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Friday, February 10, 2012

FIFA Ranking: February 2012 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 15 February.

The deadline for matches was yesterday. However, since there's the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, FIFA will move the deadline to Sunday in order to include the final.

Three matches left:

11 Feb Myanmar - Thailand (friendly)
11 Feb Ghana - Mali (2012 ACN 3rd place match)
12 Feb Zambia - Côte d'Ivoire (2012 ACN final)

This is how the totals and rankings can change for these six teams.

Thailand (L: 235 = 136th, D: 238 = 134th , W: 244 = 131st)
Myanmar (L: 95 = 175th, D: 101 = 174th, W: 113 = 168th)

Côte d'Ivoire (L: 943 = 16th, PSO L: 967 = 15th, PSO W: 990 = 13th , W: 1014 = 12th)
Ghana (L: 819 = 23rd, PSO L: 842 = 22nd, PSO W: 864 = 22nd, W: 887 = 21st)

Zambia

L: 567. 58th if Mali win the 3rd place match. 57th otherwise.
PSO L: 599. 48th if Mali win the 3rd place match avoiding PSO. 47th otherwise.
PSO W: 630. 43rd.
W: 661: 40th.

Mali

L: 513. 65th.
PSO L: 550. 58th.
PSO W: 588. 50th if Zambia win the final or lose after PSO. 49th otherwise.
W: 625. 44th if Zambia win the final. 43rd otherwise.

In the table below I have used the minimum values, thus their totals can only rise.

Lots of movement in the top 10:

- Germany will overtake the Netherlands for 2nd in the ranking.
- Portugal will overtake Brazil
- Italy will overtake Croatia
- Denmark will overtake Argentina

Côte d'Ivoire will overtake France for the 5th time since 1993.

Best movers:

46 - Gabon
41 - Equatorial Guinea
28 - Sao Tome e Principe

Gabon could climb 48 places based on the results of Zambia and Mali.

Zambia could climb 31 places if they win the final.

Worst movers:

-25 - Senegal
-24 - Egypt
-13 - Niger

Egypt could fall 25 places if Mali lose the third place match after PSO or win it.


Best movers in the top 50:

46 - Gabon
6 - Wales
4 - Turkey

Worst movers in the top 50:

-25 - Senegal
-24 - Egypt
-11 - Japan

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Armenia (at least 42nd - 44th in September 2011). Could climb to 41st.
Libya (at least 53rd - 58th in April 2011). Could climb to 51st.
El Salvador (at least 54th - 60th in October 1993). Could climb to 52nd.
Sao Tome e Principe (168th - 179th in August 2000).

Côte d'Ivoire could also improve their best ranking with a win in the final.

Three teams will return to their worst ever rankings:

Cyprus (127th - first happened in December 2011)
Solomon Islands (182nd - first happened in April 2011)
Eritrea (190th - first happened in September 2011)

Eight teams will drop to new lows:

Egypt (60th - 44th in July 2002). Could fall to 61st.
Cameroon (66th - 62nd in April 1997)
Bulgaria (88th - 85th in November 2011)
Barbados (169th - 165th in December 2011)
Myanmar (175th - 172nd in December 2011)
Sri Lanka (182nd - 180th in December 2011)
Kyrgyzstan (192nd - 191st in December 2011)
Turks and Caicos Islands (205th - 204th in May 2006)

Myanmar can avoid this with a win against Thailand.

Australia will displace Japan as AFC's 1st team. China PR replace Uzbekistan in the top 5.

African top 3 unchanged. Egypt and Senegal out of the top 5. They will be replaced by two of Gabon, Libya, Zambia and Mali. Zambia can go no higher than 4th.

Honduras out of the CONCACAF top 5, replaced by El Salvador.

Germany replace the Netherlands as 2nd in Europe.

February 2012 rank - Team - February 2012 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points


1 Spain 1566 0 2
2 Germany 1369 1 24
3 Netherlands 1359 -1 -6
4 Uruguay 1317 0 8
5 England 1179 0 6
6 Portugal 1155 1 55
7 Brazil 1152 -1 9
8 Italy 1115 1 33
9 Croatia 1101 -1 10
10 Denmark 1090 1 58
11 Argentina 1081 -1 14
12 Chile 996 0 23
13 Russia 989 0 18
14 Greece 979 0 15
15 Switzerland 950 1 52
16 Côte d'Ivoire 943 2 54
17 France 930 -2 15
18 Sweden 924 -1 33
19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 920 0 51
20 Republic of Ireland 893 3 29
21 Mexico 882 0 16
22 Australia 832 -1 -34
23 Ghana 819 3 40
24 Norway 793 0 5
25 Serbia 791 2 16
25 Turkey 791 4 22
27 Paraguay 781 0 6
27 Slovenia 781 -2 1
29 Czech Republic 775 2 26
30 Japan 762 -11 -107
31 USA 750 2 29
32 Colombia 746 3 37
33 Peru 743 1 31
34 Korea Republic 714 -4 -38
35 Israel 708 2 43
36 Algeria 684 -4 -50
37 Hungary 678 0 13
38 Slovakia 675 1 27
39 Belgium 663 1 16
40 Ecuador 644 2 10
41 Armenia 639 4 27
42 Wales 635 7 44
43 Gabon 617 48 230
44 Venezuela 615 -3 -27
45 Iran 606 -1 -17
46 Scotland 602 2 3
47 Panama 594 0 -6
48 Jamaica 589 4 16
49 Montenegro 585 1 0
50 Romania 583 5 21
51 Libya 581 12 67
52 El Salvador 576 12 70
52 Estonia 576 0 3
54 Nigeria 573 -9 -39
54 Tunisia 573 5 32
56 Zambia 567 15 108
57 South Africa 559 -1 8
58 Honduras 549 -7 -30
58 Ukraine 549 -4 -19
60 Egypt 545 -24 -153
61 Morocco 543 0 20
62 Costa Rica 539 0 17
63 Sierra Leone 533 -3 0
64 Guinea 517 15 81
65 Mali 513 4 37
66 Cameroon 502 -10 -49
67 Belarus 494 -2 -7
68 Senegal 490 -25 -135
69 Cape Verde Islands 477 -11 -72
70 Poland 470 -2 -24
71 Austria 469 0 10
71 Canada 469 3 14
71 Haiti 469 9 36
74 Latvia 463 -4 -3
75 Burkina Faso 462 -9 -37
76 China PR 456 -2 1
77 Uzbekistan 455 -10 -40
78 Albania 452 -1 2
79 Finland 439 6 34
79 Iraq 439 -6 -18
81 Georgia 436 -5 -15
82 Jordan 431 -1 5
83 Angola 424 2 19
84 Guatemala 422 5 22
85 Trinidad and Tobago 417 -7 -31
86 Northern Ireland 412 1 9
87 Uganda 411 -5 0
88 Bulgaria 408 -5 -2
89 Saudi Arabia 407 -2 4
90 Antigua and Barbuda 405 -6 -2
91 Kuwait 399 4 27
92 Guyana 388 0 2
93 Lithuania 383 0 1
94 Togo 380 6 30
95 Oman 377 -5 -16
96 Qatar 372 1 8
97 Bahrain 366 -2 -6
98 Malawi 362 1 3
99 Zimbabwe 348 3 7
100 Vietnam 347 1 3
101 FYR Macedonia 345 2 10
102 Mozambique 332 3 13
103 Iceland 330 1 5
104 Botswana 328 -10 -45
105 Bermuda 321 1 7
106 Korea DPR 314 1 2
107 Bolivia 309 2 0
108 Rwanda 308 2 4
109 Azerbaijan 306 2 6
110 Equatorial Guinea 305 41 158
111 Niger 302 -13 -59
111 Sudan 302 9 37
113 Puerto Rico 301 -5 -9
114 Lebanon 299 -2 6
115 Gambia 292 3 21
116 Cuba 290 -3 0
117 St. Kitts and Nevis 287 -3 2
118 Faroe Islands 285 -4 0
119 Congo DR 280 -3 4
120 Namibia 271 2 12
120 New Zealand 271 -2 0
122 Syria 270 -5 -5
123 Kenya 267 -2 7
124 Liechtenstein 263 6 17
125 Liberia 258 -2 0
126 Suriname 254 -1 0
127 Cyprus 252 -1 -1
128 Central African Republic 251 0 0
129 Dominican Republic 247 0 0
130 Congo 245 1 0
131 United Arab Emirates 243 7 20
132 Grenada 240 0 -1
132 Luxembourg 240 -5 -12
134 Belize 238 -1 8
135 Benin 237 1 9
136 Thailand 235 -12 -22
137 Ethiopia 230 -4 0
138 Kazakhstan 225 1 5
139 Tanzania 224 -2 -1
140 Tajikistan 218 0 0
141 Chad 207 1 19
142 Moldova 205 -7 -24
143 Burundi 199 -2 0
144 Nicaragua 189 1 24
145 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 172 -1 1
146 Indonesia 161 -3 -22
147 Yemen 159 2 6
148 Singapore 155 -1 -6
149 Turkmenistan 154 -3 -10
150 Malaysia 153 -2 -4
151 Samoa 149 -1 0
152 Nepal 144 1 0
153 Curacao 142 -1 -4
154 Bahamas 141 1 0
154 India 141 4 3
156 Philippines 139 1 0
157 Bangladesh 138 1 0
158 Madagascar 135 2 0
159 Fiji 133 2 0
159 Malta 133 -3 -7
161 Lesotho 131 -8 -13
162 Palestine 128 0 7
163 Hong Kong 126 5 17
163 New Caledonia 126 3 10
165 Aruba 120 -1 0
166 Chinese Taipei 116 1 6
166 Guinea-Bissau 116 -4 -5
168 Sao Tome e Principe 113 28 86
169 Barbados 107 -4 -12
170 Mongolia 106 -1 0
171 Laos 105 3 9
172 Cambodia 104 -2 3
173 Vanuatu 103 1 7
174 Maldives 98 -1 0
175 Dominica 95 -4 -5
175 Myanmar 95 -3 -4
177 Tonga 88 -1 0
178 Afghanistan 85 -1 0
179 Swaziland 83 1 8
180 US Virgin Islands 82 -2 0
181 Pakistan 76 -2 0
182 Solomon Islands 75 -2 0
182 Sri Lanka 75 -2 0
184 Tahiti 73 0 0
185 Cayman Islands 72 -2 -2
186 St. Lucia 65 -1 0
187 American Samoa 61 -1 0
188 Comoros 55 -1 0
189 Seychelles 53 -1 0
190 Eritrea 45 -1 0
191 Somalia 43 -1 0
192 Kyrgyzstan 42 -1 0
193 Guam 36 -1 0
194 Papua New Guinea 34 -1 0
195 Mauritius 32 -1 0
196 Macau 29 1 3
197 Cook Islands 28 -2 0
198 British Virgin Islands 23 0 0
198 Djibouti 23 0 0
200 Anguilla 9 1 0
201 Bhutan 6 1 0
201 Brunei Darussalam 6 1 0
203 Mauritania 4 1 0
204 Timor-Leste 2 1 0
205 Andorra 0 1 0
205 Montserrat 0 1 0
205 San Marino 0 1 0
205 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 -5 -13

2 comments:

  1. …like the months before, there are again cases, where the points in the overview are not updated and still show the values from the previous month:

    Venzuela:
    643 instead of 615 points

    Yemen:
    153 instead of 159 points

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  2. sorry, I should've mentioned that I was referring to the official FIFA-ranking, not concerning your values!

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