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    BBC Sport - Football - England slump to worst World Cup ranking

    Bit daft obviously. But Australia > New Zealand apparently.
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    Well they won a match and got more points so can't really complain.

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    Argentina in 5th is generous, they should be behind Brazil and maybe even Paraguay/Ghana. They won matches on some gifted goals against poor opposition.
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    Is it not just based on matches won and goals scored though? Argentina won more games than Brazil, assumed that was why they were put above them.


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    Bit disingenous to call it our worst ever performance. Basic maths says 13/32 is better than 11/16 in 58 or 8/13 in 50.
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    Basic maths says finishing 13th is better than finishing 11th and 8th?
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    Ha ha true Goughy.

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    An incisive and entierly necessary post there.

    Fail to see how Brumby's post is wrong.

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    For the slowpokes, 13/32 is the top half, 11/16 and 8/13 aren't. Therefore the first is actually a better position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    An incisive and entierly necessary post there.

    Fail to see how Brumby's post is wrong.
    To make an exaggerated point: Arsenal were 3rd/20 in the Premier League, but 3rd/92 in the Football League. Just because you include more teams in the ranking - presumably worse - doesn't make that third rank any better, despite the percentage coming out better.

    Nevertheless, definitely better than 30-oddth (known as did not qualify) in 1994.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    To make an exaggerated point: Arsenal were 3rd/20 in the Premier League, but 3rd/92 in the Football League. Just because you include more teams in the ranking - presumably worse - doesn't make that third rank any better, despite the percentage coming out better.

    Nevertheless, definitely better than 30-oddth (known as did not qualify) in 1994.
    But that's a load of cobblers because it's a crap example that has no relevance to what has happened.

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    Watch out for KKR in the next IPL for even better proof. :|



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