutely a good idea. Only France disobeyed Fifa. Anelka and his 39...
  22. Nick Cave

    Nick Cave Wrexham fan for my sins...

    10 July 2004
    Non football league waste land...
    Wrexham AFC
    I miss the good old days of 1-11, it seemed the shirt was more important then. The pride of running out as Liverpool's No.7 or an Arsenal No.9, being No.25 has no kudos...
  23. tuta

    tuta Marseillais

    21 November 2004
    Toulalan is still number 20 and he started the game :-pp.
  24. Revan

    Revan out the window

    8 August 2003
    Madeira, Portugal.
    FC Porto
  25. samfisher1980

    samfisher1980 Trance addicted

    14 January 2008
    Opole, Poland
    stupid idea. nothing more to say.
  26. eycede

    eycede Conference

    14 February 2005
    Berlin, Germany
    The FIFA should worry about more important things than this shit.
  27. Rentalkid

    Rentalkid Premiership

    5 August 2003
    Yeah, only a bunch of no-good lazy donkeys could think off totally irrelevant stuff like this when they should really worry about the decline of the game itself.
    I mean: how bored must those execs be?
  28. Jamezinho

    Jamezinho Golden Boot Winner

    10 June 2003
    Ipswich, England
    Ipswich Town F.C.
    Agreed. Squad numbers can become iconic with certain players. Personally I don't care if a play wears a high number.

    The work of Sepp Blatter, per chance?
  29. St1ngR4y

    St1ngR4y Non-League

    29 December 2006
    The best solution would be 1-23 for each game. Just like on Euro or WC. No big numbers and enough room for customization.:DD
  30. Professor Nutmeg

    Professor Nutmeg ML Fanatic

    3 July 2002
    Master League
    How about introducing a decimal point system. Number 7.2 for example

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