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World Footy News AFL World Rankings

  • Thursday, July 18 2024 @ 03:10 pm ACST
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With the resumption of International Australian Rules Football Matches when the 2024 Trans-Atlantic Cup gets under way on 2nd August in Toronto, Canada, and the debut of Colombia and France Women* to International 'Footy' I think it is appropriate to refresh everyone on how our World Footy News World Ranking scheme works.

Australian Rules Football World Ranking

The Australian Rules Football World Rankings are a “Points Exchange” system in which sides take points off each other based on match results. Whatever one side gains, the other loses. The points exchanges are based on match result, the relative strength of each team, and the margin of victory, and there is an allowance for home advantage.

WFN Women's World Rankings 2024

  • Saturday, June 29 2024 @ 05:41 pm ACST
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World Footy News World Ranking Women 2024

Below is the WFN World Ranking Women 2024, which includes the 49th Parallel Cup matches between Canada and United States teams played in August 2023. With the Trans-Atlantic Cup due to be contested shortly, a refresher about the Ranking Scheme wouldn't go astray:

P is Provisional: Nations need to play 8 (eight) elegible matchs to become fuuly ranked.

D is Dormant: A nation becomes dormant when it has not played a match in 5 years. It retains its rating points until it plays its next eligible match. Initially if country did not play a match for eight years it would be removed from the Ranks. Due to the pandemic disrupting International Footy for nigh on 3 years, I have unilaterally decided to extend the cut off time out to 10 years. I don't think I will get any arguments about that. Tonga would have been removed at end of 2022 so hopefully if they get involved in the Pacific Cup later this year they can rejoin the Ranks. 

WFN World Rankings 2024

  • Friday, June 28 2024 @ 08:31 pm ACST
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Howdy Everybody. That is, fellow survivors of that damned Covid pandemic. Putting lockdowns, 12-day home quarantine isolation, multiple vaccines, travel restrictions and foul tasting anti-virals etc. behind us/me it is time to remind the International Footy World what the World Rankings pre-Covid looked like.

The upcoming Trans-Atlantic Cup signals a long-awaited resumption of International Footy competition so we are republishing the WFN Rankings as of post 2022 European Championships. This the last competition published on WFN.

A reminder for everyone: P Provisional Nation has not played the required 8 (eight) international matches to become fully Ranked. D Dormant Nation has not played an international match in 5 or more Years. Retains rating points until plays another eligible match.

The initial rules concerning nations becoming dormant and consequently being removed from the ranking were if a nation exceeded 8 years without playing an eligible International then the fell off the Ranking Scheme. Therefore, Tonga and Finland would have been removed from the ranks in 2023. However, due to the pandemic bringing International Matches to a grinding halt for well over two years I have unilaterally extended the cut off time to ten years. I don’t think I will get any arguments on that decision.


ARTW Team Podcast: News and AFL Masters with Lisa Roper

  • Wednesday, March 06 2024 @ 02:50 pm ACDT
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This week's team podcast saw Lisa "Kiwi" Roper join the team to talk about the Australian Master's teams touring Ireland and London. All the regular footy news from around the world followed.

ARTW Team Podcast: Feb 2024 Updates and Discussions

  • Wednesday, February 14 2024 @ 10:29 am ACDT
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Welcome to Aussie Rules The World Team Podcast! Join Troy Thompson, Greg Bridges, and Adam Gomolinski as we explore footy beyond Australia. From global games to upcoming events, we've got you covered. Tune in for all things footy from around the world.

Do We Need Bubble Wrap?

  • Friday, June 09 2023 @ 06:22 pm ACST
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General News Since I last wrote an article for this website, the footy landscape has changed. On social media, there are pages and pages of debate about what has been happening to our great game - in particular the world of tackling. Conversations have been ignited the world over, along the lines of "back in my day...". The following is my take on where we might go in the future, not really debating the argument as it exists, but looking forward to a football world full of unicorns, mermaids and a tackle-less footy world.

World Footy News World Rankings post 2022 European Championships

  • Sunday, October 23 2022 @ 04:56 pm ACDT
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World Footy News World Rankings 
    European Championships 2022
              Zagreb, Croatia
           12th October 2022

       Country                     Points   Last   Played    
1    Australia                                   1            
2    Papua New Guinea     61.99    2        39    
3    New Zealand               57.88    3        43    
4    Ireland                         53.84    4        71    
5    Nauru                          52.97    5        32    
6    United States            50.77    6        51    
7    Denmark                     47.45    8        51    
8    Great Britain               46.90    7        74    
9    South Africa                46.61    9        32    
10    France                      45.84    11       27    
11    Canada                    44.41    10        49    
12    Croatia                     39.87    12        23    
13    China                       39.91    13        24    
14    Fiji                            38.01    14        19    
15    Germany                  35.50    15        32    
16    Japan                       35.06    16        34    
17    Sweden                    34.18    17       39    
18    Indonesia                 30.94    18        12    
19    Pakistan                   29.14    19        10    
20    India                         27.45    20        21    
P1    Sri Lanka                 37.41    P1        5    
P2    Indo China              34.00    P2        7    
D    Tonga                        41.93            14    
D    Finland                     27.45            15    
P- Provisional as less than (8) eight qualifying matches played.
D- Dormant as (7) seven years since last played

Ireland gained 2.17 rating points enough to climb to 4th place over Nauru.
Great Britain’s losses to France (-2.02 rating points) in the semi-final and (-3.00 rating points) were instrumental in them sliding to 8th place below United States and Denmark.
France’s wins over Great Britain, Germany and Croatia (+7.22 rating points) saw France leap over China, Croatia and Canada into 10th place from 13th prior to the Championships.
Croatia slipped to 12th place losing 3.53 rating points in their campaign during the Championships.

World Footy News Women's World Rankings post 2022 European Championships

  • Sunday, October 23 2022 @ 03:19 pm ACDT
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World Footy News Women’s World Rankings
     Post European Championships 2022
                   Zagreb, Croatia.
        12th October 2022

Rank    Country                 Points         Last        Played    
1     Australia                                       1            
2    Ireland                             54.16    3        32    
3    Canada                           53.40    2        19    

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