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Monday, March 8, 2010

FIFA Ranking: March 2010 preview (II)

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.

Next update: March 26th, 2010.

Included: matches up to and including March 6th, 2010.

I didn't include the March 4th 1 - 1 draw between Venezuela and Korea DPR because the match ended after 80 minutes due to darkness.

Four matches left - all friendlies:

17/Mar Mexico - Korea DPR
21/Mar Iceland - Faroe Islands
24/Mar Mexico - Iceland
27/Mar Thailand - Malaysia

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

Mexico (WW: 931, WD: 921, WL: 916, DW: 923, DD: 913, DL: 908, LW: 919, LD: 909, LL: 904)
Iceland (WW: 392, WD: 364, WL: 349, DW: 379, DD: 350, DL: 336, LW: 372, LD: 343, LL: 329)
Korea DPR (W: 320, D: 302, L: 293)
Thailand (W: 293, D: 284, L: 280)
Faroe Islands (W: 242, D: 211, L: 196)
Malaysia (W: 143, D: 126, L: 117)

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.

Comoros will have their highest ever ranking - 174th, they were 175th last month.

Venezuela will return to their best ever ranking - 47th, first achieved two months ago.

Three countries will return to their worst ever ranking:

Romania (38th, first achieved in January 2010)
Tunisia (56th, first achieved in March 2008)
Central African Republic (202nd, first achieved in July 2009)

Three countries will have their worst ever ranking:

Malta (158th - 154th in February 2009)
St. Lucia (192nd - 191st in July 2009)
British Virgin Islands (195th - 193rd in January 2008)

Spain kept their place at the top of the rankings by defeating France. A draw would have seen Brazil back in first place. However, Brazil will return to the top on April 28th due to devaluation of results.

Portugal and Germany switched places (again) as did England and France. Croatia returned to the top 10, with Greece dropping out.

Best movers:

22 - Senegal
15 - Libya
14 - Moldova and Guatemala

Worst movers:

-19 - Uzbekistan and Cape Verde Islands
-14 - Guam
-12 - Sudan

Best movers in the top 50:

9 - Norway
7 - Turkey
6 - Paraguay

Worst movers in the top 50:

-11 - Northern Ireland
-7 - Bulgaria
-5 - Switzerland and Republic of Ireland

Iran up to 5th in AFC, overtaking Bahrain.

USA back on top in CONCACAF, with Mexico unable to keep their place even if they win both remaining friendlies (against Korea DPR and Iceland).

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

1 Spain 1602 0 -40
2 Brazil 1589 0 -5
3 Netherlands 1261 0 -63
4 Italy 1183 0 -43
5 Portugal 1181 1 -20
6 Germany 1157 -1 -51
7 England 1120 1 11
8 France 1077 -1 -94
9 Argentina 1075 0 -12
10 Croatia 1044 1 -6
11 Greece 1032 -1 -42
12 Russia 1009 0 -33
13 Chile 974 1 3
14 Egypt 966 3 -1
15 USA 948 3 -6
16 Serbia 941 -3 -39
17 Mexico 904 -2 -64
18 Uruguay 902 1 -34
19 Australia 898 4 31
20 Cameroon 887 0 -1
20 Switzerland 887 -5 -81
22 Nigeria 883 -1 4
23 Paraguay 855 6 40
24 Norway 853 9 55
25 Côte d'Ivoire 846 -3 -28
26 Ukraine 837 -2 -14
27 Israel 831 -1 10
28 Slovenia 810 -1 -9
29 Czech Republic 809 -4 -34
30 Ghana 802 -2 -16
31 Slovakia 791 0 -19
32 Algeria 779 0 -24
33 Denmark 778 0 -20
34 Turkey 770 7 31
35 Ecuador 765 2 4
35 Honduras 765 0 -11
37 Bulgaria 764 -7 -48
38 Romania 755 -2 -19
39 Colombia 741 -1 -16
40 Sweden 739 2 2
41 Scotland 732 4 51
42 Costa Rica 717 2 16
43 Gabon 707 0 1
44 Republic of Ireland 704 -5 -44
45 Japan 692 1 20
46 Bosnia-Herzegovina 642 3 -2
47 Latvia 633 0 -29
47 Venezuela 633 2 -11
49 Korea Republic 629 4 13
50 Northern Ireland 628 -11 -120
51 Bolivia 597 7 51
52 Burkina Faso 589 -1 -49
52 Hungary 589 -4 -56
54 Finland 588 -2 -47
55 Austria 582 1 15
56 Tunisia 574 -1 -13
57 Mali 573 -3 -22
58 Lithuania 570 2 42
59 Poland 562 0 22
60 Peru 537 1 27
61 Benin 531 4 28
62 FYR Macedonia 525 2 19
63 Saudi Arabia 520 -6 -35
64 Iran 517 3 25
65 Canada 516 -3 8
66 Bahrain 501 -3 -6
67 Morocco 488 3 6
68 Belgium 486 0 -5
69 Cyprus 470 -3 -25
70 Zambia 452 3 3
71 Montenegro 446 0 -10
72 Senegal 444 22 97
73 Togo 438 -4 -45
74 El Salvador 437 -2 -15
74 Uganda 437 0 -10
76 Panama 430 2 28
77 Wales 416 -1 -4
78 Jamaica 412 -1 4
79 New Zealand 409 1 11
80 Belarus 404 -1 4
81 Iraq 394 6 21
81 Malawi 394 1 6
83 Albania 389 13 54
84 Guinea 381 5 14
85 Angola 377 1 -2
86 Moldova 372 14 44
86 South Africa 372 -5 -19
88 China PR 371 -5 -15
88 Mozambique 371 -4 -11
90 Haiti 362 0 -2
91 Gambia 361 4 16
92 Trinidad and Tobago 350 -7 -30
93 Kuwait 348 -5 -20
94 Uzbekistan 345 -19 -97
95 Oman 344 -2 -7
96 Syria 343 5 17
97 Qatar 342 -5 -12
98 Congo 329 5 9
98 Iceland 329 -7 -26
100 Estonia 317 -3 -15
101 Libya 305 15 78
102 Jordan 297 4 27
102 United Arab Emirates 297 13 67
104 Korea DPR 293 -2 -32
105 Armenia 292 -2 -28
106 Thailand 280 -7 -49
107 Rwanda 269 -2 -13
108 Yemen 262 -1 -5
109 Tanzania 259 -1 -5
110 Azerbaijan 257 -1 6
111 Namibia 254 0 5
112 Congo DR 253 0 5
113 Zimbabwe 248 4 25
114 Kenya 243 -1 -1
115 Guatemala 241 14 67
116 Botswana 237 3 19
117 Cape Verde Islands 236 -19 -95
118 Georgia 232 6 32
119 Vietnam 231 -5 0
120 Antigua and Barbuda 217 3 14
121 Sudan 210 -12 -41
122 Guyana 205 -2 0
123 Ethiopia 204 -1 0
124 Luxembourg 198 2 2
125 Cuba 196 -1 -4
125 Faroe Islands 196 -7 -26
127 Singapore 193 -7 -12
128 Grenada 188 5 26
129 Kazakhstan 177 -2 -13
130 Tajikistan 176 -2 0
131 Fiji 167 -1 0
132 India 164 0 0
132 Swaziland 164 2 3
134 Sierra Leone 162 1 3
134 Turkmenistan 162 -4 -5
136 Bermuda 159 0 3
137 Barbados 157 4 21
138 Indonesia 155 -1 0
139 Maldives 151 1 5
140 Hong Kong 150 2 16
141 Myanmar 147 -2 0
141 Suriname 147 2 14
143 Equatorial Guinea 145 -5 -6
144 Chad 128 0 -4
145 Burundi 127 2 4
146 New Caledonia 126 -1 0
147 Lesotho 116 1 -3
147 Malaysia 116 -1 -8
149 Lebanon 113 0 -5
149 St. Kitts and Nevis 113 2 1
151 Kyrgyzstan 112 10 17
151 Liechtenstein 112 0 0
153 Pakistan 111 3 4
154 Madagascar 110 3 5
155 Vanuatu 108 0 0
156 Liberia 106 4 8
157 Sri Lanka 103 -3 -8
158 Bangladesh 102 0 0
158 Malta 102 -8 -14
160 Nepal 101 -9 -11
160 Nicaragua 101 -1 0
162 Netherlands Antilles 98 4 8
163 Chinese Taipei 95 -1 2
163 Eritrea 95 1 3
165 Niger 92 -1 0
166 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 91 2 5
167 Philippines 86 2 1
168 Mauritania 81 -6 -12
169 Puerto Rico 76 -2 -13
170 Solomon Islands 60 1 0
171 Cambodia 56 1 0
172 Mongolia 48 -2 -13
173 Palestine 45 0 -3
174 Comoros 43 1 0
175 Seychelles 41 -1 -3
176 Mauritius 40 1 0
177 Cayman Islands 39 1 0
177 Laos 39 1 0
177 Somalia 39 1 0
180 Samoa 38 1 0
181 Macau 36 7 5
182 Bahamas 35 -7 -8
183 Belize 34 -1 0
183 Cook Islands 34 -1 0
185 Dominica 33 0 0
186 Turks and Caicos Islands 32 0 0
187 Tonga 28 2 0
188 Dominican Republic 26 2 0
189 Brunei Darussalam 25 2 0
190 Djibouti 23 3 0
191 Afghanistan 20 3 0
192 Guinea-Bissau 19 3 0
192 St. Lucia 19 -6 -13
192 Tahiti 19 3 0
195 British Virgin Islands 18 -4 -7
196 Bhutan 17 1 0
196 Guam 17 -14 -17
198 Aruba 11 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 5 0 -3
200 Timor-Leste 4 0 0
201 Andorra 2 1 -1
202 American Samoa 0 1 0
202 Anguilla 0 1 0
202 Central African Republic 0 -2 -4
202 Montserrat 0 1 0
202 Papua New Guinea 0 1 0
202 San Marino 0 1 0

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great work
    Actually Iran is 5th in AFC

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  2. According to this FIFA ranking preview in March 2010, these would be the results at the World cup:

    1/8
    France-Greece; England-Serbia; Netherlands-Paraguay; Brazil-Chile; Argentina-Mexico; Germany-USA, Italy-Cameroon; Spain-Portugal

    1/4
    France-England; Netherlands-Brazil; Argentina-Germany; Spain-Italy

    1/2
    England-Brazil; Germany-Spain

    Final
    Spain-Brazil

    Champions: Spain

    Juan

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