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Monday, July 12, 2010

FIFA Ranking: July 2010 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on July 14th.

All totals should be correct - hopefully - with historical rankings dropping out of the system.

FIFA might use an intermediate pre-World Cup ranking as they did in 2006 and totals could be different. I will check this on July 23rd.

Botswana - Chad 1 - 0 and Togo - Malawi 1 - 1 are not yet on FIFA.com, thus I didn't include these two matches in the computation.

Should FIFA include them the totals would be: Malawi 425, Togo 421, Botswana 331, Chad 185.

Best movers:

24 - New Zealand
21 - Trinidad and Tobago, Botswana, Chad
17 - South Africa

Worst movers:

-39 - Haiti
-37 - Canada
-25 - Bermuda

Best movers in the top 50:

15 - Paraguay and Peru
13 - Japan
11 - Belgium

Worst movers in the top 50:

-21 - Cameroon
-14 - Ecuador and Romania
-12 - France

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Uruguay (6th - 14th in May 1994)
Egypt (9th - 10th in January 2010)
Slovenia (19th - 23rd in April 2010)
Burkina Faso (45th - 48th in May 2010)

Three teams will return to their best ever ranking:

Spain (1st - first achieved in July 2008)
Netherlands (2nd - first achieved in November 1993)
Serbia (13th - first achieved in September 2009)
Venezuela (47th - first achieved in January 2010)

Four teams will have their worst ever ranking:

Romania (42nd - 38th in January 2010)
Tunisia (65th - 56th in March 2008)
Morocco (82nd - 80th in February 2010)
Congo DR (124th - 121st in May 2010)

Ghana climb from 6th to 2nd in Africa and replace Cameroon in the top 5 as Les Lions Indomptables crash from 2nd to 7th. Côte d'Ivoire climb to 3rd, replacing Nigeria on the podium.

Italy out of the European top 5, replaced by England. Portugal drop from 2nd to 5th.

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

1 Spain 1883 1 318
2 Netherlands 1659 2 428
3 Brazil 1536 -2 -75
4 Germany 1464 2 382
5 Argentina 1289 2 213
6 Uruguay 1152 10 253
7 England 1125 1 57
8 Portugal 1062 -5 -187
9 Egypt 1052 3 85
10 Chile 988 8 100
11 Italy 982 -6 -202
12 Greece 975 1 11
13 USA 969 1 12
13 Serbia 969 2 22
15 Croatia 968 -5 -73
16 Paraguay 961 15 141
17 Russia 956 -6 -59
18 Switzerland 940 6 74
19 Slovenia 917 6 57
20 Australia 911 0 25
21 France 890 -12 -154
22 Norway 878 0 -4
23 Ghana 874 9 74
24 Mexico 872 -7 -23
25 Ukraine 870 -2 -5
26 Côte d'Ivoire 843 1 -13
27 Slovakia 829 7 52
28 Turkey 810 1 -20
29 Denmark 785 7 18
30 Nigeria 773 -9 -110
31 Czech Republic 769 2 -24
32 Japan 768 13 86
33 Algeria 759 -3 -62
34 Gabon 755 8 55
35 Sweden 747 2 -14
36 Republic of Ireland 734 5 25
37 Israel 733 -11 -124
38 Peru 726 15 148
39 Colombia 725 -4 -51
40 Cameroon 710 -21 -177
41 Scotland 699 2 0
42 Romania 697 -14 -156
43 Bulgaria 672 -4 -39
44 Korea Republic 660 3 28
45 Burkina Faso 646 3 35
46 Honduras 644 -8 -90
47 Venezuela 592 2 -16
48 Belgium 589 11 48
49 Costa Rica 584 -9 -126
50 Latvia 579 -4 -73
51 Finland 576 1 -8
52 Lithuania 571 -3 -37
53 Bolivia 570 12 71
54 New Zealand 557 24 147
55 Mali 548 -1 -27
56 Poland 547 2 -14
57 Bosnia-Herzegovina 546 -6 -58
58 Ecuador 545 -14 -149
59 Northern Ireland 540 -3 -26
60 Austria 536 8 57
61 Benin 535 -1 4
62 Hungary 534 -5 -31
63 Cyprus 523 4 37
64 Iran 522 -3 1
65 Tunisia 519 -10 -55
66 FYR Macedonia 504 -5 -17
66 South Africa 504 17 112
68 Saudi Arabia 471 -2 -27
69 Bahrain 460 0 -15
70 Uganda 457 3 17
71 Albania 455 8 49
72 Montenegro 448 -8 -52
73 Zambia 446 -2 -10
74 Malawi 426 12 44
75 Togo 414 1 -4
76 Trinidad and Tobago 405 19 52
77 Belarus 403 5 6
78 China PR 393 6 6
79 Iceland 385 11 18
80 Mozambique 377 5 -6
81 Oman 374 10 12
82 Morocco 371 -12 -92
83 Jamaica 368 -2 -31
84 Wales 366 -7 -49
85 Kuwait 365 12 15
86 Angola 356 2 -23
87 Uzbekistan 352 7 -2
88 United Arab Emirates 351 13 41
89 Moldova 350 0 -28
90 El Salvador 343 -18 -109
91 Senegal 338 -16 -84
92 Syria 334 6 -9
93 Panama 323 -19 -111
94 Estonia 321 5 1
95 Armenia 318 5 7
95 Libya 318 7 9
97 Botswana 313 19 77
98 Jordan 301 6 1
99 Qatar 300 -3 -51
100 Canada 297 -37 -219
101 Guinea 285 -14 -96
101 Gambia 285 -8 -76
103 Korea DPR 284 2 -1
104 Iraq 276 -24 -129
105 Thailand 273 1 -3
106 Azerbaijan 267 3 8
107 Congo 263 -4 -45
108 Cape Verde Islands 261 6 20
109 Yemen 248 3 0
110 Zimbabwe 238 0 -20
111 Georgia 237 9 20
112 Tanzania 235 -4 -26
113 Rwanda 234 -6 -35
114 Cuba 215 12 21
115 Kenya 210 -2 -33
116 Luxembourg 209 11 16
117 Faroe Islands 206 8 10
118 Guatemala 204 -4 -37
119 Namibia 203 -8 -48
119 Guyana 203 3 -2
121 Sudan 198 -3 -21
121 Singapore 198 6 5
123 Suriname 187 14 34
124 Congo DR 185 -3 -30
124 Chad 185 19 57
126 Kazakhstan 184 3 1
127 Vietnam 179 -10 -52
128 Barbados 174 7 19
129 Antigua and Barbuda 168 -10 -50
130 Haiti 167 -39 -195
130 Fiji 167 2 0
132 India 160 1 -3
133 Grenada 159 -9 -39
134 Swaziland 155 -3 -16
135 Hong Kong 152 5 2
136 Turkmenistan 150 3 -1
137 Tajikistan 144 -2 -11
138 Indonesia 141 -1 -12
139 Sierra Leone 130 -9 -51
140 Liechtenstein 126 9 9
141 Burundi 125 3 -2
142 Malaysia 124 4 1
143 Myanmar 122 4 0
144 Madagascar 121 4 0
145 Maldives 117 -3 -12
146 Ethiopia 114 -23 -86
147 St. Kitts and Nevis 111 4 -2
148 Equatorial Guinea 110 -7 -32
148 Niger 110 14 18
150 Netherlands Antilles 108 4 5
151 Lebanon 106 9 8
152 Malta 105 5 5
153 Bangladesh 104 4 4
154 Lesotho 101 -2 -8
155 Sri Lanka 96 4 -3
156 Liberia 94 -6 -20
156 Nepal 94 5 -2
158 Eritrea 92 -3 -9
159 Bermuda 90 -25 -70
160 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 87 3 -4
161 Nicaragua 86 -6 -15
162 New Caledonia 82 -17 -44
163 Vanuatu 75 -10 -33
163 Pakistan 75 2 -3
165 Kyrgyzstan 74 3 0
166 Chinese Taipei 69 1 -6
167 Philippines 67 2 0
168 Mauritania 62 -4 -19
169 Solomon Islands 60 1 0
170 Puerto Rico 52 -4 -24
171 Palestine 48 2 9
172 Comoros 43 -1 0
173 Laos 39 0 0
173 Somalia 39 0 0
173 Cayman Islands 39 0 0
176 Samoa 38 1 0
177 Mauritius 37 -5 -3
177 Seychelles 37 1 0
179 Bahamas 34 2 0
180 Dominica 33 3 0
180 Cambodia 33 5 3
182 Mongolia 32 -3 -4
182 Belize 32 -3 -4
182 Turks and Caicos Islands 32 2 0
185 Dominican Republic 26 2 0
186 Tonga 23 0 -5
187 Brunei Darussalam 21 2 0
188 Guinea-Bissau 19 3 0
188 St. Lucia 19 3 0
188 Tahiti 19 3 0
191 Djibouti 18 -3 -5
191 British Virgin Islands 18 3 0
193 Cook Islands 17 -12 -17
193 Afghanistan 17 -4 -4
193 Guam 17 2 0
196 Macau 12 1 -2
197 Aruba 11 1 0
198 Bhutan 9 -2 -6
199 US Virgin Islands 5 0 0
200 Timor-Leste 4 0 0
201 Andorra 2 0 0
202 Central African Republic 0 0 0
202 Anguilla 0 0 0
202 Montserrat 0 0 0
202 American Samoa 0 0 0
202 Papua New Guinea 0 0 0
202 San Marino 0 0 0

11 comments:

  1. Can you do a post with the total amount of FIFA points won over the past four years (the entire 2010 cycle)? That would be a neat ranking to see.

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  2. What do you mean exactly? Just the number of FIFA match points added up?

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  3. I guess it would be the same as this post, just without the weighting by year.

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  4. Well the official FIFA rankings are now out (belatedly) and once again your work has been spot on. Thanks for the good work.

    http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/lastranking/gender=m/fullranking.html

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  5. I've checked only the first 50 positions. The only difference that I've noticed with the FIFA's website list is that Egypt total is 1052 instead of 1053. Perhaps it can be only a rounding problem..

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  6. Found some more differences. Botswana and Togo can be explained by the Botswana-Chad and the Togo-Malawi matches. All others have only 1 point difference. Canada is the only one with 2 points difference.

    Botswana 18 pt diff
    Togo 7
    Egypt 1
    Guinea 1
    Ethiopia 1
    Bermuda 1
    Malawi -1
    Jordan -1
    Azerbaijan -1
    Rwanda -1
    Grenada -1
    St. Kitts and Nevis -1
    Canada -2

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  7. I have a question regarding Malawi. July points = 425

    263.50 points for the draw against Togo on July 9. Where did the other points come from? How did FIFA arrive at 425?

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  8. @Anonymous about Malawi:

    Average all the results from Malawi's matches in the last 12 months. They have played 13 matches in that period, earning a total of about 3518.6 points (if I did the math right). Dividing that by 13 gives an average of 270.7. That is the first part of Malawi's overall total.

    For the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th parts of the total, you would do the same thing for the matches from 13-24, 25-36, and 37-48 months ago to get an average for each of those periods. But then you need to multiply each of those averages by 0.5, 0.3, and 0.2, respectively, before adding them to the overall total.

    The sum of all 4 parts equals the final rating.

    You can also check out some of the examples in these posts:
    detailed point totals examples

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  9. Thanks Alex :)

    Regarding differences - I think there are some matches included using different rankings. It's close enough for me though.

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