View Full Version : Rankings are crap

18/07/2001, 10:47 PM

How can the Republic drop a place in the World Rankings and not play a match. And how are Brazil still second?

Gerry Desmond
19/07/2001, 10:14 AM
...without playing a game if other countries DO play and win. Just like having a game in hand in a league table. Brazil are second because France are reigning World and European champs and winning all over the place while Brazil have been struggling in the South American qualifier.

19/07/2001, 10:21 AM
perhaps Niamh expected Brazil to be placed in third, given their poor form in the south american qualifiers

19/07/2001, 10:21 AM
i think she means how come Brazil haven't fallen further down the rankings????

Gerry Desmond
19/07/2001, 10:55 AM
...they were so far ahead! Well, ahead of third and fourth at least...

19/07/2001, 11:12 PM
Can somebody please tell me how it is that Germany leapfrogged Portugal like that? It's rigged! :confused:

Gerry Desmond
20/07/2001, 10:21 AM
This you must understand, Brine, something I learned from years of watching MOTD as a wee lad: " You can never trust those continentals/ the Germans are notorious divers - oh, my word, just look at Klinsmann AGAIN!"...:D

Gerry Desmond
28/07/2001, 4:09 PM
...Brazil's plight continues after a poor Copa America. They now have a couple of tough away World Cup qualifiers, a disenchanted squad, an outraged media, a savage public and a manager facing an uphill battle to undo the damage of Wanderley Luxembourgo...
So, it's no surprise they're no longer top dogs, Niamh...

The Legend
31/07/2001, 12:37 AM
If Brazil dont drop to at least 10th in the next rankings, it really is a joke!

I'm sure they'll get it together soon. They haven't been playing all their main stars recently

10/08/2001, 4:04 PM
Heres how Brazil maintain their high world ranking!

Brazil 5-0 Panama (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/football/newsid_1483000/1483356.stm)

Apparently it was their 15th game of the year & only their 5th win! :rolleyes:

Gerry Desmond
10/08/2001, 4:16 PM
...that more or less shags up Panama's chances of climbing up the rankings then!


10/08/2001, 4:59 PM
In fairness was a complete joke Brazil even be suggested as a place to hold a WC in the near future! Their grounds are crumbling & got to be one of the most corrupt leagues inn the world.

Ingenious Brazilian ideas have been to abolish relegation when a big club finishes a the bottom of the league & promote the teams from the 2nd division so get ahuge league. Maybe 27/28 @ last count?

Even the brazil football assocation sell home internationals to cities around the country :rolleyes: I remember seeing them play Wales on BBC a few years ago in some city in the jungle & the grass would have done Lansdowne proud around the late 80's :D