(Original post by pol pot noodles)
No actually, I hadn't finished yet. I think the main problem with the FIFA ratings is that it can't take any form into account. A lot of people have trouble wrapping their head around England's position because let's be honest they play like dog ****, regardless of the fact that on paper they get results.
Anyway, I hadn't actually finished that post and was going to add this- How about if a x2 multiplier was added to finals games, 1.5 for semi-finals and 1.15 for quater-finals? Doing the maths, then even under your hypothetical scenario, Spain would ave 1,633 pts. If those multipliers were added to the real Euro 2012 results, the current world rankings would be-
Spain - 1942
England - 1306
Then the rest as normal. So actually England would remain 4th, although if I could be bothered i'd go back and add the multipliers to the last World Cup and also the Copa America, which would boost Uruguay, Netherlands etc.