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Friday, March 19, 2010

FIFA Ranking: March 2010 preview (III)

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.

Since no changes will take place in top 80, this will most likely be the final preview.

Included: matches up to and including March 17th, 2010.

FIFA removed from the list of "A" matches Romania - Israel 0 - 2, Portugal - China 1 - 0, Algeria - Serbia 0 - 3, Angola - Latvia 1 - 1, Belgium - Croatia 0 - 1 and Macedonia - Montenegro 2 - 1 because team(s) made more than 6 substitutions.

Three matches left - all friendlies:

21/Mar Iceland - Faroe Islands
21/Mar Namibia - Botswana
24/Mar Mexico - Iceland

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

Mexico (W: 931, D: 921, L: 916)
Iceland (WW: 392, WD: 364, WL: 349, DW: 379, DD: 350, DL: 336, LW: 372, LD: 343, LL: 329)
Namibia (W: 270, D: 250, L: 240)
Botswana (W: 251, D: 235, L: 228)
Faroe Islands (W: 242, D: 211, L: 196)

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.

Two countries will improve their best ever ranking:

Montenegro (69th - 71st in January 2010)
Comoros (174th - 175th in February 2010)

Portugal will return to their best ever ranking - 4th, first achieved in March 2001.

Three countries will return to their worst ever ranking:

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 were the biggest movers in the top 10, climbing 2 places.

Central African Republic joins the group of teams with 0 points.

Best movers:

22 - Senegal
15 - Libya and Guatemala
13 - Albania and Moldova

Worst movers:

-19 - Uzbekistan
-18 - Cape Verde Islands
-14 - Guam

Best movers in the top 50:

9 - Norway
6 - Paraguay and Turkey
5 - Algeria

Worst movers in the top 50:

-11 - Northern Ireland
-8 - Bulgaria
-5 - Switzerland, Czech Republic 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 against Iceland.

Ghana drop out of the African top 5, being replaced by Algeria.

Portugal - 3rd in Europe, replacing Italy.

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 Portugal 1214 2 13
5 Italy 1183 -1 -43
6 Germany 1157 -1 -51
7 England 1120 1 11
8 France 1077 -1 -94
9 Argentina 1075 0 -12
10 Croatia 1051 1 1
11 Greece 1032 -1 -42
12 Russia 1009 0 -33
13 Chile 974 1 3
14 Egypt 966 3 -1
15 Serbia 950 -2 -30
16 USA 948 2 -6
17 Mexico 916 -2 -52
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 Algeria 820 5 17
28 Israel 811 -2 -10
29 Slovenia 810 -2 -9
30 Czech Republic 809 -5 -34
31 Ghana 802 -3 -16
32 Romania 798 4 24
33 Slovakia 791 -2 -19
34 Denmark 778 -1 -20
35 Turkey 770 6 31
36 Ecuador 765 1 4
36 Honduras 765 -1 -11
38 Bulgaria 764 -8 -48
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 Latvia 666 1 4
47 Bosnia-Herzegovina 642 2 -2
48 Venezuela 633 1 -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 Saudi Arabia 520 -5 -35
63 Iran 517 4 25
64 Canada 516 -2 8
65 FYR Macedonia 509 -1 3
66 Belgium 506 2 15
67 Bahrain 501 -4 -6
68 Morocco 488 2 6
69 Montenegro 484 2 28
70 Cyprus 470 -4 -25
71 Zambia 452 2 3
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 China PR 382 -1 -4
85 Guinea 381 4 14
86 Angola 380 0 1
87 Moldova 372 13 44
87 South Africa 372 -6 -19
89 Mozambique 371 -5 -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 Thailand 294 -5 -35
105 Korea DPR 293 -3 -32
106 Armenia 292 -3 -28
107 Rwanda 269 -2 -13
108 Yemen 262 -1 -5
109 Tanzania 259 -1 -5
110 Azerbaijan 257 -1 6
111 Congo DR 253 1 5
112 Zimbabwe 248 5 25
113 Kenya 243 0 -1
114 Guatemala 241 15 67
115 Namibia 240 -4 -9
116 Cape Verde Islands 236 -18 -95
117 Georgia 232 7 32
118 Vietnam 231 -4 0
119 Botswana 228 0 10
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 Malaysia 123 -1 -1
148 Lesotho 116 0 -3
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

2 comments:

  1. When FIFA remove from list of A matches does that mean they aren't included in the rankings?

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