USA allow victory over Spain to go to their Wiki heads

Posted by - June 25, 2009 - International, Oddballs

And this week’s biggest climber, up 13 places…

Tut, tut, tut. Internet football hooligans. Once decent win and they go around wrecking the joint! USA fans wasted no time in adjusting the Wikipedia page for the FIFA World Rankings to reflect their 2-0 Confederations Cup semi-final victory over Spain.

The US have miraculously jumped from 14th place to the top spot, while Spain – now playing under that well-known regional governing body FAIL – dropped down to fill the USA’s vacated place. Amusingly, this seems to have sparked Wiki discussions about whether someone believed they had been awarded three points for the win or whether someone had confused this with the article on the women’s rankings!

  • Joe

    I don’t think any US fans who know anything about the game are taking this as anything more than a big win for the side and an encouraging sign for next year’s world cup. It shows that when the side play with commitment and maximum effort they can beat just about anyone. Of course there will be the “soccerball” fans who blow it out of proportion but they are disliked as much or more by real American fans as they are by their European counterparts.

  • wykell

    that’s just part of the sandbox, I’m pretty sure. Real link to the wiki site for FIFA World Rankings here: