The FIFA Ranking is a system that ranks national football teams, based on their performance in international competition. The FIFA rankings claim to be a reliable comparison of national A-teams. They are also used to seed competitions and determine the winners of two annual awards. The first edition of the FIFA rankings was published in 1988 and it ranked nations according to their strength and performance in international competition. However, in the recent years, the FIFA rankings have been modified to include more factors, such as the quality of opponents and their importance.
First of all, rankings cannot reflect real-life situations. While historically strong teams can retain their high positions even during a losing streak, they may lose their high positions in the current season. Another problem with rankings is that they cannot factor in a form within a game. Teams with B squads can beat weaker opponents, while teams with A squads can beat stronger ones. Also, teams hosting competitions do not qualify for special rankings. Therefore, it’s important to look for other ways to calculate your team’s FifA ranking.