Portugal drop in World Rankings

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by Frank Cunha, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Portugal drop in World Rankings
    Our beloved selecção has dropped another place to 17th in the FIFA World Rankings. This comes after a disasterous result against Spain last month (3-0).

    Rank: Team: Points:

    1 Brazil 855
    2 France 829
    3 Spain 767
    4 Argentina 750
    5 Mexico 746
    6 England 745
    7 Netherlands 744
    8 Turkey 743
    9 Czech Republic 736
    9 Germany 736
    11 United States 731
    12 Italy 726
    13 Cameroon 710
    14 Ireland Republic
    14 Denmark 708
    16 Belgium 692
    17 Portugal 687
    18 Sweden 684
    19 Costa Rica 681
    20 Romania 663


  2. red&black1

    red&black1 New Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Kearny NJ
    Just goes to show u how much bulls##t the Fifa World Rankings really are...
  3. Frank Cunha

    Frank Cunha New Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    the Spain lost didn't help, next year will see how far up we go
  4. decobraziliant

    decobraziliant New Member

    Aug 28, 2003
    oh yeah??? how come spain didn't drop 1500 positions when they lost to greece?? Oh of course not. And I find it amazing how Denmark just moved ahead of Portugal when we just beat them!!! But of course not Fifa is full of *#*#*#*#!!!
  5. Roy Da Silva

    Roy Da Silva New Member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Vancouver Canada
    Fifa world rankings

    It wrong for Portugal to be so low. What people do not realize is that fifa takes the total records of the teams last 7yrs and by importance of games played. So Portugal has played a ton of friendly"s
    so that is why Portugal is 17 in the world.

  6. lemke_sweeps

    lemke_sweeps New Member

    Sep 25, 2003
    the fifa ranking stuff is so dumb....

    most matches now are friendlies....

    These stupid rankings cause trainers to play for a win because they do not want to fall in these dumb rankings. In reality, these are exhibition games where national sides should be finding out about their teams (youngsters. position changes, new call-ups, etc....). The rankings should not take into account ANY results from exhibitions. It should only take into account FIFA-sanctioned tournaments. This "friendlies" just put trainers and fans on egg-shells. Maybe we should have more international tournaments (of course then the players will be playing like 5 games a week then)?

    Seriously, does anybody (besides the people that live in those respective countries, of course) believe Ireland, Denmark and Turkey have better sides than the Portuguese?
  7. Roy Da Silva

    Roy Da Silva New Member

    Sep 24, 2003
    Vancouver Canada
    Portugal world rankings

    We need to do well in euro 2004 at least the semi finals and everything will be back to normal.
  8. biggyv

    biggyv Member

    May 18, 2000
    PGH PA
    I don't think people care too much about the FIFA rankings. Felipao is more concerned about preparing the team for Euro 2004 and getting new players in the Seleccao.

    And yes, Turkey is a better team than Portugal right now.

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