FIFA World Rankings 8/14/02

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Beech, Aug 13, 2002.

  1. Beech

    Beech Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Due out tomorrow Wed 8/14/02.

    Here:
    http://www.fifa.com/rank/index_E.html

    Predictions:
    -Brazil stays on top (obviously).
    -Germany could eclipse France, Spain, and Argentina but then again this is the FIFA rankings.
    -Should be interesting to see how far Portugal's slide continues.
    -Does Italy drop out of the top 10?
    -Does the US crack the top 10?
    -Why is Columbia still in the top 10?

    I still don't know why FIFA tracks games from 8 years ago in their formula. Players, coaches and results from 8 years ago are not that relavant to a teams current potential.

    Discuss...
     
  2. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    US joint 9th with Italy

    England joint 7th with Portugal

    Spain take 3rd place, Argentina take 2nd and France drop to 4th.

    1) Brazil
    2) Argentina
    3) Spain
    4) France
    5) Germany
    6) Mexico
    =7) England
    =7) Portugal
    =9) Italy
    =9) US
    11) Turkey
     
  3. AFCA

    AFCA Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    X X X rated
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    I think the FIFA rankings are b.s. anyway. Looking at the past 8 years.... who really thinks that Spain, Mexico, USA or Turkey are better then for instance Holland?

    Apart from that... what's the big deal about being number 1 or number 20 on the list? It won't get you anything.
     
  4. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Indeed.

    Sweden 20th :rolleyes:
     
  5. pololo

    pololo Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Sweden/Stockholm
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    I don't know about Mexico and USA bout Turkey and Spain are better than Holland at this moment.
     
  6. AFCA

    AFCA Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    X X X rated
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Iran
    Holland beat Spain in a friendly before the WC. It might not mean anything since it's just a friendly.

    Turkey has a nice team, but Holland is definitely better. Spain, same story... Spain has never been stronger than Holland for the last 14 years.
     
  7. Raider Red

    Raider Red Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Dallas
    Considering these rankings help determine seeds for the next World Cup, I'd say they mean a hell of a lot. That doesn't mean they aren't flawed, though.

    Could someone resurrect the "can the US be seeded next World Cup" discussion? Wondering if the US jump to 9th means anything. Thanks.
     
  8. kevruth

    kevruth Member

    May 30, 2001
    Perrysburg, Ohio, US
    Hey, at least Columbia is out of the top ten. They didn't even play in the World Cup. Columbia's first ranking after the World Cup was probably the biggest joke.
     
  9. pololo

    pololo Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Sweden/Stockholm
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    Why?

    They played outstanding in the Copa America without letting in a goal,that's a perfect stat.

    And they had bad luck in the South American qualifiers.
     
  10. jamisont

    jamisont New Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    How did this happen??
    NewZealand ranked 83rd dec 01, 88th july 02, and 47th in Aug 02 in just 1 month?
    What did New Zealand do last month?
     
  11. FunGuy

    FunGuy New Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    NZ won the OFC nations cup, beating australia in the final, and continetal championships have the 2nd highest value after the world cup, and each confederation is weighted differently, with the OFC having the lowest weight
     
  12. puma182

    puma182 New Member

    May 8, 2002
    I agree that Sweden's ranking [20] is not deserved.

    I am proud of the Turkish teams slow climb to the ranks of the elite, but Sweden does have a better head to head record against all of England, Turkey AND Argentina in the last 12 months.

    Now only if they hadn't lost to Senegal ...
     
  13. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Check the USA Men's forum.

    Sachin
     
  14. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Club:
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Bolivia
    How is the Netherlands better than Spain and Turkey?

    They lost to Ireland and Portugal when it counted. Those two teams weren't better than Spain an Turkey in the WC.
     
  15. mexico 6? colombia & yugo 15?? hello?
     
  16. MarioKempes

    MarioKempes Member+

    Real Madrid, DC United, anywhere Pulisic plays
    Aug 3, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Spain beat Ireland. Shame that Holland couldn't.
     
  17. silahsiz kuvvet

    silahsiz kuvvet New Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    istanbul
    How can Mexico USA and Portugal be ahead of TURKIYE. What kind of a ranking is this. Which Portugese team had the UEFA cup. When did these teams become third in the world cup. Come on lets be real.
     
  18. Belgian guy

    Belgian guy Member+

    Club Brugge
    Belgium
    Aug 19, 2002
    Belgium
    Club:
    Club Brugge KV
    Yep, Holland is so strong they failed to even qualify for the world cup...
     
  19. Fender playa

    Fender playa New Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Vancouver/Canada
    (PORTUGAL CAME 3RD IN 1966, 3RD IN EURO 2000 AND IF IM NOT mistaken beat turkey 2-0 and SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE THOUGH)

    hope that answers ur question.oh and benfica won the uefa cup twice and lost 3 times in the finals.......sporting won once and porto won once...............:rolleyes:

    But what amazes me is how mexico and USA is ahead ooof turkey...........even through what i just said ,thats...................wrong
     
  20. silahsiz kuvvet

    silahsiz kuvvet New Member

    Sep 12, 2002
    istanbul
    Benfica got those cups before we were born in 60s this list is the actual list which depends on the recent years. Yeah they played the semi game for Euro cup but we just played a world semi a month ago. If Brazil is ahead of France then we should be ahead of Portugal.
     
  21. pololo

    pololo Member

    Jun 1, 2000
    Sweden/Stockholm
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Chile
    This guy have a point.

    Ranking sucks
     

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