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Friday, April 27, 2012

FIFA Ranking: Teams in need of matches for the May 2012 ranking

There are 22 teams that will not have the required 5 matches in the last 12 months when the December 2009 FIFA Ranking will be released. For these teams, FIFA will basically add a number of "virtual defeats" equal to the difference between the number of matches actually played by that team in the last 12 months and the required 5 matches.

Only Cape Verde Islands will be in the top 100.

11 countries managed to get positive results in the last 12 months, but they lose points because of the 5 matches requirement.

New Zealand (68th in the Elo Ratings) are also on the list - three matches in the last 12 months - all defeats.

Country - Points lost - Probable May 2012 ranking


Bahamas 198 161
Cambodia 97 175
Mongolia 96 177
Aruba 77 167
Cape Verde Islands 59 76
Tonga 56 177
Yemen 27 156
Eritrea 26 190
Papua New Guinea 23 193
Laos 16 173
Benin 12 124
Guam 7 194
Anguilla 6 200
New Zealand 0 130
Kyrgyzstan 0 195
British Virgin Islands 0 199
Mauritania 0 201
Brunei Darussalam 0 201
Bhutan 0 201
Timor-Leste 0 204
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 205
Montserrat 0 205

1 comment:

  1. New Zealand may be the only country on the planet that do not have to care about rankings at all.

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