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Friday, July 20, 2012

FIFA Ranking: August 2012 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 8 August.


Only one match left: Guam - Macau.

This is how the points can change for these two teams:

Guam (L: 28, D: 35, W: 50)
Macau (L: 13, D: 22, W: 39)


In the table below, the values displayed for these teams are the minimum values, thus even if they lose, their totals won't drop.

There will be 209 teams in the August ranking, as South Sudan will be ranked for the first time - 199th or 200th depending on the Guam - Macau result.

More bad news for Brazil. FIFA have removed 8 matches from the official list of "A" matches - Lithuania - Russia among them. The Russians will thus gain 35 points and overtake the Brazilians - who will drop to 13th, instead of the expected 12th place.

List of removed matches - all friendlies from 2012:

26/May Jordan - Sierra Leone 4:0 (2:0)
29/May Lithuania - Russia 0:0
01/Jun Estonia - Finland 1:2 (1:2)
01/Jun Latvia - Lithuania 5:0 (3:0)
03/Jun Estonia - Lithuania 1:0 (1:0)
03/Jun Finland - Latvia 1:1 (0:0) 5:6 PSO
04/Jun Hungary - Republic of Ireland 0:0
18/Jun Saudi Arabia - Morocco 0:2 (0:0)

I don't know why these matches were removed. Most likely causes: number of substitutes or change of referee without FIFA's approval.

Best movers:

17 - Lebanon
15 - Solomon Islands
14 - Turkmenistan

Worst movers:

-26 - Vietnam
-18 - Haiti and Bangladesh
-16 - Tajikistan

Best movers in the top 50:

7 - Ecuador and Estonia
3 - Hungary and Scotland
2 - Russia, Serbia, Egypt, Tunisia, Slovakia, Gabon and Iran

Worst movers in the top 50:

-15 - Peru
-6 - Panama
-5 - Venezuela

England up to third, as Uruguay's 2011 Copa America points drop from 1.0 to 0.5. That's the best ever ranking for England.

Six teams will improve their best ever ranking:

England (3 - 4 in December 1997)
Ecuador (20 - 24 in March 2007)
Libya (38 - 39 in July 2012)
Central African Republic (71 - 73 in July 2012)
Aruba (157 - 164 in February 1994)
American Samoa (182 - 183 in July 2012)

Five teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

Brunei Darussalam (202 - first happened in December 2011)
Timor-Leste (205 - first happened in December 2011)
Montserrat (206 - first happened in December 2011)
San Marino (206 - first happened in December 2011)
Turks and Caicos Islands (206 - first happened in June 2012)

Nine teams will drop to new lows:

Brazil (13 - 11 in July 2012)
Saudi Arabia (104 - 101 in July 2012)
Syria (147 - 145 in May 1996)
Indonesia (159 - 153 in December 2006)
Singapore (162 - 158 in April 2012)
India (168 - 165 in March 2007)
Myanmar (184 - 180 in July 2012)
Laos (193 - 190 in June 2008)
Bhutan (206 - 205 in July 2012)

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


1 Spain 1605 0 -86
2 Germany 1474 0 -28
3 England 1294 1 0
4 Uruguay 1236 -1 -61
5 Portugal 1213 0 0
6 Italy 1192 0 0
7 Argentina 1098 0 3
8 Netherlands 1053 0 -26
9 Croatia 1050 0 0
10 Denmark 1017 0 0
11 Russia 1016 2 35
12 Greece 1003 0 0
13 Brazil 991 -2 -21
14 France 980 0 0
15 Chile 953 0 -8
16 Côte d'Ivoire 939 0 0
17 Sweden 909 0 0
18 Mexico 862 1 30
19 Czech Republic 854 -1 0
20 Ecuador 836 7 84
21 Colombia 835 1 21
22 Japan 829 -2 0
23 Switzerland 828 -2 0
24 Australia 807 -1 0
25 Norway 780 -1 0
26 Republic of Ireland 779 0 17
27 Paraguay 747 -2 -25
28 Hungary 746 3 30
29 Korea Republic 740 -1 0
30 Turkey 735 -1 0
31 Bosnia-Herzegovina 729 -1 0
32 Ghana 707 1 0
33 Slovenia 706 1 0
34 Algeria 693 1 0
35 Serbia 675 2 0
36 USA 672 0 -15
37 Wales 658 1 0
38 Libya 655 1 0
39 Mali 650 1 0
40 Egypt 637 2 6
41 Tunisia 627 2 0
42 Slovakia 626 2 0
43 Gabon 624 2 0
44 Zambia 623 -3 -25
45 Ukraine 621 1 0
46 Scotland 611 3 0
47 Peru 607 -15 -105
48 Iran 590 2 9
49 Estonia 587 7 33
50 Montenegro 581 0 0
51 Romania 580 1 0
52 Venezuela 570 -5 -45
53 Belgium 564 0 0
54 Panama 560 -6 -52
54 Poland 560 0 0
56 Armenia 559 -1 0
57 Sierra Leone 529 8 41
58 Nigeria 525 0 0
59 Cameroon 520 0 0
60 Austria 517 0 0
61 Senegal 506 0 0
62 Costa Rica 501 -5 -40
63 Uzbekistan 493 2 5
64 El Salvador 490 3 3
65 Honduras 486 -2 -10
66 Jamaica 479 -3 -17
67 Morocco 474 4 3
67 South Africa 474 1 0
69 China PR 470 -1 -4
70 Latvia 463 2 -3
71 Central African Republic 462 2 0
72 Finland 451 2 -7
73 Bolivia 449 10 30
74 Albania 448 1 0
74 Guinea 448 1 0
76 Belarus 447 1 0
77 Benin 446 1 0
78 Cape Verde Islands 441 1 0
79 Canada 439 -11 -35
80 Haiti 435 -18 -68
80 Trinidad and Tobago 435 0 3
82 Israel 427 0 0
83 Jordan 425 1 8
84 Iraq 420 -3 -8
85 Angola 407 1 0
85 Lithuania 407 5 31
87 Burkina Faso 405 0 0
88 Guatemala 399 0 -2
88 Uganda 399 -3 -10
90 Malawi 397 3 27
91 Korea DPR 392 -2 6
92 Congo 375 -1 0
92 Oman 375 4 17
94 Bulgaria 373 -2 0
95 New Zealand 366 0 0
96 Kuwait 359 -3 -11
97 Georgia 357 0 0
98 Qatar 354 0 -2
99 Togo 342 -1 -14
100 Antigua and Barbuda 337 6 11
101 Northern Ireland 336 1 0
102 Bahrain 331 1 0
102 FYR Macedonia 331 1 0
104 Saudi Arabia 329 -3 -10
104 Sudan 329 1 0
106 Zimbabwe 328 -6 -19
107 Mozambique 316 0 0
108 Azerbaijan 308 0 0
109 Guyana 307 0 3
110 Luxembourg 303 0 0
111 Equatorial Guinea 302 0 0
112 Botswana 301 1 5
113 Namibia 298 4 17
113 St. Kitts and Nevis 298 -1 -3
115 Congo DR 291 -1 0
115 Niger 291 -1 0
117 Liberia 287 3 15
118 Chad 284 5 22
118 Dominican Republic 284 12 37
120 Bermuda 281 -3 0
121 United Arab Emirates 279 -5 -8
122 Ethiopia 273 -3 0
123 Cyprus 266 -1 0
123 Turkmenistan 266 14 43
125 Rwanda 264 0 8
126 Kenya 259 -1 3
127 Lebanon 254 17 57
128 Tanzania 253 -1 0
129 Gambia 251 -1 0
130 Iceland 250 -1 0
131 Sao Tome e Principe 240 1 0
132 Belize 236 -1 -6
133 Burundi 234 3 0
133 Thailand 234 2 -1
135 Suriname 229 -3 -11
136 Tahiti 214 2 0
137 Moldova 213 2 0
138 Puerto Rico 210 2 0
139 Nicaragua 203 2 -6
140 Tajikistan 202 -16 -56
141 New Caledonia 200 2 0
142 Grenada 198 0 -6
143 Malta 196 2 0
143 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 196 2 0
145 Kazakhstan 195 2 0
146 Vietnam 183 -26 -89
147 Syria 180 -15 -60
148 Liechtenstein 177 1 0
149 Cuba 171 1 0
150 Philippines 167 2 10
151 Yemen 154 -3 -25
152 Palestine 153 2 -1
153 Faroe Islands 149 2 0
154 Hong Kong 147 6 15
155 Fiji 146 6 16
156 Vanuatu 142 12 38
157 Aruba 134 7 14
157 Malaysia 134 0 -5
159 Indonesia 128 -6 -28
159 Solomon Islands 128 15 36
161 Maldives 126 3 6
162 Nepal 125 -7 -24
162 Singapore 125 -4 -13
164 Afghanistan 122 -2 0
165 Curacao 114 -7 -24
165 Madagascar 114 2 -1
167 Lesotho 109 -1 -10
168 India 106 -5 -15
169 Bangladesh 103 -18 -57
169 Guinea-Bissau 103 0 0
171 Barbados 100 -1 0
172 Dominica 95 0 0
173 Samoa 93 0 0
174 Tonga 87 1 0
175 Chinese Taipei 83 1 -3
176 Cayman Islands 72 2 0
176 Pakistan 72 2 0
178 US Virgin Islands 70 -1 -15
179 Sri Lanka 68 2 4
180 Bahamas 66 -9 -33
181 Swaziland 64 1 1
182 American Samoa 61 1 0
183 Mongolia 55 1 0
184 Myanmar 50 -4 -17
185 Papua New Guinea 46 2 0
186 Eritrea 45 3 0
186 St. Lucia 45 0 -7
188 Seychelles 44 -1 -2
189 Somalia 43 2 0
190 British Virgin Islands 40 9 27
190 Cambodia 40 2 0
192 Comoros 39 -7 -15
193 Laos 38 -3 -6
193 Mauritius 38 0 0
195 Guam 32 -1 0
196 Cook Islands 25 -1 0
196 Kyrgyzstan 25 0 1
198 Djibouti 24 -2 0
199 South Sudan 20 10 20
200 Andorra 15 -2 0
201 Macau 13 -2 0
202 Brunei Darussalam 5 -1 0
203 Anguilla 4 -1 0
203 Mauritania 4 -1 0
205 Timor-Leste 2 -1 0
206 Bhutan 0 -1 0
206 Montserrat 0 -1 0
206 San Marino 0 -1 0
206 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 -1 0

9 comments:

  1. What 8 matches been removed from FIFA`s list of "A" matches ?

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    1. Added the list of removed matches.

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  2. What 8 matches been removed from FIFA`s list of "A" matches ?

    same Q? :)

    Hussein Budejaja - Libya

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  3. Wow, that Russia match being removed dumps Brazil down to 13th! I know you already pointed that out, but still...

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  4. @Ed
    I'm wondering how fifa removed match hold since 2months,as jordan vs sieraleone?l think for more transparency,fifa should decide if "A" match or not within 2days.also,they should clarify thereason of removing matches,if any.
    jordan lost 8pts cause of this removal!!
    Tarek/jordan

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    1. Tarek,

      FIFA can only decide about the status of a match if they receive a sort of official match-report. Then they can apply their criteria for an A-match status: among others the number of substitutes and the referee (as Edgar pointed out above).

      But I have to say: this removal of matches from the FIFA-list have become a little bit of a plague and appears much more frequently lately. So maybe they have sharpened their criteria and/or their vigilance on these aspects or (switch to 'paranoid' mode here) national teams have found out how they can manipulate the rankings in their favor (switch back to 'normal' mode).

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    2. @Ed &edjar
      You are right..fifa should control this in more effective way to avoid any results manuipulating for each country sake.
      Tarek

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  5. cách sắp xếp điểm điên rồ và khó hiểu. như học sinh lớp 1!

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    1. Let's try English - shall we? Thanks!

      According to Google Translate: "sort of crazy and confusing. as first graders!"

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