Not true. Friendlies against weak nations will bring your ranking down. It's actually the other way around - if you don't play friendlies, you'll go up - especially if you're a higher ranked team. But teams do have to play friendlies - to test tactics, players etc.The FIFA ranking is not to be taken seriously as long as friendlies are counting. They should do it like in tennis, where only games in an official tournament or qualifiers count. Friendlies should not count, it is easy to climb in the ranking if you quickly organise some friendlies against for example Malta, Guam and India...
I come back from High Holidays and now we have an argument??
Seriously - linderorth, stop being a shit disturber..
You either Jealous of Israel or Israel's soccer or anything to do with Israel, because u spend so much time on it.
I envy you, infact. I Envy you cause you take more time than i have in acknowledging and learning so much about Israel, more than I....so you should be respected for that
I dont know what your comrades and anyone who puts junk in your head for ideals may want to think about that..
but i salute you, son
Back your words. And this guy himself must a be an arab immigrant is Sweden and if i follow his ignorant logics he is also invading a country. Won't go further because like you guys said here is not the place for politics and it must be made in a mature way.Ignore the guy.
To make such statements in the part of the forum where us, Israel fans, are coming to talk... his intentions are simply: provocation. Lets not feed the troll.
And anyway, I am all for political debates, I am a political person. But apart from respecting we can do it not here on this forum, the fact is that political debate requires two people who defend their believes with structured arguments in a mature way. If someone starts shouting nothing but silly slogans and includes such a provocating signature, then clearly we cannot expect a mature debate on the subject. But anyway, this forum is not about politics anyway, so lets ignore him and let the admins do our work. We are here to talk about the Israeli football and to support Israel, not to discuss the Israeli-Palestine conflict. I am happy to give my opinion on a forum where it is allowed, but not when the other people talk with only some silly slogans, in that case a mature conversation wont happen and there is no point in debating then.
Don't know if it will make it easier, but definitely it could avoid of making it tougher. Actually this Fifa ranking is only one criteria for the pot draw. Last campaigns are also counted and the undefeated period with Grant and the good work from the last one definitely contributed for us being in Pot 2.So would we expect 2012 draw to be any easier?
Wow, that would be great. While everyone outside of Israel gives us a lot of value, we are criticizing our coach and players for not playing well