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Wednesday, November 14, 2007
FIFA miscalculated the rankings... or did they?
There's an explanation for the "errors" found in the FIFA Rankings. FIFA did use the new raking method to calculate the points totals, but with a twist. They didn't use the rankings published before July 2006, but they recalculated the rankings going way back (to 1996 according to an e-mail received from FIFA Information Services). As FIFA didn't publish these recalculated rankings, it's virtually impossible to calculate the points totals before they publish them. The good news is these recalculated rankings will eventually go out of the system after the 2010 WC and it will be quite easy to calculate the points totals ahead of FIFA.