World Football (Soccer) Thread

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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
 
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
 
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

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

: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 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?
 
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?


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.
 
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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