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Friday, February 11, 2011

FIFA Ranking: March 2011 preview (II)

Next update: March 4th, 2011.

FIFA will publish the March ranking on March 9th.

Cyprus - Sweden 0 - 2 was removed from the list of "A" matches, because Cyprus made 7 substitutions.

Only a couple of matches left before the deadline.

14 Feb Bahrain - Kuwait
16 Feb Macau - Cambodia
16 Feb Laos - Chinese Taipei

This is how the values could change for these 6 teams:

Bahrain (L: 339, D: 344, W: 352)
Kuwait (L: 304, D: 308, W: 316)
Chinese Taipei (L: 107, D: 114, PSO Win: 121, W: 128)
Cambodia (L: 94, D: 102, PSO Win: 111, W: 119)
Laos (L: 52, D: 57, PSO Win: 63, W: 68)
Macau (L: 14, D: 22, PSO Win: 31, W: 39)

The values displayed in the table below are the lowest possible.

FIFA.com also lists the two legs of the Afghanistan - Bhutan AFC Challenge Cup playoff. However, the first leg, scheduled for Feb 9 was postponed and I'm not sure when and if they will play. For the purpose of this preview I assumed they won't play.

Two changes in the top 10. Argentina overtake Brazil for 4th, while Portugal drop to 9th, with Croatia moving up.

American Samoa, Anguilla, Montserrat, Papua New Guinea and San Marino climb 1 place to join Andorra in the 202nd spot.

Best movers:

18 - Equatorial Guinea
14 - Luxembourg
12 - Jamaica and Cambodia

Worst movers:

-21 - Turkmenistan
-17 - Bangladesh
-16 - Austria

Best movers in the top 50:

12 - Jamaica
6 - Ecuador
3 - Serbia, Korea Republic, Tunisia and Scotland

Worst movers in the top 50:

-16 - Austria
-14 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
-5 - Costa Rica

Jamaica rise to 4th in CONCACAF, with Costa Rica dropping to 5th.

Argentina now first in CONMEBOL, replacing Brazil.

Portugal drop out of the European top 5, replaced by Croatia.

Three teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Hungary (36th - 37th in February 2011)
Antigua and Barbuda (101st - 103rd in January 2011)
Cambodia (154th - 156th in July 1998)

Sri Lanka will drop to 173rd - their worst ever ranking. They were 170th in February 2008.

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

1 Spain 1880 0 -7
2 Netherlands 1730 0 7
3 Germany 1486 0 1
4 Argentina 1412 1 45
5 Brazil 1411 -1 -35
6 England 1212 0 17
7 Uruguay 1172 0 20
8 Croatia 1071 1 -4
9 Portugal 1060 -1 -30
10 Greece 1038 0 22
11 Italy 957 2 -8
11 Norway 957 0 -38
13 Russia 956 -1 -26
14 Chile 954 0 7
15 Japan 938 2 56
16 Ghana 931 -1 -9
17 Slovenia 916 -1 19
18 France 913 1 46
19 USA 894 -1 25
20 Serbia 872 3 35
21 Australia 870 0 23
22 Slovakia 861 -2 7
23 Switzerland 839 -1 -2
24 Paraguay 835 0 3
25 Côte d'Ivoire 824 1 11
25 Montenegro 824 0 0
27 Mexico 811 0 8
28 Denmark 788 0 -14
29 Korea Republic 749 3 14
30 Sweden 744 -1 -15
31 Czech Republic 739 -1 -12
32 Turkey 728 -1 -13
33 Ukraine 707 1 5
34 Republic of Ireland 699 1 18
35 Egypt 685 -2 -24
36 Hungary 654 1 22
37 Belarus 634 -1 -21
38 Honduras 620 1 7
39 Nigeria 609 1 5
40 Burkina Faso 605 1 7
40 Northern Ireland 605 -2 -10
42 Cameroon 580 1 -2
43 Iran 574 1 3
44 Guinea 570 2 6
45 Tunisia 568 3 8
46 South Africa 565 1 3
47 Jamaica 555 12 30
48 Ecuador 553 6 16
49 Bulgaria 552 2 -3
50 Colombia 551 0 -7
50 Scotland 551 3 9
52 Romania 549 5 18
53 Costa Rica 542 -5 -18
54 Lithuania 541 1 9
55 Algeria 539 0 7
56 Bosnia-Herzegovina 534 -14 -49
56 New Zealand 534 8 28
58 Israel 532 -6 -19
59 Peru 530 9 44
60 Gabon 526 1 10
61 Austria 524 -16 -45
62 Belgium 512 -4 -14
63 Venezuela 505 0 -8
64 Cuba 503 1 5
65 Armenia 501 -3 -13
66 Morocco 493 8 50
67 Botswana 487 0 -9
68 Panama 482 -8 -36
69 Senegal 477 0 18
70 Poland 474 1 25
71 Libya 472 -1 21
72 Georgia 469 -1 20
73 Latvia 468 3 39
74 Albania 464 -8 -33
74 Cape Verde Islands 464 -1 20
76 China PR 439 -1 8
77 Uzbekistan 438 0 14
78 Finland 427 0 5
79 Saudi Arabia 416 3 6
80 Benin 413 3 10
81 Jordan 410 3 11
82 FYR Macedonia 400 -3 -18
83 Estonia 399 4 13
84 Canada 390 -4 -24
85 Mali 389 -1 -10
86 Uganda 385 0 -9
87 Moldova 383 -6 -28
88 Malawi 381 1 10
89 Iraq 379 -1 -2
90 Qatar 377 0 9
91 Cyprus 376 0 9
92 El Salvador 373 6 26
93 Mozambique 368 1 17
94 Grenada 360 -2 3
95 Trinidad and Tobago 352 -1 1
96 Bahrain 339 -3 -15
97 Bolivia 332 2 -12
97 Zambia 332 4 2
99 Haiti 325 -3 -24
100 Azerbaijan 321 -1 -23
101 Antigua and Barbuda 313 3 10
102 Togo 311 1 -2
103 Kuwait 304 -2 -26
104 Angola 299 3 2
104 Niger 299 -8 -50
106 Sudan 298 0 -3
107 Gambia 297 1 7
108 Syria 295 -3 -7
109 Guyana 284 3 10
110 Oman 275 0 -6
111 United Arab Emirates 264 0 -14
112 Central African Republic 263 2 0
113 Korea DPR 259 -4 -30
114 Suriname 257 3 0
115 Iceland 256 -1 -7
116 Wales 251 0 -10
117 Luxembourg 248 14 63
118 Thailand 247 2 10
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 245 -1 3
120 Congo 240 -1 1
121 Tanzania 235 2 4
122 Sierra Leone 233 -1 0
123 Congo DR 232 -1 0
124 Ethiopia 231 -1 0
125 Guatemala 220 1 0
126 Yemen 219 -1 -11
127 Zimbabwe 213 -14 -51
128 Kenya 202 -1 -6
129 Indonesia 201 0 9
130 Dominica 193 -2 -3
131 Puerto Rico 187 -1 0
132 Kazakhstan 178 5 17
133 Rwanda 175 2 4
134 Vietnam 172 0 0
135 Faroe Islands 171 0 0
136 Guinea-Bissau 168 10 47
137 Barbados 167 -5 -16
138 Malaysia 145 2 0
139 Singapore 142 3 3
140 Namibia 139 -2 -18
141 Hong Kong 138 2 0
142 Chad 135 -3 -12
143 Liechtenstein 134 4 18
144 Burundi 133 0 -1
145 India 126 0 0
146 Netherlands Antilles 115 4 8
147 Equatorial Guinea 113 18 41
147 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 113 1 3
147 Tajikistan 113 -6 -28
150 Chinese Taipei 107 4 14
151 Philippines 106 1 5
152 Fiji 103 -1 0
153 New Caledonia 97 0 0
154 Cambodia 94 12 26
154 Turkmenistan 94 -21 -88
156 Madagascar 91 -1 0
156 Malta 91 7 15
158 Cayman Islands 90 -2 2
159 Swaziland 86 -1 4
160 Liberia 82 -2 0
161 Maldives 81 -1 0
161 Myanmar 81 -12 -27
163 Vanuatu 76 0 0
164 Nicaragua 75 -3 -4
165 Bermuda 74 2 7
166 Belize 66 3 2
166 Dominican Republic 66 2 0
168 Lesotho 63 3 1
169 Lebanon 58 3 -3
170 Pakistan 56 3 0
171 Nepal 54 3 0
172 Laos 52 -3 -12
173 Sri Lanka 51 -12 -28
174 Bangladesh 49 -17 -35
174 Kyrgyzstan 49 1 -1
174 Mauritania 49 2 0
177 British Virgin Islands 41 0 0
178 Eritrea 40 0 0
178 Palestine 40 0 0
178 Solomon Islands 40 0 0
181 St. Lucia 37 0 0
182 Mongolia 32 0 0
183 Tahiti 31 0 0
184 Samoa 26 0 0
185 Somalia 23 0 0
186 Comoros 19 0 0
187 Cook Islands 17 1 0
187 Guam 17 1 0
187 Tonga 17 1 0
190 Mauritius 16 1 0
191 Djibouti 15 1 0
192 Macau 14 1 0
193 Bahamas 13 1 0
193 Turks and Caicos Islands 13 -7 -6
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 American Samoa 0 1 0
202 Andorra 0 0 -2
202 Anguilla 0 1 0
202 Montserrat 0 1 0
202 Papua New Guinea 0 1 0
202 San Marino 0 1 0

10 comments:

  1. I would like to improve a tiny inaccuracy. Hungary's best rank wasn't in January 2011, but in February 2011. Then they was - as you counted too formerly - in the 37. position.

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  2. He he. That's gonna sting for Brazil, one point behind Argentina :)

    England's coming to get you, Brazil, ha ha ha ha ha!

    I can dream, can't I? I've always wanted to see England pass Brazil in the rankings.

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  3. Hi Edgar ! Can you tel me which period of matches is used to make this ranking ?

    Thanks you for your work ! Your blog is very good !

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  4. Hi Edgar....A quick one...WHY IS BOTSWANA LOSING POINTS AFTER A 1-ALL DRAW AGAIST MOZAMBIQUE AWAY?

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  5. Mohinda because Botswana played better at this month in previous years, with home or away are not counted.

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  6. @GeeXor

    You're welcome and thanks for your nice words. Start from March 9th, 2011 and go back four years.

    @Mohinda

    As Anonymous said, because you performed better in February/March in previous years. Home/away are indeed irrelevant. In March 2010 you defeated Mozambique and that game loses value. If you had won on February 9th, you'd have gained 8 points and rise above Morocco.

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  7. Hi! Thank you Edgar for your answer !

    Is it allways like this or period of matches is used to make the ranking change ?

    I hope this blog stay online for a long time ! Good work !

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  8. "Is it allways like this, or period of matches used to make the ranking change ?" is better. Sorry for my poor english !

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  9. @GeeXor

    Every time you have to start from the release date and go back four years.

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