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Friday, January 29, 2010

FIFA Ranking: January 2010 preview (IV)

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 January 21st, 2010.

FIFA will publish the ranking on February 3rd.

I might post a final update on Monday, if I can find the time.

Three matches left: Nigeria - Algeria (2010 ACN third place match), Ghana - Egypt (2010 ACN final) and Jamaica - Canada (friendly). I'm not so sure about Jamaica - Canada being included.

Here's how the totals can change for these six teams:

Egypt (1012 - loss, 1034 - PSO loss, 1056 - PSO win, 1077 - win)
Nigeria (862 - loss, 902 - PSO loss, 937 - PSO win, 972 - win)
Ghana (823 - loss, 852 - PSO loss, 882 - PSO win, 911 - win)
Algeria (784 - loss, 819 - PSO loss, 855 - PSO win, 890 - win)
Canada (527 - loss, 540 - draw, 566 - win)
Jamaica (387 - loss, 399 - draw, 423 - win)

In the ranking table, the value displayed for these teams is the minimum possible value. This means that even if they lose, their total can't drop.

Egypt could climb to 8th with a win against Ghana.

Best movers:

25 - Yemen
18 - Gambia
17 - Malawi and Tajikistan

Worst movers:

-29 - Nicaragua
-21 - Burundi
-17 - Guinea

Best movers in the top 50:

11 - Egypt
7 - Ghana
4 - Gabon

Both Egypt and Ghana can still improve.

Worst movers in the top 50:

-8 - Cameroon
-6 - Côte d'Ivoire and Mali
-5 - Algeria

Algeria could limit the damage and could even improve their best ever ranking with a win against Nigeria.

Saudi Arabia overtake Bahrain for 4th place in AFC.

Egypt will be the new African top team even if they lose against Ghana in the 2010 ACN final.

Three teams will have their best ever ranking:

Egypt (13th - 15th in January 2009)
Venezuela (47th - 48th in April 2004)
Montenegro (72nd - 73rd in November 2009)

Mongolia will return to their best ever ranking - 170th first achieved in November 2009.

Two teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

Tunisia (56th - first achieved in March 2008)
Tahiti (195th - first achieved in November 2009)

Four teams will have their worst ever ranking:

Romania (38th - 36th in October 2009)
Sweden (43rd - 42nd in July 2009)
Morocco (65th - 63rd in November 2009)
Guinea-Bissau (195th - 194th in December 2009)

January 2010 rank - Team - January 2010 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points

1 Spain 1627 0 0
2 Brazil 1568 0 0
3 Netherlands 1288 0 0
4 Italy 1209 0 0
5 Portugal 1176 0 0
6 Germany 1173 0 0
7 France 1117 0 0
8 Argentina 1082 0 -3
9 England 1076 0 0
10 Croatia 1053 0 11
11 Greece 1030 2 14
12 Russia 1026 0 0
13 Egypt 1012 11 180
14 USA 963 0 -17
15 Chile 955 0 19
16 Mexico 947 1 16
17 Switzerland 924 1 0
18 Serbia 916 1 0
19 Cameroon 914 -8 -121
20 Uruguay 909 0 0
21 Nigeria 868 1 20
22 Côte d'Ivoire 865 -6 -69
23 Australia 857 -2 -6
24 Ukraine 848 -2 0
25 Czech Republic 828 0 0
26 Denmark 827 2 7
27 Ghana 823 7 76
27 Israel 823 -1 0
29 Paraguay 806 0 0
30 Bulgaria 801 0 0
31 Algeria 784 -5 -39
32 Norway 772 0 12
33 Slovenia 767 -2 0
34 Honduras 759 3 21
35 Ecuador 753 2 15
36 Slovakia 752 -3 0
37 Republic of Ireland 746 -2 0
38 Romania 745 -2 0
39 Colombia 736 0 0
40 Japan 729 3 20
40 Northern Ireland 729 0 0
42 Turkey 728 -1 0
43 Sweden 727 -1 6
44 Gabon 706 4 46
45 Costa Rica 699 -1 -2
46 Scotland 665 0 0
47 Venezuela 646 3 0
48 Bosnia-Herzegovina 645 3 3
49 Korea Republic 634 3 9
49 Latvia 634 -4 -43
51 Burkina Faso 616 -2 -34
51 Hungary 616 3 3
53 Mali 598 -6 -64
54 Finland 576 1 -16
55 Bolivia 573 1 0
56 Tunisia 572 -3 -42
57 Poland 567 1 11
58 Saudi Arabia 538 5 28
59 Bahrain 529 1 5
60 Canada 527 -4 -46
61 Austria 523 0 0
62 Lithuania 522 0 0
63 Iran 499 1 -9
64 FYR Macedonia 495 1 0
65 Belgium 491 1 0
65 Morocco 491 2 14
67 Benin 483 -8 -49
68 Cyprus 471 0 0
68 Peru 471 0 0
70 Togo 468 1 1
71 El Salvador 464 7 51
72 Montenegro 456 2 0
73 Zambia 449 11 69
74 Uganda 447 1 -8
75 Uzbekistan 431 1 -9
76 Wales 420 1 0
77 Panama 406 -7 -63
78 New Zealand 400 4 0
79 Belarus 397 1 -9
80 South Africa 390 5 13
81 Jamaica 387 0 -16
82 Malawi 384 17 58
82 Mozambique 384 -10 -78
84 Trinidad and Tobago 382 -2 -18
85 Korea DPR 377 1 1
86 Iraq 375 2 11
87 China PR 373 6 33
88 Angola 371 7 34
89 Qatar 370 -3 -6
90 Guinea 360 -17 -98
91 Senegal 359 -2 -2
92 Kuwait 358 12 57
93 Oman 352 -14 -58
94 Iceland 349 -2 3
95 Haiti 347 -5 -1
96 Moldova 338 -2 0
97 Albania 336 -1 0
98 Gambia 333 18 110
99 Thailand 332 6 36
100 Cape Verde Islands 331 -3 0
100 Syria 331 -9 -16
102 Armenia 321 -2 0
103 Congo 320 -2 0
104 Estonia 315 -2 7
105 Yemen 294 25 118
106 Rwanda 276 -4 -32
107 Jordan 275 4 20
108 Tanzania 267 -2 -23
109 Namibia 251 4 5
109 Sudan 251 -1 -17
111 Congo DR 248 -4 -23
112 Kenya 244 -14 -83
113 United Arab Emirates 241 -1 -7
114 Azerbaijan 235 0 -1
115 Libya 233 0 1
116 Vietnam 231 7 28
117 Zimbabwe 228 -8 -37
118 Faroe Islands 222 -1 0
119 Botswana 220 -1 1
120 Singapore 217 -10 -43
121 Ethiopia 204 1 0
122 Georgia 202 2 0
123 Kazakhstan 201 2 1
124 Luxembourg 195 4 10
125 Cuba 191 -6 -27
126 Guyana 186 1 -5
127 Antigua and Barbuda 184 3 8
128 Barbados 171 1 -10
129 Fiji 167 3 0
130 India 166 4 8
131 Guatemala 164 -10 -41
132 Sierra Leone 159 6 14
133 Grenada 158 5 13
133 Turkmenistan 158 8 19
135 Bermuda 157 7 19
136 Indonesia 154 -16 -52
137 Hong Kong 153 6 16
138 Equatorial Guinea 152 -3 0
138 Swaziland 152 -3 0
140 Maldives 146 -3 0
141 Myanmar 144 -1 2
142 Suriname 133 2 0
143 Chad 130 2 0
144 Malta 129 2 1
145 Lebanon 127 3 2
146 New Caledonia 126 1 0
147 Burundi 124 -21 -71
148 Tajikistan 123 17 36
149 Lesotho 120 1 0
150 Bangladesh 117 -1 -5
151 Sri Lanka 115 0 0
152 Nepal 112 0 0
153 Liechtenstein 110 1 0
154 Vanuatu 108 1 0
155 St. Kitts and Nevis 106 1 0
156 Madagascar 105 2 0
156 Pakistan 105 0 -1
158 Kyrgyzstan 103 1 0
159 Malaysia 100 1 -2
160 Liberia 98 1 0
161 Mauritania 93 8 23
162 Chinese Taipei 92 0 -1
162 Eritrea 92 1 0
162 Nicaragua 92 -29 -73
162 Niger 92 1 0
166 Puerto Rico 89 -1 2
167 Philippines 85 0 2
168 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 82 -16 -30
169 Netherlands Antilles 80 -1 0
170 Mongolia 61 1 0
171 Solomon Islands 60 1 0
172 Palestine 57 1 0
173 Cambodia 56 2 0
174 Turks and Caicos Islands 45 3 0
175 Seychelles 44 3 0
176 Bahamas 43 4 0
176 Comoros 43 0 -3
178 Mauritius 40 3 0
179 Cayman Islands 39 4 3
179 Laos 39 -1 -5
179 Somalia 39 -9 -25
182 Dominica 38 15 26
182 Samoa 38 0 0
184 Cook Islands 34 0 0
184 Guam 34 0 0
186 Belize 33 -13 -24
187 St. Lucia 32 -1 0
188 Macau 31 -1 0
189 Tonga 28 -1 0
190 Dominican Republic 26 0 0
191 British Virgin Islands 25 0 0
191 Brunei Darussalam 25 0 0
193 Djibouti 23 -4 -4
194 Afghanistan 20 -1 0
195 Guinea-Bissau 19 -1 0
195 Tahiti 19 -1 0
197 Bhutan 17 -1 0
198 Aruba 11 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 8 0 0
200 Central African Republic 4 0 0
200 Timor-Leste 4 0 0
202 Andorra 3 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

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African Cup of Nations: Seeding for Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012 qualifiers (29 January 2010)

Detailed explanation of the seeding method.

The third place match won't affect the final ranking, as both Nigeria and Algeria will remain with 6 bonus points - as semifinalists.

It's between Ghana and Egypt - whoever wins the final, will also be in Group 1, as both teams are tied on 31 points.

The rest of the groups (from 3 through 13) are already set in stone if CAF will use the same system as in 2006.

Group 1: Egypt/Ghana, Congo, Madagascar, Sao Tome e Principe
Group 2: Ghana/Egypt, Cape Verde Islands, Lesotho, Central African Republic
Group 3: Nigeria, Gambia, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau
Group 4: Algeria, Senegal, Chad, Djibouti
Group 5: Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Swaziland, Somalia
Group 6: Cameroon, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Mauritius
Group 7: Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Seychelles
Group 8: Mali, Rwanda, Botswana, Comoros
Group 9: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Eritrea
Group 10: Zambia, Guinea, Libya, Niger
Group 11: Benin, Morocco, Congo DR, Mauritania
Group 12: Angola, Malawi, Namibia, Liberia
Group 13: Mozambique, Togo, Tanzania

I apreciate the effort made by an unregistered Wikipedian on the 2012 Africa Nations Cup qualification article, but I don't think this info should be on Wikipedia as it's not yet official.

According to an e-mail I received from CAF no team has withdrawn from the qualifiers. Probably some teams will withdraw after the groups are announced.

CAF could also choose a system with 14 groups - only the winners advacing to the 2012 ACN. However, they had a similar option in 2006. 47 teams and 15 available places - 13 groups of 3 geams and 2 of 4 teams, with only the winner advancing. Instead they chose the system that would have the most groups with 4 teams.

Anyway, this is how the groups would look like in a 14-group setup:

Group 1: Egypt/Ghana, Namibia, Niger, Sao Tome e Principe
Group 2: Ghana/Egypt, Tanzania, Mauritania, Central African Republic
Group 3: Nigeria, Congo, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau
Group 4: Algeria, Cape Verde Islands, Madagascar, Djibouti
Group 5: Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Lesotho, Somalia
Group 6: Cameroon, Senegal, Burundi, Mauritius
Group 7: Tunisia, South Africa, Chad, Seychelles
Group 8: Mali, Uganda, Swaziland, Comoros
Group 9: Burkina Faso, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Eritrea
Group 10: Zambia, Rwanda, Ethiopia
Group 11: Benin, Kenya, Botswana
Group 12: Angola, Guinea, Zimbabwe
Group 13: Mozambique, Morocco, Libya
Group 14: Togo, Malawi, Congo DR

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

African Cup of Nations: Seeding for Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012 qualifiers (27 January 2010)

Detailed explanation of the seeding method.

These are the groups before the 2010 ACN semifinals:

Group 1: Nigeria, Congo, Madagascar, Sao Tome e Principe
Group 2: Algeria, Cape Verde Islands, Lesotho, Central African Republic
Group 3: Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau
Group 4: Egypt, Senegal, Chad, Djibouti
Group 5: Ghana, South Africa, Swaziland, Somalia
Group 6: Cameroon, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Mauritius
Group 7: Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Seychelles
Group 8: Mali, Rwanda, Botswana, Comoros
Group 9: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Eritrea
Group 10: Zambia, Guinea, Libya, Niger
Group 11: Benin, Morocco, Congo DR, Mauritania
Group 12: Angola, Malawi, Namibia, Liberia
Group 13: Mozambique, Togo, Tanzania

Groups 6 to 13 are pretty much locked, because only Zimbabwe are able to improve their ranking by drawing or winning their friendly against South Africa. They can overtake Libya with a draw and could further overtake Congo DR and Namibia with a win.

1 - Rank in the 2012 ACN seeding
2 - Team
3 - January 2010 CAF ranking (i.e. FIFA ranking within CAF)
4 - Points in the last group stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
5 - Bonus points for FIFA World Cup qualification (6 points)
6 - Angola 2010 group stage points
7 - Angola 2010 bonus points (12 for the winner, 9 for the finalist, 6 for the SF, 3 for the QF)
 1 Nigeria                   3 12 6 6 6 30
2 Algeria 5 13 6 4 6 29
3 Côte d'Ivoire 4 16 6 4 3 29
4 Egypt 1 13 0 9 6 28
5 Ghana 6 13 6 3 6 28
The order of the top 5 can change after the semifinals and final.

Nigeria (1, 2, 3)
Algeria (1, 2, 3, 4)
Côte d'Ivoire (3, 4, 5)
Egypt (1, 2, 4, 5)
Ghana (1, 2, 5)

I wrote to CAF asking which teams chose not to take part in the ACN 2012 qualifiers. Hopefully, someone will be able to answer.

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.

Monday, January 25, 2010

African Cup of Nations: Seeding for Gabon/Equatorial Guinea 2012 qualifiers (24 January 2010)

These are the groups (in 2006 there was no actual draw - see the seeding and draw procedure used in 2006) based on matches up to and including January 21st.

There are plenty of questions though.

Because I've seen some people didn't understand the system CAF used in 2006 for the 2008 ACN preliminaries, I'll try to give more details in this post.

Here's the ranking after January 24th.

The seeding formula is the sum of:
  • 2010 WCQ points
  • bonus for qualifying for the 2010 WC (6 points)
  • 2010 ACN group stage points
  • 2010 ACN performance bonus (12 for the winner, 9 for the finalist, 6 for the SF, 3 for the QF)
The rest of the teams will be ranked using the January 2010 FIFA ranking (to be published by FIFA on February 3rd).

Order of columns:

1 - Rank in the 2012 ACN seeding
2 - Team
3 - January 2010 CAF ranking (i.e. FIFA ranking within CAF)
4 - Points in the last group stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
5 - Bonus points for FIFA World Cup qualification (6 points)
6 - Angola 2010 group stage points
7 - Angola 2010 bonus points (12 for the winner, 9 for the finalist, 6 for the SF, 3 for the QF)

If teams are tied, these are the tie-breaking criteria:

1 - Angola 2010 bonus points
2 - Angola 2010 group stage points
3 - 2010 World Cup bonus points
4 - 2010 World Cup points in the last group stage
5 - January 2010 FIFA Ranking

The first seed (ranked 1st) will be group with the lowest ranked seed from each of the other three pots. This means Group 1 will feature teams ranked 1st, 26th, 39th and 51st, Group 2 will feature teams ranked 2nd, 25th, 38th and 50th and so on, with Group 13 featuring only 3 teams ranked 13th, 14th and 27th.
 1 Algeria                   5 13 6 4 6 29
2 Côte d'Ivoire 4 16 6 4 3 29
3 Ghana 6 13 6 3 6 28
4 Nigeria 3 12 6 6 3 27
5 Cameroon 2 13 6 4 3 26
6 Egypt 1 13 0 9 3 25
7 Tunisia 10 11 0 3 14
8 Mali 9 9 0 4 13
9 Burkina Faso 8 12 0 1 13
10 Zambia 15 5 0 4 3 12
11 Benin 12 10 0 1 11
12 Angola 19 0 0 5 3 8
13 Mozambique 17 7 0 1 8
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14 Togo 13 8 0 0 8
15 Malawi 16 4 0 3 7
16 Morocco 11 3 0 3
17 Guinea 20 3 0 3
18 Kenya 30 3 0 3
19 Rwanda 25 2 0 2
20 Sudan 27 1 0 1
21 Uganda 14
22 South Africa 18
23 Senegal 21
24 Gambia 22
25 Cape Verde Islands 23
26 Congo 24
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27 Tanzania 26
28 Namibia 28
29 Congo DR 29
30 Libya 31
31 Zimbabwe 32
32 Botswana 33
33 Ethiopia 34
34 Sierra Leone 35
35 Swaziland 36
36 Chad 38
37 Burundi 39
38 Lesotho 40
39 Madagascar 41
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40 Liberia 42
41 Mauritania 43
42 Niger 44
43 Eritrea 45
44 Comoros 46
45 Seychelles 47
46 Mauritius 48
47 Somalia 49
48 Djibouti 50
49 Guinea-Bissau 51
50 Central African Republic 52
51 Sao Tome e Principe 53
Zambia can't reach the top 6. Even if they win the whole thing, they will have only 21 points. If they knock-out Nigeria, they'll climb to 7th. The last three teams in the first pot are also set in stone.
There's also a South Africa - Zimbabwe friendly on January 27th. This result won't affect South Africa's position in the seeding list as they can't overtake Uganda and they can't fall behind Senegal. Zimbabwe on the other hand can overtake Libya with a draw and they could further pass by Congo DR and Namibia with a win.

If CAF use the same system as 4 years ago and no team withdraws from the qualifiers, one group is already set - Group 13: Mozambique, Togo, Tanzania.

We also have some fixed match-ups:

Benin - Morocco
Angola - Malawi
Congo - Madagascar
Cape Verde Islands - Lesotho
Gambia - Burundi
Senegal - Chad
South Africa - Swaziland
Uganda - Sierra Leone
Sudan - Ethiopia
Rwanda - Botswana

These are the groups based on the system used 4 years ago and results up to and including January 24th:

Group 1: Algeria, Congo, Madagascar, Sao Tome e Principe
Group 2: Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde Islands, Lesotho, Central African Republic
Group 3: Ghana, Gambia, Burundi, Guinea-Bissau
Group 4: Nigeria, Senegal, Chad, Djibouti
Group 5: Cameroon, South Africa, Swaziland, Somalia
Group 6: Egypt, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Mauritius
Group 7: Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Seychelles
Group 8: Mali, Rwanda, Botswana, Comoros
Group 9: Burkina Faso, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Eritrea
Group 10: Zambia, Guinea, Libya, Niger
Group 11: Benin, Morocco, Congo DR, Mauritania
Group 12: Angola, Malawi, Namibia, Liberia
Group 13: Mozambique, Togo, Tanzania

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.

Friday, January 22, 2010

FIFA Ranking: January 2010 probable results (III)

Here are the probable results used for the January 2010 probable ranking (III). They are generated using the Elo Ratings.

1 - First team wins
X - Draw
2 - Second team wins

22/Jan Latvia - Korea Republic 2 (Friendly)
23/Jan Poland - Singapore 1 (Friendly)
23/Jan USA - Honduras 1 (Friendly)
23/Jan Syria - Sweden X (Friendly)
24/Jan Angola - Ghana X (Ghana PSO) (Continental Final)
24/Jan Côte d'Ivoire - Algeria 1 (Continental Final)
25/Jan Egypt - Cameroon X (Egypt PSO) (Continental Final)
25/Jan Zambia - Nigeria 2 (Continental Final)
26/Jan Argentina - Costa Rica 1 (Friendly)
27/Jan South Africa - Zimbabwe 1 (Friendly)
28/Jan Ghana - Nigeria X (Nigeria PSO) (Continental Final)
28/Jan Egypt - Côte d'Ivoire X (Côte d'Ivoire PSO) (Continental Final)
28/Jan Ghana - Egypt X (Egypt PSO) (Continental Final)
28/Jan Côte d'Ivoire - Nigeria X (Côte d'Ivoire PSO) (Continental Final)
31/Jan Jamaica - Canada X (Friendly)

I'm not 100% sure Jamaica - Canada will be included.

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FIFA Ranking: January 2010 probable ranking (III)

Probable results computed using the Elo Ratings. See the list of results used for this ranking.

Next update: January 29th, 2010.

Probable January 2010 rank - Team - Probable January 2010 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points

1 Spain 1627 0 0
2 Brazil 1568 0 0
3 Netherlands 1288 0 0
4 Italy 1209 0 0
5 Portugal 1176 0 0
6 Germany 1173 0 0
7 France 1117 0 0
8 Argentina 1082 0 -3
9 England 1076 0 0
10 Croatia 1053 0 11
11 Greece 1030 2 14
12 Russia 1026 0 0
13 Côte d'Ivoire 998 3 64
14 Egypt 991 10 159
15 USA 980 -1 0
16 Nigeria 975 6 127
17 Chile 955 -2 19
18 Mexico 947 -1 16
19 Cameroon 946 -8 -89
20 Switzerland 924 -2 0
21 Serbia 916 -2 0
22 Uruguay 909 -2 0
23 Australia 857 -2 -6
24 Ukraine 848 -2 0
25 Czech Republic 828 0 0
26 Denmark 827 2 7
27 Israel 823 -1 0
28 Paraguay 806 1 0
29 Bulgaria 801 1 0
30 Ghana 783 4 36
31 Norway 772 1 12
32 Slovenia 767 -1 0
33 Algeria 757 -7 -66
34 Ecuador 753 3 15
35 Slovakia 752 -2 0
36 Republic of Ireland 746 -1 0
37 Romania 745 -1 0
38 Colombia 736 1 0
39 Honduras 734 -2 -4
40 Japan 729 3 20
40 Northern Ireland 729 0 0
42 Turkey 728 -1 0
43 Sweden 727 -1 6
44 Gabon 706 4 46
45 Costa Rica 699 -1 -2
46 Scotland 665 0 0
47 Venezuela 646 3 0
48 Bosnia-Herzegovina 645 3 3
49 Korea Republic 634 3 9
49 Latvia 634 -4 -43
51 Burkina Faso 616 -2 -34
51 Hungary 616 3 3
53 Mali 598 -6 -64
54 Finland 576 1 -16
55 Bolivia 573 1 0
56 Tunisia 572 -3 -42
57 Poland 567 1 11
58 Canada 538 -2 -35
58 Saudi Arabia 538 5 28
60 Bahrain 529 0 5
61 Austria 523 0 0
62 Lithuania 522 0 0
63 Iran 499 1 -9
64 FYR Macedonia 495 1 0
65 Belgium 491 1 0
65 Morocco 491 2 14
67 Benin 483 -8 -49
68 Cyprus 471 0 0
68 Peru 471 0 0
70 Togo 468 1 1
71 El Salvador 464 7 51
72 Montenegro 456 2 0
73 Uganda 447 2 -8
74 Uzbekistan 431 2 -9
75 Zambia 426 9 46
76 Wales 420 1 0
77 Panama 406 -7 -63
78 New Zealand 400 4 0
79 Jamaica 398 2 -5
80 Belarus 397 0 -9
81 Angola 394 14 57
82 South Africa 390 3 13
83 Malawi 384 16 58
83 Mozambique 384 -11 -78
85 Trinidad and Tobago 382 -3 -18
86 Korea DPR 377 0 1
87 Iraq 375 1 11
88 China PR 373 5 33
89 Qatar 370 -3 -6
90 Guinea 360 -17 -98
91 Senegal 359 -2 -2
92 Kuwait 358 12 57
93 Oman 352 -14 -58
94 Iceland 349 -2 3
95 Haiti 347 -5 -1
96 Moldova 338 -2 0
97 Albania 336 -1 0
98 Gambia 333 18 110
99 Thailand 332 6 36
100 Cape Verde Islands 331 -3 0
100 Syria 331 -9 -16
102 Armenia 321 -2 0
103 Congo 320 -2 0
104 Estonia 315 -2 7
105 Yemen 294 25 118
106 Rwanda 276 -4 -32
107 Jordan 275 4 20
108 Tanzania 267 -2 -23
109 Namibia 251 4 5
109 Sudan 251 -1 -17
111 Congo DR 248 -4 -23
112 Kenya 244 -14 -83
113 United Arab Emirates 241 -1 -7
114 Azerbaijan 235 0 -1
115 Libya 233 0 1
116 Vietnam 231 7 28
117 Zimbabwe 228 -8 -37
118 Faroe Islands 222 -1 0
119 Botswana 220 -1 1
120 Singapore 217 -10 -43
121 Ethiopia 204 1 0
122 Georgia 202 2 0
123 Kazakhstan 201 2 1
124 Luxembourg 195 4 10
125 Cuba 191 -6 -27
126 Guyana 186 1 -5
127 Antigua and Barbuda 184 3 8
128 Barbados 171 1 -10
129 Fiji 167 3 0
130 India 166 4 8
131 Guatemala 164 -10 -41
132 Sierra Leone 159 6 14
133 Grenada 158 5 13
133 Turkmenistan 158 8 19
135 Bermuda 157 7 19
136 Indonesia 154 -16 -52
137 Hong Kong 153 6 16
138 Equatorial Guinea 152 -3 0
138 Swaziland 152 -3 0
140 Maldives 146 -3 0
141 Myanmar 144 -1 2
142 Suriname 133 2 0
143 Chad 130 2 0
144 Malta 129 2 1
145 Lebanon 127 3 2
146 New Caledonia 126 1 0
147 Burundi 124 -21 -71
148 Tajikistan 123 17 36
149 Lesotho 120 1 0
150 Bangladesh 117 -1 -5
151 Sri Lanka 115 0 0
152 Nepal 112 0 0
153 Liechtenstein 110 1 0
154 Vanuatu 108 1 0
155 St. Kitts and Nevis 106 1 0
156 Madagascar 105 2 0
156 Pakistan 105 0 -1
158 Kyrgyzstan 103 1 0
159 Malaysia 100 1 -2
160 Liberia 98 1 0
161 Mauritania 93 8 23
162 Chinese Taipei 92 0 -1
162 Eritrea 92 1 0
162 Nicaragua 92 -29 -73
162 Niger 92 1 0
166 Puerto Rico 89 -1 2
167 Philippines 85 0 2
168 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 82 -16 -30
169 Netherlands Antilles 80 -1 0
170 Mongolia 61 1 0
171 Solomon Islands 60 1 0
172 Palestine 57 1 0
173 Cambodia 56 2 0
174 Turks and Caicos Islands 45 3 0
175 Seychelles 44 3 0
176 Bahamas 43 4 0
176 Comoros 43 0 -3
178 Mauritius 40 3 0
179 Cayman Islands 39 4 3
179 Laos 39 -1 -5
179 Somalia 39 -9 -25
182 Dominica 38 15 26
182 Samoa 38 0 0
184 Cook Islands 34 0 0
184 Guam 34 0 0
186 Belize 33 -13 -24
187 St. Lucia 32 -1 0
188 Macau 31 -1 0
189 Tonga 28 -1 0
190 Dominican Republic 26 0 0
191 British Virgin Islands 25 0 0
191 Brunei Darussalam 25 0 0
193 Djibouti 23 -4 -4
194 Afghanistan 20 -1 0
195 Guinea-Bissau 19 -1 0
195 Tahiti 19 -1 0
197 Bhutan 17 -1 0
198 Aruba 11 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 8 0 0
200 Central African Republic 4 0 0
200 Timor-Leste 4 0 0
202 Andorra 3 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

About me:

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