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Post by prasen9 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:31 am

If the points re-distribution after a match is reasonable, I would expect a normal distribution to emerge after sufficient number of matches. Any reason for it to be exponential?

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Post by jayakris » Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:00 am

The SAFF Cup is underway in Bangladesh and India is there. We are fielding an extremely young team, our u23 side, the youngest in the field. Only 3-4 guys like Ashique Karuniyan and Subhashish Bose from our regular team (and maybe none of the regular starters) are there. We had a good start with a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka last night. It seems we totally dominated the game, and SL didn't have a chance. Ashique scored in the 36th minute and Lallianzuola Changte scored in the 47th minute. It seems Ashique was a terror throughout the match and Changte missed a couple of sitters. We could have won 4-0 or something!

We are in Group B with Sri Lanka and Maldives. Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Pakistan are Group A. We play Maldives on Sunday next. They are always a decent team, and we can't count on a win, as ours is a u23 side.

Constantine had taken this u23 group to Australia for a 17 day preparatory camp, and they played a few matches against their top clubs. The full regular team will next play against China in November, but for FIFA ranking purposes, these SAFF games count as regular friendlies even if it is our u23 team there.

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Post by desidividend24 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:59 pm

india u19 lost 1-0 to slovenia
next they play France.

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Re: Football: Indian National Team news ...

Post by kujo » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:36 pm

prasen9 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:31 am
If the points re-distribution after a match is reasonable, I would expect a normal distribution to emerge after sufficient number of matches. Any reason for it to be exponential?
Normal distribution is normal and expected on these ELO points. But since the total number of teams (data points) is small (200) and there is precedent with prior FIFA ranking points being Exponential, I suspect it may not turn out to be Normal even after sufficient number of matches.

More like the rich get richer - by playing in high ELO value tournaments (world cup for example), while at the same time the poor (low ranked nations) get poorer by losing and giving away their ELO points to other teams ranked in the middle....
This is a may be scenario, we will see what happens...

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Post by Omkara » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:18 am

I don't understand. Today we have India vs France u 19 match and also we play Maldives in saff games where we have fielded u 23 team.

Is there so much depth in our team? If so, then amazing!

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Post by jayakris » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:34 pm

Yes, we do indeed have that much of depth. I don't think any u19 player (save maybe one?) would be in our u23 team.

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Post by jayakris » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:37 pm

And our u23 team beat Maldives 2-0 today in SAFF cup. Remember that we used to struggle and even lose to Maldives not so long ago.... Nikhil Pujari (36th min) and Manvir Singh (44th min) scored for us today. We are in the semis by topping our group, and will play Pakistan in the SF.

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Re: Football: Indian National Team news ...

Post by arjun2761 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:49 am

Our u-19 team lost to France 0-2. Considering that our u-19 team lost to Saudi Arabia 0-5 a couple of years ago, this is substantial improvement.

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Post by jayakris » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:33 pm

India beat Pakistan 3-1 last night in the SAFF semifinals in Dhaka. I guess even our u23 team is pretty decent to handle the minnows around us. Manvir Singh scored twice (48m, 69m) and Sumeet Passi scored once (84m) before Pakistan put in a late goal (88m). It was scoreless at the half and people started getting worried though...

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Re: Football: Indian National Team news ...

Post by sameerph » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:03 am

We lost 1-2 to Maldives in the final.

Although it is only an under 23 team a loss to Maldives is not a good result considering how we have been doing in the recent past.

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