Explained: How the FIFA world rankings are calculated

l_handshake-445OF recent Soccer loving fans of Nigeria were thrown into a frenzy when Instead of moving up in Ranking the Nation dropped from 33rd to 36th in the world. FIFA’s world rankings are intended to be an at a glance measure of a national teams standing in the world game. Listing all 208 member associations in order of strength, the monthly updates often create as much controversy as clarity.

“How can nation X have climbed places without playing?”, “Why didn’t nation Y move up a place or two after winning?” and “Are we really on the same level as ?” are all questions that seem to dominate conversation whenever the rankings are discussed.

The calculations used to decide the best to worst teams currently playing at international level have been revised in recent years and , though still complicated, allow any fan to figure out who is better, and who is best following the month’s international fixtures.

CALCULATING RANKING POINTS FROM EACH MATCH

Ranking points are given for all international ‘A’ matches, including friendlies, with results holding relevance in the overall rank for a total of 48 months.

Points are calculated using a formula which draws in four factors: the match outcome (M), the importance of the match (I), the strength of the opponent (T) and the strength of the confederation (C).

The overall points awarded to a nation are calculated as: points = (M x I x T x C).

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Ann Coulter’s Rants, The real Issues

Racism is generally defined as actions, practices, or beliefs that consider the human species to be divided into races with shared traits, abilities, or qualities, such as personality, intellect, morality, or other cultural behavioral characteristics, and especially the belief that races can be ranked as inherently superior or inferior to others, or that members of different races should be treated differently

imagesAs defined by Wiki Ann Coulter is a Racist Silhouetting under the guise of an activist and commentator. Assumption is the Lowest Level of intelligence says a wise man and By making such a statement that falls under fallacy of hasty generalization in Philosophical terms Ann Coulter has shown she has no Knack for Primary based research given by her Insulting assumptions in her latest post. I have seen it all before; and telling her of thousands of Legitimate Nigerian Immigrants Like Philip Emeagwali (The Father of the Internet)without who’s effort the United States and indeed the world’s Progress would be slowed down. I guess that will be too complex for her mouth-runner-Brain!

To further support her baseless claims she stated “At the University of Lagos, you can major in credit card fraud”. I am appalled at how Shallow She proved herself with a statement as dumb as that. Wouldn’t it be stupid of me to say that because I can Bag an MA in Terrorism from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, The United States and all Americans are Terrorists? Should I site the sham case and murder trial of George Zimmerman as a proof injustice and claim on that basis that ALL AMERICANS  are Murderers?

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Of Messy and Sepp Blatter: Awards of Sentiments!

The whole world was thrown into a Frenzy when Fifa President Sepp Blatter made one of his quintessential reckless remarks by describing Messi as a “good boy”. A statement which if perfectly scrutinized has been the undoing of CR7 in Bagging the prestigious award as World best since he last won the prestigious award in … Read more