World Football (Soccer) Thread

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  1. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Well I like several sports: American Football, Hockey and Football (Soccer). Wel there are plenty of threads to talk about Hocky here and plenty of threads to talk about the NFL so I figured I would start up a World Soccer Thread since there are plenty of football fans out there.

    Here everything Football (Soccer) can be discussed.

    Oh and if you dont like Football (Soccer): syscom3 then please dont post stupid stuff like you tried to do during the World Cup 2006, just dont post in this thread.

    I will first start off with the world rankings which come out every month and were just updated on June 13. A team is ranked based off its schedule, wins and performance, ranking of opponants and so forth. I have highlighted the teams of the majority of the members of this forum.

    1 Italy
    2 France

    3 Brazil
    4 Germany
    5 Argentina

    6 Portugal
    7 Spain
    8 England
    9 The Netherlands
    10 Czech Republic

    11 Croatia
    12 Romania
    13 Ukraine
    14 Cameroon
    15 Greece
    16 USA
    17 Sweden
    18 Poland

    19 Ghana
    20 Côte d'Ivoire
    21 Turkey
    22 Serbia
    23 Scotland
    24 Russia

    25 Switzerland
    26 Mexico
    27 Denmark
    28 Bosnia-Herzegovina
    29 Northern Ireland
    30 Uruguay
    31 Colombia
    32 Nigeria
    33 Bulgaria
    34 Israel
    35 Morocco
    36 Norway
    37 Paraguay
    38 Republic of Ireland
    39 Egypt
    40 Japan
    40 Slovakia
    42 Finland
    43 Senegal
    44 Ecuador
    45 Tunisia
    46 Costa Rica
    47 Iran
    48 Australia
    49 Mali
    50 Guinea
    51 Korea Republic
    52 Panama
    53 Chile
    54 Angola
    55 Honduras
    56 Canada
    57 South Africa

    58 Uzbekistan
    59 Burkina Faso
    60 Zambia
    61 FYR Macedonia
    62 Saudi Arabia
    63 Togo
    64 Peru
    65 Congo DR
    66 Hungary
    67 Algeria
    68 Jamaica
    69 Albania
    70 Venezuela
    71 Belgium
    71 Belarus
    73 Trinidad and Tobago
    74 Oman
    75 Wales
    76 China PR
    77 Cape Verde Islands
    78 Cuba
    79 Lithuania
    80 Armenia
    81 Guatemala
    81 Cyprus
    83 Austria
    84 Iraq
    85 Qatar
    86 Ethiopia
    87 Congo
    87 Jordan
    89 Slovenia
    90 Zimbabwe
    91 Uganda
    92 Bolivia
    93 Kuwait
    94 United Arab Emirates
    95 Haiti
    95 Libya
    97 Georgia
    97 Guyana
    99 Mozambique
    100 Bahrain
    101 Moldova
    102 Equatorial Guinea
    103 Benin
    104 Gabon
    105 Botswana
    106 St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    107 Latvia
    107 Malawi
    109 Azerbaijan
    110 Iceland
    111 Burundi
    112 Rwanda
    113 Sudan
    114 Syria
    115 Hong Kong
    116 Barbados
    117 Malta
    118 Tanzania
    119 Kazakhstan
    120 Surinam
    121 Estonia
    122 Thailand
    123 Mauritania
    124 Namibia
    125 Eritrea
    126 Kenya
    127 Bermuda
    128 Liberia
    129 Antigua Barbuda
    130 El Salvador
    131 Singapore
    131 Gambia
    133 Liechtenstein
    134 Niger
    134 Lebanon
    136 Korea DPR
    137 Yemen
    138 St Kitts Nevis
    139 Palestine
    139 Dominican Republic
    141 Chad
    142 Vietnam
    143 Indonesia
    144 Swaziland
    145 Mauritius
    146 Lesotho
    147 Tajikistan
    148 Bahamas
    149 Malaysia
    159 Kyrgyzstan
    151 Nicaragua
    152 Seychelles
    153 Myanmar
    154 New Zealand
    155 Grenada
    156 Sierra Leone
    157 Andorra
    157 Maldives
    159 Sri Lanka
    160 St Lucia
    161 India
    162 Laos
    163 Turkmenistan
    164 Chinese Taipei
    164 Fiji
    166 Turks and Caicos Islands
    167 Madagascar
    168 Philippines
    169 Cambodia
    170 Brunei Darussalam
    171 Solomon Islands
    172 Bangladesh
    173 Netherlands Antilles
    174 Luxembourg
    175 Vanuatu
    175 New Caledonia
    177 British Virgin Islands
    178 Pakistan
    179 Dominica
    180 Comoros
    181 Tahiti
    182 Nepal
    183 Papua New Guinea
    184 Central African Republic
    185 Cayman Islands
    186 Faroe Islands
    186 Afghanistan
    186 Guinea-Bissau
    189 Samoa
    190 Somalia
    191 Tonga
    192 Macau
    193 Mongolia
    193 Puerto Rico
    195 San Marino
    196 Bhutan
    196 Anguilla
    198 Cook Islands
    199 Djibouti
    199 Timor-Leste
    199 Belize
    199 US Virgin Islands
    199 Monserrat
    199 Guam
    199 American Samoa
    199 São Tomé e Príncipe
    199 Aruba
     
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    First glance impression is that this rank is heavily based on the last year results: I don't see Brazil behind Italy and France as global evaluation.

    Is it related only to national teams or the global results of all the Country teams ?
    In the latter case I would agree on Italy #1 because of Milan winning the Champions league this year, in addition to the W. cup in 2006.
    But I think the 2007 south america equivalent (libertadores cup) still has to be assigned and a Brazilian team could win it.

    Also Greece seems to me a bit too low at #15: all in all they won the last European cup
     
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    The US is only 16th?


    They should be about #40
     
  4. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    Every month the rankings change around the 15th. It is based off of the games they played in the last 30 days. If you are currently loosing you will be dropping in the ranks. It also takes into account the opponants that you are playing. If you are playing the 199th ranked team and win 25-0 you will not get as many points as someone who beats the 3rd ranked team 1-0.

    It does not account for the club teams from each country.

    These are the official FIFA rankings and can be seen at FIFA.com
     
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    It's still 8 weeks until the Premiership kicks off; living without football is a nightmare! I never take any notice of the FIFA rankings, after our current displays I don't think we even belong in the top 20
     
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    It's amazing how big the changes can be Canada just dropped 35 places to 56th
     
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    If you are not playing well you drop...

    I will start posting scores from the 2nd of June and update it daily here shortly after I return from dinner at the biergarten with friends.
     
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    Scores as promised and I will try and keep this updated with all the important games.

    Since June 1, 2007

    Euro Cup 2007 Qualifiers

    June 2, 2007

    Portugal 2-1 Belgium
    Czech 0-0 Wales
    Sweden 3-0 Denmark
    Serbia 2-0 Finland
    France 2-0 Ukraine
    Germany 6-0 San Marino
    Italy 2-1 Faroe Islands
    Poland 3-1 Azerbaijan
    Russia 4-0 Andorra
    Spain 2-0 Latvia

    June 6, 2007

    Finland 2-0 Belgium
    Denmark 2-0 Latvia
    England 3-0 Estonia
    France 1-0 Georgia
    Italy 2-0 Lithuania
    Russia 0-0 Croatia
    Scotland 2-0 Faroe Islands
    Spain 2-0 Lichtenstein
    Germany 2-1 Slovakia

    Other Games

    June 1, 2007

    England 1-1 Brazil

    June 2, 2007

    Argentina 1-1 Switzerland
    Netherlands 2-0 SouthKorea
    USA 4-1 China

    June 6, 2007

    Netherlands 3-1 Thailand

    June 7, 2007

    USA 1-0 Guatemala

    June 9, 2007

    USA - 2-1 Trinidad And Tobago
     
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    Canada just got gouged in the semi's of the CONCAF Gold Cup by the officiating a goal in Xtra time called back on the non offside lose to US 2-1 they came back in the last 20 minutes just to get hosed .
     
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    That was a memorable World Cup man! I will never forget it!

    Here is some pics from where we watched the games last year in our town. This was the Germany - Argentina game. Sorry...
     

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    :evil: :evil: ....:D

    No problem, that game was lost even before the last penalty shot was trown. J. Pekermann is a fine manager but I dont know why the F...K he take out Riquelme who is a specialist in penalty kicks and why the F...K he cant put Messi at list some minutes in the field.

    The injure of Abbondanzieri (who also is a good GK in penalties) dindt help either.

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    I thought it was a very exciting game to say the least.
     
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    Agreed.

    Incidentally the next regional important evet is the copa Aemerica in Venezuela wich begins the next thursday. Those are 12 teams divided in 3 groups.

    Argentina plays against the U.S.A the June 28 20:50 local time.

    Copa América Venezuela 2007
     
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    I didn't even know that Sweden was up at 17th place.... :lol: Looking forward to next years European Championship. How far do you think Greece will get this time, after winning the last championship? Busy times for you Adler, since they play Germany, right?
     
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    I dont think Greece will get very far at all. The only reason they went as far as they did the last time is because they were hosting it. They are leading there group at the moment but I dont see them getting past powerhouses, Italy, France, and Germany.

    The leaders of the groups at the moment are:

    Group A:
    Poland 9 games played and 19 points.
    Serbia 7 games played 14 points.

    Group B:
    France 7 games played 18 points
    Italy 7 games played 16 points

    Group C:
    Greece 7 games played 17 points.
    Bosnia 7 games played 13 points.

    Group D:
    Germany 7 games played 19 points.
    Czech Republic 7 games played 14 points.

    Group E:
    Croatia 7 games played 17 points.
    Israel 8 games played 17 points.

    Group F:
    Sweden 7 games played 18 points.
    Spain 7 games played 15 points.

    Group G:
    Romania 7 games played 17 points.
    Bulgaria 7 games played 15 points.

    Leading scoring teams:
    Germany: 29 goals
    Sweden: 17 goals
    Norway: 17 goals
    Israel: 17 goals
    Slovakia: 17 goals

    Least scoring teams:
    Estonia: 0 goal
    San Marino: 1 goal
    Andorra: 1 goal
    Luxembourg: 1 goal
    Faroe Islands: 2 goals

    Least Goals Allowed:
    Russia: 1 goal
    France: 2 goals
    England: 2 goals
    Netherlands: 2 goals
    Germany: 4 goals

    Most Goals Allowed:
    San Marino: 36 goals
    Andorra: 28 goals
    Faroe Islands: 27 goals
    Lichtenstein: 18 goals
    Azerbaijan: 17 goals

    Leading Scorers:
    9 David Healy Northern Ireland
    7 Lukas Podolski Germany
    7 David Villa Spain
    6 Roberto Colautti Israel
    6 Eduardo da Silva Croatia
    5 Martin Petrov Bulgaria
    5 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal
    5 Marcus Allbäck Sweden
    4 Bernd Schneider Germany
    4 Torsten Frings Germany
    4 Bastian Schweinsteiger Germany
    3 Nicklas Bendtner Denmark
    3 Joonas Kolkka Finland
    3 Willy Sagnol France
    3 Franck Ribéry France
    3 Philipp Lahm Germany

    Oh and Charles I will update some things about the Copa America as well.
     
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    What does least and most goals allowed mean Adler??
     
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    Least goals allowed are the teams that have allowed the least goals. As in the fewest goals against them.

    Most goals allowed are the teams that have allowed the most goals. As in the most goals against them.
     
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    ok, thanks Adler....
     
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