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New FIFA world rankings – just in case you need a giggle

Jul 4, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT


We’ve spoken before about how ridiculous the FIFA rankings are, have been, and always will be.

Well, rinse and repeat.

In fact, we’d all better rinse a lot after the latest rush of useless nonsense has come tumbling from Zurich. Start rinsing (and don’t stop) right about when you land on England at No. 4.  Yes, England. Yes, at No. 4 – which is two spots ahead of Italy and seven spots ahead of Brazil.

Allow me to remind you what happened when England met Italy two weeks ago. True, the game needed penalty kicks to pronounce a winner, but it really was men against boys out there.

So … here are your FIFA rankings, every bit as useful as spit on a pump handle, as daddy used to say.

  1. wallio - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Uhhhh, according to the link, England’s 6 and Italy 12…….

  2. Steve Davis - Jul 4, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Hmmmm. Not sure where the disconnect may be happening, but the link is current and correct. England at No. 4, as stated. Italy at 6.

  3. nickabocker - Jul 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Supplied linkhas Brazil 5, England 6, Italy 12

  4. cheeseheaduk - Jul 5, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    Your comments are just typical of people who don’t fully understand the ins and outs of how these rankings work!!
    The rankings are based on games that have taken place over the last 12 months at least. England won their qualifying campaign easily. They won their group without losing a game in the Euros. They didn’t actually lose their game against Italy; actually lost on penalties. Yes I agree, England played very poor in that game; the rankings are not based on just that one game! Italy have actually moved up 6 places! Yes, they did play very well in the Euros but they have been very bad indeed in recent games before the Euros! Remember some of their results????

    • nickabocker - Jul 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM

      as i said before, the link has Brazil 5, England 6, and Italy 12. This article has…….

      England at No. 4. Yes, England. Yes, at No. 4 – which is two spots ahead of Italy and seven spots ahead of Brazil.

      the data in the article does not sync with the rankings.

  5. mikeevergreen - Jul 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    The FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings: The rest of the world’s response to the BCS!

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