Yesterday far most Turkish teams were kicked out of European football. As a direct result Turkey will not be able to make it to the 8th spot in the ranking, neither will the Czech republic.
Number 7 and 8 have one spot in the frist round CL, one spot in the qualifieers and 4 in the UEFA Cup.
The ninth spot for NL would have been better for Ajax, than you have only two teams in the UEFA Cup. In last years runners up NAC and NEC would not have been playing UEFA Cup this year, than The Netherlands would have 33% more points this year.
Portugal will have 3 spots in 2005/2006 in stead of Greece.
At this moment there are three really strong countries. Spain, England and Italy. France and Germany strong, but not as competetive as the strongest three.
The countries number 6 untill 12 are more or less on the same level. After country number 12, Belgium, there is a gap. Portugal has had very good results in the last two years, for a smaller country, that is.
This means that for the years to come The Netherlands will have two spots in the CL, not three or one.