Yesterday FIFA changed the ranking section of their site. Readers now have access to more details than ever.
As well as explaining in detail how each team has won or lost points, the page also shows their points totals for the previous month, how many points will be discounted from their tallies and their points averages over the previous four years, the idea being to make the Ranking much more transparent.
Using the special prediction tool, you can also forecast the results of upcoming matches and see how they affect the points totals of the teams involved. These calculations take into account the result, the importance of the match, the strength of the opponents and regional strength, the criteria on which the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking is based and which are now clearly detailed as a result of the revamp.
Full article on FIFA.com.
Check out the new ranking section on FIFA.com. They did promise such a tool 5 years ago, but better late than never!
We'll no longer see "FIFA ranking is rigged" articles :)
Hats off to FIFA!