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Friday, January 7, 2011

FIFA Ranking: January 2011 final preview

The deadline for matches was yesterday. FIFA could include more matches, but it would be logical to keep all Asian Cup matches in one ranking (February). FIFA will publish the ranking on January 12th.

I know I said the top 25 is already set, but Egypt are involved in the Nile Basin tournament. Although the Pharaohs did win against Tanzania, they will fall one place to 10th instead of climbing to 8th. It would have been their best ever ranking. Next month, they will be out of the top 30 as the 2010 and 2008 editions of the Africa Cup of Nations lose value.

Croatia climb to 9th.

Best movers:

9 - Qatar
7 - China PR
4 - Mozambique and Mauritania

Worst movers:

-14 - Lebanon
-12 - Burundi
-8 - Sudan

Best movers in the top 50:

1 - Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Belarus, Korea Republic, Hungary and Tunisia

Worst movers in the top 50:

-1 - Egypt, Algeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Guinea

Three countries will improve their best ever ranking:

Belarus (37th - 38th in December 2010)
Hungary (41st - 42nd in August 1993)
Antigua and Barbuda (103rd - 105th in July 2009)

Dominica will return to their best ever ranking - 128th, first achieved in November 2010.

Two countries will return to their worst ever ranking:

Wales (113th - first achieved in September 2000)
Solomon Islands (178th - first achieved in November 2010)

Lebanon will have their worst ever ranking - 168th. They were 160th in May 2010.

January 2011 rank - Team - January 2011 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points

1 Spain 1887 0 0
2 Netherlands 1723 0 0
3 Germany 1485 0 0
4 Brazil 1446 0 0
5 Argentina 1338 0 0
6 England 1195 0 0
7 Uruguay 1152 0 0
8 Portugal 1090 0 0
9 Croatia 1075 1 0
10 Egypt 1061 -1 -17
11 Greece 1016 0 0
12 Norway 995 0 0
13 Russia 982 0 0
14 Italy 965 0 0
15 Chile 950 0 0
16 Ghana 924 0 16
17 Slovenia 897 0 0
18 France 867 0 0
18 USA 867 0 0
20 Slovakia 854 0 0
21 Côte d'Ivoire 846 0 0
22 Switzerland 841 0 0
23 Serbia 837 0 0
24 Paraguay 832 0 0
25 Montenegro 824 0 0
26 Australia 796 0 -19
27 Mexico 795 0 0
28 Denmark 790 0 0
29 Japan 776 0 0
30 Czech Republic 751 0 0
31 Turkey 741 0 0
32 Nigeria 730 0 5
33 Sweden 712 0 0
34 Ukraine 702 0 0
35 Republic of Ireland 681 1 0
36 Algeria 678 -1 -9
37 Belarus 660 1 0
38 Cameroon 650 -1 -20
39 Korea Republic 649 1 2
40 Gabon 640 -1 -8
41 Hungary 632 1 0
42 Burkina Faso 619 -1 -25
43 Northern Ireland 615 0 0
44 Tunisia 592 1 16
45 Bosnia-Herzegovina 582 -1 0
46 Austria 569 0 0
47 Guinea 568 -1 -1
48 Colombia 558 0 0
49 Bulgaria 555 0 0
50 Israel 551 0 0
51 South Africa 550 0 0
52 Ecuador 542 1 7
52 Scotland 542 0 0
54 Botswana 535 -1 0
55 Lithuania 532 0 0
56 Honduras 531 3 15
56 Romania 531 0 0
58 Belgium 526 -1 0
59 Jamaica 522 -1 0
60 Armenia 515 0 0
60 Venezuela 515 0 0
62 Cuba 512 0 0
63 New Zealand 506 0 0
64 Albania 497 1 0
65 Iran 491 1 -4
66 Peru 486 2 0
67 Panama 475 -3 -26
68 Mali 474 -1 -14
69 Costa Rica 467 0 0
70 Senegal 465 0 1
71 Libya 451 1 0
72 Benin 449 -1 -13
72 Georgia 449 1 0
72 Poland 449 1 0
75 Cape Verde Islands 444 0 0
76 Latvia 440 2 0
77 Morocco 437 2 0
78 Uganda 429 2 0
79 Saudi Arabia 423 2 -4
80 China PR 420 7 31
81 Finland 419 2 0
81 Zambia 419 -5 -22
83 FYR Macedonia 418 -7 -23
84 Canada 411 0 0
84 Moldova 411 0 0
86 Estonia 386 -4 -40
87 Trinidad and Tobago 373 2 0
88 Angola 368 0 -10
89 Cyprus 367 1 0
90 Haiti 357 0 -10
91 Malawi 355 -5 -41
92 Mozambique 353 4 7
93 Bahrain 351 0 0
94 Grenada 349 0 0
94 Niger 349 0 0
96 Bolivia 344 1 0
97 Azerbaijan 343 1 0
98 Iraq 334 3 11
99 Kuwait 328 3 11
100 Sudan 314 -8 -52
101 Togo 313 2 0
102 United Arab Emirates 304 3 3
103 Antigua and Barbuda 299 3 0
104 Oman 297 -5 -32
105 Gambia 290 -5 -35
105 Qatar 290 9 30
107 Jordan 286 -3 -19
108 Uzbekistan 285 1 10
109 Korea DPR 283 -1 -9
110 Syria 277 -3 -19
111 Guyana 275 -2 0
112 Central African Republic 263 -1 0
113 Iceland 261 -1 0
113 Wales 261 -1 0
115 Suriname 257 0 0
116 El Salvador 251 1 0
117 Guatemala 247 1 0
118 Tanzania 246 -2 -10
118 Zimbabwe 246 1 0
120 Thailand 244 1 5
121 St. Kitts and Nevis 242 0 3
122 Congo 239 -1 0
123 Sierra Leone 233 2 9
124 Kenya 232 -4 -8
125 Ethiopia 231 -1 0
126 Indonesia 225 1 14
127 Yemen 222 -1 10
128 Dominica 196 1 0
129 Congo DR 190 1 0
130 Barbados 187 1 0
131 Puerto Rico 184 2 0
132 Luxembourg 180 2 0
133 Turkmenistan 173 2 0
134 Rwanda 172 -2 -13
135 Faroe Islands 171 1 0
136 Vietnam 167 1 0
137 Kazakhstan 161 1 7
138 Namibia 156 0 2
139 Singapore 151 1 3
140 Burundi 150 -12 -52
141 Chad 147 0 0
142 Malaysia 145 2 17
143 Tajikistan 141 2 15
144 India 132 -2 0
144 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 132 -2 0
146 Hong Kong 128 0 4
147 Guinea-Bissau 121 0 0
148 Liechtenstein 116 0 0
149 Myanmar 109 0 0
150 Netherlands Antilles 107 1 0
151 Fiji 103 1 0
152 Chinese Taipei 102 1 0
153 Philippines 97 -3 -11
154 Madagascar 91 1 0
155 New Caledonia 89 1 0
156 Cayman Islands 88 1 0
157 Nicaragua 86 1 0
158 Bangladesh 84 1 0
159 Liberia 82 1 0
159 Swaziland 82 1 0
161 Maldives 81 1 0
162 Sri Lanka 79 1 0
163 Malta 76 1 0
164 Equatorial Guinea 72 1 0
165 Cambodia 68 1 0
166 Vanuatu 67 1 0
167 Dominican Republic 66 1 0
168 Laos 64 1 0
168 Lebanon 64 -14 -28
170 Lesotho 62 0 0
171 Pakistan 56 0 0
172 Bermuda 55 3 6
173 Belize 54 -1 0
173 Nepal 54 -1 0
175 Kyrgyzstan 50 -1 0
176 Mauritania 49 4 11
177 British Virgin Islands 41 -1 0
178 Eritrea 40 -1 0
178 Palestine 40 -1 0
178 Solomon Islands 40 -1 0
181 St. Lucia 37 0 0
182 Mongolia 32 0 0
183 Tahiti 31 1 0
184 Samoa 26 1 0
185 Somalia 23 -3 -9
186 Comoros 19 0 -5
186 Turks and Caicos Islands 19 1 0
188 Cook Islands 17 0 0
188 Guam 17 0 0
188 Tonga 17 0 0
191 Mauritius 16 0 0
192 Djibouti 15 -1 -1
193 Macau 14 0 0
194 Bahamas 13 0 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

9 comments:

  1. No surprises anymore, except the fact that Egypt blew their chances of an all-time high placing by organising a friendly torunament with a lot of weak countries.

    Edgar, I guess you are aware of the fact that we are coming up to the 200th ranking table, published by the FIFA? According to my calculations, the April 2011 ranking table is the 200th.

    Just maybe, in 6 months time, my national team (Holland) will reach top spot for the first time. Both Spain and Holland will not play too many matches the forthcoming months, so there is a slim, but reasonable chance of that happening.

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  2. I wasn't aware. Well, it will be the ranking with ID 200, but the ranking with ID 1 (December 1992) is not available on FIFA.com. December 2010 has the ID 199.

    Are you sure about April 2011? According to my data, the February ranking will be the 200th (with ID 201).

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  3. This friendly tournament should benefit Egypt. They've been struggling against weak teams. So why not get a load of weak teams in to play with?

    Sure they'll lose the 8th, but Egypt are in a position where they don't need to worry about their FIFA ranking. And as amusing as the sudden drop next month will be, I'm sure whatever they drop to, it'll be good enough to be top seeded for World Cup qualifying. And if they qualify for the ACON, I believe the defending champion gets top seeded. So they can bring on the weak teams.

    Keep moaning about England being 6th, people, ha ha. It amuses me. :)

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  4. Edgar,

    Counting from the first official ranking list on FIFA.com (August 1993), it is my belief that April 2011 is the 200th. I will mail you an overview one of these days.

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  5. I want ask about the probable ranking of Efypt in April if we supoose that Egypt would win its matches in the nile baison tornment, U.S.A, and South Africa in ACN qualifier, thanks alot

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  6. me too
    I want ask about the probable ranking of Efypt in April if we supoose that Egypt would win its matches in the nile baison tornment, U.S.A, and South Africa in ACN qualifier, thanks alot

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  7. Hard to say what ranking Egypt will have in April. A lot of matches have to be played until that moment comes. When I calculate the current points, that is the games form now onwards until April NOT included, Egypt will be somewhere around the 35th place.

    Maybe Edgar can calculate the position with the games until April included (results based on ELO-ranking), but my guess is that the position of Egypt will not be very different from my calculations.

    After the rankings of July 2011 (when the results of the 2010 World Cup lose half of their value), the Pharaos will be on the rise again.

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  8. @Tobcoach

    Yes, you're right - the April ranking will be the 200th.

    Regarding Egypt

    With wins against Kenya, Uganda, USA and South Africa, they will have around 785 points, good enough for 29th. I don't have time to generate results though, so you'll have to wait until March/April when I will generate the results for the April ranking.

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