Sports fans can be a fickle bunch when it comes world rankings. Rankings only matter when it helps your argument, but when your team isn't ranked high - then it's a fault of a system.
So when the news that Wales became the first British team to be ranked ahead of England since the rankings began then both sets of supporters had to have something to say. Naturally, the Welsh fans were thrilled. English fans? Less so.
Here is the best of the hot-takes from twitter, with a lot of confusion:
— Matt Le Tissier🌸 (@mattletiss7) September 3, 2015
Wales are higher than England in the FIFA rankings? LOL!
— Jon (@jonhotspur88) September 3, 2015
So Wales are ranked ahead of England and Spain now.something seriously wrong with the ranking system.
— 🇮🇪 MARK ☘ (@sparkylink) September 3, 2015
How the fuck do them FIFA rankings work. Wales go above England and neither of them have played a game. Work that one out?
— Kieran Hughes (@k_hughes88) September 3, 2015
The only thing Wales being above England in the fifa rankings proves (once again) is that the system is absolutely rubbish!
— Jonathan Johnson (@jdjarcher) September 3, 2015
If neither team plays a game how can Wales move above England in the world rankings?
— Marc Hutcherson (@MarcHutcherson) September 3, 2015
Wales higher than England in rugby and football world rankings 🎉🎉🎉🎉😂
— Brych (@BrychanWi11iams) September 3, 2015
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