The international football Federation (FIFA) to review the system of ranking the teams, as some members of the organization consider it biased.
This was stated by General Director of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018″ Alexei Sorokin in anticipation of a precipitous collapse of the national team of Russia in the global ranking.
“The Committee on organization of the world championship Wednesday, the question arose with the ratings team, several Board members expressed that the system is currently biased. It depends on the number of friendly matches, from the selection of teams for friendly matches. Some people prefer to play with the weak, who, on the contrary, it chooses its opponents certainly stronger, because of this ratings “move down”, – quotes the arguments Sorokin TASS.
In the October FIFA rankings, which will be published the 20th day, the Russian team will descend from the 38 and at least 52-th place, occupied an extremely low position in its history. Regression is largely due to the lack of official matches, as it is to host the 2016 world Cup are exempt from selection.
“In the end, decided that the administration of FIFA to work this issue and come out with proposals to amend the rating system, apparently it should happen in the coming months, there is a chance that it will be discussed at the Board of FIFA in January next year”, – said the Director of the organizing Committee of the 2018 world Cup.
Previously, the worst result of the Russian national team in the FIFA rankings, which takes into account the results of the teams over the last four years, 40-th place in 1998 under coach in Anatoly Byshovets.