One goal found in the Strategic Activities document caught my eye: "Men Top 40 World Ranking and Top 3 in CONCACAF".
I did write to Dominique Maestracci (the chairman of the CSA) to offer my help in order to reach their goal.
Thanks for your comments.I was aware of the methodology.
PS:I hope we will work together for the benefits of Soccer in Canada."
And that's it.
Anyway, since I already did the research, I though I might as well post it since the CSA is not interested.
So, what should Canada do in order to break into the top 40 of the FIFA ranking?
- Get invited to the UNCAF Nations Cup 2009. UNCAF toyed with the idea of inviting a team in 2007 (Mexico and Venezuela were mentioned), but the negociations broke down. As UNCAF has only 7 teams, they always have a group of 4 and one of 3 teams, thus they need an extra team to balance things out. FIFA considers this tournament as a qualifying competition and the multiplier for FIFA points is 2.5 instead of 1 for a friendly match. Besides improving Canada's ranking (with a decent performance of course), it will also provide much needed experience for your players.
- Reach the semifinals of the Gold Cup 2009 - another source of points - the multiplier for continental final tournaments is 3.
- Take advantage of unrealistically high ranked teams. Play friendlies against them and win. For the next FIFA match date (February 11th, 2009), Canada should try to play against one of: Burkina Faso, Macedonia, Latvia, Senegal, Mali, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovakia, Guinea, Lithuania, Bolivia.
I offered my help, they were not interested. Anyway, good luck!