Latest FIFA Rankings !

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by Kqql, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    Latest FIFA Rankings !

    1 Brazil 855 points
    2 France 829
    3 Spain 767
    4 Argentina 750
    5 Mexico 746
    6 England 745
    7 Holland 744
    8 Turkey 743
    9 Czech Rep 736
    9 Germany 736
    11 USA 731
    12 Italy 726
     
  2. Morpheus1271

    Morpheus1271 Member

    May 30, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Well, from the ranking perspective, it looks discouraging but the fact is that we haven't performed particularly well as of late in international competition. Besides, ups and downs will always happen and it is a very dynamic system. Even if Team USA did nothing 'bad', other team results can affect our ranking.
     
  3. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    To: Morpheus1271

    USA ranking will probably go further down since USNMT isn't playing till next year.

    However, European teams have 1 game each for Euro qualifiers.

    Also, I think in South America there is 1 game each in October for the 10 teams for 2006 WCQ.

    No action = no points +/-
     
  4. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wrong. No action = fewer points. Each month, 1/12 of the results get aged, so you'll have fewer points. The USA, Mexico, and Brasil got a big boost from the Gold Cup. It's now Europe, South America, and Africa's turn for big matches with Euro and WCQ matches.
     
  5. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would only be true if you played one match a month (I think). A result doesn't lose value until it's at least 12 months old.

    You are correct, however, that nations from Europe, SA, and Afirca will start gaining more points because they are having more and more valuable matches.
     
  6. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ahead of Italy - what's wrong with that?

    I say being 11th is just fine. The only team you could argue should NOT be in front of us is Mexico, but they won the Gold Cup and we got 3rd. So - even that is a stretch.
     
  7. Sildegil

    Sildegil New Member

    May 15, 2002
    Is Cure's fan living in Austin always on drugs?
     
  8. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, i just don't see the big deal about the ranking. sure, everyone would like to say that you are RANKED number 1, but what does it really mean? Is there ANY silverware in the world that is dependent on ranking? Hey, this isn't college football we are talking about. All the winners trophies are actually played for on the field. We should be worried much less about ranking, and much more about the development of talent in the US.
     
  9. donaircoze

    donaircoze New Member

    Feb 4, 2003
    Shanghai, China
    new fifa rankings---a reply.

    These are the same old foolish Arg and Bra plus Europe stuff. What is different except the US dropping 2. ????? Nicr to see Engerland hanging in aboot 5 though... But where are the Ticos or -as much as we hate them-Korea...(North Korea that is HAH.) They may be accurate but who gives a flying fadooley??? On a serioud note where are Turkey?? Did they drop a spot ???Well ... (knock at door.)
     
  10. Auxodium

    Auxodium New Member

    Apr 11, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    The rankings are not very accurate most of the time i feel. I mean the Czech Republich were 2nd come world cup time and they didn't qualify. Strange
     
  11. Pigs

    Pigs Member

    Everton FC
    England
    Mar 31, 2001
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England

    Rankings and last game v England
    1 Brazil..... 855 <<---Won.. 2-1 England
    2 France..... 829 <<---Drew. 1-1 England
    3 Spain...... 767 <<---Lost. 0-3 England
    4 Argentina.. 750 <<---Lost. 0-1 England
    5 Mexico..... 746 <<---Lost. 0-4 England
    6 England.... 745
    7 Holland.... 744 <<---Drew. 1-1 England
    8 Turkey..... 743 <<---Lost. 0-2 England
    9 Czech Rep.. 736 <<??
    9 Germany.... 736 <<---Lost. 1-5 England
     
  12. Juanele

    Juanele Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    Colorado, US
    Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !

    That was quite awhile ago wasn't it? I mean Guardiola was still part of the Spanish squad then. Still, I'd like to see Spain and England play again.
     
  13. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !

    Maybe they'll get to play each other in the Euro playoffs. :D ;)
     
  14. Sir Martin Keown

    Sir Martin Keown New Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Germany
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !

    If rankings were dependant on Englands results then Australia would be above us.........just as well then. These FIFA rankings don't mean a thing, I mean does anyone honestly believe the USA are a better team than Italy?
     
  15. Pigs

    Pigs Member

    Everton FC
    England
    Mar 31, 2001
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !

    shhh....

    No, not even the Americans think the US is better than Italy. And everyone knows that the FIFA rankings don't mean anything.
     
  16. PaulGascoigne

    PaulGascoigne Member

    Feb 5, 2001
    Aotearoa/NZ
    Re: Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !

    I think the better thing to say is "does anyone honestly believe that Italy doesn't belong in the top 10?" Don't pick on the USA specifically. It's not like we're not right about #11 or so, quality-wise.
     
  17. Pigs

    Pigs Member

    Everton FC
    England
    Mar 31, 2001
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !


    and they said America is the land of the irony free.
     
  18. Sir Martin Keown

    Sir Martin Keown New Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Germany
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Re: Re: Re: Re: Latest FIFA Rankings !

    I don't believe I was picking on the USA, it's my opinion that they shouldn't be in the same company as the teams in the top 15. I don't know how they got to 11th position after losing to Brazils under 23 team in the Gold Cup.
     
  19. Pigs

    Pigs Member

    Everton FC
    England
    Mar 31, 2001
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England

    I reckon FIFA should just give everyone grades,

    for example.

    ..A | Brazil
    ..A | France
    A/B | Argentina
    A/B | Italy
    ..B | Czech Republic
    ..B | England
    ..B | Turkey
    ..B | Netherlands
    ..B | Spain
    ..B | Germany
    ..B | Portugal
    ..C | Denmark
    ..C | Croatia
    ..C | Romania
    ..C | Russia
    ..C | Republic Of Ireland
    ..C | Wales
    ..C | Cameroon
    ..C | Paraguay
    ..C | Uruguay
    ..C | United States
    ..C | Mexico
    ..C | Poland
    ..C | Ukraine
    ..C | Bulgaria
    ..C | Greece
    C/D | Iceland
    C/D | Austria
    C/D | Slovakia
    C/D | Senegal
    C/D | Slovenia
    C/D | Ecuador
    C/D | Hungary
    C/D | South Africa
    C/D | Switzerland
    C/D | Morocco
    ..D | Serbia
    ..D | Costa Rica
    ..D | Japan
    ..D | Finland
     
  20. Sir Martin Keown

    Sir Martin Keown New Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Germany
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England

    who's going to have the privilege of propping up this table as a grade Z?, Wales seem to of escaped it, perhaps Scotland
     

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