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Friday, December 18, 2009

December 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 200 134 66
Solomon Islands 172 119 53
Guinea-Bissau 194 141 53
Tahiti 194 149 45
Tajikistan 165 125 40
Papua New Guinea 203 166 37
Niger 163 130 33
New Caledonia 147 117 30
Jamaica 81 52 29
Libya 115 86 29

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Gabon 48 90 -42
Luxembourg 128 169 -41
Burkina Faso 49 88 -39
Faroe Islands 117 154 -37
Nicaragua 133 168 -35
Benin 59 93 -34
Northern Ireland 40 71 -31
Bangladesh 149 180 -31
Algeria 26 56 -30
Sri Lanka 151 181 -30

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 43 17 26
Korea Republic 52 32 20
Saudi Arabia 63 43 20
Iran 64 44 20
Turkey 41 23 18
Sweden 42 26 16
Venezuela 50 37 13
Denmark 28 17 11
Romania 36 26 10
Finland 55 45 10

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Gabon 48 90 -42
Burkina Faso 49 88 -39
Northern Ireland 40 71 -31
Algeria 26 56 -30
Latvia 45 70 -25
Slovenia 31 47 -16
Slovakia 33 48 -15
Egypt 24 38 -14
Israel 26 40 -14
Mali 47 60 -13

Matches I would have liked to see before the next ranking:

Japan - Northern Ireland
Korea Republic - Latvia
Saudi Arabia - Gabon
Iran - Algeria
Turkey - Slovenia
Sweden - Slovakia
Venezuela - Burkina Faso
Denmark - Israel
Romania - Hungary
Finland - Benin

1 comment:

  1. WOW! Spain and Brazil are still on top I am loving Brazil's games

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