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Poll of the Day: Should the Fifa rankings be scrapped?

Poll of the Day: Should the Fifa rankings be scrapped?

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The latest rating of international teams sees Brazil drop out of the top 10 for the first time whilst England have jumped to fourth - but is that a fair reflection?


The latest Fifa world rankings were revealed on Wednesday with Brazil dropping out of the top 10 for the first time since the list's inception in 1992.

A drop of six places for the Selecao sees them sit behind Denmark, a side they beat comfortably just six weeks ago.

Meanwhile, England moved into the top five after going unbeaten at Euro 2012, despite ultimately being knocked out in disappointing fashion, while Italy's performances in Ukraine and Poland, where they were beaten finalists, could only move them up to sixth.

The drop for Mano Menezes is perhaps the most surprising aspect of the latest table and has left fans once again questioning the legitimacy of the system used to calculate the positions.

The Brazilians have lost their last two international games, to Mexico and Argentina, but were undefeated in seven beforehand.

Elsewhere, Greece moved up three places into 12th while France remained in 14th, despite the sides having identical win/loss records at the European Championship.


Fifa's rankings system has been often derided, but is it time for it to be scrapped? Should there be a new method of rating teams to replace it? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll, leaving a comment below and getting in touch on Facebook and Twitter.

Poll of the day

Should the Fifa rankings be scrapped?