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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.
 

Pothas

Hall of Fame Member
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.
 

BoyBrumby

Englishman
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.
 

Matteh

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
For the slowpokes, 13/32 is the top half, 11/16 and 8/13 aren't. Therefore the first is actually a better position.
 

Magrat Garlick

Global Moderator
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.
 

Matteh

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
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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