Wednesday, October 31, 2007

FIFA to name 2014 host country

Brazil hosting of the 2014 World cup is expected to be confirmed at the end of october 2007 thats is somewhere today after FIFA finalised its selection. FIFA world soccer governing body said it would name the host on october following a meeting of its excutive meeting committee.

Brazil FIFA world ranking number one,and the country thats holds the world cups the most times are host to the world cup in 1950 which they lost to Uruguay by 2-1 margin in their capital of Rio de Janeiro. With the changes of the FIFA World Ranking last year, The number one ranking had been changing hand between this three country, Italy, Brazil and Argentina. Before it was Brazil all the time. The last world cup that the south America country host are in Argentina in the year 1978 where the host won the world cup.

Friday, August 24, 2007

South Africa will host 2010 world cup

Fifa president Sepp Blatter said that the world cups for the year 2010 that is going to held in South Africa would go ahead as planned even though football govering body had madeplans for a last minute venue switch. He said it was only Prudent for alternatives changes to be considered should unforseen diaster srtrike.

Sepp Blatter said no others African country was on the list despite as it being the continents turns to stage the world cup in South Africa if South Africa is unable to stage the world cup. There are many other country that can stage the world cup in a few year preparation. Countries like England, United States, Spain, Mexico and Japan.

South Africa who is now FIFA World Ranking number 61th is planned to build 10 new stadiums for the 2010 world cup and dismissed suggestions that it will not be ready on time that worry the football govering body. During the meeting the Fifa has suggest giving more helps to the referees by dobling the linesman from two to four.

Brazil are now FIFA World Ranking number one

This year 2007 we see alot of changes in the FIFA World Ranking standing. Just a few month back we see Italy which won the world cup in 2006 became world ranking number one and France shoot up in second spots while Brazil which won the most world cups drops to number three position. Japan who fail to defend as a campion in the Asain cups drop to 41 position and south Korea moves up to 50 position.

With the 2007 copa America game this month where the final was play between Brazil and Argentina and eventually Brazil won the cups by beating Argentina by two goals became FIFA World Ranking number one. Argentina who lost to Brazil and the favourite to win the Copa America cups is now world ranking number two. Italy drops to thirds position and follows by France and Germany. England the most talk teams in the world are out of the top 10 ranking, there are now on the 12th position due to there recent bad performers in their games.

Countries like USA are in the 17 the place, Croatia a good result in the Euro 2008 qualifying round are up in the six position behind Germany. Malaysia a country where I lived is drops to 156 position after a very bad result in the recent Asian cups.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Maradona hand goal was voted the best goal of all time.

Hungarian not in the top twenty of the FIFA World Ranking was voted second best team of all time after Brazil's who is now the third FIFA World Ranking. Hungarian side of 1953 was voted second best and Dutch side that lose in the 1974 World cups final to West Germany. During that time, the Dutch team was captain by the one time superstar Johan Cruff.

While Maradona was voted the best top goalscorers by World Soccer Magazine from the second goal score against England in 1986 World cups quater-final, Dutchman Marco Van Basten goal against the soviet Union in Holland's victory in the 1988 Europeon Championship final was voted the second best and Zinedine Zidane's was voted the third best playing for Real Madrid in their 2002 champions leaque final victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Brazil's 1970 world cup voted the best team of all time

Brazil 1970 World cup winning teams and FIFA world ranking number one at that time has been voted the best of all time in a global poll of experts conducted by world soccer magazine. The greatest goal of all time was score by Diego Maradona's was judged the best goal during the quater-final match against England where Argentina won the match 2-1 in the 1986 World cups in Mexico.

The vote for the greatest match of all time completed a hattrick for events that took place in Mexico World cups. The experts opted for the 1970 semi- final in mexico city in which Italy, now 2007 FIFA World Ranking number one, beat Germany 4-3 in extra time after a heart pounching match.

World Soccer Magazine described Brazil's 1970 winners as more than a team adding the Brazilian side that won the 1970 World cup in such style have become a myth, a team to be held up as the ultimate exponents of the beautiful game.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Columbia not in the top twenty placing by FIFA world ranking

Former Colombia international Footballer Freddy Rincon was arrested in Brazil following an extradition request from Panama. He was detained this morning and is being held at the federal police headquarters in Sao Paulo. Police said Rincon, who was arrested at his home is wanted in Panama on money laundering charges.

Rincon a lanky midfielder with a surprisingly delf touch, played for Brazilian clubs Corinthians and Palmeiras, Napoli and Real Madrid. He played in three world cups for his country and captained the Corinthians team who won FIFA's club world cup in the year 2000.

Recently the 40 year old Ricon has been trying to break into coaching and this year had a brief spell with modest provincial club Sao Bento. This year from the FIFA world ranking result, Columbia are not in the top twenty placing.

France climb to second in FIFA ranking

Europe stole a march on South America in June's FIFA world ranking list released on this month with France leapfrogging Brazil and Argentina to take second spots, while 2006 world cup champions Italy held onto first place. Back to back victories in Europe 2008 qualifiers this month buoyed both France and Germany, which rose to fourth placing in the world, its higest position in more than four years.

Breaking up into the top 20 were the United States, Sweden, Ghana and Ivory Coast. Their fortunes constrasted with Turkey, Scothland,Russia and Mexico, all of which feel several places. The biggest surge albeit lower down the rankings, came from Armenia which climbed to 48th position from 80th position due to an upset victory over Poland.

FIFA world ranking body sain the rankings would likely be shaken up in the coming months with the Copa America and more Europe 2008 qualifiers taken into account, while results from last year's world cup diminshing in value. The placings of the top twenty are :

1) Italy
2) France
3) Brazil
4) Germany
5) Argentina
6) Portugal
7) Spain
8) England
9) Holland
10) Czech Republic
11) Croatia
12) Romamia
13) Ukraine
14) Cameroon
15) Greece
16) United State
17) Sweden
18) Poland
19) Ghana
20) Ivory Coast

Monday, May 07, 2007

FIFA World Ranking for Asian countries keep droping

The changes take places in this year FIFA World Ranking are quite fast due to many countries commitment in the European and Asian cups. Italy after winning the 2006 world cups has jumps to second place behind Brazil, the most world cups champions With the early changes Argentina became FIFA World Ranking follow by Italy and Brazil. The latest changes see Italy becomes the worls number one FIFA World Ranking

The changes also see England Drops to eight sports following poor result in this year European qualiflying games. Argentina goes down to second place while Brazil which is always number one in FIFA World Ranking stay in third placing. French and Germany remaind fourth and fifth placing. Holland and Portugal up one placing, there are now six and seven placing above England.

Fot the Asian countries Japan and South Korea drops to 46th and 51st placing. Malaysia last time in soccer a fear country in Asia drops to 151th placing and will be droping if the standard of soccer is not improved compare to neighbouring country Singapore and is now above Malaysia in 124th position.

Most of the teams in Africa is improving their position, while many teams in Europe has slight changes in their ranking. USA are in 29th placing now.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Argentina FIFA world ranking number one 2007

Brazil to the FIFA World Ranking always stay number one ranking in the world because of their times of winning the soccer world cups. Italy won the world cups in 2006 beating France in the finals promoted to second place behind the popular country, Brazil. Argentina the world FIFA world ranking taking third place after the world cup are now the favourite in FIFA world ranking. Staying number one ranking in the FIFA world ranking for the first time beating brazil and Italy having 1616 points.Italy remains in second place with a point of 1592 and Brazil all times number one drops to third place having secure 1557 points

England one of the best country to watch them playing soccer drops from fifth place to six place because of their poor performers during this european match only secure 1339 points, France in forth with 1515 points, Germany in fifth with 1390, follow by Holland 1313, Portugal 1288, Czech rep 1195 and ten place is Spain with 1161 points.

The others evelven sports to twenty are as follows Ukraine 1037, Croatia 982, Greece 961, Romania 919, Sweden 914, Scothland 911, Switzerland 906, Cameroon 893, Ghana 881 and Ivory Coast 875.