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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

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Despite being totally humiliated and beaten 2-0 by Brazil in last week's friendly, Scotland have risen up the FIFA rankings.

Craig Levein's side were sitting in 50th spot after their defeat of Northern Ireland in February's inaugural Carling Nations Cup and it was anticipated that they would slip lower down the table after the defeat at the hands of the Samba Boys at the Emirates.

But, because of a bizarre criterion in the rankings system, the Tartan Army's favourites now find themselves in the lofty position of Number 45.

This unexpected turn of events was explained by FIFA's Chief Executive Officer Javier Fortuna :

"I am happy to confirm that Scotland has improved their position on our International Performance Index following the latest series of matches, friendly and competitive.

Because they are obviously so inferior to the mighty Brazilians, they were expected to lose by 5 or 6 goals. Since they only lost 2-0, they performed better in relation to other countries who may have won or drawn, but were up against inferior opposition. Hence the rise up the rankings".

So that's that all clear, then.

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