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Friday, May 18, 2012

May 2012: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Solomon Islands 183 120 63
Syria 126 64 62
New Zealand 130 68 62
Fiji 160 118 42
Vanuatu 172 130 42
Mauritania 201 159 42
Bulgaria 96 56 40
Cyprus 133 96 37
Moldova 142 106 36
New Caledonia 155 119 36

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Sierra Leone 61 126 -65
São Tomé e Príncipe 116 170 -54
Algeria 38 87 -49
Luxembourg 119 163 -44
Libya 46 86 -40
St. Kitts and Nevis 111 150 -39
Samoa 156 192 -36
Vietnam 97 132 -35
Bermuda 107 142 -35
Antigua and Barbuda 100 134 -34

Top 50 nations only (in the top 50 in at least one of the rankings)

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Egypt 57 30 27
Poland 65 38 27
Ukraine 50 27 23
Iran 52 32 20
Cameroon 64 44 20
Costa Rica 59 43 16
Nigeria 63 48 15
Ecuador 37 23 14
Korea Republic 31 21 10
Israel 58 48 10

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Algeria 38 87 -49
Libya 46 86 -40
Armenia 47 80 -33
Slovakia 34 64 -30
Gabon 42 72 -30
Slovenia 28 53 -25
El Salvador 49 70 -21
Mali 39 58 -19
Ghana 22 37 -15
Bosnia-Herzegovina 27 41 -14

Matches I would have liked to see before the next ranking:

Egypt - Slovakia
Poland - Algeria
Ukraine - Slovenia
Iran - Armenia
Cameroon - Sierra Leone
Costa Rica - Estonia
Nigeria - Libya
Ecuador - Bosnia-Herzegovina
Korea Republic - Wales
Israel - Gabon

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