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With Turkey's victory over Greece, the Greeks are expected to drop down a little and should still remain in the top 20. Unless if FIFA wants to be generous to us. :P

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Lets be honest, I know it looks nice but do we honestly deserve to be ranked 13th?? s%$#! no, we've rarely managed to beat competant opposition since 2004. We all know these rankings always seem to lack any logic, yet it's funny that we gloss over the fact that Greece has a very generous ranking herself.

Edited by Toumba

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Greece moved up 2 spots and is now ranked 14th.

1 Brazil 1508 0

2 Argentina 1491 0

3 Italy 1430 0

4 France 1380 0

5 Germany 1337 0

6 Croatia 1223 1

7 Netherlands 1211 -1

8 Spain 1165 1

9 Czech Republic 1158 2

10 Portugal 1157 -2

11 Mexico 1099 -1

12 England 1091 0

13 Romania 1090 0

14 Greece 1034 2

15 Ukraine 1002 2

16 Cameroon 1001 -1

17 USA 985 -3

18 Serbia 965 -1

19 Sweden 950 1

20 Poland

Edited by plato-ny

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Lets be honest, I know it looks nice but do we honestly deserve to be ranked 13th?? s%$#! no, we've rarely managed to beat competant opposition since 2004. We all know these rankings always seem to lack any logic, yet it's funny that we gloss over the fact that Greece has a very generous ranking herself.

I somewhat agree with you that these rankings sometimes lack logic, like how is Argentina (lost the Copa America final) ranked above Italy (World Champions, only one year ago). On the other hand look at the teams below us, can you clearly say that they are far and beyond better than us?

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Greece moved up 2 spots and is now ranked 14th.

1 Brazil 1508 0

2 Argentina 1491 0

3 Italy 1430 0

4 France 1380 0

5 Germany 1337 0

6 Croatia 1223 1

7 Netherlands 1211 -1

8 Spain 1165 1

9 Czech Republic 1158 2

10 Portugal 1157 -2

11 Mexico 1099 -1

12 England 1091 0

13 Romania 1090 0

14 Greece 1034 2

15 Ukraine 1002 2

16 Cameroon 1001 -1

17 USA 985 -3

18 Serbia 965 -1

19 Sweden 950 1

20 Poland

I know is not really that way exactly but i must say,i like the way it looks.Plus USA is under us so i can make fun of some amerikanakia that i know. :tup:

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FIFA World Ranking as of Jan. 16 :tup:

1 Argentina 1523 0 0

2 Brazil 1502 0 0

3 Italy 1498 0 0

4 Spain 1349 0 0

5 Germany 1305 0 7

6 Czech Republic 1290 0 0

7 France 1243 0 0

8 Portugal 1241 0 0

9 Netherlands 1170 0 0

10 Croatia 1129 0 0

11 Greece 1114 0 0

12 England 1113 0 0

13 Romania 1088 0 0

14 Scotland 990 0 0

15 Mexico 982

16 Turkey 924 0 0

17 Colombia 905 0 -2

18 Bulgaria 881 0 0

19 Nigeria 879 1 4

20 USA 876 -1 0

21 Paraguay 873 0 0

22 Sweden 864 2 11

23 Poland 862 -1 0

24 Russia 861 -1 0

25 Cameroon 853 -1 0

26 Israel 852 0 0

27 Serbia 844 0 0

28 Uruguay 831 0 0

29 Norway 827 0 0

30 Ukraine 824 0 0

We're no. 11! :gr: :gr: :gr:

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I'm surprised Sweden is so low. They're still a pretty good team. As for our WC qualifying opponents, we shouldn't be fooled by their low rankings. Israel will give us a challenge as will the Swiss. Moldova won't be easy although we should win both games no question. I think Latvia is a bit of a wild card. I can understand why we couldn't come to an agreement with them about the scheduling of the games. Latvia are very capable of nicking a 0-0 or even a 1-0 from us. Luxembourg are obviously the minnows of the group. I can only hope that the rest of the teams will take points off each other (I think Moldova might just help us out in this regard).

The top 10 seems about right although I think Germany should be 4th and Spain 5th while Netherlands should be 8th and Portugal 9th but I guess that's just nitpicking.

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Greece is in its highest ranking ever 4 months before they defend the Euro

1 Argentina 1518 0 -5

2 Brazil 1502 0 0

3 Italy 1484 0 -14

4 Spain 1352 0 3

5 Germany 1281 0 -24

6 Czech Republic 1244 0 -46

7 France 1223 0 -20

8 Portugal 1191 0 -50

9 Netherlands 1179 0 9

10 Greece 1142 1 28

11 England 1133 1 20

12 Croatia 1096 -2 -33

13 Romania 1060 0 -28

14 Ghana 990 29 330

14 Scotland 990 0 0

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as nice as it is guys, these ranking petty much mean nothing...

they aren't bad if you are looking within a particular continent - but comparing countries from other federations is useless, agreed

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Just the fact that we have England being under us brings a smile to my face. :D

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I have a smile to my face that Turkey is 8 positions behind Greece. :LOL:

Agreed!

Also Croatia after their humiliating 0-3 at home to the Dutch have dropped below us!

I know everyone in the universe rates Croatia, but I somehow secretly want them to fail miserably.

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Its highly likely that after beating Portugal we may sky-rocket up to the 8 th place in the world (6 th in Europe) in the world rankings later this month.

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Exactly as I've told you; Rankings confirmed today:

1 Argentina 1519

2 Brazil 1509

3 Italy 1391

4 Spain 1319

5 Germany 1261

6 Czech Republic 1234

7 France 1205

8 Greece 1187

9 Portugal 1125

10 Netherlands 1124

Ante kai sthn Koryfh ths Eyrwphs meta to Euro 2008!

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Greece is ahead of Portugal, Holland, Romania and Croatia. The Romanians and Croatians were laying claim to being the best team in the Balkans. :rolleyes:

Way ahead of Turkey, too. :LOL:

The current FIFA rankings of the teams in Euro 2008:

(Austria and Swizterland are low because they did not play any qualification matches for Euro 2008)

1 Italy

2 Spain

3 Germany

4 Czech Republic

5 France

6 Greece

7 Portugal

8 Netherlands

9 Romania

10 Croatia

11 Turkey

12 Sweden

13 Russia

14 Poland

15 Switzerland

16 Austria

The position of Euro 2008 teams in the overall FIFA Rankings:

Ranking Team Pts

1 Argentina 1519 0 -37

2 Brazil 1509 0 -5

3 Italy 1391 0 -114

4 Spain 1319 0 -36

5 Germany 1261 0 -33

6 Czech Republic 1234 0 -19

7 France 1205 0 -29

8 Greece 1187 2 27

9 Portugal 1125 -1 -81

10 Netherlands 1124 -1 -55

11 England 1098 0 -44

12 Romania 1085 1 25

13 Croatia 1041 -1 -60

14 Ghana 1006 1 3

15 Scotland 1004 -1 -16

16 Mexico 997 0 7

17 Cameroon 996 0 29

18 Bulgaria 953 1 31

19 Colombia 911 1 2

20 Israel 898 2 4

21 USA 889 7 52

22 Côte d'Ivoire 868 1 -18

23 Turkey 860 -5 -64

24 Sweden 858 0 -27

25 Russia 851 -4 -55

26 Paraguay 844 0 0

27 Uruguay 840 2 11

28 Poland 839 -4 -46

46 Switzerland 621 -6 -29

102 Austria 323 -14 -44

Edited by plato-ny

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Nice guess geok!

You never no, if we have another solid euro, czech does nothing and one of the big teams ahead of us drops out early, we could find oursevles in 5th place!

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Exactly as I've told you; Rankings confirmed today:

1 Argentina 1519

2 Brazil 1509

3 Italy 1391

4 Spain 1319

5 Germany 1261

6 Czech Republic 1234

7 France 1205

8 Greece 1187

9 Portugal 1125

10 Netherlands 1124

Ante kai sthn Koryfh ths Eyrwphs meta to Euro 2008!

Well I don't think they are indicative of anything genuine, but I'd take 8th in the world any time!

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