Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Ranking

The final world cup warm up game against Italy in the Millenium Stadium is at 5 o'clock in Saturday. it is only going to be shown on the regional BBC2 Wales channel so those of us who live in England will have to watch it on the iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbctwo?area=wales.

The Welsh win against Ireland on Saturday moved them up to fifth in the world rugby rankings ahead of England who have slipped to sixth.

There are two important Welsh football internationals coming up, both on Sky Sports 1; Cyprus away on Thursday and then Israel at home on Sunday. If we win both we will have qualified for the European Championships. The first time we have got the the finals of a major event for over half a century.

More good news is that rankings expert Eduard Ranghiuc, has predicted that when the latest FIFA figures are published on September 3, Wales will be at number nine and above England at ten. Four years ago they were 117th.

That is right, come Thursday Wales will be above England in the world rankings in rugby and football simultaneously.
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