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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

FIFA Ranking: May 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 May 2009 ranking on May 6th. The deadline for matches is tomorrow, this means there are two more matches left: Myanmar - Cambodia and Bangladesh - Macau. Both are played in the AFC Challenge Cup preliminary competition and are considered friendlies for ranking purposes.

This is how their point totals could change:

Myanmar (W: 129; D: 125; L: 123)
Cambodia (W: 69; D: 63; L: 60)
Bangladesh (W: 70; D: 62; L: 57)
Macau (W: 39; D: 31; L: 27)

Little movement in the top 50 with Poland and Hungary moving up one place at the expense of Costa Rica and Colombia.

Best movers:

12 - Sierra Leone and Chinese Taipei
10 - Pakistan
9 - Maldives and Mongolia

Worst movers:

-9 - Lebanon
-5 - Seychelles and Bhutan
-4 - Angola, Philippines, Nepal, Belize, Brunei Darussalam

Grenada will have their best ever raking - 103rd. Their previous best ranking was 105th in August 1997.

Two countries will have their worst ever ranking:

Lebanon (159th - 151st in October 2008)
Andorra (196th - 195th in January 2009)

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

1 Spain 1729 0 0
2 Germany 1362 0 0
3 Netherlands 1360 0 0
4 Brazil 1281 0 6
5 Italy 1271 0 0
6 Argentina 1195 0 -6
7 England 1173 0 0
8 Croatia 1151 0 0
9 Russia 1117 0 0
10 France 1074 0 0
11 Portugal 1013 0 0
12 Czech Republic 968 0 0
13 Greece 927 0 0
14 Turkey 923 0 -2
15 USA 919 0 0
16 Uruguay 909 0 0
17 Paraguay 906 0 10
18 Switzerland 883 0 0
19 Cameroon 871 0 0
20 Bulgaria 840 0 0
21 Israel 836 0 0
22 Ukraine 832 0 0
23 Serbia 819 0 0
24 Scotland 815 0 0
25 Mexico 803 0 -5
26 Chile 796 0 -10
27 Northern Ireland 795 0 0
28 Romania 792 0 0
29 Denmark 790 0 0
30 Nigeria 781 0 0
31 Ghana 779 0 0
32 Australia 776 0 0
33 Sweden 769 0 0
34 Republic of Ireland 761 0 0
35 Japan 749 0 0
36 Côte d'Ivoire 743 0 0
37 Egypt 742 0 0
38 Bosnia-Herzegovina 737 0 0
39 Honduras 736 0 10
40 Poland 724 1 5
41 Costa Rica 721 -1 0
42 Ecuador 695 0 -2
43 Hungary 662 1 0
44 Colombia 660 -1 -14
45 Korea Republic 641 0 0
46 Norway 640 0 0
47 Slovakia 626 0 0
48 Gabon 616 0 0
49 Mali 604 0 -5
50 Morocco 593 0 0
51 Finland 591 0 0
52 Tunisia 585 0 0
53 Guinea 582 0 0
53 Iran 582 0 0
55 Saudi Arabia 577 0 0
56 Venezuela 565 2 11
57 Burkina Faso 559 -1 0
58 Bolivia 554 0 0
59 Lithuania 550 -2 -5
60 Panama 547 0 0
61 Latvia 541 0 0
62 Belgium 534 0 0
63 Slovenia 510 0 0
64 FYR Macedonia 507 0 0
65 Togo 506 0 0
66 Senegal 497 0 0
67 Congo 493 0 0
68 Uganda 492 0 0
69 Gambia 491 0 0
70 Jamaica 481 0 -4
71 Bahrain 476 0 0
72 Algeria 475 0 0
73 Wales 468 0 0
74 Trinidad and Tobago 462 1 6
75 Cyprus 460 -1 0
76 Uzbekistan 455 0 0
77 South Africa 453 0 0
78 New Zealand 450 1 5
79 Austria 446 -1 0
80 Mozambique 437 6 36
81 Oman 432 0 9
82 Belarus 431 -2 0
83 Libya 419 -1 0
84 Rwanda 417 -1 0
85 Sudan 412 -1 0
86 Iraq 408 -1 0
87 Peru 397 1 0
88 Congo DR 395 7 10
89 Canada 394 0 0
90 Zambia 393 0 0
91 Angola 392 -4 -7
92 Albania 390 -1 0
93 Moldova 387 -1 0
94 Benin 386 -1 0
94 Iceland 386 -1 0
96 Qatar 376 0 0
97 China PR 369 3 17
98 Sierra Leone 359 12 40
99 Syria 357 -2 0
100 Cuba 355 -2 0
101 Ethiopia 347 -2 -6
102 El Salvador 345 0 6
103 Grenada 344 5 20
104 Tanzania 342 -3 0
105 Cape Verde Islands 335 -2 0
105 Zimbabwe 335 1 6
107 Korea DPR 334 -3 0
108 Fiji 333 -3 0
109 Kenya 327 -2 0
110 Georgia 322 -1 0
111 Guatemala 309 0 6
112 Malawi 302 0 0
113 Estonia 298 2 5
113 Thailand 298 0 0
115 Bermuda 296 -1 0
116 Antigua and Barbuda 293 -1 0
117 Montenegro 284 0 0
118 Kuwait 282 2 0
119 Equatorial Guinea 279 -2 -5
120 Barbados 278 3 0
120 United Arab Emirates 278 2 -2
122 Haiti 276 -3 -7
123 Botswana 273 1 5
124 Namibia 270 -3 -11
125 Armenia 268 -1 0
126 Luxembourg 259 0 0
127 Guyana 255 0 0
127 Jordan 255 0 0
129 Suriname 253 0 0
130 Chad 251 0 0
131 Madagascar 231 3 15
132 New Caledonia 229 -1 0
133 Burundi 224 -1 0
134 Singapore 220 -1 0
135 Swaziland 217 1 3
136 Vietnam 216 -2 0
137 Kazakhstan 214 -1 0
138 Liberia 207 2 17
139 Indonesia 206 -1 -4
140 Vanuatu 201 3 25
141 Nicaragua 195 -2 0
142 Azerbaijan 193 -2 3
143 Hong Kong 183 -1 0
144 Niger 168 1 0
145 Yemen 162 1 -5
146 India 156 1 0
147 Netherlands Antilles 152 2 0
147 Tajikistan 152 -3 -20
149 Maldives 143 9 21
150 Kyrgyzstan 141 -3 -15
150 Malta 141 1 0
150 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 141 1 0
153 Turkmenistan 140 4 16
154 Puerto Rico 139 -1 0
154 St. Kitts and Nevis 139 -1 0
156 Liechtenstein 134 -1 0
157 Mauritania 130 -1 0
158 Myanmar 127 1 6
159 Lebanon 120 -9 -28
160 Eritrea 114 0 0
161 Lesotho 110 2 9
162 Sri Lanka 107 3 10
163 Malaysia 105 -2 0
164 Solomon Islands 100 0 0
165 Faroe Islands 96 1 0
166 Philippines 90 -4 -13
167 Pakistan 88 10 30
168 Chinese Taipei 86 12 34
169 Somalia 82 -2 0
170 Cayman Islands 76 -2 0
171 Mauritius 74 1 5
172 Laos 73 -2 0
173 Nepal 71 -4 -3
174 Mongolia 69 9 26
174 Palestine 69 -3 -2
176 Samoa 64 -2 0
177 Cambodia 63 -2 3
178 Seychelles 62 -5 -6
179 Bangladesh 60 -1 7
179 Belize 60 -4 0
181 Bahamas 53 -3 0
182 Turks and Caicos Islands 51 -1 0
183 Afghanistan 45 1 4
184 Djibouti 40 1 0
184 Dominican Republic 40 1 0
186 Brunei Darussalam 38 -4 -9
186 Guinea-Bissau 38 1 0
188 Guam 34 0 0
189 St. Lucia 32 0 0
189 Tahiti 32 0 0
189 Tonga 32 0 0
192 British Virgin Islands 30 1 0
193 Macau 28 2 10
194 Bhutan 23 -5 -9
195 Aruba 22 -1 0
196 Andorra 18 -1 0
197 Dominica 12 0 0
198 Timor-Leste 9 0 0
199 Comoros 8 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 8 0 0
201 Central African Republic 4 0 0
202 American Samoa 0 0 0
202 Anguilla 0 0 0
202 Cook Islands 0 0 0
202 Montserrat 0 0 0
202 Papua New Guinea 0 0 0
202 San Marino 0 0 0

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