Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
fifa rankings are calculated simiklar to tennis world rankings.
teams get a certain number of points for wins and draws eben in friendly games..of course much more for world cup games.
the new ranking will indeed not differ that much from the old one and another thing: the ranking has no meaning when it comes to drawing the world cup groups for the first round. there the results of every country involved in former world cups are counting.
subsequently germany will certainly not rank second, but in the next european and world championships germany as thre-times world champion, four-times vice champion and three-times european champion will definitely be set for the first round, whereas the brits.....*ggggggggg*......will have serious problems to qualify!!
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2015 times:
Germany's problem is that we only perform could if it really counts. We never play good friendly matches, but as soon as we are at the world cup, we start to be successful. Another example is England, they perform good as long as it doesn't count, but they suck at tournaments and will never win a tournament outside their country
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
Why would Germany not make the top 5, but turkey will? Germany only lost the final (and as far as I remember...) only dropped 2 points in qualifiers. So they won 5 games, drew 1 and lost 1. Whereas Turkey did not do so good.
It would make sense for Germany to take Argentina's place. I think Argentina should be 6th or 7th.