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
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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
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
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