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Friday, July 3, 2009

July 2009: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Central African Republic 202 154 48
Guinea-Bissau 186 140 46
Montenegro 98 54 44
Solomon Islands 163 120 43
Tahiti 191 148 43
Papua New Guinea 203 165 38
Syria 96 60 36
China PR 108 76 32
Jordan 122 90 32
New Caledonia 149 117 32

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Luxembourg 119 172 -53
Grenada 88 130 -42
Burkina Faso 51 89 -38
Antigua and Barbuda 105 143 -38
Philippines 158 193 -35
Gabon 30 64 -34
Nicaragua 135 169 -34
Northern Ireland 32 64 -32
Suriname 111 142 -31
Guyana 120 149 -29

Top 50 nations only (in the top 50 in at least one of the rankings)

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Iran 58 37 21
Saudi Arabia 61 45 16
Jamaica 65 50 15
Chile 27 13 14
Republic of Ireland 37 24 13
Japan 40 27 13
Korea Republic 48 36 12
Turkey 28 18 10
Costa Rica 30 20 10
Colombia 46 37 9

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Gabon 30 64 -34
Northern Ireland 32 64 -32
Algeria 47 73 -26
Scotland 24 42 -18
Australia 16 32 -16
Israel 25 39 -14
Greece 11 23 -12
Cameroon 29 40 -11
Côte d'Ivoire 18 27 -9
Slovakia 43 52 -9

Matches I would have liked to see in July:

Iran - Northern Ireland
Saudi Arabia - Gabon
Jamaica - Latvia
Chile - Scotland
Republic of Ireland - FYR Macedonia
Japan - Slovakia
Korea Republic - Burkina Faso
Turkey - Hungary
Costa Rica - Israel
Colombia - Algeria

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