On 2002-04-03 09:56, dEaDfRoG wrote:
Another interesting fact - when France won the World Cup, they still ranked second to Brazil. It wasn't until they won the European Championships that they became ranked first.
An extremely good point.
France were hosts, and didn't play any qualifying games. Brazil played the full qualifying campaign, impressively winning a whole load of games against Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay etc.
So Brazil had more ranking points because they played more games. This is precisely the issue we have in the KOA.
France's viewpoint, if Brazil is ranked number 1:
"Sacre bleu! How can we possibly be ranked below Brazil? We just thrashed them 3-0 in the World Cup final! We are the greatest team ever! Your ranking is a load of shit! This is all bollocks! Start again form scratch and rewrite it so we are top! If you don't, then take us out of your stupid little ranking as we don't want to be judged by you. Merde!"
Brazil's viewpoint, if France is ranked number 1:
"What! We lose one damn game in 3 years and suddenly we're number 2. This is a fix! You're out to get us! Ronaldo wasn't even fit. The French were playing at home. Everything worked out nice for them, didn't it? Everyone knows we're the best in the world really. How did France get to the world cup anyway? Oh yes, we forgot, they were hosting it. I'd like to see them go and win in Argentina. Ever since we started playing football, we've had people telling us we weren't the best. This is all bollocks! Start again form scratch and rewrite it so we are top!"
THERE IS NO SOLUTION FOR THIS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE. THEY ALL THINK THEY ARE THE BEST AND WANT TO KILL YOU IF YOU CALCULATE IT ANY DIFFERENT.
Someone has to be number one and someone has to be number two. If a multi-million dollar organisation like FIFA can't find a solution to this problem, how the f**k am I supposed to?