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Friday, August 26, 2011

Confederation weightings: One answer, more questions

You might have noticed (Alex certainly did) the last paragraph in the article FIFA published to announce the August ranking.

For this edition of the world ranking, the confederation weighting for the AFC has been increased from 0.85 to 0.86 backdated to August 2010, after a review of the confederation weighting calculation found that 0.86 is the correct figure. This alteration has led to only minimal changes for a few teams, and would have had no impact whatsoever on the seedings for the Preliminary Draw for Brazil 2014 on 30 July.

Now... how did that happen? Was there a moment of "Hey, let's check the confederations weightings to see if they are 100% correct?" Well, no... It's because of me being an annoying geek and because of BBC's John Sinnott.

As you can read in this post:

In March 2010 I received from FIFA's Media Office the procedure used to determine the confederation weightings. I used that procedure to compute the 2002 - 2006 and 2006 - 2010 weightings. I got the same results as FIFA. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup I tracked the confederations weightings but my results were quite different from the ones released by FIFA in August 2010. That month I wrote to FIFA, but I got no reply. I wrote to them against last week (in December 2010) and they told me:

"Thanks for your message concerning the FIFA World Ranking. We will inform the respective department."


And that was the end of it. Well, actually I wrote them again at the end of March 2011. Again, no answer.

I also asked two journalists (will mention them if I get their approval) to write to FIFA about it, but FIFA kept the silence when asked about details regarding the confederation weightings.

Then John came along in July to ask me about Wales and the Faroe Islands. Well, that was an opportunity too good to miss - finally someone that could get an answer from FIFA.

With me running the numbers and with John feeding them to FIFA, we finally discovered the mistake - although FIFA at first said AFC should be at 0.83, but the minimum values is 0.85.

Now it will be slightly easier for AFC teams to climb in the rankings - but I don't expect them to send me a "Thank you" e-mail. Although it would be nice :)

Many thanks to John - without him this wouldn't have been possible.

So now there's an answer (one answer as I wrote in the title) - FIFA have modified the formula after the 2010 FIFA World Cup to also include draws as 0.5 points. Previously only wins were included - 1 point each.

Now to the questions.

1. Why did FIFA change the formula?

Using the formula without draws, I got the same values as FIFA for the 2002 - 2006 and 2006 - 2010 weightings. However, using the formula with draws, I get the following values:

2002 - 2006

CAF: 0.87 instead of 0.85
CONCACAF: 0.92 instead of 0.88

2006 - 2010

CONCACAF: 0.86 instead of 0.85

2. Why are FIFA unwilling to admit the formula was changed?

FIFA claim the formula has never been changed, but as you can see above, it was changed.

3. Why did I have to go through John to get an answer from them? I know I'm just a blogger, but still...

4. As mentioned before FIFA outsource the calculation of the ranking to an external company. It's not the first mistake FIFA and/or the company made. If I'm able to do this better than them (and I'm only a guy with a hobby!) - why not outsource the ranking calculation to me? I'm willing to do it for half the price :)

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.

2014 FIFA World Cup: No love for Aruba

Bahamas have withdrawn from the World Cup qualifiers.

Consequently, Group C, in Round 2 of the CONCACAF qualification phase will remain a group of just three teams: Panama, Dominica and Nicaragua. 

Source: FIFA.com.

That's too bad - I think it would have been better to replace them with Aruba - eliminated by St. Lucia after penalties.

Not Turks and Caicos Islands, since Bahamas broke no rules.

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.

FIFA Ranking: September 2011 probable ranking

Next update: 9 September 2011.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 21 September.

Spain in pole position to claim first place in the rankings. Read more about Netherlands chances of remaining on top.

Samoa and American Samoa avoid being unlisted. With no games they would have been removed from the ranking. Papua New Guinea return to the ranking.

Samoa will join the club of teams with 0 points.

Probable results computed using the Elo Ratings. See the list of results used for this ranking.


Tajikistan expected to climb 31 places (after the losses against Syria were awarded to them as wins), with Canada (+20) and Mali (19) the other big climbers.

Moldova (-30), Latvia and Sierra (both -22) expected to drop more than 20 places.

Probable September 2011 rank - Team - Probable September 2011 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points


1 Spain 1605 1 42
2 Netherlands 1571 -1 -25
3 Germany 1313 0 -17
4 Uruguay 1184 1 10
5 Portugal 1158 3 98
6 Italy 1142 1 32
7 Brazil 1132 -1 -24
8 England 1089 -4 -88
9 Croatia 1057 1 48
10 Russia 1031 3 91
11 Argentina 1024 -2 7
12 Greece 976 2 39
13 Japan 963 2 45
14 France 956 1 38
15 Chile 943 -4 -17
16 Côte d'Ivoire 918 -1 0
17 Sweden 909 1 20
18 Switzerland 886 12 129
19 Australia 882 3 45
20 Norway 880 -8 -63
21 Serbia 855 8 71
22 Mexico 847 -2 -17
23 Turkey 827 1 16
24 Slovenia 818 -1 2
25 Montenegro 808 -6 -67
26 Paraguay 795 -1 -12
27 Denmark 789 -6 -52
28 Republic of Ireland 780 3 26
29 Korea Republic 779 4 34
30 Egypt 777 4 38
31 USA 776 -3 -15
32 Peru 754 -6 -52
33 Belgium 741 4 66
34 Colombia 735 1 5
35 Israel 724 -3 -22
36 Slovakia 716 -10 -90
37 Belarus 701 4 56
38 Ghana 700 -2 -26
39 South Africa 652 8 50
40 Burkina Faso 651 0 5
41 Bosnia-Herzegovina 641 -2 -15
42 Jamaica 636 1 13
43 Hungary 630 2 17
44 Czech Republic 628 -2 -7
45 Nigeria 614 -7 -45
45 Senegal 614 4 23
47 Georgia 611 16 89
48 Algeria 605 -2 -7
48 Iran 605 5 46
50 Cameroon 596 2 14
50 Venezuela 596 -6 -19
52 Morocco 593 9 64
53 Romania 584 1 26
54 Honduras 572 -4 -17
54 Scotland 572 1 18
56 Panama 571 6 47
57 Bulgaria 559 -6 -27
58 Ukraine 546 -10 -52
59 Albania 528 -2 -18
60 Tunisia 527 -3 -19
61 Costa Rica 526 -1 -4
62 Libya 519 2 15
62 Mali 519 19 111
64 Lithuania 504 -8 -48
65 Northern Ireland 503 -6 -42
66 Zimbabwe 489 8 55
67 Guinea 484 2 20
68 China PR 482 1 18
68 Ecuador 482 -2 -9
70 Poland 480 -5 -18
71 Finland 472 8 56
72 Gabon 461 -5 -21
73 Armenia 447 -2 -9
74 Malawi 439 -1 3
75 Uganda 424 5 13
76 Cyprus 419 0 -8
77 Benin 417 6 23
78 Trinidad and Tobago 414 13 59
79 Zambia 410 -3 -17
80 Austria 402 -12 -70
81 Uzbekistan 398 1 -3
82 Canada 395 20 76
83 Botswana 394 -5 -30
84 Estonia 392 2 18
85 El Salvador 390 -10 -41
86 Bolivia 380 -1 0
87 New Zealand 377 7 31
88 Cape Verde Islands 372 -16 -72
89 Angola 371 7 33
90 FYR Macedonia 366 0 8
91 Saudi Arabia 359 -4 -13
92 Antigua and Barbuda 353 14 45
93 Jordan 352 -1 4
94 Bahrain 343 7 18
95 Cuba 332 4 5
95 Iraq 332 14 39
95 Kuwait 332 0 -9
98 Qatar 323 -10 -41
99 Oman 319 4 7
100 Azerbaijan 318 12 46
100 United Arab Emirates 318 8 19
102 Sudan 308 -4 -21
103 Haiti 305 13 46
104 Guatemala 302 9 41
104 Syria 302 -7 -35
106 Latvia 294 -22 -94
107 Central African Republic 292 -3 -17
108 Niger 286 -4 -23
108 Suriname 286 2 1
110 Grenada 285 8 36
111 Mozambique 280 -12 -47
112 Guyana 278 2 18
113 Togo 276 8 34
114 Sierra Leone 274 -22 -74
114 Wales 274 3 23
116 Gambia 265 -9 -41
117 Korea DPR 257 -3 -3
118 Moldova 255 -30 -109
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 254 3 15
120 Faroe Islands 244 -9 -29
121 Tanzania 240 4 11
122 Tajikistan 238 31 106
123 Thailand 233 -3 -13
124 Liberia 230 -1 -8
125 Iceland 227 -1 -5
126 Liechtenstein 225 -7 -22
127 Congo 221 5 20
128 Dominica 213 8 20
129 Vietnam 209 0 0
130 Congo DR 203 -3 -19
130 Namibia 203 13 34
132 Kenya 200 1 2
133 Kazakhstan 198 -7 -29
134 Ethiopia 195 6 14
135 Indonesia 194 -4 -13
136 Nepal 193 0 0
137 Singapore 189 -8 -20
138 Luxembourg 186 -10 -25
139 Yemen 185 -6 -13
140 Bangladesh 183 -1 1
141 Dominican Republic 182 -8 -16
141 Fiji 182 0 2
143 Turkmenistan 179 -1 0
144 Rwanda 178 -6 -14
145 Malaysia 158 1 0
146 Burundi 154 -1 -10
147 Barbados 148 0 -8
148 Puerto Rico 145 -4 -22
149 US Virgin Islands 144 0 0
150 Bahamas 141 1 0
151 Belize 128 -3 -18
152 Hong Kong 124 2 -7
153 New Caledonia 122 12 18
154 India 115 4 3
154 Madagascar 115 -2 -24
156 Chad 110 -2 -21
157 Palestine 109 0 -8
158 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 108 0 -4
159 Guinea-Bissau 106 -9 -36
159 Mongolia 106 1 0
161 Maldives 105 1 0
161 Philippines 105 1 0
163 Myanmar 98 5 -1
164 Swaziland 96 8 6
165 Malta 94 2 -8
166 Aruba 92 4 0
166 Equatorial Guinea 92 -12 -39
168 Chinese Taipei 89 1 -8
168 Lebanon 89 -8 -17
170 Cambodia 84 6 1
170 Cayman Islands 84 2 -6
170 Sri Lanka 84 4 -2
173 Seychelles 82 2 -3
174 Vanuatu 81 -12 -24
175 Tahiti 79 8 22
176 Pakistan 78 -6 -14
177 Comoros 75 5 7
177 Curacao 75 -11 -28
177 Kyrgyzstan 75 0 -4
180 Laos 71 0 0
180 Nicaragua 71 -1 -4
182 Afghanistan 70 -1 0
183 Solomon Islands 69 -6 -10
184 St. Lucia 63 0 9
185 Lesotho 49 0 9
186 Guam 36 11 26
187 Mauritius 33 1 -2
188 Bermuda 30 -3 -10
189 Eritrea 28 0 -1
190 Papua New Guinea 26 13 26
191 British Virgin Islands 25 -4 -13
191 Macau 25 1 0
193 Mauritania 23 -3 -4
193 Somalia 23 0 0
195 Turks and Caicos Islands 13 0 0
196 Djibouti 12 0 0
197 Cook Islands 10 0 0
198 Anguilla 9 2 2
198 Brunei Darussalam 9 1 0
200 Bhutan 6 1 0
201 Timor-Leste 3 1 0
201 Tonga 3 -7 -12
203 American Samoa 0 0 0
203 Andorra 0 0 0
203 Montserrat 0 0 0
203 Samoa 0 -12 -26
203 San Marino 0 0 0


 

About me:

Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.

FIFA Ranking: September 2011 probable results

Here are the probable results used for the September 2011 probable ranking. They are generated using the Elo Ratings.

1 - First team wins
X - Draw
2 - Second team wins

26/Aug Bahrain - Sudan 1 (Friendly)
26/Aug Antigua and Barbuda - St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 (Friendly)
27/Aug Oman - Kuwait X (Friendly)
27/Aug Jordan - Indonesia 1 (Friendly)
27/Aug Angola - Congo DR 1 (Friendly)
27/Aug Papua New Guinea - Cook Islands 1 (Friendly)
27/Aug Solomon Islands - Guam 1 (Friendly)
27/Aug Fiji - Tahiti 1 (Friendly)
27/Aug New Caledonia - Vanuatu 1 (Friendly)
28/Aug Antigua and Barbuda - St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 (Friendly)
30/Aug American Samoa - Solomon Islands 2 (Friendly)
30/Aug Tahiti - Cook Islands 1 (Friendly)
30/Aug New Caledonia - Guam 1 (Friendly)
01/Sep American Samoa - Guam 2 (Friendly)
01/Sep Tahiti - Papua New Guinea 1 (Friendly)
01/Sep Vanuatu - Solomon Islands X (Friendly)
02/Sep Libya - Mozambique 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Ghana - Swaziland 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Venezuela - Argentina 2 (Friendly)
02/Sep USA - Costa Rica 1 (Friendly)
02/Sep Ukraine - Uruguay 2 (Friendly)
02/Sep Poland - Mexico X (Friendly)
02/Sep Peru - Bolivia 1 (Friendly)
02/Sep Grenada - Belize 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Tajikistan - Uzbekistan 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Japan - Korea DPR 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Spain - Chile 1 (Friendly)
02/Sep Panama - Paraguay X (Friendly)
02/Sep Israel - Greece X (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Trinidad and Tobago - Bermuda 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Ecuador - Jamaica 1 (Friendly)
02/Sep Iraq - Jordan 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Andorra - Armenia 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Lithuania - Liechtenstein 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Dominica - Nicaragua 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Suriname - Cayman Islands 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Finland - Moldova 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Malta - Croatia 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Antigua and Barbuda - Curacao 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Haiti - US Virgin Islands 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Oman - Saudi Arabia X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Luxembourg - Romania 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Guyana - Barbados 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep El Salvador - Dominican Republic 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep United Arab Emirates - Kuwait X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Northern Ireland - Serbia 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Faroe Islands - Italy 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Republic of Ireland - Slovakia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Hungary - Sweden 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Wales - Montenegro X (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Russia - FYR Macedonia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Norway - Iceland 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Canada - St. Lucia 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep St. Kitts and Nevis - Puerto Rico 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Guatemala - St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Korea Republic - Lebanon 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep China PR - Singapore 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Australia - Thailand 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Bahrain - Qatar 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Iran - Indonesia 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
02/Sep Belarus - Bosnia-Herzegovina 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Netherlands - San Marino 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Germany - Austria 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Slovenia - Estonia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Turkey - Kazakhstan 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Azerbaijan - Belgium 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Albania - France 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Georgia - Latvia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Bulgaria - England 2 (Continental Qualifier)
02/Sep Cyprus - Portugal 2 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Mali - Cape Verde Islands 1 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Cameroon - Mauritius 1 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Senegal - Congo DR 1 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Namibia - Gambia X (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Sierra Leone - Egypt 2 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Burundi - Benin 2 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Kenya - Guinea-Bissau 1 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Malawi - Tunisia X (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Honduras - Colombia 2 (Friendly)
03/Sep Burkina Faso - Equatorial Guinea 1 (Friendly)
03/Sep Pakistan - India 2 (Friendly)
03/Sep Guam - Vanuatu 2 (Friendly)
03/Sep Rwanda - Côte dIvoire 2 (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Scotland - Czech Republic X (Continental Qualifier)
03/Sep Cook Islands - Fiji 2 (Friendly)
03/Sep New Caledonia - American Samoa 1 (Friendly)
04/Sep Zimbabwe - Liberia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Guinea - Ethiopia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Madagascar - Nigeria 2 (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Comoros - Zambia 2 (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Central African Republic - Morocco 2 (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Tanzania - Algeria X (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Niger - South Africa 2 (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Congo - Sudan X (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Angola - Uganda X (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Togo - Botswana X (Continental Qualifier)
04/Sep Mexico - Chile X (Friendly)
05/Sep Bolivia - Peru 2 (Friendly)
05/Sep Brazil - Ghana 1 (Friendly)
05/Sep American Samoa - Vanuatu 2 (Friendly)
05/Sep New Caledonia - Solomon Islands X (Friendly)
05/Sep Papua New Guinea - Fiji 2 (Friendly)
06/Sep Poland - Germany 2 (Friendly)
06/Sep Czech Republic - Ukraine X (Friendly)
06/Sep Argentina - Nigeria 1 (Friendly)
06/Sep Honduras - Paraguay X (Friendly)
06/Sep Ecuador - Costa Rica 1 (Friendly)
06/Sep Nicaragua - Panama 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep US Virgin Islands - Antigua and Barbuda 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Dominican Republic - Suriname X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Grenada X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Barbados - Trinidad and Tobago 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Belize - Guatemala 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Korea DPR - Tajikistan 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Lebanon - United Arab Emirates 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep St. Lucia - St. Kitts and Nevis X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Thailand - Oman X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Iceland - Cyprus X (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Russia - Republic of Ireland 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Uzbekistan - Japan 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Jordan - China PR X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Indonesia - Bahrain X (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Guyana - Bermuda 1 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Cayman Islands - El Salvador 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Singapore - Iraq 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Qatar - Iran 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep England - Wales 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Azerbaijan - Kazakhstan 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep FYR Macedonia - Andorra 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Finland - Netherlands 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Croatia - Israel 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Scotland - Lithuania 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Puerto Rico - Canada 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Curacao - Haiti 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Kuwait - Korea Republic 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Luxembourg - Albania 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Bosnia-Herzegovina - Belarus X (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Slovakia - Armenia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Denmark - Norway X (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Austria - Turkey 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Serbia - Faroe Islands 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep San Marino - Sweden 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Malta - Georgia 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Switzerland - Bulgaria 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Saudi Arabia - Australia 2 (FIFA World Cup? Qualifier)
06/Sep Italy - Slovenia 1 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Moldova - Hungary 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Belgium - USA X (Friendly)
06/Sep Estonia - Northern Ireland X (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Romania - France X (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Latvia - Greece 2 (Continental Qualifier)
06/Sep Spain - Liechtenstein 1 (Continental Qualifier)
09/Sep Pakistan - India 2 (Friendly)
14/Sep Argentina - Brazil X (Friendly)

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FIFA Ranking: September 2011 preview

Next update: 9 September 2011.

Spain in pole position to claim first place in the rankings. Read more about Netherlands chances of remaining on top.

Most points dropped (best case scenario):

-88 - England
-52 - Peru
-41 - El Salvador
-35 - Syria
-26 - Samoa
-25 - Netherlands
-21 - Gabon and Chad
-17 - Germany and Zambia

Most points gained (worst case scenario):


106 - Tajikistan
31 - New Zealand
24 - Panama
14 - Ethiopia
13 - Jamaica
9 - Lesotho
7 - Comoros
6 - Grenada and Swaziland
5 - Cuba

Samoa and American Samoa avoid being unlisted. With no games they would have been removed from the ranking. Papua New Guinea return to the ranking.

Samoa will join the club of teams with 0 points.

August 2011 rank - Country - August 2011 points - Minimum points - Maximum points


1 Netherlands 1596 1443 1571
2 Spain 1563 1498 1605
3 Germany 1330 1196 1313
4 England 1177 872 1089
5 Uruguay 1174 1154 1184
6 Brazil 1156 1085 1159
7 Italy 1110 961 1142
8 Portugal 1060 1055 1158
9 Argentina 1017 962 1046
10 Croatia 1009 894 1057
11 Chile 960 932 1005
12 Norway 943 778 969
13 Russia 940 841 1031
14 Greece 937 859 1053
15 Côte d'Ivoire 918 918 918
15 France 918 836 1016
15 Japan 918 862 963
18 Sweden 889 755 909
19 Montenegro 875 778 867
20 Mexico 864 830 881
21 Denmark 841 737 893
22 Australia 837 799 882
23 Slovenia 816 732 962
24 Turkey 811 656 827
25 Paraguay 807 780 825
26 Peru 806 708 754
26 Slovakia 806 620 843
28 USA 791 741 796
29 Serbia 784 698 855
30 Switzerland 757 746 886
31 Republic of Ireland 754 680 888
32 Israel 746 677 959
33 Korea Republic 745 713 779
34 Egypt 739 714 777
35 Colombia 730 696 735
36 Ghana 726 664 760
37 Belgium 675 659 773
38 Nigeria 659 573 680
39 Bosnia-Herzegovina 656 601 839
40 Burkina Faso 646 633 651
41 Belarus 645 554 774
42 Czech Republic 635 582 722
43 Jamaica 623 636 665
44 Venezuela 615 596 627
45 Hungary 613 553 754
46 Algeria 612 572 669
47 South Africa 602 574 652
48 Ukraine 598 531 628
49 Senegal 591 547 614
50 Honduras 589 564 612
51 Bulgaria 586 559 864
52 Cameroon 582 542 596
53 Iran 559 536 605
54 Romania 558 501 661
55 Scotland 554 425 651
56 Lithuania 552 436 624
57 Albania 546 474 667
57 Tunisia 546 493 595
59 Northern Ireland 545 477 672
60 Costa Rica 530 526 568
61 Morocco 529 504 593
62 Panama 524 548 587
63 Georgia 522 486 611
64 Libya 504 410 519
65 Poland 498 467 552
66 Ecuador 491 429 482
67 Gabon 482 461 461
68 Austria 472 402 656
69 China PR 464 443 507
69 Guinea 464 429 484
71 Armenia 456 400 610
72 Cape Verde Islands 444 372 500
73 Malawi 436 411 495
74 Zimbabwe 434 390 489
75 El Salvador 431 347 390
76 Cyprus 427 398 622
76 Zambia 427 380 410
78 Botswana 424 379 422
79 Finland 416 378 638
80 Uganda 411 411 451
81 Mali 408 401 519
82 Uzbekistan 401 379 468
83 Benin 394 346 417
84 Latvia 388 294 563
85 Bolivia 380 380 475
86 Estonia 374 366 537
87 Saudi Arabia 372 349 430
88 Moldova 364 255 485
88 Qatar 364 323 402
90 FYR Macedonia 358 329 507
91 Trinidad and Tobago 355 352 414
92 Jordan 348 330 407
92 Sierra Leone 348 274 488
94 New Zealand 346 377 377
95 Kuwait 341 323 383
96 Angola 338 321 428
97 Syria 337 302 302
98 Sudan 329 296 353
99 Cuba 327 332 332
99 Mozambique 327 280 426
101 Bahrain 325 289 358
102 Canada 319 307 395
103 Oman 312 292 372
104 Central African Republic 309 292 441
104 Niger 309 286 409
106 Antigua and Barbuda 308 268 353
107 Gambia 306 248 300
108 United Arab Emirates 299 287 343
109 Iraq 293 290 332
110 Suriname 285 233 319
111 Faroe Islands 273 244 585
112 Azerbaijan 272 262 440
113 Guatemala 261 254 302
114 Guyana 260 235 278
114 Korea DPR 260 241 317
116 Haiti 259 210 305
117 Wales 251 224 538
118 Grenada 249 255 300
119 Liechtenstein 247 225 546
120 Thailand 246 212 389
121 Togo 242 233 364
122 St. Kitts and Nevis 239 201 279
123 Liberia 238 230 346
124 Iceland 232 183 517
125 Tanzania 229 221 279
126 Kazakhstan 227 198 446
127 Congo DR 222 203 307
128 Luxembourg 211 186 383
129 Singapore 209 189 308
129 Vietnam 209 209 209
131 Indonesia 207 182 291
132 Congo 201 177 308
133 Dominican Republic 198 157 334
133 Kenya 198 180 200
133 Yemen 198 185 185
136 Dominica 193 171 213
136 Nepal 193 193 193
138 Rwanda 192 178 349
139 Bangladesh 182 183 183
140 Ethiopia 181 195 280
141 Fiji 180 128 182
142 Turkmenistan 179 179 179
143 Namibia 169 169 269
144 Puerto Rico 167 145 338
145 Burundi 164 154 229
146 Malaysia 158 158 158
147 Barbados 156 148 255
148 Belize 146 128 267
149 US Virgin Islands 144 144 379
150 Guinea-Bissau 142 106 178
151 Bahamas 141 141 141
152 Madagascar 139 115 324
153 Tajikistan 132 238 369
154 Chad 131 110 110
154 Equatorial Guinea 131 92 174
154 Hong Kong 131 124 124
157 Palestine 117 109 109
158 India 112 101 115
158 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 112 92 238
160 Lebanon 106 89 298
160 Mongolia 106 106 106
162 Maldives 105 105 105
162 Philippines 105 105 105
162 Vanuatu 105 53 100
165 New Caledonia 104 69 133
166 Curacao 103 75 206
167 Malta 102 94 401
168 Myanmar 99 98 98
169 Chinese Taipei 97 89 89
170 Aruba 92 92 92
170 Pakistan 92 78 115
172 Cayman Islands 90 84 367
172 Swaziland 90 96 192
174 Sri Lanka 86 84 84
175 Seychelles 85 82 82
176 Cambodia 83 84 84
177 Kyrgyzstan 79 75 75
177 Solomon Islands 79 27 90
179 Nicaragua 75 71 237
180 Laos 71 71 71
181 Afghanistan 70 70 70
182 Comoros 68 75 189
183 Tahiti 57 37 104
184 St. Lucia 54 46 162
185 Bermuda 40 30 287
185 Lesotho 40 49 49
187 British Virgin Islands 38 25 25
188 Mauritius 35 33 152
189 Eritrea 29 28 28
190 Mauritania 27 23 23
191 Samoa 26 0 0
192 Macau 25 25 25
193 Somalia 23 23 23
194 Tonga 15 3 3
195 Turks and Caicos Islands 13 13 13
196 Djibouti 12 12 12
197 Cook Islands 10 10 91
197 Guam 10 10 113
199 Brunei Darussalam 9 9 9
200 Anguilla 7 9 9
201 Bhutan 6 6 6
202 Timor-Leste 3 3 3
203 American Samoa 0 0 102
203 Andorra 0 0 256
203 Montserrat 0 0 0
203 San Marino 0 0 318
- Papua New Guinea 0 0 81

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Christian, husband, father x 3, programmer (with CodeSoftware.Net since 2013) and Covenant Eyes user. You can find me on Twitter (@FootballRanks) and/or LinkedIn. More info in the Contact / Questions page.