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Friday, August 7, 2009

August 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 186 141 45
Tahiti 190 147 43
Montenegro 96 55 41
Solomon Islands 161 120 41
Papua New Guinea 203 165 38
Syria 95 61 34
China PR 108 74 34
Jordan 122 90 32
Tajikistan 155 127 28

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Luxembourg 119 172 -53
Burkina Faso 51 89 -38
Philippines 158 193 -35
Gabon 31 64 -33
Northern Ireland 32 64 -32
Suriname 111 143 -32
Antigua and Barbuda 108 139 -31
Nicaragua 139 169 -30
Guyana 121 148 -27
Algeria 47 73 -26

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 61 39 22
Mexico 30 11 19
Saudi Arabia 64 45 19
Chile 26 13 13
Republic of Ireland 37 24 13
Costa Rica 38 26 12
Japan 39 27 12
Korea Republic 48 36 12
Honduras 46 35 11
Turkey 28 19 9

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Gabon 31 64 -33
Northern Ireland 32 64 -32
Algeria 47 73 -26
Scotland 24 42 -18
Australia 16 32 -16
Israel 25 38 -13
Greece 11 23 -12
Cameroon 29 39 -10
Hungary 43 53 -10
Côte d'Ivoire 18 27 -9

Matches I would have liked to see in August:

Iran - Northern Ireland
Mexico - Scotland
Saudi Arabia - Gabon
Chile - Israel
Republic of Ireland - Slovakia
Costa Rica - Hungary
Japan - Latvia
Korea Republic - FYR Macedonia
Honduras - Burkina Faso
Turkey - Bosnia-Herzegovina

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