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Friday, January 13, 2012

FIFA Ranking: January 2012 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on January 18.

The official deadline for matches was yesterday, but FIFA usually include more matches up to Sunday.

Best movers:

9 - Saudi Arabia, Congo DR and Nicaragua
8 - Uzbekistan, Zambia and Belize
7 - Uganda

Worst movers:

-14 - Gabon
-12 - Benin
-9 - Sudan

Best movers in the top 50:

3 - Ghana
2 - Australia, Korea Republic, Czech Republic, Iran, Armenia and Panama
1 - Chile, Switzerland, Sweden, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Norway, Slovenia, USA, Peru, Colombia, Slovakia, Belgium and Montenegro

Worst movers in the top 50:

-6 - Cameroon
-5 - Egypt
-3 - Paraguay

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Bosnia-Herzegovina (19th - 20th in December 2011)
Panama (47th - 49th in December 2011)
Estonia (52nd - 57th in December 2011)
Belize (133rd - 134th in September 2011)

Armenia will return to their best ever ranking - 44th, first achieved in September 2011.

United Arab Emirates will drop to their worst ever ranking 138th (130th in December 2011).

January 2012 rank - Team - January 2012 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 1032 0 -3
12 Chile 973 1 3
13 Russia 971 -1 0
14 Greece 964 0 0
15 France 915 0 0
16 Switzerland 898 1 0
17 Sweden 891 1 0
18 Côte d'Ivoire 889 -2 -23
19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 869 1 0
19 Japan 869 0 -15
21 Australia 866 2 15
21 Mexico 866 0 0
23 Republic of Ireland 864 -1 0
24 Norway 788 1 0
25 Slovenia 780 1 0
26 Ghana 779 3 18
27 Paraguay 775 -3 -20
27 Serbia 775 0 0
29 Turkey 769 -1 0
30 Korea Republic 752 2 0
31 Czech Republic 749 2 0
32 Algeria 734 -2 -24
33 USA 721 1 0
34 Peru 712 1 0
35 Colombia 709 1 0
36 Egypt 698 -5 -57
37 Hungary 665 0 0
37 Israel 665 0 0
39 Slovakia 648 1 0
40 Belgium 647 1 0
41 Venezuela 642 -2 -19
42 Ecuador 634 0 0
43 Iran 623 2 7
44 Armenia 612 2 0
44 Nigeria 612 -1 -15
46 Senegal 602 -2 -23
47 Panama 600 2 11
48 Scotland 599 -1 0
49 Wales 591 -1 0
50 Montenegro 585 1 0
51 Honduras 579 2 5
52 Estonia 573 5 18
52 Jamaica 573 2 0
54 Ukraine 568 1 0
55 Romania 562 1 0
56 Cameroon 551 -6 -37
56 South Africa 551 -4 -26
58 Cape Verde Islands 549 0 0
59 Tunisia 541 0 4
60 Sierra Leone 533 0 7
61 Morocco 523 0 -1
62 Costa Rica 522 3 27
63 Libya 514 0 0
64 El Salvador 506 5 43
65 Belarus 501 -1 0
66 Burkina Faso 499 -4 -19
67 Uzbekistan 495 8 46
68 Poland 494 -2 2
69 Mali 476 -2 4
70 Latvia 466 -2 0
71 Austria 459 -1 0
71 Zambia 459 8 20
73 Iraq 457 5 17
74 Canada 455 -2 0
74 China PR 455 -3 -2
76 Georgia 451 -3 0
77 Albania 450 -3 0
78 Trinidad and Tobago 448 -2 0
79 Guinea 436 1 0
80 Haiti 433 1 4
81 Jordan 426 1 9
82 Uganda 411 7 13
83 Bulgaria 410 1 0
84 Antigua and Barbuda 407 3 3
85 Angola 405 -2 -7
85 Finland 405 1 0
87 Northern Ireland 403 1 0
87 Saudi Arabia 403 9 40
89 Guatemala 400 1 3
90 Oman 393 -5 -15
91 Gabon 387 -14 -58
92 Guyana 386 -1 -1
93 Lithuania 382 -1 0
94 Botswana 373 1 2
95 Bahrain 372 6 22
95 Kuwait 372 4 21
97 Qatar 364 -4 -14
98 Niger 361 -1 0
99 Malawi 359 -5 -15
100 Togo 350 1 0
101 Vietnam 344 -2 -7
102 Zimbabwe 341 -4 -13
103 FYR Macedonia 335 0 2
104 Iceland 325 0 0
105 Mozambique 319 0 -3
106 Bermuda 314 1 4
107 Korea DPR 312 3 6
108 Puerto Rico 310 0 1
109 Bolivia 309 -1 0
110 Rwanda 304 -4 -10
111 Azerbaijan 300 1 0
112 Lebanon 293 -1 -12
113 Cuba 290 2 0
114 Faroe Islands 285 2 0
114 St. Kitts and Nevis 285 2 0
116 Congo DR 276 9 22
116 Syria 276 -2 -15
118 Gambia 271 -2 -14
118 New Zealand 271 1 0
120 Kenya 260 0 -9
121 Namibia 259 0 -5
122 Liberia 258 1 0
122 Sudan 258 -9 -39
124 Thailand 257 -2 -5
125 Suriname 254 0 0
126 Cyprus 253 1 0
127 Luxembourg 252 1 0
128 Central African Republic 251 1 0
129 Dominican Republic 247 2 0
130 Liechtenstein 246 2 0
131 Congo 245 2 0
132 Grenada 241 2 0
133 Belize 230 8 36
133 Ethiopia 230 2 0
135 Moldova 229 1 0
136 Benin 228 -12 -29
137 Tanzania 225 0 1
138 United Arab Emirates 223 -8 -27
139 Kazakhstan 220 -1 0
140 Tajikistan 218 -1 10
141 Burundi 199 -1 -4
142 Chad 188 1 0
143 Indonesia 183 -1 -6
144 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 171 0 1
145 Nicaragua 165 9 24
146 Turkmenistan 164 0 0
147 Singapore 161 -2 -4
148 Malaysia 157 0 3
149 Yemen 153 2 7
150 Samoa 149 -1 0
151 Equatorial Guinea 147 -1 -1
152 Curacao 146 -1 0
153 Lesotho 144 -6 -16
153 Nepal 144 0 0
155 Bahamas 141 -1 0
156 Malta 140 0 0
157 Philippines 139 2 3
158 Bangladesh 138 -1 0
158 India 138 4 7
160 Madagascar 135 0 0
161 Fiji 133 0 0
162 Guinea-Bissau 121 1 0
162 Palestine 121 -4 -16
164 Aruba 120 0 0
165 Barbados 119 0 0
166 New Caledonia 116 0 0
167 Chinese Taipei 110 0 -4
168 Hong Kong 109 1 4
169 Mongolia 106 -1 0
170 Cambodia 101 0 0
171 Dominica 100 0 0
172 Myanmar 99 0 0
173 Maldives 98 0 0
174 Laos 96 0 0
174 Vanuatu 96 0 0
176 Tonga 88 0 0
177 Afghanistan 85 0 0
178 US Virgin Islands 82 0 0
179 Pakistan 76 0 0
180 Solomon Islands 75 0 0
180 Sri Lanka 75 0 0
180 Swaziland 75 0 0
183 Cayman Islands 74 0 0
184 Tahiti 73 0 0
185 St. Lucia 65 0 0
186 American Samoa 61 0 0
187 Comoros 55 0 0
188 Seychelles 53 0 0
189 Eritrea 45 1 0
190 Somalia 43 -1 -4
191 Kyrgyzstan 42 0 0
192 Guam 36 0 0
193 Papua New Guinea 34 0 0
194 Mauritius 32 0 0
195 Cook Islands 28 0 0
196 Sao Tome e Principe 27 0 0
197 Macau 26 0 0
198 British Virgin Islands 23 1 0
198 Djibouti 23 0 -2
200 Turks and Caicos Islands 13 0 0
201 Anguilla 9 0 0
202 Bhutan 6 0 0
202 Brunei Darussalam 6 0 0
204 Mauritania 4 0 0
205 Timor-Leste 2 0 0
206 Andorra 0 0 0
206 Montserrat 0 0 0
206 San Marino 0 0 0

2 comments:

  1. Sieraleon has not played soccer for some time how do you rank it so highly, does war matter in the rankings

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  2. I just apply the formula :)

    408.5 of Sierra Leone's January 2012 533 points come from this 3 matches:

    214.14 pts - 3 Sep 2011 2 - 1 vs Egypt (Continental qualifier)
    130.29 pts - 4 Jun 2011 1 - 0 vs Niger (Continental qualifier)
    64.07 pts - 8 Oct 2011 0 - 0 vs South Africa (Friendly)

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