God bless America: The mad, mad world of Mr FIFA

I notice that England has dropped a place in the official world rankings, from 9th to 10th. So winning our last match, 2-1 against Uruguay, clearly didn't mean very much. Slightly odd, but not as odd as the USA's jump to 4th in the world (!!!) - amazing what a 4-1 defeat to Germany and 1-1 draw against Jamaica will do for your standing. What a joke.

Of course this blog would never suggest that a certain football federation might abuse its ranking system in an underhand bid to promote 'soccer' to the world's richest, most corporate nation. That, most definitely, is NOT what we're suggesting…