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Friday, November 25, 2011

FIFA Ranking: Greatest upsets (25 November 2011)

See previous version.

Two new results in the top 20: Korea DPR - Japan 1 - 0 (5th) and Oman - Australia 1 - 0 (19th).

There was another upset in October: Wales - Switzerland 2 - 0 - ranked 29th.

Top 20 upsets with two restrictions:

  • only competitive matches
  • losing team must be in the top 20 of the FIFA ranking at the time of the match
Of course, this list only includes matches played after 8 August 1993 - the first edition of the FIFA ranking.

Date - Match type - Team 1 - Team 2 - Result - Rank 1 - Rank 2 - Rank difference

10-Oct-10 CQ Niger Egypt 1:0 (1:0) 154 9 145
20-Aug-97 WQ Bosnia-Herzegovina Denmark 3:0 (3:0) 117 3 114
06-Jun-07 CQ Armenia Poland 1:0 (0:0) 128 18 110
07-Sep-05 WQ Northern Ireland England 1:0 (0:0) 116 7 109
15-Nov-11 WQ Korea DPR Japan 1:0 (0:0) 124 17 107
07-Jun-95 CQ Belarus Netherlands 1:0 (1:0) 113 7 106
02-Sep-11 CQ Wales Montenegro 2:1 (1:0) 117 19 98
10-Nov-96 WQ Congo Zambia 1:0 (0:0) 110 16 94
06-Jul-95 CF Mexico Paraguay 1:2 (1:0) 7 100 93
06-Sep-08 WQ Austria France 3:1 (2:0) 101 11 90
17-Oct-07 CQ Georgia Scotland 2:0 (1:0) 104 14 90
08-Oct-10 CQ Armenia Slovakia 3:1 (1:1) 105 16 89
09-Sep-07 CQ Equatorial Guinea Cameroon 1:0 (1:0) 105 16 89
10-Oct-98 CQ Denmark Wales 1:2 (0:0) 18 107 89
21-Nov-07 CQ Belarus Netherlands 2:1 (0:0) 94 7 87
11-Oct-95 CQ Georgia Bulgaria 2:1 (1:0) 100 14 86
28-Mar-01 WQ Belarus Norway 2:1 (1:0) 99 14 85
06-Sep-98 CQ Norway Latvia 1:3 (1:1) 11 94 83
11-Nov-11 WQ Oman Australia 1:0 (1:0) 103 20 83
04-Sep-04 WQ Albania Greece 2:1 (2:1) 94 14 80


CQ = Continental Qualifier
WQ = World Cup Qualifier
CF = Continental Final

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