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World Rankings

Discussion in 'World Cup 2018 Forum' started by Kris_BORO, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Kris_BORO

    Kris_BORO Registered User

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    Ignoring FIFA's pathetic scoring system, what would your top 10 be at this present moment?

    1. France
    2. Belgium
    3. Brazil
    4. Germany
    5. Spain
    6. Croatia
    7. Argentina
    8. Portugal
    9. Uruguay
    10. England
     
  2. Jackson

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    Right now mine would be something like this.
    1) France
    2) Brazil
    3) Belgium
    4) Germany
    5) Portugal
    6) Spain
    7) Croatia
    8) Uruguay
    9) Argentina
    10) Chile

    I reckon the likes of England, Mexico and Switzerland would just narrowly miss out.
     
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    1. France
    2. Belgium
    3. Brazil
    4. Germany
    5. Croatia
    6. Portugal
    7. Uruguay
    8. Spain
    9. Argentina
    10. England
     
  4. StewieJT

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    I don't know why people moan about FIFA's rankings. They are results-based so hardly pathetic. Of course, they could be improved, but I don't see what is so wrong with them. I really don't understand why some people get so angry about them!

    I think England is somewhere 10-12th.
     
  5. Kris_BORO

    Kris_BORO Registered User

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    I don't get angry, I don't even give it much thought. However teams who take easier friendlies rise through the rankings and it effectively dictates seedings for major competitions.

    I don't have a solution and not sure how else they can do it. Id maybe remove friendlies from it altogether so qualifying and major comps reflect the rankings only
     
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    The strength of the opposition is taken into account in the formula, as is the importance of the game:

    The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Men's Ranking Procedure - FIFA.com
     

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