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Friday, November 20, 2009

FIFA Ranking: November 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.

Included: matches up to and including November 18th, 2009.

Spain replace Brazil on top of the rankings.
Lots of movement in the top 10, but no new teams. Portugal climb 5 places.

Best movers:

23 - Zimbabwe
21 - Comoros
16 - Slovenia

Worst movers:

-29 - Suriname
-25 - Fiji
-23 - Barbados

Best movers in the top 50:

16 - Slovenia
10 - Nigeria
9 - Ecuador

Worst movers in the top 50:

-10 - Colombia
-9 - Northern Ireland, Paraguay and Bosnia-Herzegovina
-8 - Czech Republic

Algeria overtake Egypt - they are now the top Arab team and fourth in Africa.

Uruguay now 4th in CONMEBOL, with Paraguay dropping to 5th.

Portugal up to 4th in Europe, replacing England.

Eight teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Côte d'Ivoire (16th - 18th in August 2006)
Algeria (28th - 29th in October 2009)
Latvia (45th - 47th in October 2009)
Burkina Faso (49th - 50th in June 2009)
Benin (59th - 67th in October 2009)
Montenegro (73rd - 75th in October 2009)
Mongolia (170th - 172nd in October 2009)
Comoros (178th - 180th in June 2007)

Two teams will return to their best ever ranking:

Spain (1st - first achieved in July 2008)
Cameroon (11th - first achieved in November 2006)

Sweden will return to their worst ever ranking - 42nd, first achieved in July 2009.

Three teams will have their worst ever ranking:

Morocco (67th - 63rd in October 2009)
Tahiti (195th - 194th in October 2009)
Andorra (202nd - 201st in October 2009)

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

1 Spain 1622 1 -7
2 Brazil 1592 -1 -40
3 Netherlands 1279 0 -61
4 Italy 1215 0 0
5 Portugal 1181 5 139
6 Germany 1170 -1 9
7 France 1122 2 73
8 Argentina 1085 -2 -18
9 England 1063 -2 -38
10 Croatia 1050 -2 -37
11 Cameroon 1035 3 86
12 Greece 1028 4 107
13 Russia 1019 -1 37
14 USA 980 -3 -45
15 Mexico 931 3 27
16 Côte d'Ivoire 927 3 24
17 Chile 926 0 17
18 Switzerland 924 -5 -37
19 Uruguay 901 6 63
20 Serbia 900 0 8
21 Australia 863 3 15
22 Nigeria 848 10 85
23 Czech Republic 843 -8 -85
24 Ukraine 842 -2 -15
25 Israel 837 1 0
26 Denmark 835 1 5
27 Bulgaria 827 -4 -27
28 Algeria 822 1 41
29 Egypt 819 -1 21
30 Paraguay 816 -9 -63
31 Norway 780 6 29
32 Romania 763 4 11
33 Slovenia 756 16 93
34 Slovakia 755 -1 -3
35 Ecuador 750 9 53
36 Republic of Ireland 746 -2 -9
37 Ghana 739 1 -7
38 Honduras 738 -3 -16
39 Northern Ireland 737 -9 -38
40 Colombia 736 -10 -39
41 Turkey 729 -2 -8
42 Sweden 727 -1 -1
43 Japan 709 -3 -26
44 Costa Rica 694 -1 -13
45 Latvia 670 2 -13
46 Scotland 665 0 -22
47 Mali 662 4 30
48 Gabon 660 -3 -31
49 Burkina Faso 650 6 34
50 Venezuela 646 1 14
51 Bosnia-Herzegovina 643 -9 -78
52 Korea Republic 625 -4 -46
53 Tunisia 613 1 -16
54 Finland 605 3 -1
55 Hungary 603 -5 -42
56 Poland 575 0 -34
57 Bolivia 573 3 51
57 Canada 573 -4 -58
59 Benin 534 8 59
60 Lithuania 526 -1 3
61 Bahrain 523 0 4
62 Austria 520 -4 -4
63 Iran 518 -1 0
64 Belgium 503 4 29
65 Saudi Arabia 501 -1 1
66 FYR Macedonia 491 0 15
67 Morocco 476 -4 -35
68 Cyprus 472 -3 -17
69 Panama 468 1 4
70 Peru 467 4 28
70 Togo 467 10 64
72 Mozambique 461 12 79
73 Montenegro 456 2 20
74 Jamaica 450 -5 -19
75 Guinea 449 -4 -12
76 Uzbekistan 437 4 34
77 New Zealand 433 6 50
78 Uganda 428 -1 0
79 Belarus 426 -6 -18
79 Wales 426 -1 8
81 Trinidad and Tobago 421 -9 -38
82 El Salvador 408 0 11
83 Oman 403 -4 -14
84 Korea DPR 398 7 39
85 Haiti 383 1 6
86 South Africa 377 -1 -4
87 Qatar 374 7 27
88 Iraq 364 5 15
89 Senegal 362 0 -6
90 Zambia 358 6 18
91 Syria 348 4 4
92 Iceland 346 -5 -26
93 Moldova 339 -5 -32
94 Angola 337 4 7
94 Malawi 337 -4 -28
96 Cuba 331 -20 -101
97 China PR 328 5 15
98 Albania 327 -1 -7
99 Armenia 323 1 -2
100 Congo 320 7 23
101 Cape Verde Islands 316 0 0
102 Estonia 303 1 -3
103 Grenada 298 2 -5
103 Kuwait 298 6 15
105 Kenya 292 -1 -12
106 Tanzania 291 -7 -37
107 Thailand 290 3 10
108 Zimbabwe 265 23 68
109 Congo DR 261 3 5
110 Rwanda 254 4 8
111 Singapore 247 8 19
111 Sudan 247 2 -6
111 United Arab Emirates 247 4 5
114 Namibia 246 -3 -25
115 Barbados 238 -23 -117
116 Azerbaijan 237 9 24
117 Guyana 232 0 -2
118 Libya 228 2 3
119 Kazakhstan 227 2 3
120 Faroe Islands 220 2 2
121 Botswana 218 4 5
121 Gambia 218 1 0
123 Antigua and Barbuda 216 -17 -84
124 Burundi 214 0 0
125 Georgia 203 -8 -31
125 Guatemala 203 5 3
127 Indonesia 198 2 -3
128 Jordan 185 0 -19
128 Luxembourg 185 5 8
130 Vietnam 184 4 12
131 Ethiopia 182 1 0
132 Yemen 177 7 19
133 Fiji 174 -25 -117
134 Nicaragua 165 1 0
135 Equatorial Guinea 163 1 0
135 India 163 3 3
135 Myanmar 163 5 6
138 Swaziland 152 10 23
139 New Caledonia 147 2 -1
140 Turkmenistan 139 2 -6
141 Hong Kong 137 -14 -70
141 Sierra Leone 137 11 20
143 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 136 0 -3
144 Bermuda 133 6 5
144 Maldives 133 4 4
144 Suriname 133 -29 -109
147 Chad 130 0 0
148 Lebanon 129 -3 -7
149 Malta 128 -3 -4
150 Lesotho 119 6 13
151 Eritrea 115 2 0
152 Liechtenstein 110 -9 -29
152 Malaysia 110 -2 -18
154 Madagascar 108 0 -5
154 Sri Lanka 108 4 5
156 Kyrgyzstan 103 -19 -58
157 Vanuatu 101 2 2
158 Liberia 98 2 0
159 St. Kitts and Nevis 94 -3 -12
160 Chinese Taipei 93 1 5
161 Pakistan 88 6 8
161 Tajikistan 88 7 12
163 Puerto Rico 87 -1 0
164 Niger 86 -1 0
165 Philippines 83 -10 -25
166 Bangladesh 82 -1 0
166 Somalia 82 -1 0
168 Netherlands Antilles 80 -4 -5
169 Mauritania 70 0 0
170 Mongolia 61 2 0
171 Solomon Islands 60 2 0
172 Cambodia 59 -1 -9
173 Belize 57 2 0
174 Laos 55 -4 -14
175 Palestine 54 1 1
176 Nepal 53 -3 -7
177 Bahamas 47 0 0
178 Comoros 46 21 38
179 Turks and Caicos Islands 45 0 0
180 Seychelles 44 0 0
181 Dominican Republic 41 1 0
182 Mauritius 40 1 2
183 Samoa 38 0 0
184 Cayman Islands 36 -4 -8
185 Cook Islands 34 1 0
185 Djibouti 34 1 0
185 Guam 34 1 0
188 St. Lucia 32 1 0
189 Macau 31 2 3
190 Guinea-Bissau 29 -7 -9
191 Tonga 28 0 0
192 Afghanistan 25 -3 -7
192 British Virgin Islands 25 1 0
192 Brunei Darussalam 25 -14 -21
195 Tahiti 19 -1 0
196 Bhutan 17 -1 0
197 Dominica 12 -1 0
198 Aruba 11 -1 0
199 US Virgin Islands 8 0 0
200 Timor-Leste 5 -2 -4
201 Central African Republic 4 0 0
202 Andorra 3 -1 -1
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

4 comments:

  1. Hi Edgar, congratulations for having such a good blog!

    I ask you about Spain leadership at the FIFA ranking. As there are few matches programmed until the World Cup (Spain is just playing one match in march against France, and I suppose they'll play a couple of matches just before the WC), how long do you think they are going to keep number one? Till the WC?

    Juan (Go Spain!)

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  2. Hi Juan!

    Spain will surely be 1st until the match against France.
    If both Spain and Brazil would play no matches before March 31st, Brazil will regain to spot on that day.

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  3. Thank you very much, Edgar!!!

    Juan

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