Advisor to the Owner
Youre probably right, though the other side of the coin is that playing at this level gives those small footballing nations a taste of what's needed to improve and some experience. Thirty or so years ago the same was happening to sides like Albania, Cyprus and Luxembourg - all of whom are now capable of giving sides like Eire a game!This is just silly. Even in easy games like this, injuries are a possibility.
I've always said that there should be a prequalifying tournament. They could hold this at the same time as a big tournament, e.g. prequalifying for the wc at the same time as the European Championships and vice versa for prequalifying for the Euros.