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Friday, December 16, 2011

FIFA Ranking: December 2011 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on December 21st.

The official deadline for matches was yesterday, but based on the ranking prognosis for teams like Palestine and Angola, it seems FIFA will extend the deadline to Sunday.

Pan Arab games involving Libya and Jordan have disappeared and then appeared again on FIFA.com. I know Libya and Jordan wrote to FIFA to have those games removed. However, since those matches are now displayed, I used them to compute the points. Not sure how Hussein feels about this :)

The top 50 is virtually unchanged.

Jamaica drop from 3rd to 5th in CONCACAF, with Panama and Honduras each moving up one spot. Marea Roja now 3rd, behind Mexico and USA.

Samoa go from 10th to 2nd in Oceania, with Solomon Islands dropping out of the top 5.

Best movers:

55 - Samoa
35 - Vietnam
26 - Tonga

Worst movers:

-28 - Zimbabwe and Grenada
-22 - Cuba
-15 - Bangladesh and Libya

Best movers in the top 50:

3 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
2 - Scotland, Wales and Panama

Worst movers in the top 50:

-7 - Jamaica
-2 - Cameroon
-1 - Mexico, Republic of Ireland and Australia

Five teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Bosnia-Herzegovina (20th - 21st in October 2011)
Panama (49th - 50th in February 2009)
Estonia (57th - 58th in September 2011)
Aruba (163rd - 164th in February 1994)
American Samoa (186th - 192nd in October 1998)

Three teams will return to their worst ever ranking

Eritrea (190th - first happened in September 2011)
Macau (197th - first happened in August 2008)
Bhutan (202nd - first happened in May 2001)

Fifteen teams will have their worst ever ranking:

Cyprus (127th - 126th in November 2011)
United Arab Emirates (130th - 124th in August 2009)
Barbados (165th - 161st in November 2011)
Hong Kong (169th - 168th in November 2011)
Myanmar (172nd - 170th in October 2011)
Sri Lanka (180th - 177th in October 2011)
Swaziland (180th - 179th in November 2011)
Kyrgyzstan (191st - 188th in November 2011)
British Virgin Islands (199th - 195th in March 2010)
Brunei Darussalam (202nd - 199th in December 2004)
Mauritania (204th - 201st in November 2011)
Timor-Leste (205th - 203rd in November 2011)
Andorra (206th - 204th in November 2011)
Montserrat (206th - 205th in June 2004)
San Marino (206th - 204th in November 2011)

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


1 Spain 1564 0 0
2 Netherlands 1365 0 0
3 Germany 1345 0 0
4 Uruguay 1309 0 0
5 England 1173 0 0
6 Brazil 1143 0 0
7 Portugal 1100 0 0
8 Croatia 1091 0 0
9 Italy 1082 0 0
10 Argentina 1067 0 0
11 Denmark 1035 0 0
12 Russia 971 0 0
13 Chile 970 0 0
14 Greece 964 0 0
15 France 915 0 0
16 Côte d'Ivoire 912 0 0
17 Switzerland 898 0 0
18 Sweden 891 0 0
19 Japan 884 0 0
20 Bosnia-Herzegovina 869 3 31
21 Mexico 866 -1 0
22 Republic of Ireland 864 -1 0
23 Australia 851 -1 0
24 Paraguay 795 0 0
25 Norway 788 0 0
26 Slovenia 780 0 0
27 Serbia 775 0 0
28 Turkey 769 0 0
29 Ghana 761 0 0
30 Algeria 758 0 0
31 Egypt 755 0 -2
32 Korea Republic 752 0 0
33 Czech Republic 749 0 0
34 USA 721 0 0
35 Peru 712 0 0
36 Colombia 709 0 0
37 Hungary 665 0 0
37 Israel 665 0 0
39 Venezuela 661 0 0
40 Slovakia 648 0 0
41 Belgium 647 0 0
42 Ecuador 634 0 4
43 Nigeria 627 0 0
44 Senegal 625 0 0
45 Iran 616 0 0
46 Armenia 612 0 0
47 Scotland 599 2 0
48 Wales 591 2 0
49 Panama 589 2 4
50 Cameroon 588 -2 -14
51 Montenegro 585 0 0
52 South Africa 577 1 0
53 Honduras 574 1 4
54 Jamaica 573 -7 -36
55 Ukraine 568 0 0
56 Romania 562 0 0
57 Estonia 555 1 12
58 Cape Verde Islands 549 -1 5
59 Tunisia 537 0 0
60 Sierra Leone 526 1 5
61 Morocco 524 -1 0
62 Burkina Faso 518 0 0
63 Belarus 501 2 0
64 Costa Rica 495 0 -8
65 Poland 492 1 5
66 Mali 472 1 0
67 Latvia 466 1 0
68 Zambia 464 11 28
69 El Salvador 463 0 0
70 Austria 459 1 0
71 China PR 457 1 2
72 Canada 455 0 0
73 Georgia 451 1 0
73 Iraq 451 8 22
75 Albania 450 0 0
76 Uzbekistan 449 0 0
77 Trinidad and Tobago 447 9 38
78 Libya 446 -15 -68
79 Gabon 445 -2 0
80 Guinea 436 -1 0
81 Haiti 429 -3 -9
82 Bulgaria 410 3 0
83 Oman 408 10 21
84 Finland 405 4 0
85 Antigua and Barbuda 404 -2 -14
85 Jordan 404 -3 -15
87 Northern Ireland 403 2 0
88 Angola 402 -4 -10
89 Uganda 398 2 4
90 Guatemala 397 0 0
91 Guyana 387 6 17
92 Qatar 384 3 9
93 Lithuania 382 1 0
94 Malawi 374 -7 -33
95 Botswana 371 1 0
96 Saudi Arabia 363 2 2
97 Niger 361 1 0
98 Zimbabwe 354 -28 -108
99 Kuwait 351 1 0
99 Vietnam 351 35 117
101 Bahrain 350 1 10
101 Togo 350 0 0
103 FYR Macedonia 333 0 0
104 Iceland 325 0 0
105 Mozambique 322 0 -2
106 Rwanda 313 8 16
106 Sudan 313 6 9
108 Bermuda 310 1 3
109 Bolivia 309 -3 0
109 Puerto Rico 309 -3 0
111 Korea DPR 306 -1 0
111 Lebanon 306 0 1
113 Azerbaijan 300 0 0
114 Cuba 290 -22 -100
114 Syria 290 1 -3
116 Faroe Islands 285 0 0
116 Gambia 285 2 5
116 St. Kitts and Nevis 285 1 1
119 New Zealand 271 0 0
120 Kenya 269 13 29
121 Namibia 264 0 0
122 Thailand 262 10 19
123 Liberia 258 0 0
124 Benin 257 0 0
125 Congo DR 254 0 0
125 Suriname 254 -3 -7
127 Cyprus 253 -1 0
128 Luxembourg 252 -1 0
129 Central African Republic 251 -1 0
130 United Arab Emirates 250 -10 -15
131 Dominican Republic 247 -2 0
132 Liechtenstein 246 -2 0
133 Congo 245 -2 0
134 Grenada 241 -28 -68
135 Ethiopia 230 2 5
136 Moldova 229 -1 0
137 Tanzania 224 -1 -4
138 Kazakhstan 220 0 1
139 Tajikistan 208 0 1
140 Burundi 203 5 29
141 Belize 194 -1 0
142 Indonesia 189 2 13
143 Chad 188 -2 0
144 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 170 2 0
145 Singapore 165 7 19
146 Turkmenistan 164 1 0
147 Lesotho 160 1 0
148 Malaysia 154 7 14
149 Samoa 149 55 149
150 Equatorial Guinea 148 1 0
151 Curacao 146 -2 -8
151 Yemen 146 -1 -7
153 Nepal 144 -10 -33
154 Bahamas 141 -1 0
154 Nicaragua 141 -1 0
156 Malta 140 -1 0
157 Bangladesh 138 -15 -43
158 Philippines 136 1 6
159 Madagascar 135 -2 0
160 Fiji 133 -2 0
161 India 131 1 12
162 Guinea-Bissau 121 -2 -8
163 Aruba 120 9 28
163 Palestine 120 1 7
165 Barbados 119 -4 -6
166 New Caledonia 116 -3 0
167 Chinese Taipei 114 -2 5
168 Mongolia 106 -2 0
169 Hong Kong 105 -1 0
170 Cambodia 101 -1 -2
171 Dominica 100 2 10
172 Myanmar 99 -3 -4
173 Maldives 98 -7 -8
174 Laos 96 1 10
174 Vanuatu 96 -3 0
176 Tonga 88 26 85
177 Afghanistan 85 1 8
178 US Virgin Islands 82 -1 0
179 Pakistan 76 -5 -11
180 Solomon Islands 75 -1 0
180 Sri Lanka 75 -4 -10
180 Swaziland 75 -1 0
183 Cayman Islands 74 -2 0
184 Tahiti 73 -2 0
185 St. Lucia 65 -1 0
186 American Samoa 61 18 61
187 Comoros 55 -1 0
188 Seychelles 53 -5 -16
189 Somalia 47 -2 -4
190 Eritrea 45 -6 -20
191 Kyrgyzstan 42 -3 0
192 Guam 36 -3 0
193 Papua New Guinea 34 -3 0
194 Mauritius 32 -3 0
195 Cook Islands 28 1 18
196 Sao Tome e Principe 27 -4 0
197 Macau 26 -4 0
198 Djibouti 25 2 20
199 British Virgin Islands 23 -5 0
200 Turks and Caicos Islands 13 -5 0
201 Anguilla 9 -4 0
202 Bhutan 6 -4 0
202 Brunei Darussalam 6 -4 0
204 Mauritania 4 -3 0
205 Timor-Leste 2 -2 0
206 Andorra 0 -2 0
206 Montserrat 0 -2 0
206 San Marino 0 -2 0

17 comments:

  1. THANKS EDGAR

    Feeling of sadness and anger
    For 2 weeks the matches of Libya and jordan
    are not in FIFA.com
    and now they are !!
    Libyan football FD will inquire about that?

    Hussein Budejaja

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  2. There's still time. FIFA send the list of matches on Monday as far as I remember. Maybe those matches will again be removed.

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  3. I Hope that Edgar ...
    I will try with fifa.com today
    and Libyan football FD will write tommorow to FIFA to have those games removed...

    IF you know somebodey in the fifa.com tell them about this :(

    Thanks Edgar

    Hussein

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  4. It's between Libya FA and FIFA. There's nothing I can do.

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  5. And I have no special contact at FIFA. Au contraire :)

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  6. Is this a new trend.. FA's asking FIFA to remove matches because it hurt their ranking position?
    The more transparency in the ranking, the more manipulation it seems.

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  7. johnny

    TEAMS IN pan arab play with the 2nd team (B) AND OLYMPIC teams ...
    Libya and Jordan ask to remove there matches before they play and FIFA remover there matches 2 weeks but the fifa retun these matches!!

    WHERE IS THE transparency ??
    remove the matches then display!!

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  8. EDGAR


    It is ok my freind we will try


    Hussein

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  9. Hussein...I'm Jordanian, also not happy for this...I will appreciate your help if you tell them to remove Jordan Games also from Calculating in FIFA RAnking, since Jordan is in "B" Team in Pan Arab Games...we still have 3 days for this...

    Tarek

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  10. Bosnia top 20 country of the world!

    This is too little too late. they deserved to be at EURO but UEFA robbed them with Portugal draw.

    Wait and see Portugal go to knock out stages of Euro.

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  11. I would agree with the above. Not to mention what kind draw for Republic of Ireland against Estonia in the play-offs. No doubt Bosnia were the most unlucky (even Estonia had chances against Rep Ireland).

    All in all, money talks, Euro draws near.

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  12. @Hussein and Tarek

    Jordan's and Libya's matches were removed again. Good news :) The ranking should be published in 45 minutes.

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  13. Edgar

    YES LIBYA 63
    FIFA REMOVED MATCHES OF LIBYA , JORDAN,
    SUDIA ARABIA , OMAN ..

    EVERY THING IS OK NOW AFTER A DIFCULT WEEK!!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 Edgar

    HUSSEIN BUDEJAA

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  14. @Edgar...This is really good that Jordan Matches removed,even Jordan now in the Final Match of Pan Arab Games...Merry Christmas and Happy new year Edgar...

    Tarek/jordan

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  15. could it be that the 3-letter-code of Sudan has changed from "SUD" into "SDN"?
    ...cause I'm really a little confused if I have been blind before or if I am confused at the moment...:) http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=sdn/countryInfo.html

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  16. btw. there's another thing concerning the 3-letter-codes (but which had already existed before), cause if you click at Mongolia in the ranking-table (http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtable/index.html#), then it shows "MNG"
    ...but if you click at the country-page(http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=mng/countryInfo.html), then it's "MGL"...?

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  17. I also noticed the Mongolia problem some time ago and even wrote to FIFA about this.

    About Sudan, I think FIFA are preparing for South Sudan to join FIFA in the near future.

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