FIFA Goes Out on a Limb, Declares Germany the World’s Best Soccer Team after World Cup Victory (Pic)

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 10.17.48 AMFIFA, in order to keep doing busy work that legitimizes all those bribes and concessions, has released its first post-World Cup soccer rankings, and…SURPRISE! Germany is number one. Winning a month-long quadrennial soccer tournament will normally get you some pretty strong consideration for “best in the world.”

While Germany was obvious, there were a few shakeups later on down the list, though those don’t really matter until World Cup qualifying starts again in a few years.

It’s hard to see a team like Spain still sit higher than the U.S., I’m guessing that FIFA probably leans pretty Euro-heavy in these instances. It’s also difficult to determine if Brazil is overrated, underrated, or properly rated at number seven, considering how favored they were, how hard they fell, and their lack of a coach at the moment.

Here’s the rundown:


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