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Friday, October 16, 2009

October 2009: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Solomon Islands 173 121 52
Tahiti 194 148 46
Central African Republic 201 156 45
Guinea-Bissau 183 140 43
Tajikistan 168 127 41
Papua New Guinea 203 166 37
Syria 95 60 35
Libya 120 86 34
Niger 163 130 33
Jordan 128 99 29

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Northern Ireland 30 69 -39
Philippines 155 193 -38
Luxembourg 133 170 -37
Barbados 92 128 -36
Burkina Faso 55 89 -34
Nicaragua 135 169 -34
Algeria 29 62 -33
Guyana 117 150 -33
Antigua and Barbuda 106 138 -32
Faroe Islands 122 154 -32

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

Japan 40 19 21
Saudi Arabia 64 44 20
Iran 62 43 19
Korea Republic 48 31 17
Turkey 39 23 16
Sweden 41 26 15
Venezuela 51 38 13
Finland 57 46 11
Mexico 18 8 10
Uruguay 25 16 9

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Northern Ireland 30 69 -39
Algeria 29 62 -33
Latvia 47 70 -23
Gabon 45 67 -22
Greece 16 34 -18
Israel 26 42 -16
Slovakia 33 49 -16
Cameroon 14 26 -12
Bulgaria 23 35 -12
Egypt 28 36 -8


Matches I would have liked to see in November:

Japan - Northern Ireland
Saudi Arabia - Algeria
Iran - Latvia
Korea Republic - Slovakia
Turkey - Israel
Sweden - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Venezuela - Burkina Faso
Finland - Gabon
Mexico - Greece
Uruguay - Bulgaria

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