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Friday, December 10, 2010

FIFA Ranking: December 2010 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on December 15th.

The deadline for matches was yesterday and I don't think FIFA will include more matches since there won't be any competitive matches before Sunday.

Germany and Brazil switch places, with Die Mannschaft now 3rd.
Egypt overtake Croatia for 9th place.

Best movers:

32 - Cuba
24 - Jamaica
14 - Botswana and Ethiopia

Worst movers:

-23 - Guyana
-16 - Peru and Maldives
-13 - Saudi Arabia

Best movers in the top 50:

7 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
6 - USA
5 - Israel

Worst movers in the top 50:

-9 - Lithuania
-6 - Australia
-4 - Republic of Ireland and Bulgaria

Jamaica (3rd) and Cuba (5th) replace Costa Rica and Panama in the CONCACAF top 5. Honduras down to 4th.

Five teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Montenegro (25th - 26th in October 2010)
Belarus ( 38th - 40th in November 2010)
Botswana (53rd - 67th in November 2010)
Central African Republic (111th - 112th in October 2010)
Philippines (150th - 151st in November 2010)

Two teams will return to their best ever ranking:

Egypt (9th - first achieved in July 2010)
Hungary (42nd - first achieved in August 1993)

Two teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

Saudi Arabia (81st - first achieved in July 2006)
Singapore (140th - first achieved in October 2007)

Three teams will have their worst ever ranking:

Romania (56th - 52nd in November 2010)
Poland (72nd - 71st in November 2010)
Qatar (114th - 113th in November 2010)

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

1 Spain 1887 0 -33
2 Netherlands 1723 0 5
3 Germany 1485 1 -4
4 Brazil 1446 -1 -47
5 Argentina 1338 0 -15
6 England 1195 0 -55
7 Uruguay 1152 0 -22
8 Portugal 1090 0 -12
9 Egypt 1077 1 30
10 Croatia 1075 -1 -23
11 Greece 1016 0 -27
12 Norway 995 0 -9
13 Russia 982 0 -21
14 Italy 965 0 -30
15 Chile 950 1 21
16 Ghana 908 1 5
17 Slovenia 897 -2 -61
18 France 867 3 15
18 USA 867 6 20
20 Slovakia 854 -2 -12
21 Côte d'Ivoire 846 -2 -11
22 Switzerland 841 -1 -11
23 Serbia 837 2 9
24 Paraguay 832 -1 -18
25 Montenegro 824 1 -3
26 Australia 815 -6 -38
27 Mexico 795 1 5
28 Denmark 790 -1 -22
29 Japan 776 1 -5
30 Czech Republic 751 1 -5
31 Turkey 741 -2 -47
32 Nigeria 725 1 14
33 Sweden 712 2 9
34 Ukraine 702 2 4
35 Algeria 687 -1 -19
36 Republic of Ireland 681 -4 -49
37 Cameroon 670 1 14
38 Belarus 660 2 12
39 Gabon 648 -2 -25
40 Korea Republic 647 -1 -6
41 Burkina Faso 644 0 14
42 Hungary 632 1 17
43 Northern Ireland 615 -1 -12
44 Bosnia-Herzegovina 596 7 54
45 Tunisia 576 -1 -22
46 Austria 569 3 -3
46 Guinea 569 1 -6
48 Colombia 558 -1 -17
49 Bulgaria 555 -4 -42
50 Israel 551 5 16
51 South Africa 550 -1 -12
52 Scotland 542 2 5
53 Botswana 535 14 65
53 Ecuador 535 8 37
55 Lithuania 532 -9 -44
56 Romania 531 -4 -7
57 Belgium 526 5 32
58 Jamaica 522 24 109
59 Honduras 516 -2 -6
60 Armenia 515 -1 -2
60 Venezuela 515 -4 -12
62 Cuba 512 32 159
63 New Zealand 506 -4 -11
64 Panama 501 0 21
65 Albania 497 -7 -23
66 Iran 495 0 16
67 Mali 488 -3 8
68 Peru 486 -16 -52
69 Costa Rica 467 -6 -23
70 Senegal 464 5 21
71 Benin 462 1 13
72 Libya 451 9 37
72 Poland 451 -1 -1
74 Georgia 449 4 27
75 Cape Verde Islands 444 8 36
76 Uganda 442 -7 -15
77 FYR Macedonia 441 -1 2
78 Latvia 440 -5 -6
78 Zambia 440 -9 -17
80 Morocco 437 0 22
81 Saudi Arabia 427 -13 -34
82 Estonia 426 -8 -18
83 Finland 419 4 30
84 Canada 411 1 8
84 Moldova 411 0 6
86 Malawi 396 -9 -27
87 China PR 389 2 7
88 Angola 378 4 8
89 Trinidad and Tobago 373 -11 -49
90 Haiti 368 11 33
91 Cyprus 367 2 -2
92 Sudan 366 4 22
93 Bahrain 351 -6 -38
94 Grenada 348 -3 -27
94 Niger 348 8 24
96 Mozambique 346 2 7
97 Bolivia 344 2 7
98 Azerbaijan 343 -8 -38
99 Oman 329 -2 -11
100 Gambia 326 3 3
101 Iraq 323 -2 -14
102 Kuwait 317 3 1
103 Togo 313 4 14
104 Jordan 305 -9 -47
105 United Arab Emirates 301 -1 -17
106 Antigua and Barbuda 299 9 46
107 Syria 296 2 14
108 Korea DPR 292 -1 -7
109 Guyana 276 -23 -116
110 Uzbekistan 275 -4 -28
111 Central African Republic 263 1 0
112 Iceland 261 -2 -14
112 Wales 261 -1 -12
114 Qatar 260 -1 1
115 Suriname 257 6 26
116 El Salvador 251 1 4
117 Ethiopia 248 14 70
118 Guatemala 247 8 30
119 Tanzania 246 5 21
119 Zimbabwe 246 -1 0
121 Kenya 240 -5 -11
122 Congo 239 -3 0
122 St. Kitts and Nevis 239 0 9
122 Thailand 239 -8 -15
125 Sierra Leone 224 0 5
126 Yemen 212 -4 -18
127 Indonesia 211 8 39
128 Burundi 202 8 31
129 Dominica 196 -1 -5
130 Congo DR 190 -1 -6
131 Barbados 188 -11 -47
132 Puerto Rico 184 -2 0
132 Rwanda 184 -5 -31
134 Luxembourg 180 -1 5
135 Turkmenistan 173 -1 0
136 Faroe Islands 171 -5 -7
137 Vietnam 168 2 11
138 Kazakhstan 154 -1 -15
138 Namibia 154 3 0
140 Singapore 148 -2 -20
141 Chad 147 6 21
142 India 132 0 -13
142 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 132 -3 -25
144 Malaysia 128 6 16
145 Tajikistan 126 4 5
146 Hong Kong 124 -1 -4
147 Guinea-Bissau 121 1 -4
148 Liechtenstein 116 10 25
149 Myanmar 109 -5 -24
150 Philippines 108 1 -1
151 Netherlands Antilles 107 2 0
152 Fiji 103 -9 -41
153 Chinese Taipei 102 2 0
154 Lebanon 92 3 -2
155 Madagascar 91 3 0
156 New Caledonia 89 0 -12
157 Cayman Islands 88 3 0
158 Nicaragua 86 3 0
159 Bangladesh 84 -8 -25
160 Liberia 82 4 0
160 Swaziland 82 5 1
162 Maldives 81 -16 -46
163 Sri Lanka 79 -10 -28
164 Malta 76 5 -1
165 Equatorial Guinea 72 2 -7
166 Cambodia 68 4 -5
167 Vanuatu 67 5 3
168 Dominican Republic 66 -6 -19
169 Laos 64 2 -6
170 Lesotho 62 4 0
171 Pakistan 56 -4 -23
172 Belize 54 3 0
172 Nepal 54 -9 -30
174 Bermuda 50 -1 -13
174 Kyrgyzstan 50 2 0
176 British Virgin Islands 41 1 0
177 Eritrea 40 -12 -41
177 Palestine 40 1 0
177 Solomon Islands 40 1 0
180 Mauritania 38 1 0
181 St. Lucia 37 1 0
182 Mongolia 32 1 0
182 Somalia 32 -2 -7
184 Tahiti 31 0 0
185 Samoa 26 0 0
186 Comoros 24 0 0
187 Turks and Caicos Islands 19 1 0
188 Cook Islands 17 1 0
188 Guam 17 1 0
188 Tonga 17 1 0
191 Djibouti 16 -4 -4
191 Mauritius 16 1 0
193 Macau 14 1 2
194 Bahamas 13 -1 0
195 Afghanistan 10 0 0
195 Seychelles 10 0 0
197 Bhutan 9 0 0
197 Brunei Darussalam 9 0 0
199 Aruba 7 0 0
200 US Virgin Islands 5 0 0
201 Timor-Leste 3 0 0
202 Andorra 2 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

22 comments:

  1. Egyptians were all over the FIFA World Rankings site enjoying their return to the top 10 last time. They'll be there even more I predict with this place gain. I'm looking forward to the reaction once the ACON matches devalue and their team will plummet down the ranking table as all they are left with is their poor performances after that tournament.

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  2. Hello my freind

    today friday was a match

    10.12.10 Poland 2:2 (1:1) Bosnia-Herzegovina

    will you give the ranking of
    poland and bosnia if the fifa count this match for this month (15 december)

    thanks a lot for your work

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  3. and the points my friend
    of poland and bosnia if the fifa count this match for this month (15 december)

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  4. @Budejaja

    If this friendly would count for the december-ranking Bosnia-Herzegovina would loose 14 pts (from 596 to 582 pts) but they would stay on spot 44 in the ranking.

    Poland would loose 2 pts (from 451 to 449 pts) and they would loose a spot also (from 72 to 73), a new all-time low for them.

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  5. Anonymous

    thanks my freind


    Hussein Budejaja
    from Libya ....

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  6. @Lorric: I'm afraid the Egyptians will enjoy the January ranking even more, because with the present matches they will overtake Portugal and go into 8th.

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  7. The Philippines won a game against Vietnam and drew against Singapore and Myanmar all of which are rated higher than them, during this period. Why are you showing it having -1 points and the rating gong up only one.

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  8. @ Tobcoach
    Is that so? Well it will just make the drop all the more sweet when it comes, as they should be there in droves. I have nothing against them, and sympathise with them regarding their teams' ineptitude in World Cup qualifiers when they obviously have the ability to qualify, but everyone who's not an Egyptian knows with their weak performances they don't deserve such an elevated position. And yet they're acting like Kings, some of them saying they ought to be higher. Plus, I've never seen such a huge swarm of people from one country commenting before. Pride comes before a fall, and a big one is coming I think.

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  9. Egypt will drop like a stone. I would be surprised if they could maintain a top 25 place when the March 2011 ranking is presented.

    Of course, the size of the drop will depend on the results of their matches until the March 2011 deadline. As it stands, they will play 2 friendly matches: against Qatar on Dec 16 and against the USA on Feb 9. So a good result in those matches will soften the blow, but not very much.

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  10. Never mind about Philippines. I figured it out.

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  11. @ Tobcoach
    I thought it would be February, but I don't know the exact dates, so I'll believe you.

    If Egypt hit 8th, it will be the highest ranking ever for Egypt. So what a shock it will be once their ranking plummets.

    At first I thought falling out of the top 25 seemed unlikely, but you may be right, just because they've been that bad, there will be little protection from their 100% set of results when their perfect ACON campaign gets halved in value. And I think the latest year is worth as much as all the other 3 put together, right?

    Qatar are nothing. Haiti went to Qatar and won. Australia, who Egypt put away 3-0 crushed Qatar repeatedly in World Cup qualifying.

    US however handled Egypt quite easily in the Confed Cup.

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  12. @Tobcoach
    Qatar won 2-1! Ha ha, they must have got fired up from purchasing the World Cup! Look out World, Qatar is coming to kick some ass, ha ha!

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  13. @Lorric: the drop will occur in the February ranking. The ACON 2010 ended on January 31st. The 100% results for the February ranking will be from Februari 3rd, 2010. So in the February ranking, the Egyptians will lose over 400 points.

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  14. Thanks Tobcoach and Anonymous (Dec 11)!

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  15. @Tobcoach

    Wow. Over 400pts in February after hitting an all time greatest ranking of 8th in January.

    So it is February huh? The reaction to that is going to be interesting...

    That takes the US match out of the equation too.

    Going by the rankings, they're looking at the mid 30s when that happens...

    It will be as if someone says "Egypt 8th?! What the hell are you idiots doing?! Put them where they belong!"

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  16. @Lorric

    why you hate egypt like that ?

    and for ur info Qatar match is not ranking match cuz its not in fifa date and the fifa will not add point or remove points for it
    the next fifa date match for egypt Vs USA in fifa date :P

    egypt is African Champions 7 times and last 6 year egyption are the champions
    whats ur country do at last 10 year ?

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  17. @ Anonymous

    I don't hate Egypt. Read my 2nd comment.

    I guess the blow will be softened a bit if Qatar is not ranked, but you're still looking at the 30s in February.

    Best I can do to defend England in the last 10 years is say gone to 3 World Cups with two quarter final exits and a last 16 exit. And whether you like it or not, getting into the quarter finals of a World Cup is a greater achievement than being African Champion. Emngland have never been defeated in their entire history by an African side.

    But I don't want to fight. I don't hate Egypt. I'm just amused that Egyptians actually think they merit that ranking and are talking themselves up like they're one of the great teams of the World. Peple outside of Africa don't think of Egypt when you think of great African teams, they think of Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Nigeria, teams which have come to the World Cup and shown their skills.

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  18. Oh, almost forgot, beat Egypt before the World Cup. Thanks for the ranking points :)

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  19. @ Anonymous

    I don't hate Egypt. Read my second comment on here.

    Last 10 years? Three World Cups. Two World Cup quarter finals and a last 16. And whether you like it or not, a quarter final appearance at a World Cup is a greater achievement than being African Champion. And also, England have never lost to an African side in their entire history.

    Talk to people outside Europe about good African teams, you won't hear about Egypt. You'll hear about teams like Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Ivory Coast, teams which have shown their skills at World Cups.

    Not being punished for the Qatar loss will only soften the blow a little. You're still looking at the 30s in February in the rankings. Egyptians love to quote from the World Rankings. Let's see them quote then.

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  20. @ Anonymous

    Correction, people outside Africa not Europe.

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  21. hi guys, Egypt will lose neraly 400 points in the february ranking and sure it will be out of the top 25, but it will play agnist tanzania, kenya, uganda, and sudan in january in a friendly tournment in cairo. i wish it could beat them all and be prepared well for the U.S.A match and south africa match in february and march respectively because we need the most points of these matches to improve our ranking again and again............

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  22. @Anonymous (Dec 18)

    The Qatar match will be included. It doesn't matter if a match was played outside the FIFA dates. As long as it's considered official by both FAs and they followed FIFA's rules regarding substitutions, that match will be considered official.

    @Anonymous (Dec 19)

    With wins against Tanzania, Keyna, Uganda and Sudan, Egypt would have 708 points (instead of 661) and would be 33rd instead of 35th. However, I'm not 100% sure this tournament will be considered for the FIFA ranking since it's used as preparation for CHAN (so no full teams).

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