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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: WFN Administrator on Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 05:54 pm ACDT

So after the feedback from today - I think a few things need consideration.

Firstly - people feel that there should be some recognition of 9s matches that are played under genuine local-content criteria. As Kolja pointed out, Croatia have performed very well at the EU Cup with an all-local side, and last year they had easily enough spare players that they could have fielded a full 18-a-side squad at the tournament.

They haven't really had the chance yet to play 18s/16s.

So, we'll tinker some more and hopefully get some feedback from the international leagues as to what they want to see in a rankings system.

Keep the comments coming - we need the discussion!!

= Aaron

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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: David Verngren on Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 06:12 pm ACDT

Why couldn't there be one seperate ranking for each format?

Clearly some teams participate in both 18/16 a side and some teams only participate in 9 a side.
Similarity to Soccer. You have Futsal ranking. For an example there, you have Iran ranked at number 5 in the world.
You wouldnt have Iran at number 5 in the world in the "normal" soccer. Cause its two different sets of rules. So is 18 a side, and 9 a side.
Two different sets of rules.

My two cents...

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Is this the first step towards the Official World Rankings?
Authored by: Aaron Richard on Wednesday, March 17 2010 @ 09:48 pm ACDT

That's another idea we've discussed and it's another thing we'll look at. We'll keep you posted.

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