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The Soccer Thread 11/12

  • NickV
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New Fifa team rankings are out. Mexico rockets up 19 spots to be ranked #9 in the world.

Current top 10

1. Spain
2. Holland
3. Germany
4. England
5. Brazil
6. Italy
7. Portugal
8. Croatia
9. Mexico
10. Argentina
  • VDSF
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Originally posted by NickV:
New Fifa team rankings are out. Mexico rockets up 19 spots to be ranked #9 in the world.

Current top 10

1. Spain
2. Holland
3. Germany
4. England
5. Brazil
6. Italy
7. Portugal
8. Croatia
9. Mexico
10. Argentina

  • NickV
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  • Posts: 13,560
Originally posted by VDSF:
Originally posted by NickV:
New Fifa team rankings are out. Mexico rockets up 19 spots to be ranked #9 in the world.

Current top 10

1. Spain
2. Holland
3. Germany
4. England
5. Brazil
6. Italy
7. Portugal
8. Croatia
9. Mexico
10. Argentina


Biggest shock to me is England. WTF are they doing there at #4
Anybody watching the Women's World Cup?



Just asking.
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Anybody watching the Women's World Cup?



Just asking.

no
Nick you got a link for the rest of the rankings (I'm sure I could find it, but )

have I ever mentioned that CONCACAF is a horrifically overrated confederation?
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Anybody watching the Women's World Cup?



Just asking.

no

lol, fair enough.
Originally posted by NickV:
Originally posted by VDSF:
Originally posted by NickV:
New Fifa team rankings are out. Mexico rockets up 19 spots to be ranked #9 in the world.

Current top 10

1. Spain
2. Holland
3. Germany
4. England
5. Brazil
6. Italy
7. Portugal
8. Croatia
9. Mexico
10. Argentina


Biggest shock to me is England. WTF are they doing there at #4

I know, what have they done to achieve #4? Bet you the Fifa guys are trying to kiss up to the British tabloids so they'll back off on the corruption stories.

Also, how did Croatia get up so high, with teams like Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay so low? I mean, don't get me wrong, Croatia is good, but they didn't even make the WC, barely advanced out of the EuroCup in 2008, yet are #8 overall? Top 15 for sure, but not top 10
  • NickV
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Originally posted by vrabbit:
Nick you got a link for the rest of the rankings (I'm sure I could find it, but )

have I ever mentioned that CONCACAF is a horrifically overrated confederation?

lol Ill post top 50 here in a sec
Originally posted by NickV:
Originally posted by vrabbit:
Nick you got a link for the rest of the rankings (I'm sure I could find it, but )

have I ever mentioned that CONCACAF is a horrifically overrated confederation?

lol Ill post top 50 here in a sec

don't bother, Venezuela is 69th
  • NickV
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1 Spain
2 Netherlands
3 Germany
4 England
5 Brazil
6 Italy
7 Portugal
8 Croatia
9 Mexico
10 Argentina
11 Norway
12 Greece
13 Japan
14 Côte d'Ivoire
15 France
16 Montenegro
17 Russia
18 Uruguay
19 Sweden
20 Denmark
21 Slovenia
22 Australia
23 Turkey
24 USA
25 Serbia
26 Korea Republic
27 Chile
28 Slovakia
29 Switzerland
30 Israel
31 Republic of Ireland
32 Paraguay
33 Ghana
34 Egypt
35 Belgium
36 Czech Republic
37 Burkina Faso
38 Jamaica
39 Bosnia-Herzegovina
40 Belarus
41 Nigeria
42 Ukraine
43 Senegal
44 Honduras
45 Hungary
46 Bulgaria
47 South Africa
48 Cameroon
49 Peru
50 Iran
  • NickV
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One of the first things I said to myself was who the f**k is Burkina Faso? lol
How is Peru #49. lol
Originally posted by ea_thegreat:
How is Peru #49. lol

the whole ranking is hit or miss
  • NickV
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Well this f**kin blows

Quote:
Coentrao Closer to Exit after Training Ground Bust-Up
The left-back's relationship with coach Jorge Jesus looks to have broken down after a fall-out on Saturday as the Portuguese allowed his emotions to boil over.
Fabio Coentrao's future at Benfica appears to be short-lived after the Portugal international left-back fell out with current coach Jorge Jesus, inching closer to a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.


Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha reports that the two fell out in Saturday's training session and following a heated argument, the player walked out on his team-mates. Until now, Coentrao had acknowledged the interest from Madrid while stating that he was happy in Lisbon and had a great deal of respect for Benfica, whom he joined from Rio Ave back in 2007.

However, with a potential transfer to the Spanish capital stalling, the player has become frustrated, leading to the bust-up in training. Madrid are reportedly only ready to give Benfica €15 million and a player in exchange for Coentrao.

Not too long ago he said he was willing to sign a life time contract. Guess thats out the window now