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08-17-2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy View Post
The USMNT was ranked 4th in all FIFA going into the 06 world cup where they didn't win a game.

They just beat a higher ranked team, and dropped in the rankings due to points.

FIFA rankings are one of the biggest jokes out there. But, if we're going to use them...

Germany is ranked #2
Panama is 40th
Costa Rica 42nd
Honduras 43rd

those are teams the U.S. beat in CONCACAF, for comparison Panama, Costa Rica and Hondras are right around Ireland, Scotland, Austria, Australia, Slovenia. Very real teams.
While I agree that FIFA rankings are a joke, my point is that the teams they are beating are bottom of the list teams, let them play more teams that so called higher ranked, like most European teams ,and you will have a much different story. In fact, I will say the US is not even holding a .500 record then against teams of that magnitude.

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