Footy In A Week

FIFA release new world rankings
July 12, 2006, 2:53 pm
Filed under: International, Local Football, World Cup 2006

Champions Italy have moved to second place, moving 11 places , right behind Brazil who are still on top. On the other hand, previous 2nd place holder Czech dropped 8 places into 10th.

Hosts Germany moved 10 places up and are 9th.

Argentina are third, moving 6 places up, while France(+4) and England(+5) are fourth and fifth.

Other top teams who dropped places are Spain(-2), Portugal(-1), the Netherlands(-3) and the USA(-11).

One of the biggest movers are Ukraine, who moved 30 places up to 15th.

While the worst losers are Saudi Arabia who lost 47 places and are 81st.

Top 10










10-Czech Republic

Top 10 Arab teams

1-Egypt (29th, -12)

2-Tunisia (31st, -11)

3-Morocco (40th, -4)

4-Qatar (76th, +2)

5-Libya (79th, +7)

6-Saudi Arabia (81st, -47)

7-Oman (86th, -4)

8-Iraq (88th, -36)

9-UAE (90th, -19)

10-Algeria (93rd, -6)

Note: Bahrain are 94th and lost 40 places, while Kuwait are 100th losing 26 places.

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8 Comments so far
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-47 places for 2 losses and and draw?
last time it was 3 losses and there wasnt a drop this big
what has libya and qatar done in the past few months to get +points?

Comment by Yazeed

Bottom line, KSA sucks ;p

Comment by Carlsb3rg

hey, kuwait is at #100 so stfu

japan was a lot higher than saudi, they got the exact same results as saudi, but they only got -90 points (saudi got -252)
my understanding of the rules is that if u loose to a team that is higher than you in the rankings, u dont loose as much points as a team lower than you. so the lost points should be almost equal, what explains the 162 points.
there is something fishy here.

Comment by Yazeed

haha! Ukraine are 15th dude 🙂

Anyway, the whole calculation and ranking method changed with the newest ranking. Dont think there’s anything suspicious. Nobody gives a fuck about KSA’s ranking ;p

Comment by Carlsb3rg

Wallah a cool thing to be 100th in the whole world 😛

Comment by ZiZoTiMe

this makes more sense than pre world cup. but it will reshuffle with the more international games the teams play.

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