Do you know that at the professional level of football, usually we used the number rating from 1 to 20 for an evaluation on abilities of footballers. Every footballer's abilities will be evaluated from 1 to 20, 20 is the highest rate and 1 is the lowest rate.
So how to rate the abilities of footballers in Malaysia?
Here the World Ranking playing important role. Let see where are Malaysia.
Malaysia World Ranking on 29th February 2016 is 171. That is the reality and we must face it. Now how do we rate Malaysian footballer? as for now there are around 200 football teams are in the Fifa World Ranking. I will show you the average ability of Malaysia footballers. It is hard to write about it, but we must facing this reality and we will know how important the World Ranking is.
Footballers average rating ability:
|20||10||Belgium, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Chile|
|16||50||Norway, Jamaica, Serbia, Korea Republic, Congo, Saudi Arabia|
|11||100||Latvia, Liberia, Mozambique, Togo, Malawi, Kyrgyzstan|
|6||150||New Zealand, Lesotho, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Moldova|
|1||200||Mongolia, Andorra, Papua New Guinea, Anguilla, Bahamas|
Based on above table with current standing of Malaysia team on the World Ranking, Malaysian footballers have been rated with average only 4 in football abilities. This is very strict? Yes, professional football team will use the World Ranking to evaluates player's abilities and they will do it strictly because they don't want to waste their money to low quality footballers.
So now i think we got the answers for the question. But there is more important thing that Malaysian Football must do to improve in football. No matter what effort it takes, Malaysia world ranking must be improved. Now, we also understand that A class friendly match is very important. If you care about Malaysian Football, do you think we should still focus on the competition that don't give us any points for the World Ranking?
World Ranking reference: