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Football Ranking Mysteries Explained

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw, we look at world football rankings. How have the likes of Switzerland attained a seed when the Netherlands, Italy and England have missed out?

Ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw next Friday, we look at world football rankings. How has Switzerland attained a seed when the Netherlands, Italy and England have not? The answer lies in the playing of friendly games, which can be incredibly unfriendly to your ranking if you play the wrong team at the wrong time.

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