Contributed by: Cam Homes
All the matches in Round 1 went pretty much as the Ranking Scheme predicted, that is, higher ranked country prevailed over its lower ranked opponent. Six of the seven matches that had a +/- 10.00 rating gap all produced over a +100 point wins for the favoured nation, although Great Britain’s win over France couldn’t be called close or lineball either, eg 12.17 (89) to 1.1 (7).
The two remaining matches that were expected to result in changes in rating points also were +100 point wins, South Africa 23.22 (160) d. Pakistan 2.2 (14) and Canada 19.5 (119) d. China 0.1 (1). This loss by China as predicted has seen China (31.36 rating points) fall to 18th below Germany (34.09).
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World Footy News Men's World Rankings 10th August 2014
nb "Games played" refers to international matches played at least 16 a side, under IC eligibility rules.
Dormant Nation (over five years since last played an International)
Samoa, 41.85pts, 18 games played
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