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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    UK were very close, too, but with a DNS in the final m4x4 ended up some way behind in 5th.
    The DNS was due to an admin error where a non-travelling reserve shot putter (Yousef Zatat) was named in the team in place of experienced 400m runner Rabah Yousif!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    Can they beat Ukraine though, Powell?
    I consider Ukraine one of the major countries, so I would say it's still unlikely, especially if the meet is in Ukraine. But even if they did, it wouldn't do much good in itself. I suppose two teams will be relegated, as in the old data.
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    If I'm not mistaken, only the Super League will have 8 teams in the next edition?
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    Yes, that appears to be the case.
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    Apparently it will actually have 9 teams, including hosts Belarus ����.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyjgt View Post
    Apparently it will actually have 9 teams, including hosts Belarus ����.
    I can't F* believe it! EAA is a joke!!!
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    It's not the first time the hosts are given a place in the highest league without qualifying the normal way. At least this time they're not displacing anyone to make place for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Powell View Post
    It's not the first time the hosts are given a place in the highest league without qualifying the normal way. At least this time they're not displacing anyone to make place for them.
    Especially because BLR weren’t even in the Super League this past edition.

    I remember when Poland’s women were relegated in 2002 despite finishing 6th because Italy were the 2003 hosts and the track in Florence only had 8 lanes, same for Spain’s men in 2006 when Munich hosted in 2007 (can’t believe Germany came 8th). By contrast, Britain’s men were reprieved in 2005 having come 7th because the Malaga track hosting 2006 had 9 lanes, odd since it wasn’t Spain being saved.
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    It was happening long before then. Back in the days when teams qualified for the EC final by competing in semifinals, the host team also had a guaranteed place in the final. The first time that rule was actually used was Stockholm 1970.
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