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The current NT-rankings from FIFA is as follows.

1. France 810 points.
2. Brazil 787.
3. Argentina 786.
4. Colombia 731.
5. Portugal 726.
6. Italy 722.
7. Mexico 715.
7. Spain 715.
9. Holland 714.
10. Jugoslavia 702.
11. England 698.
12. Germany 697.
13. USA 694.
14. Czech Rep. 678.
14. Paraguay 678.
16. Rumania 673.
17. Sweden 671.
18. Cameroun 670.
18. Ireland 670.
20. Denmark 660.
20. Uruguay 660.

Notable is that Denmark's group opponent, Uruguay is ranked in the same spot as Denmark. They played 1-1 away against Italy last night, so they seem to be in a great WC form.
 

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We always lie around 20....

Am I the only one thinking that USA must play a hell of alot of friendlies against easy opponents, because noway they're better than the Czechs, Sweden, Denmark, Uruguay, etc :wth:.
 

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Well they did only lose 2-1 to Ireland away last. The team we lost 3-0 to. But yeah I agree with you. It also suprised me.
They're probably a better side than in '98, but to be ranked higher than Ireland, Sweden, Cameroun and us is to my very odd. Like you said, they must play a whole lot of easy friendlies to be ranked that high.
 

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Mexico and USA are always rated high cause they play all the qualifications and such against the North American countries.. I mean.. who manages to loose against Canada and Belize. A lot of free FIFA points there.
 

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Jinxter said:
Mexico and USA are always rated high cause they play all the qualifications and such against the North American countries.. I mean.. who manages to loose against Canada and Belize. A lot of free FIFA points there.
Couldn't say it much better my self:)
 

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20 Uruguay
22 Belgium
23 Croatia
24 Russia
24 Turkey
26 Honduras
27 Costa Rica
28 Slovenia
29 Nigeria
29 Tunisia
31 Norway
32 Iran
33 Japan
34 Saudi Arabia
35 Trinidad and Tobago
36 Ecuador
36 South Africa
38 Poland
39 Morocco
40 Egypt
41 Korea Republic
42 Finland

I don't think the FIFA world ranking is an accurate indication of how good a team is. Can we really say with a straight face that Korea, Slovenia, Trinidad & Tobago & South Africa are better than Finland. The answer is no. At least in my opinion. If you can proove me wrong then please do but whatever you do don't bring up the Macedonia match.
 

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42 Finland

...whatever you do don't bring up the Macedonia match.
Loooooosers:tongue::dielaugh::D

No seriously I also don't get why you're so low rated:confused: But I think you should take it as it is and donøt bother to much. The list don't tell you how good a team is. Only how many points they've got. For instance, what about USA? They are rated far too high and that's because of the points they've got against oppositions like Canada.
 
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