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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

February 2010: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Central African Republic 200 131 69
Guinea-Bissau 195 142 53
Solomon Islands 171 119 52
Tahiti 195 148 47
Oman 93 55 38
Papua New Guinea 203 166 37
Syria 101 67 34
China PR 83 50 33
Niger 164 131 33
Libya 116 87 29

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Gabon 43 88 -45
Luxembourg 126 169 -43
Algeria 32 70 -38
Burkina Faso 51 89 -38
Faroe Islands 118 154 -36
Northern Ireland 39 71 -32
Benin 65 96 -31
Mozambique 84 111 -27
Latvia 47 73 -26
Malawi 82 108 -26

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

China PR 83 50 33
Iran 67 44 23
Korea Republic 53 31 22
Turkey 41 21 20
Sweden 42 25 17
Denmark 33 17 16
Saudi Arabia 57 43 14
Venezuela 49 36 13
Honduras 35 24 11
Japan 46 35 11

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Gabon 43 88 -45
Algeria 32 70 -38
Northern Ireland 39 71 -32
Latvia 47 73 -26
Slovenia 27 46 -19
Nigeria 21 39 -18
Cameroon 20 37 -17
Slovakia 31 48 -17
Israel 26 41 -15
Ghana 28 40 -12

Matches I would have liked to see on March 3rd:

China PR - Northern Ireland
Iran - Gabon
Korea Republic - Algeria
Turkey - Slovenia
Sweden - Latvia
Denmark - Slovakia
Saudi Arabia - Burkina Faso
Venezuela - Hungary
Honduras - Israel
Japan - Austria

1 comment:

  1. I would have liked to have seen these:

    Israel v Iran
    Germany v American Samoa
    Thailand v Cambodia
    Turkey v Cyprus
    China v Tibet
    Netherlands v Cote d'Ivoire (but with both teams wearing Orange shirts)

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