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FIFA ranking system defended

July 6, 2012
By ESPN staff
FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has defended the world governing body's ranking system, but admitted it can throw up situations that seem "not very logical."

Valcke said the rankings, which determine whether teams will be seeded in the draw for the 2014 World Cup, still presented "a good picture of the level of international football" but said FIFA wanted to be able to better explain how they worked.

The current rankings have England fourth after rising two places following ...

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