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The latest FIFA rankings have been announced today and Argentina have extended their lead over second-placed Brazil by 46 points with Italy in third and a fair way behind the two leading teams.

However, if the Italians do well in Euro 2008 that all may change as also other places in the top 20, which includes ten of the qualifiers for the competition.


England, who did not qualify for EURO 2008, have made a strong impression by breaking into the top ten (9th, up 2).

Australia are are now ranked and overtaken Japan as the top-ranked Asian-Oceanic team, while Cameroon are now 13th and Egypt are among the most notable African climbers.

The biggest movers in the last month are Philippines (170th, up 19) and Togo (69th, up 17). Others that deserve a mention are Belarus (57th, up 3) and Montenegro (142nd, up 8), who have continued to climb in recent months and who have achieved their best position since the ranking was introduced.

The Top 20
1 Argentina
2 Brazil
3 Italy
4 Spain
5 Germany
6 Czech Republic
7 France
8 Greece
9 England
10 Netherlands
11 Portugal
12 Romania
13 Cameroon
14 Mexico
15 Croatia
16 Ghana
17 Scotland
18 Bulgaria
19 Colombia
20 Turkey
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So freaky :eek: I was just making this exact thread about 20 minutes ago, and
then I got bored and gave up lol


Anyway, i wanted to make it to have a right laugh at England....
how the HELL did they move up to 9th in the world? :confused:
Thats a complete joke, they didnt even make the Euro's ffs

I always wondered how they worked out the points.....

In other news Ireland are in 42nd :eek: (on the up though;) )
Wales in 53rd I think.
 

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England will do well with these testing friendlies they are playing too ...

More points to show how good they are ... :rolleyes:

I mean the USA, Trinidad & Tobago and Andorra are worthy opponents arent they ?

I'm proud of my boys, Romania.

Apart from Adrian Mutu not many people here could name one of our players ...

But we're 12th !!!

With France, Holland and Italy in our group at Euro 2008 things could get a bit scary :eek:
 

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You think Romania have a chance then Carly. I'm worried they'll go home with zero points but at the same time, how great would it be if they went through. Great luck to them i say!
 
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Romania's last match was against Montenegro and
your next friendly is against Latvia Then there's the
tough game against Lithuania for a World Cup qualifier. Pot....kettle...black.... :)
 

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RichardsReds said:
You think Romania have a chance then Carly. I'm worried they'll go home with zero points but at the same time, how great would it be if they went through. Great luck to them i say!
You could ask 1000 Romanians if we think they have a chance ...

and we would all say YES !!

Our guys would walk to Austria
for this ... sleep in a hut and play
for no money at all !!!

To play for our country is a great
honour and a privilege they will
remember always.

We dont need big time players ...
just brave patriotic ones and you
can do amazing things !!

Steaua Bucuresti won the Champions
League ... playing with 11 Romanians
who got paid absolutely nothing !!!

.... and reached the final again the following year !!

In the last 9 months we beat Holland
twice and got a draw too ...

Do we have a chance ?

I think so yes ...



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Romania's last match was against Montenegro and
your next friendly is against Latvia Then there's the
tough game against Lithuania for a World Cup qualifier. Pot....kettle...black.... :)
...... with France, Holland and Italy in there too ...

Maybe England might get brave and face someone in the top 50 .... :D
 
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...... with France, Holland and Italy in there too ...

Maybe England might get brave and face someone in the top 50 .... :D
Don't be silly, we don't arrange friendlies with
teams that might beat us :)
 

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Don't be silly, we don't arrange friendlies with
teams that might beat us :)
Except France :rolleyes:

Following the news that England's game against T & T could be void the article I read said this could cost England 2 places in the World rankings!!! How can beating Trinidad & Tobago make such a difference?!

I'm sure we'll drop down the rankings after Euro 2008 is over anyway.
 

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United_OG said:
carlyluvsunited said:
Apart from Adrian Mutu not many people here could name one of our players ...

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hadji? lol


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There is a Hadji, Mustapha Hadji. But he's not Romanian though. Im not sure but I think he's Moroccan player but I know he played for Coventry and Aston Villa and was Footballer Of The Year in Africa before he came to England.

But Georghe Hagi he's 'just ' a Hotel owner in Constanta/Mamaia:p Ive been there. :p:D
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
I'm proud of my boys, Romania.

Apart from Adrian Mutu not many people here could name one of our players ...

But we're 12th !!!

With France, Holland and Italy in our group at Euro 2008 things could get a bit scary :eek:
Cristian Chivu ;)
He's pretty well known.

And of course

Gabriel Torje... God Bless Football Manager :D
Too bad he didnt make the squad.
 

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But Georghe Hagi he's 'just ' a Hotel owner in Constanta/Mamaia:p Ive been there. :D
'Just' a hotel owner !!

In Romania he is like a saint !

Everywhere he goes people know him and thank him ...

One of the greatest ever players ...

Not just for Romania but in the world ...
 

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new rankings out yesterday.
Nice to see Spain on top and Scotland just one place behind England :D
Ireland 41st
N.Ireland 33rd
Wales 54th


1 Spain
2 Italy
3 Germany
4 Brazil
5 Netherlands
6 Argentina
7 Croatia
8 Czech Republic
9 Portugal
10 France
11 Russia
12 Romania
13 Cameroon
14 Turkey
15 England
16 Scotland
17 Bulgaria
18 Greece
19 Mexico
20 Ghana


http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/r...r=m/fullranking.html#confederation=0&rank=171
 
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