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DFB chief against 'pre-qualification'

March 28, 2013
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
The German Football Association (DFB) president, Wolfgang Niersbach, has said he believes a 'pre-qualifying' stage for World Cup and European Championship qualification would be more damaging to smaller countries than helpful to bigger nations.

Speaking before Germany's recent back-to-back World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan, coach Joachim Low called for the introduction of 'pre-qualifying' stage to help cut down the schedule for national teams.

The idea is that smaller ...

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