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Friday, April 3, 2009

FIFA Ranking: April 2009 final preview

Point totals for teams from the top 20 of the October 2007 ranking should be 100% correct. For the others, there's the issue of historical rankings published before July 2006.

FIFA will publish the April 2009 ranking on April 8th.

Kuwait - Iran 0 - 1 (March 23, 2009) lost A match status because Iran used 11 substitutes.
Solomon Islands - Vanuatu 1 - 2 (Friendly - July 7, 2008) and Djibouti - Somalia 2 - 3 (Friendly - December 23, 2008) have been added to the calculation.

Thanks jonny for the info!

Brazil overtake Italy for the 4th spot.
England climb 2 spots to 7th.
France return to the top 10, displacing Portugal in the process.

Uruguay, Switzerland and Bulgaria return to the top 20, with Ukraine, Israel and Romania going the other way.

Korea Republic take 3rd place in AFC from Iran.

Honduras replace Costa Rica as CONCACAF 3rd team.

Uruguay up to 3rd in CONMEBOL, replacing Paraguay.

England replace Croatia as UEFA's 5th team.

Best movers:

26 - Togo
21 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
19 - Faroe Islands

Worst movers:

-17 - Iceland
-13 - Belgium, Chinese Taipei and St. Lucia
-12 - Iran

Best movers in the top 50:

21 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
15 - Northern Ireland and Gabon
13 - Serbia

Worst movers in the top 50:

-13 - Belgium
-12 - Iran
-11 - Poland

Gambia will have their best ever ranking - 67th. Their previous best ranking was 73rd in February 2009.

Northern Ireland will revisit their best ever ranking - 27th, first achieved in August 2007.

Two countries will return to their worst ever ranking: Chinese Taipei (180th - May 1996) and British Virgin Islands (193rd - January 2008).

Eleven countries will have their worst ever ranking:

Sweden (33rd - 32nd in December 2008)
Morocco (50th - 49th in March 2008)
Peru (88th - 86th in February 2003)
Zimbabwe (106th - 102nd in December 2006)
United Arab Emirates (121st - 116th in March 2009)
St. Lucia (189th - 185th in March 2008)
Dominica (197th - 196th in February 2009)
Central African Republic (201st - 200th in November 2008)
Cook Islands (202nd - 201st in February 2008)
Papua New Guinea (202nd - 201st in November 2008)
San Marino (202nd - 201st in November 2008)

April 2009 rank - Team - April 2009 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points

1 Spain 1729 0 63
2 Germany 1362 0 -4
3 Netherlands 1360 0 43
4 Brazil 1275 1 15
5 Italy 1271 -1 -13
6 Argentina 1201 0 -18
7 England 1173 2 90
8 Croatia 1151 -1 -18
9 Russia 1117 -1 -11
10 France 1074 2 70
11 Portugal 1013 -1 -12
12 Czech Republic 968 1 -30
13 Greece 927 6 64
14 Turkey 925 -3 -84
15 USA 919 2 23
16 Uruguay 909 5 73
17 Paraguay 896 -2 -12
18 Switzerland 882 4 51
19 Cameroon 871 -3 -29
20 Bulgaria 839 7 83
21 Israel 837 -3 -51
22 Ukraine 832 -8 -95
23 Serbia 819 13 111
24 Scotland 815 4 60
25 Mexico 808 -2 24
26 Chile 806 4 67
27 Northern Ireland 795 15 176
28 Romania 792 -8 -57
29 Denmark 789 9 88
30 Nigeria 781 -6 -2
31 Ghana 779 3 62
32 Australia 772 0 47
33 Sweden 769 -8 -13
34 Republic of Ireland 763 -8 -10
35 Japan 749 0 40
36 Egypt 743 -5 16
37 Bosnia-Herzegovina 737 21 208
38 Honduras 725 2 51
39 Costa Rica 720 -7 -5
40 Poland 719 -11 -28
41 Côte d'Ivoire 706 -4 0
42 Ecuador 697 -3 2
43 Colombia 674 4 75
44 Hungary 662 4 66
45 Korea Republic 641 -1 23
45 Norway 641 0 25
47 Slovakia 627 6 57
48 Gabon 616 15 111
49 Mali 606 -3 -1
50 Morocco 597 -9 -41
51 Finland 588 6 53
52 Tunisia 585 2 25
53 Guinea 583 -3 0
54 Iran 580 -12 -39
55 Saudi Arabia 575 0 32
56 Burkina Faso 559 10 64
57 Lithuania 557 -5 -16
58 Bolivia 554 -2 17
59 Venezuela 553 6 55
60 Panama 547 -9 -30
61 Latvia 541 10 69
62 Belgium 538 -13 -51
63 Slovenia 511 -4 -16
64 FYR Macedonia 507 -3 -18
65 Togo 505 26 120
66 Senegal 497 -6 -29
67 Gambia 492 6 27
67 Uganda 492 2 15
69 Congo 491 -7 -16
70 Jamaica 484 0 8
71 Bahrain 476 -4 -8
72 Algeria 475 -8 -26
73 Wales 467 -5 -14
74 Cyprus 460 10 53
75 Trinidad and Tobago 456 0 15
76 Uzbekistan 455 -2 5
77 South Africa 452 -5 -17
78 Austria 446 10 53
78 New Zealand 446 1 21
80 Belarus 431 8 38
81 Oman 423 0 5
82 Libya 419 0 8
83 Rwanda 416 2 10
84 Sudan 413 4 20
85 Iraq 408 -3 -3
86 Mozambique 400 7 23
87 Angola 399 -9 -31
88 Peru 398 -11 -34
89 Zambia 396 3 13
90 Canada 393 4 18
91 Albania 390 -11 -30
92 Iceland 387 -17 -54
93 Benin 385 -7 -11
93 Moldova 385 5 23
95 Congo DR 384 0 11
96 Qatar 376 -9 -18
97 Syria 357 -1 -10
98 Cuba 355 1 -5
99 China PR 353 1 -2
99 Ethiopia 353 2 5
101 Tanzania 342 2 6
102 El Salvador 339 4 10
103 Korea DPR 334 4 10
104 Cape Verde Islands 333 1 1
104 Fiji 333 0 0
106 Zimbabwe 329 -4 -16
107 Kenya 327 -11 -40
108 Grenada 324 14 44
109 Georgia 322 2 8
110 Sierra Leone 319 0 4
111 Guatemala 303 2 0
112 Malawi 302 -4 -17
113 Thailand 298 5 6
114 Bermuda 296 4 4
115 Estonia 294 11 34
116 Antigua and Barbuda 293 8 21
117 Equatorial Guinea 284 -8 -33
117 Montenegro 284 -5 -26
119 Haiti 283 -2 -10
120 Kuwait 281 -6 -18
121 Namibia 280 -6 -17
121 United Arab Emirates 280 -5 -15
123 Barbados 279 6 34
124 Armenia 268 -4 -17
124 Botswana 268 -3 -15
126 Luxembourg 259 -4 -21
127 Guyana 255 1 0
128 Jordan 254 -1 -4
129 Suriname 253 2 22
130 Chad 251 -5 -11
131 New Caledonia 229 1 0
132 Burundi 224 2 7
133 Singapore 220 -1 -9
134 Vietnam 216 2 0
135 Madagascar 215 3 6
136 Kazakhstan 214 -6 -29
136 Swaziland 214 3 6
138 Indonesia 210 -1 0
139 Vanuatu 201 4 25
140 Nicaragua 195 0 0
141 Azerbaijan 190 -7 -27
141 Liberia 190 1 11
143 Hong Kong 183 -2 2
144 Tajikistan 172 4 6
145 Niger 168 2 0
146 Yemen 167 -3 -9
147 India 156 2 0
147 Kyrgyzstan 156 8 22
149 Netherlands Antilles 152 4 10
150 Lebanon 148 1 3
151 Malta 141 -5 -28
151 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 141 6 11
153 Puerto Rico 139 -8 -31
153 St. Kitts and Nevis 139 1 0
155 Liechtenstein 134 -4 -11
156 Mauritania 130 -6 -19
157 Turkmenistan 124 -1 -7
158 Maldives 122 0 -4
159 Myanmar 121 0 0
160 Eritrea 114 0 6
161 Malaysia 105 0 -2
162 Philippines 103 2 5
163 Lesotho 100 -1 -5
163 Solomon Islands 100 0 0
165 Sri Lanka 97 -1 -1
166 Faroe Islands 96 19 54
167 Somalia 82 12 25
168 Cayman Islands 76 0 0
169 Nepal 74 3 4
170 Laos 73 0 0
171 Palestine 71 3 6
172 Mauritius 69 1 0
173 Seychelles 68 -2 -4
174 Samoa 64 2 0
175 Belize 60 3 -2
175 Cambodia 60 5 4
177 Pakistan 58 -11 -30
178 Bahamas 53 -9 -21
178 Bangladesh 53 -4 -12
180 Chinese Taipei 52 -13 -29
181 Turks and Caicos Islands 51 0 0
182 Brunei Darussalam 47 1 2
183 Mongolia 42 10 23
184 Afghanistan 40 0 -4
184 Djibouti 40 2 -1
184 Dominican Republic 40 3 0
187 Guinea-Bissau 38 1 0
188 Guam 34 13 34
189 Bhutan 32 0 -1
189 St. Lucia 32 -13 -32
189 Tahiti 32 1 0
189 Tonga 32 1 0
193 British Virgin Islands 30 -11 -20
194 Aruba 22 -2 0
195 Andorra 18 0 4
195 Macau 18 2 8
197 Dominica 12 -1 0
198 Timor-Leste 9 0 0
199 Comoros 8 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 8 -5 -9
201 Central African Republic 4 -1 0
202 American Samoa 0 -1 0
202 Anguilla 0 -1 0
202 Cook Islands 0 -1 0
202 Montserrat 0 -1 0
202 Papua New Guinea 0 -1 0
202 San Marino 0 -1 0

4 comments:

  1. Edgar, would you be able to show a fifa ranking with only the points gained in competitive matches (continental and world cup qualifiers, continental cup, world cup, confederations cup and without friendlies)?.
    I think it can be interesting..

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  2. I did something like this in October 2007

    Clasamentul FIFA fara meciuri amicale

    It's in Romanian.

    However - there's one problem. I would have to recalculate all the rankings in the last four years because discarding friendly matches also means the old rankings (used to compute the new one) would have changed.

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  3. no ... it would be inhumane ..
    I wanted to say without recalculating the old rankings, but maintaining the points earned in the individual matches unchanged.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Here you go:

    FIFA Ranking: April 2009 ranking without friendlies.

    ReplyDelete