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    Rankings are crap

    http://www.rte.ie/sport/2001/0718/soccer/ireland.html

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

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    Ireland can drop...

    ...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.
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    perhaps Niamh expected Brazil to be placed in third, given their poor form in the south american qualifiers
    Reporter: "Gordan, can we have a quick word?"
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    i think she means how come Brazil haven't fallen further down the rankings????

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    Perhaps because....

    ...they were so far ahead! Well, ahead of third and fourth at least...
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    Question huh?

    Can somebody please tell me how it is that Germany leapfrogged Portugal like that? It's rigged!

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    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!"...
    Gerry

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    For Niamh...

    ...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...
    Gerry

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    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

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    Red face Brazil

    Heres how Brazil maintain their high world ranking!

    Brazil 5-0 Panama

    Apparently it was their 15th game of the year & only their 5th win!
    http://www.forastrust.ie/

    Bring back Rocketman!

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    I guess....

    ...that more or less shags up Panama's chances of climbing up the rankings then!

    Gerry

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    Talking World Cups

    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 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
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    Bring back Rocketman!

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