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The real FIFA scandal nobody is talking about 

Have you ever wondered how it is that Ghana, the team that drew 2-2 to eventual champions Germany at the last World Cup is currently ranked only 34th in the FIFA world rankings? 924 more words


The new FIFA men's world rankings are a complete joke

It is admittedly difficult to accurately rank national soccer teams given the differences in schedules and gaps between major tournaments, but FIFA’s official world rankings for July are absolutely baffling. 456 more words


USA is still No. 2, but closes in on Germany

The new FIFA world rankings are out.

There is no change in the order of the top five: Germany, the United States, France, Japan, Sweden. 215 more words


The Rank Odor Of FIFA

Don’t everyone flock at once.

The latest FIFA world rankings are out (cue muted applause)! But because they aren’t being used to seed the groups of a major tournament like the World Cup, nobody really cares – not that you’d trust them anyway. 326 more words

International Football

FIFA World Rankings - time for a change?

All this focus on the World Cup got me to looking at how FIFA compiles their Ranking; in doing that I’ve got a few comments / questions I’d like to offer for your consideration. 2,021 more words

Possession With Purpose

World Cup 2014 countries: Fifa world rankings

Spain are justifiably most people’s favourites to lift the World Cup in Rio as Vicente del Bosque’s reigning champions continue to occupy top spot in the Fifa world rankings ahead of Germany, Portugal and hosts Brazil. 64 more words


The Road to Rio - Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup

By Charles Cooper and Vincent Melita

203 teams started. 32 remain. It’s time for World Cup 2014!

So how did we get here? Through a series of qualifying tournaments that took place in six different geographic zones, the 203 teams that started with their country’s hopes of a World Cup berth were whittled to the 32 that will be playing in Brazil. 333 more words