Huh?

England somehow re-enter the FIFA World Rankings top ten

National team are better than Holland and Portugal, apparently

Fabio Capello

Despite not qualifying for that big tournament thing that’s happening at the moment, the English national side have jumped from eleventh to ninth place on the FIFA World Rankings. Bizarrely, Capello’s men have have switched places Portugal. You know, the side who did qualify for Euro 2008 and who won their group:

1. Argentina 1559
2. Brazil 1513
3. Italy 1424
4. Spain 1303
5. Germany 1274
6. Czech Republic 1246
7. France 1143
8. Greece 1133
9. England 1123
10. Netherlands 1111

We’ve probably earned some points by defeating low-ranked teams like Trinidad & Tobago, but how does this put us above the Netherlands and Portugal? Does anyone even care about FIFA rankings? Why is there a light in the fridge but not in the freezer? Why is ‘abbreviated’ such a long word? So many questions, so little time…

[soccerway]


3 responses so far
  • Peringkat Top 10 Dunia FIFA | BOLANOVA.COM // June 19, 2008 at 10:44 am

    [...] Buat pecinta Inggris, anda jangan kecewa dengan tidak masuknya tim asuhan Capello ke piala Eropa 2008. Setidaknya, peringkat yang dilansir FIFA bisa melipur lara anda: Inggris masuk FIFA World Ranking Top Ten!! [...]

  • SpitFire // June 20, 2008 at 10:13 am

    This guy must be high coz this is in malay, lemme translate so u guys all understand.

    For the english lovers, you guys should not be upset that you didn’t make it to the Euro 2008 under Capello. Atleast you guys made it to the top ten without playing in the euro. Some made words made no sense at all.

  • Why England MUST beat the Czech Republic next month -- Ribby.info // July 3, 2008 at 6:16 am

    [...] latest FIFA Rankings were published today, and England sit in lowly fifteenth place (down from ninth last month), while Scotland have climbed a spot to reach [...]

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