FIFA defends rankings

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Joined: April 7th, 2007, 12:28 pm

January 21st, 2018, 12:36 pm #101

TheRoonBa wrote:In terms of teams taking it more seriously - I think they are limited to how good their domestic league is, and in some ways, punished by having better domestic leagues that export players.
Also the relative poverty of the country.  Even if the league is not particularly good, the best players in a poor country will seek clubs elsewhere if the conditions at home are crap.  Whereas in some relatively wealthier African countries (particularly South Africa), the league can be considered fairly strong but doesn't export as many players because the incentive to go abroad is not there.   A more extreme example of this is the Gulf.
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Joined: August 4th, 2012, 4:06 pm

January 23rd, 2018, 1:40 am #102

TheRoonBa wrote:
Luca wrote:
TheRoonBa wrote:
to give the tournament more prestige.
But to give the tournament more prestige, shouldn't they upgrade the status of the final tournament matches, as now they're regarded just as "friendlies"?
It has more prestige as the matches are considered as A matches, when they would ordinarily not even be listed on FIFA's site, as they are played by restrictive national teams, bound by regulations of player eligibility.

Now all CHAN tournament matches are considered for the rankings and labelled as official FIFA matches - before they weren't.  That's an increase in prestige.

Why would they do this, when does the insanity stop. FIFA are rabid animals.
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 5:16 pm

January 23rd, 2018, 4:35 am #103

Well that escalated quickly...
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Joined: November 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am

January 23rd, 2018, 6:24 am #104

do not offend animals, please
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