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They do well in finals, they always qualify, they win their local international games and they give Sepp Blatter all the Burgers he can stuff down his fat face.

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maybe you're onto to something... give them a high ranking, let them win the World Series every year.....

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It's based on competitive games isn't it? They do quite well in World Cups/Copa Americas (when invited to the latter) and so on.

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When they are playing the likes of El Salvador, Jamaica, and Panama in their qualification groups its no great suprise they qualify !

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They very rarely play anyone of note in a competitive game and hence never really lose. Since they never really lose they move up the rankings. The only decent side they play on any kind of competitive basis is mexico who are hardly world beaters.

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They very rarely play anyone of note in a competitive game and hence never really lose. Since they never really lose they move up the rankings. The only decent side they play on any kind of competitive basis is mexico who are hardly world beaters.

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Who are ranked 4th btw. :lol:

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You'd think somebody in the frigging worldwide governing body of the game would look at their own rankings and go "Hang on, these are total shit!?"

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You'd think somebody in the frigging worldwide governing body of the game would look at their own rankings and go "Hang on, these are total shit!?"

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Weren't Brazil no.1 at the last World Cup despite struggling to qualify (by their standards at least) and France being the reigning World and European Champions?

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They very rarely play anyone of note in a competitive game and hence never really lose. Since they never really lose they move up the rankings. The only decent side they play on any kind of competitive basis is mexico who are hardly world beaters.

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Who are ranked 4th btw. :razz:

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Molvania!

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You'd think somebody in the frigging worldwide governing body of the game would look at their own rankings and go "Hang on, these are total shit!?"

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Weren't Brazil no.1 at the last World Cup despite struggling to qualify (by their standards at least) and France being the reigning World and European Champions?

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Yeah, France did very well at that cup too :razz:

 

 

The ranking are full of shite, and everyone knows that. At least they say they're 'fixing them.'

 

OTOH, every win that the US gets against Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc. counts only for 75% of the number of points that England gets for beating the Faroe Islands or Andorra. There's at least an attempt to make things even, but without any worthwhile universal measuring stick, world wide ranking are fairly impossible.

 

If you look into the ELO ratings, they are a bit more realistic, but again, worldwide ranking is fairly impossible.

 

http://www.eloratings.net/

 

  1. Brazil
  2. Netherlands
  3. France
  4. England
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Spain
  7. Italy
  8. Argentina
  9. Germany
  10. Portugal
  11. Denmark
  12. Sweden
  13. Uruguay
  14. Romania
  15. USA
  16. Iran
  17. Mexico
  18. Croatia
  19. Ireland
  20. Australia

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ELO?

 

Electric Light Ochestra have football rankings?

 

why does a 70's Rock group rankings carry more weight than FIFA's?

 

:razz:

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You'd think somebody in the frigging worldwide governing body of the game would look at their own rankings and go "Hang on, these are total shit!?"

147051[/snapback]

Weren't Brazil no.1 at the last World Cup despite struggling to qualify (by their standards at least) and France being the reigning World and European Champions?

147054[/snapback]

 

Yeah, France did very well at that cup too :razz:

 

 

The ranking are full of shite, and everyone knows that. At least they say they're 'fixing them.'

 

OTOH, every win that the US gets against Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc. counts only for 75% of the number of points that England gets for beating the Faroe Islands or Andorra. There's at least an attempt to make things even, but without any worthwhile universal measuring stick, world wide ranking are fairly impossible.

 

If you look into the ELO ratings, they are a bit more realistic, but again, worldwide ranking is fairly impossible.

 

http://www.eloratings.net/

 


  1.  
     
  2. Brazil
     
  3. Netherlands
     
  4. France
     
  5. England
     
  6. Czech Republic
     
  7. Spain
     
  8. Italy
     
  9. Argentina
     
  10. Germany
     
  11. Portugal
     
  12. Denmark
     
  13. Sweden
     
  14. Uruguay
     
  15. Romania
     
  16. USA
     
  17. Iran
     
  18. Mexico
     
  19. Croatia
     
  20. Ireland
     
  21. Australia
     

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Here's me making the silly assumption it was based on past rather than future results :blush:

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