Originally posted by Palynkai meant to ask you about portugal...whats going on? was the brazilian that much of an influence? i mean getting beat 3-2 at home to denmark is just wrong.
The rankings are calculated by a formula based on results alone. It's more of a measure of recent form than actual quality of the teams. Russia has definitely been in a better form than Portugal.
Originally posted by trev33What can I say? It's Portuguese football at it's best.
i meant to ask you about portugal...whats going on? was the brazilian that much of an influence? i mean getting beat 3-2 at home to denmark is just wrong.
Originally posted by MrHandObviously they're a joke if the might Montseratt is treated so shabbily! On a more serious, I don't put much stock in them; I just think they can make for good discussion from time to time.
FIFA rankings are always a joke. However, I believe that they are actually one of the tie breaking criteria if teams finish level on group play!
Originally posted by Fleabittenhow are n. ireland sitting above belgium, norway and slovenia. ludicrous.
Russia at No. 8 (ahead of The Czech Republic, Portugal, and England) seems high. I know they made a strong showing at Euro 2008, but are they one of the ten best in the world?
Of course, the greatest controversy lies at the foot of the rankings. Timor-Leste at 198? Preposterous! Montserrat is way better!