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

1-Brazil

2-Italy

3-Argentina

4-France

5-England

6-Holland

7-Spain

8-Portugal

9-Germany

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
ghareeba.
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

anyways
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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