Reyna: Fuck FIFA


The world really can’t stand the USA for calling football, soccer. Now, Claudio Reyna is firing back.

On Thursday, Reyna bashed FIFA for throwing the United States in a World Cup opening round group with the Czech Republic, Italy and Ghana despite being ranked fifth in the world.

"FIFA claim their rankings are done by computer, that they have some sort of formula which takes into account each country's results, strength of opponent and the competitiveness of every fixture," he said. "Well, if that is the case, why didn't they use them for the draw?"

Reyna also said he was upset with Mexico’s placing and he might actually have a point. The United States has beaten Mexico eight of the last nine times they’ve met, yet the Mexicans appear to be in a much easier opening group than their northern neighbors.

Even with its world ranking, this might be the type adversity that will garner the USA some real respect. Advancing through to the single elimination portion of the tournament would be a huge accomplishment for the team.

To me, the only thing in my lifetime that could come close to the Miracle on Ice would be for the United States to win the World Cup. It’s not going to happen this year, but this could be a huge step in the right direction.


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