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if they instead of south/north-american quals they just had an american one us wouldnt be top10. They have the easiest group and they get cheap points from it, besides rankings are useless anyway its the cups that counts
 

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im all for a pan-american qualifying league. but the US would still finish 3rd/4th behind brazil, argentina and maybe mexico.
 

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The joke are Czechs being #2 for what seems to be a decade.

WTF have they done? Can't wait to see the US spank them this WC!

These should have come out before the WC draw. US rightfully earned a #1 seed over Mexico.
 

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I dont even think we are worthy of a #5 Ranking, but it's FIFA and you cant change their way of doing things. They only take into account wins not strength of opponent or anything. This isnt college basketball with RPI and strength of schedule. But Mexico are garbage, we have proved to be better than them this year. Portugal and Iran will destroy them and maybe even Angola will draw them. But Czechs at #2 is also a joke. But look at our group on paper:

Czechs: #2
USA: #5
Italy: #12
Ghana: #50
 

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But Mexico are garbage, we have proved to be better than them this year.
I don't get you.


Instead of praising your opponents to make yourself look better, you insdult them. Just like the "overrated" chants in the 2002 WC after you beat Portugal. That was a classic WC moment. The rest of teh world was like "WTF?".

Saying that Mexico is garbage only diminishes US's claim at a top 5 ranking.
 

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The joke are Czechs being #2 for what seems to be a decade.
Yeah it seems like they are always in the top 5 and yet they havent done anything beside there Euro 2004 run.
 

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Awesom-O said:
I dont even think we are worthy of a #5 Ranking, but it's FIFA and you cant change their way of doing things. They only take into account wins not strength of opponent or anything. This isnt college basketball with RPI and strength of schedule. But Mexico are garbage, we have proved to be better than them this year. Portugal and Iran will destroy them and maybe even Angola will draw them. But Czechs at #2 is also a joke. But look at our group on paper:

Czechs: #2
USA: #5
Italy: #12
Ghana: #50

Yet Italy are better than all the rest.
 

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What have the Czechs done in the last year that the Italians haven't? When does FIFA reset the rankings back to 0, or do they ever do it?
 

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im all for a pan-american qualifying league. but the US would still finish 3rd/4th behind brazil, argentina and maybe mexico.
People here terribly understimates the SAQualies. Playing in Paraguay and Uruguay is not easy at all.
And not to mention playing at almost 4000 metres over the sea level in Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.

Usa will be lucky to get the last spot.
 

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Gerraaaaaaaard said:
What have the Czechs done in the last year that the Italians haven't? When does FIFA reset the rankings back to 0, or do they ever do it?

they don't....the look at a few years.
 

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batigold said:
People here terribly understimates the SAQualies. Playing in Paraguay and Uruguay is not easy at all.
And not to mention playing at almost 4000 metres over the sea level in Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia.
Not that high, but indeed difficult.
 
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