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Anyone tell me how come Senegal is number 1 in Africa when they have NEVER won the Nations Cup.

https://www.transfermarkt.co.in/african ... ewerb/AFCN
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You do not know how the rankings work. It's not based on trophies, nor should it be.
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vancity eagle wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:58 am You do not know how the rankings work. It's not based on trophies, nor should it be.
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malamax wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:56 am Anyone tell me how come Senegal is number 1 in Africa when they have NEVER won the Nations Cup.

https://www.transfermarkt.co.in/african ... ewerb/AFCN
It is based on recent assumed strength of a team using various factors. It is not based on winning a trophy. The criteria is available online.
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vancity eagle wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:58 am You do not know how the rankings work. It's not based on trophies, nor should it be.
I think he knows exactly how FIFA ranks teams; unevenly. His comment is basically a protestation of FIFA’s unfair and illogical ranking methods❗️


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malamax wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:56 am Anyone tell me how come Senegal is number 1 in Africa when they have NEVER won the Nations Cup.

https://www.transfermarkt.co.in/african ... ewerb/AFCN
BUT they qualified for the QF of a WC
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TonyTheTigerKiller wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:31 pm
vancity eagle wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 6:58 am You do not know how the rankings work. It's not based on trophies, nor should it be.
I think he knows exactly how FIFA ranks teams; unevenly. His comment is basically a protestation of FIFA’s unfair and illogical ranking methods❗️


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I actually don't agree with how FIFA ranks teams, but no serious ranking system will rank a team solely by trophies.

I've even created my own system which I believe is far superior to FIFA and the top ranked African side is Algeria, while in FIFA they are #4.

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