May 26, 2013
Argentine league 2nd strongest in the world, IFFHS
Argentina's First Division is second strongest tournament in the world after Spain, according to the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
During the first half of 2012, Spain's La Liga accumulated a record number of points (761) and leads with 148 points ahead of Argentina. The Spanish league headed with 94 points on July 2010, and with 143 during the same period in 2011.
"The Spanish First Division is by some margin the strongest league of the world," the IFFHS continues.
The organization stated that "as in previous years, the two strongest South American leagues in the month of July are again in 2nd and 3rd place in the world ranking, and the Argentinian Primera División is again placed ahead of the Brazilian Série A."
Meanwhile, the English Premier League retreated in the last three years and currently is at the same level as the Italian Serie A and Germany's Bundesliga. "It is completely open which of these three leagues will be the second-strongest European league at the end of the year," IFFHS stated.
Regarding the Portuguese league, it is once again at the level of previous years, while the Chilean First Division has become stronger and ended up ahead of the French league.
1. Spain 761 points
2. Argentina 613
3. Brazil 590
4. England 470
5. Italy 469
6. Germany 445
7. Chile 411,5
8. Paraguay 384
9. France 372
10. Netherlands 358,5