On the day that football manager 18 is released I thought I would share my idea.
Rather than 32 teams qualifying, have 31. The 32nd team could be a team of all stars from the rest of the world that did not qualify.
Gareth Bale would be available. Holland did not qualify. Italy may not qualify and until the last game of qualifying Argentina very nearly missed out.
Obviously one country would miss out but up to 22 would gain a steak in the competition which would generate much more income.
Fifa can have my idea for free but they must call it the Stuart Clark Barbarian All Stars.