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Friday, February 3, 2012

FIFA Ranking: Even teachers can make mistakes

Luis "El Teacher" Cárdenas wrote an article for Balonazos.com two days ago, announcing a fall of six places for Venezuela. That's unlikely to happen. I don't have the time right now to check, but I think it's impossible for all four of Gabon, Tunisia, Mali and Zambia to overtake Venezuela.

I have them dropping only 3 places to 44th - based on probable results in the knock-out stage of the African Cup of Nations.

Speaking of the knock-out stage, this is one of the mistake El Teacher made. According to his article, the knock-out stage games won't be included in the February ranking. As you all know, that's false. FIFA will include all games, up to Sunday since it's a final tournament.

Based on this assumption, El Teacher computed a wrong total for Tunisia (621). Tunisia can have anywhere between 573 and 772 points.

While I can understand the 621 points for Tunisia, I can't quite understand how El Teacher came out with 623 points for Libya - they will only have 581 points.

One other problem it the extra team he has between Argentina and Ecuador. I have Ecuador in 40th place, while El Teacher has them in 41st.

5 comments:

  1. edgar
    I think Luis "El Teacher" did not
    computed a total for Tunisia (621) or Libya (623)
    The MISTAKE WAS IN THE FIFA.COM!!

    THE 2 TEAMS libya and tunisia played with
    Côte d'Ivoire
    tunisia lose 2-0
    Libya lose 1-0
    the matches did not count in jan but it will in feb
    FIFA.COM !!

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    1. edgar
      I think Luis "El Teacher" did not
      computed a total for Tunisia (621) or Libya (623)
      The MISTAKE WAS IN THE FIFA.COM!!

      THE 2 TEAMS libya and tunisia played with
      Côte d'Ivoire
      tunisia lose 2-0
      Libya lose 1-0
      the matches did not count in jan but it will in feb
      FIFA.COM !!

      Hussein budejaja

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  2. El Teacher

    I computed accord the first stage, 'cause FIFA.com only have the matches of that and no go on with the knock-out stage of the African Cup of Nations. I supposed that games was computed by march and not february.

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  3. LAZ EARL

    This is not a true reflection but just shows how biased your system is.

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