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Wales now top UK nation



PaulC
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Latest FIFA rankings

13 Wales
15 England
20 N ireland
43 Scotland


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Latest FIFA rankings

13 Wales
15 England
20 N ireland
43 Scotland


Which of these teams are top of their group and certain to qualify for the World Cup? FIFA rankings are a farce, they once had USA as the 4th best team in the World.
Having said that, England's ranking is probably accurate, it's just that Wales' is too high. They are still benefitting from reaching the Euro semi-finals. No sport seems to have rankings that accurately reflect reality.



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ELO ratings has England 9th, Wales 24th, Scotland 39th and Northern Ireland 41st. Not certain off this is more accurate



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ELO ratings has England 9th, Wales 24th, Scotland 39th and Northern Ireland 41st. Not certain off this is more accurate


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Golf rankings are pretty accurate.
Due I'd say to more competitors, more tournaments and more different winners.


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Re: [PaulC] Wales now top UK nation or Reply Privately

I suppose it reflects the fact that there's currently only one genuine world class British footballer on the scene and, unlike Giggs a few years back, Bale is completely committed to turning out for his national side.

Although Wales have made real progress, of the four rankings perhaps that of Northern Ireland is the most impressive. I didn't expect them to achieve anywhere near the form they've been producing in recent times.