If you were like me, then yesterday, after switching between the boring England match, and the more exciting France v. Italy match, you would have gone to the web to see the results for all the evening's matches. One match looked like it was a typo:
San Marino 0 Germany 13
Germany broke the European scoring record as they walloped the hapless team from San Marino. After England's 5-0 win over Andorra, and Scotland's 6-0 thrashing of the Faroe Islands, a lively debate has begun in Europe on whether these minnows should be allowed to play in a mini qualification tournament first with each other, before meeting the big guns, to reduce these kinds of scorelines.
San Marino has a population of 27,000.
Andorra has a population of about 70,000.
The Faroe Islands has a population of about 47,000.
I don't agree with this thinking, as in the end at least one of them will get out of this 'qualification' and we will still see these scorelines. The argument is that this will allow them to win some matches, but I reckon they prefer that they all have an opportunity to play with the 'superstars' of football !!