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  2006 FIFA World Cup, 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, FIFA World Cup 06, FIFA World Cup Soccer, 2006 Football World Cup, ...
The decision was taken by the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup at a meeting on 3 December 2003 in Frankfurt, concurring with the recommendations of the Organising Committee Germany.
FIFA World Cup starts on 09th June 2006 in Munich, Germany; covering 30 cities (4 cities in Africa continent, 6 cities in South America, 5 cities in Central & North America, 9 cities in Asia and Australia, and 6 cities in Europe).
FIFA World cup 2006 would be starting on 9 th June 2006 in Germany.
www.mapsofworld.com /2006-fifa-world-cup   (387 words)

  FIFA World Rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rankings are used by FIFA to rank the progression and current ability of the national football teams of its member nations.
Below is a table showing how the rankings (current and past standings) were used in combination with the previous World Cup performances of national teams, to determine their seeds for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
After the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a revised calculation procedure for the FIFA rankings was introduced; it is a significantly simplified procedure.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FIFA_World_Rankings   (2613 words)

 FIFA Women's World Rankings - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football (soccer) were introduced in July 2003 as a follow-on to the existing FIFA World Rankings for men.
FIFA Women's World Rankings are based on every international match a team ever played, going back to 1971, the first FIFA-recognized women's international between France and the Netherlands.
FIFA Women's World Rankings is not weighted to emphasize recent results, whereas the men's results are weighted on a sliding scale, thus emphasizing recent results.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/FIFA_Women's_World_Rankings   (271 words)

 Fifa World Cup
German dreams of reaching the FIFA World Cup Final on home soil died in Dortmund as two goals in the final moments of extra time carried Italy into the Final as 2-0 semi-final winners....
France have booked their place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup semi-finals at the expense of holders Brazil, this after a Zinedine Zidane-inspired 1-0 win for Les Bleus in Frankfurt set up a last-four clash with Portugal...
It is four wins and counting for holders Brazil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup after they beat Ghana 3-0 in Dortmund to book their place in the quarter-finals...
fifa-world-cup-soccer-2006.deepthi.com   (2635 words)

 England's FIFA World Rankings Overview
FIFA began its end-of-year rankings in December, 1992 and its regular periodic rankings in August, 1993.
They were ranked among the top 10 teams for 22 straight months, by far their longest top-10 streak, and appeared well on the way to entrenching themselves once again as one of the world's top-ranked teams and becoming one of the elite top five teams.
The FIFA website contains the complete world rankings from their inception and a description of the method by which the rankings are calculated.
www.englandfootballonline.com /TeamRank/RankFIFA.html   (801 words)

 FIFA Rankings: Are They Flawed?
To complicate further complicate the FIFA rankings, none of the teams play a fixed schedule and the rosters of the team are constantly changing depending upon the availability of players and the importance of the match.
Even though the FIFA rankings try to compensate for regional differences, there are clearly teams that benefit from their geographic location.
FIFA will be changing their ranking system again in July, trying yet again to iron out the kinks.
www.docsports.com /world-cup/fifa-rankings.html   (996 words)

 England's FIFA World Rankings 2001
Victories in their next two World Cup qualifiers, 2-1 at home against Finland and 3-1 away to Albania in March, boosted them to 14th for the April ranking, and, although they did not play in April, they remained 14th in the May ranking.
The impressive victories in home friendlies and the narrower wins in World Cup 2002 qualifiers were still balanced in the ranking calculations against several disappointing results from 2000, thus precluding a greater improvement in the rankings.
As FIFA explained, this award "is not based simply on the biggest jump in the number of points or in the number of places up the ranking ladder.
www.englandfootballonline.com /TeamRank/RankFIFA2001.html   (671 words)

 FIFA Soccer July 2006 Rankings, FIFA Soccer Current Rankings, Methods Of FIFA Rankings, FIFA July 2006 Rankings, FIFA ...
The FIFA World Rankings were introduced in August 1993 to appraise the relative strength of all its associate members at regualr intervals.
Earlier FIFA Rankings considered the performances of teams over a long 8 year period, now it has been reduced to 4 years, so that the teams performing well in the last 2-3-4 years get the rankings they deserve.
As of July 2006, the former World Champions Brazil is on the top in the FIFA Rankings, followed by the world champions Italy, and Argentina.
www.travour.com /fifa-world-cup-2006/fifa-rankings.html   (455 words)

 The Age Blogs: World Cup / FIFA rankings Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
FIFA's latest world rankings are out and there's no change this month for the Socceroos at 44th, equal with Jamaica.
FIFA's existing system works adequately in terms of measuring a team's improvement relative to its previous ranking, but much less well when determining whether one team is actually "better" than another.
If FIFA had any faith in their own rankings system, the USA would be seeded at the world cup.
blogs.theage.com.au /worldcup/archives/2006/04/fifa_rankings_1.html   (705 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics > FIFA World Ranking > Men by country
This system has been used by FIFA ever since, and has had some major changes to the calculation principles in its short history, with the biggest change being implemented in 1999, in order to compete with the Elo ratings which were considered a more accurate depiction of the teams' rankings.
The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking of all of the senior national teams of all FIFA member associations, and all international matches are counted in the scoring, however depending on their importance, are differently weighted.
The FIFA World Rankings were introduced in August 1993 to make it possible to publish comparisons of the relative strengths of internationally active teams at regular intervals.
www.nationmaster.com /graph-T/spo_fif_wor_ran   (3048 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - Ireland drop in FIFA world rankings
The Republic of Ireland have dropped three places in the FIFA world rankings to 15th after failing to beat Israel in their Group Four clash last month.
Meanwhile, German national coach Jurgen Klinsmann insists he is unperturbed that the three time World Cup winners are ranked a lowly 20th in the FIFA world rankings claiming the system is a joke.
Germany lie below Mexico, the United States and Iran in the FIFA rankings but Klinsmann insists the 2006 World Cup holders should be taken out of the table as they have no World Cup qualification matches to pick up more ranking points.
www.rte.ie /sport/2005/0420/fifa.html   (281 words)

 Namibia Static on Fifa Rankings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
NAMIBIA’s position on the FIFA Rankings for January remains unchanged due to the national team’s inactivity on the soccer field.
Meanwhile, FIFA has reported no changes in the top 30 positions of the first FIFA World Rankings of the year since the highly placed teams were inactive.
The next FIFA World Rankings will be released on 13 February, three days after the conclusion of the African Cup of Nations tournament that will be played in Mali from 19 January.
www.grnnet.gov.na /News/Archive/2002/January/Week3/fifa.htm   (264 words)

 Digg - FIFA World Rankings August 2006
Also, the rankings are now only the last four years, not eight; thus, Brazil's last cup does not count in the rankings.
Australia is the top ranked Asian country : D The rest of Asia had better watch out, cause we are going to be a force to reckoned with at the Asias cup.
The FIFA rankings is a joke, and I honestly don't see how a correct one could be made.
digg.com /soccer/FIFA_World_Rankings_August_2006   (942 words)

 Newsvine - FIFA World Rankings For July 2006
FIFA have, under much criticism of their rankings system, revised and re-evaluated the factors that were taken into account when calculating country rankings.
People always attack the rankings but, it the rankings were the bible, there would be no need for the World Cup and Number one on the list would be called the World Champions.
A ranking should mean, by definition, that the #1 team would consisitently beat the #2 team, who would beat the #3 team, and so on.
soccerlens.newsvine.com /_news/2006/07/13/286911-fifa-world-rankings-for-july-2006   (940 words)

 Soccer World Rankings - FIFA Rankings - International Soccer
World Ranking reflects to team’s strength relative to the other world teams.
The ranking makes it easier to distinguish an underdog from the favorite, compare teams to each other and monitor you favorite team’s world position.
In the world of sports gambling knowing ranking is not particularly useful when deciding on the type and the amount of the bet.
www.goldsheet.com /soccer_worldrankings.php   (193 words)

 TheFA.com - England's ranking jump
The positions of the teams at the top of the ranking mirror their performances at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
The new FIFA World Ranking takes a different look at African football and places teams such as Nigeria and Cameroon, who only narrowly failed to qualify for the World Cup, just outside the Top Ten.
A new method has been used to calculate this eagerly awaited first World Ranking since the 2006 FIFA World Cup, which not only introduces major changes in points allocation and the assessment of the opposition’s strength, but also makes such factors as the importance of the match and regional strength easier to understand.
www.thefa.com /WorldCup2006/NewsAndFeatures/Postings/2006/07/England_rankings_jump.htm   (383 words)

 deseretnews.com | U.S. soccer reaches new heights
Last week, the United States Soccer team jumped to No. 6 in the monthly FIFA World Rankings, its highest mark since the rankings were introduced in 1993.
The FIFA World Rankings incorporate 205 national teams across the globe from No. 1 Brazil to No. 205 American Samoa.
At the end of every year, a continental ranking list is calculated based on the same criteria as used for the FIFA World Ranking.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600151230,00.html   (941 words)

 FIFA world rankings
FIFA rankings have always been crap!! I wouldnt mind, these are the revised rules rankings!!
Or maybe, no performance is better than a bad a performance in FIFA's system, and so we got a lot of points for not sucking at the WC It's OK, the ranking is not important and has no rewards, so they can keep calculating it as they want.
The rankings are over based over 4 years, and as Germany did not have to qualify, they are missing these games.
www.toytowngermany.com /lofi/index.php/t45184.html   (1509 words)

Australia is ranked # 42 in the FIFA World Rankings for May 2006.
Throughout its history of attempted World Cup qualification, FIFA had consistently awarded Australia sequences of matches which could be considered illogical.
During the World Cup, many of the stadiums will be officially known by different names, as FIFA prohibits sponsorship of stadium names unless the stadium sponsors are also official FIFA sponsors.
www.solarnavigator.net /sport/world_football_teams/australian_world_cup_team_FIFA_2006.htm   (823 words)

 The Volokh Conspiracy - FIFA World Soccer Rankings:
I'm excited, but skeptical, of the latest FIFA World Soccer Rankings, which has the U.S. ranked 6th (up 4 spots) ahead of France, England, Germany, Portugal, and Spain, among others.
As far as the US ranking, it is too high considering their inferior regional competition; around 11th or 12th (considering their quarterfinal performance in WC '02) would be reasonable.
USA Doesn't have the quality to become world champs.They are over shadowed by the big countries of Brazil,Argentina,England,germany,etc and as far as the world ranking goes I believe it is a shame to futbol everywhere.Usa Ranked 4?!!!Germany ranked 19?!!!
volokh.com /posts/1122040956.shtml   (1726 words)

 DS : Forum : Football News : FIFA World Rankings
Brazil are still ranked 2nd because of the huge number of points they got for winning the 1994 world cup and coming second in 1998.
FIFA don't know their arses from their elbows (a bit like the probation service but that's a different story).
Scotland are ranked at 54 in the FIFA World Rankings.
www.dreamshares.com /forum/Forum4/HTML/003435.shtml   (2688 words)

 Reggae Boyz now 41st in FIFA rankings - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
FIFA's world rankings for March issued yesterday showed Cuba surging up to 60th in the world, the same as Trinidad and Tobago, who they beat 2-1 in the Digicel Cup, while CFU champions Jamaica solidified their position as the Caribbean's number one team, with a five-place climb on FIFA's list.
Jamaica's Reggae Boyz claimed their third CFU title when they beat Cuba 1-0 in the final on February 24 in Barbados and are now up to 41st in the world rankings, remaining fourth in the CONCACAF ratings behind Mexico, sixth in the world, the USA (10th), and Costa Rica (21st).
The remainder of the top-10 has St Kitts and Nevis, 119th in the world, in sixth position, followed by Barbados (121st) seventh, St Vincent and the Grenadines (135th) eighth, Grenada (148th) ninth, and Suriname (151st) 10th.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /sports/html/20050323T190000-0500_77425_OBS_REGGAE_BOYZ_NOW___ST_IN_FIFA_RANKINGS.asp   (265 words)

 FIFA News - Inbox Robot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Zambia are currently ranked 21 places above Bafana in the Fifa world rankings, and beat South Africa the last time they met, at the 2006...
It is one of three coastal stadiums being built in anticipation of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
China's national football team is back among the world's top 100 in the latest FIFA world rankings, thanks to its undefeated performance in two Asian Cup qualifying matches to...
www.inboxrobot.com /news/fifa   (908 words)

 US Still 8th in FIFA World Rankings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The five-time world champions are strong favorites to win the World Cup again in Germany.
Ghana, qualifying for their first World Cup, was named ``best mover' after moving up 27 places from its January ranking to finish the year ranked No. 50.
FIFA will present the team awards alongside the prizes for the world's best male and female players at a gala ceremony later Monday in Zurich.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /latest_soccer_news/502538.html   (259 words)

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