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Friday, August 14, 2009

FIFA Ranking: September 2009 preview (II)

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.

Included: matches up to and including August 12th, 2009 (only those on fifa.com).

Next update: August 28th, 2009.

Still to play: St. Kitts - Jamaica (friendly), Nehru Cup (India, Syria, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan), EAF Championship qualifiers (Korea DPR, Guam, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei).

Some more matches played on August 12th could be added. For instance, Lesotho - Zimbabwe 1 - 1 is not yet on fifa.com.

Germany and Italy tied in 4th place.
Croatia and France swap places in the top 10.

Best movers:

13 - Kyrgyzstan*
10 - Congo
9 - Angola

Worst movers:

-22 - Congo DR
-17 - Tajikistan
-11 - India*, Cayman Islands and Samoa

Best movers in the top 50:

7 - Norway
6 - Mexico
5 - Chile

Worst movers in the top 50:

-7 - Uruguay
-6 - Ukraine and Scotland
-4 - Gabon and Hungary

Bahrain replace Saudi Arabia as 5th in AFC.

Ghana and Egypt tied for 3rd in CAF. Ghana overtake Nigeria and are now 4th, as Gabon drops out of the top 5. It's very close though - 5 African teams between 29th and 35th.

Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF top 5, overtaking Canada and Jamaica.

Chile up to 3rd in CONMEBOL, going past Paraguay and Uruguay.

Three teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Serbia (13th - 14th in July 2009)
Australia (14th - 16th in July 2009)
Montenegro (90th - 96th in August 2009)

Benin will return to their best ever ranking - 79th, first achieved in August 2007.

Five teams will have their worst ever ranking:

Morocco (57th - 55th in June 2009)
Peru (92nd - 89th in June 2009)
Congo DR (118th - 102nd in July 2009)
India* (167th - 165th in March 2007)
Tonga (193rd - 192nd in July 2007)

* - has matches left to play before the deadline.

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

1 Brazil 1604 0 -38
2 Spain 1588 0 -2
3 Netherlands 1376 0 -3
4 Germany 1186 0 -9
4 Italy 1186 1 5
6 Russia 1129 0 -32
7 England 1127 0 -8
8 Argentina 1113 0 33
9 Croatia 1101 1 70
10 France 1040 -1 -19
11 USA 974 1 -17
12 Greece 971 -1 -30
13 Serbia 916 1 -9
14 Australia 907 2 11
15 Switzerland 899 -2 -31
16 Denmark 892 -1 -17
17 Portugal 880 0 -1
18 Czech Republic 870 4 20
19 Bulgaria 859 4 20
20 Côte d'Ivoire 852 -2 -22
21 Chile 846 5 29
21 Israel 846 4 24
23 Paraguay 842 -3 -14
24 Mexico 835 6 36
25 Ukraine 829 -6 -40
26 Romania 827 1 13
27 Turkey 826 1 17
28 Uruguay 820 -7 -31
29 Cameroon 819 0 16
30 Scotland 804 -6 -33
31 Northern Ireland 795 1 11
32 Egypt 786 1 7
32 Ghana 786 3 14
34 Nigeria 773 0 0
35 Gabon 759 -4 -30
36 Ecuador 749 0 -19
36 Poland 749 4 43
38 Republic of Ireland 743 -1 -15
39 Costa Rica 735 -1 -7
40 Japan 734 -1 5
41 Sweden 723 0 21
42 Honduras 712 4 48
43 Norway 709 7 103
44 Algeria 707 3 46
45 Slovakia 686 -3 -1
46 Bosnia-Herzegovina 682 -2 2
47 Hungary 669 -4 -12
48 Colombia 657 -3 -11
49 Korea Republic 641 -1 15
50 Venezuela 604 4 21
51 Burkina Faso 602 0 4
52 Tunisia 601 -3 -13
53 Mali 593 5 42
54 Slovenia 576 6 37
55 Guinea 574 2 12
56 FYR Macedonia 569 -3 -20
57 Morocco 561 -2 -9
58 Latvia 555 -2 -8
59 Bolivia 547 4 25
60 Iran 541 1 7
61 Finland 537 -9 -56
62 Lithuania 533 -3 -12
63 Trinidad and Tobago 517 7 39
64 Bahrain 507 1 5
65 Saudi Arabia 505 -1 -15
66 Canada 504 0 6
67 Jamaica 488 2 -1
68 Wales 481 -1 -13
69 Belgium 480 -7 -53
70 Austria 473 -2 -20
71 Togo 454 0 -14
72 Uganda 448 3 7
73 South Africa 445 -1 -4
74 Oman 432 6 21
75 Panama 431 3 14
76 Cyprus 429 -3 -16
77 Belarus 420 -3 -24
78 Korea DPR 415 8 19
79 Benin 412 4 12
79 Congo 412 10 34
81 Senegal 410 3 11
82 Zambia 409 -5 -16
83 Libya 407 -8 -34
84 Qatar 400 1 3
85 Mozambique 399 -3 -3
86 El Salvador 398 -5 -10
86 Uzbekistan 398 -7 -14
88 Cuba 393 0 10
89 Moldova 391 -2 2
90 Montenegro 380 6 41
91 Syria 366 4 23
92 Peru 363 -3 -15
93 Angola 362 9 30
94 Albania 360 0 13
95 Tanzania 359 -2 9
96 Iceland 345 -4 -13
97 Sudan 343 -6 -24
98 Iraq 340 2 6
99 Gambia 337 -1 0
100 New Zealand 336 -1 0
101 Kenya 334 4 9
102 Namibia 331 1 5
103 Fiji 330 -2 -3
104 Barbados 326 2 6
105 China PR 313 3 1
106 Malawi 312 2 0
107 Antigua and Barbuda 311 1 -1
108 Grenada 305 5 0
109 Haiti 304 6 9
110 Kuwait 298 6 6
111 Guatemala 297 -4 -19
112 Cape Verde Islands 296 2 0
112 Georgia 296 -9 -30
114 Estonia 289 -2 -19
115 Thailand 286 2 -1
116 Luxembourg 282 3 -2
117 Rwanda 278 0 -9
118 Congo DR 275 -22 -64
119 Suriname 272 -8 -37
120 Zimbabwe 265 0 -16
121 Sierra Leone 241 4 0
122 Guyana 240 -1 -29
123 United Arab Emirates 238 1 -4
124 Chad 233 2 0
125 Armenia 231 -2 -12
125 Burundi 231 3 11
127 Singapore 223 0 -5
128 Equatorial Guinea 219 1 0
128 Jordan 219 -6 -26
130 Madagascar 208 2 6
131 Indonesia 202 3 16
132 Botswana 201 -1 -6
133 New Caledonia 199 5 31
134 Niger 190 -1 3
135 Hong Kong 186 -1 0
136 Ethiopia 181 0 3
136 Kazakhstan 181 -6 -27
138 Vanuatu 177 4 25
139 Azerbaijan 174 -2 -1
140 Malta 166 6 26
141 Nicaragua 165 -2 0
142 Yemen 163 -1 4
143 Liberia 161 -3 0
144 Myanmar 150 3 11
145 Vietnam 149 -1 0
146 Turkmenistan 145 -1 3
147 Kyrgyzstan 141 13 39
148 Lebanon 138 0 0
148 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 138 2 5
150 St. Kitts and Nevis 135 -1 0
151 Liechtenstein 124 -1 -9
152 Malaysia 121 0 1
153 Bermuda 119 -10 -31
154 Maldives 117 0 0
155 Swaziland 115 -2 -4
156 Eritrea 114 3 8
157 Sri Lanka 112 -1 0
158 Philippines 108 0 0
159 Mauritania 99 2 0
160 Solomon Islands 97 1 -2
161 Faroe Islands 96 2 0
161 Lesotho 96 3 1
163 Netherlands Antilles 88 2 0
164 Puerto Rico 87 2 0
165 Bangladesh 85 4 5
165 Pakistan 85 2 0
167 India 83 -11 -29
168 Somalia 82 0 0
169 Chinese Taipei 70 3 0
170 Laos 69 1 -4
171 Cambodia 67 2 3
172 Tajikistan 65 -17 -51
173 Palestine 62 4 5
174 Mongolia 61 1 0
175 Nepal 60 1 0
176 Belize 57 1 0
177 Bahamas 53 2 0
177 Seychelles 53 2 0
179 Turks and Caicos Islands 51 2 0
180 Brunei Darussalam 46 2 0
181 Cayman Islands 44 -11 -32
182 Mauritius 43 1 -2
183 Dominican Republic 40 1 0
184 Guinea-Bissau 38 2 0
184 Samoa 38 -11 -26
186 Cook Islands 34 1 0
186 Guam 34 1 0
188 Djibouti 33 1 0
189 St. Lucia 32 1 0
189 Tahiti 32 1 0
191 Afghanistan 30 1 0
191 British Virgin Islands 30 1 0
193 Macau 28 1 0
193 Tonga 28 -9 -12
195 Andorra 18 0 1
196 Bhutan 17 -1 0
197 Dominica 12 0 0
198 Aruba 11 0 0
199 Timor-Leste 9 0 0
200 Comoros 8 0 0
200 US Virgin Islands 8 0 0
202 Central African Republic 4 0 0
203 American Samoa 0 0 0
203 Anguilla 0 0 0
203 Montserrat 0 0 0
203 Papua New Guinea 0 0 0
203 San Marino 0 0 0

9 comments:

  1. Serbia 13th?! Hope this is true man, hope your ranking is correct :) Unbelievable... Soon in top 10

    Regards from Serbia

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  2. I'm pretty sure it's correct, but don't bet your house on it :)

    Regards from Romania.

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  3. It's me again. I'm so euphoric about this ranking for the last days :)

    I wonder if you could do me a favour. If you have time, of course...

    Let us think that the only match that is going to be played in September is the match between Serbia and France, 9th September in Belgrade. Let us also think that Serbia wins that match 1-0. Is it somehow possible to calculate the ranking for only these two nations and find out how many point they would gather? Thanks.

    PS. I'm sorry for my English, i know it's terrible :)

    Regards

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  4. Another Serbian guy has asked the same thing on a forum.

    If Serbia and France only play this match in September, Serbia (1003 points) will overtake France (958 points). However, France also have the home game against Romania. If Romania don't lose in Paris, you'll overtake France.

    So, quick recap:

    IF

    France fail to defeat Romania

    AND

    Serbia defeat France

    THEN

    Serbia will overtake France in the October 2009 FIFA Ranking.

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  5. OK. Thanks a lot. Come on Romania and Serbia!:)
    Since you are from Romania, what do you think about the match France-Romania? Is Romania going to play with their best players, or is the coach going to combine the team since they are eliminated? I personally think Romania has good chances to win if they play on their best!

    Again, thanks a lot!

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  6. Australia are rocketing up too. If we beat South Korea and Holland and get good results in our Asian Cup qualifiers a top 10 start to the World Cup is not inconceivable. Unbelievable but true. Aussie football fans are having a fantastic time right now!

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  7. Regarding France - Romania. Lucescu knows (or at least I hope so) Romania need points for the EURO 2012 seeding. I don't think he will experiment.

    Congratulations Australia! :)

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  8. is there any way you can work out how many points australia will have if in their matches in september and october they beat sth korea, draw with netherlands and beat oman.

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  9. 880 points.

    You have to keep in mind Oman (74) and the Netherlands (3) could change their positions in the October ranking - the ranking that will be used to compute the points for your matches against them.

    Winning all three we'll get you to 910 points.

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