Latest updates

Check the Important info page for latest updates! (25 July 2014)
Twitter Linked In

Friday, November 2, 2012

FIFA Ranking: November 2012 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 7 November.

Just one match left: Vietnam - Malaysia, a friendly scheduled for tomorrow. This is how the points can change for these two teams:

Vietnam (W: 217, D: 207, L: 202, not included: 212)
Malaysia (W: 142, D: 132, L: 127, not included: 133)

In the table below I've used the minimum values.

On 9 October, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has declared the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying match Sudan-Zambia of 2 June 2012 to be lost by forfeit by Sudan (0-3), but the result still appears as 2-0 win for Sudan. I wrote to FIFA - got no reply. I will use the 2 - 0 result.


There's again a lot of movement in the top 10, with Russia and Croatia replacing Uruguay and Greece. Remember when Uruguay were 2nd? A mere 5 months ago, in June 2012.

Best movers:

-39 - St. Lucia
-30 - Niger
-28 - Myanmar

Worst movers:

-21 - Congo
-20 - Cyprus
-18 - Armenia

Best movers in the top 50:

19 - Hungary
15 - Bulgaria
14 - Iran

Worst movers in the top 50:

-14 - Slovenia
-13 - Ukraine
- 9 - Serbia and Venezuela

Most points gained:

160 - Hungary
158 - Belgium
141 - Argentina

Most points lost:

-101 - Slovenia
-95 - Chile
-93 - Uruguay and Denmark

Zambia replace Egypt in the African top 5.

Honduras replace Haiti in the CONCACAF top 5.

Colombia overtake Uruguay and are now 2nd in South America. Ecuador replace Chile in the top 5.

Italy climb to 4th in Europe, with the Netherlands dropping out of the top 5.


Six teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Algeria (19 - 24 in October 2012)
Haiti (57 - 60 in October 2012)
Dominican Republic (91 - 102 in October 2012)
St. Kitts and Nevis (106 - 108 in July 2004)
Philippines (143 - 147 in October 2012)
Timor-Leste (187 - 197 in December 2008)

Ecuador will return to their best ever ranking - 17th, first achieved in September 2012.

Two teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

India (169 - 169 in September 2012)
Anguilla (205 - 205 in July 2006)

Nine teams will drop to new lows:

Lithuania (119 - 118 in September 2004)
Thailand (152 - 141 in April 2012)
Singapore (163 - 162 in August 2012)
Hong Kong (172 - 169 in December 2011)
Eritrea (192 - 190 in September 2011)
Kyrgyzstan (200 - 198 in October 2012)
South Sudan (200 - 199 in August 2012)
Djibouti (202 - 201 in December 2004)
Mauritania (206 - 205 in October 2012)


Singapore could fould to 164th if Malaysia win against Vietnam.

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


1 Spain 1564 0 -47
2 Germany 1421 0 -38
3 Argentina 1349 1 141
4 Portugal 1178 -1 -81
5 Italy 1169 3 63
6 England 1167 -1 -29
7 Netherlands 1128 -1 -13
8 Colombia 1110 1 8
9 Russia 1084 3 70
10 Croatia 1078 1 55
11 Uruguay 1047 -4 -93
12 Greece 1004 -2 -25
13 Brazil 994 1 -7
14 Mexico 984 5 59
15 Côte d'Ivoire 974 1 23
16 Switzerland 966 -1 -17
17 Ecuador 951 3 49
18 France 938 -5 -73
19 Algeria 907 5 105
20 Belgium 881 10 158
21 Chile 853 -4 -95
22 Denmark 851 -4 -93
23 Sweden 826 -2 -33
24 Japan 810 -1 -8
25 Czech Republic 806 -3 -31
26 Norway 778 0 14
27 USA 776 5 56
28 Mali 772 -1 13
29 Ghana 762 2 40
30 Hungary 753 19 160
31 Bosnia-Herzegovina 746 -2 6
32 Korea Republic 728 -7 -48
33 Australia 719 1 17
34 Montenegro 691 10 68
35 Paraguay 690 3 25
36 Republic of Ireland 682 -8 -75
37 Romania 669 9 50
38 Zambia 660 3 29
39 Turkey 639 -3 -50
40 Bulgaria 627 15 62
40 Egypt 627 0 -7
42 Serbia 626 -9 -80
43 Slovakia 619 5 11
44 Iran 611 14 62
44 Peru 611 -7 -70
46 Panama 609 -3 -16
46 Tunisia 609 -1 -11
48 Venezuela 600 -9 -35
49 Slovenia 593 -14 -101
50 Jamaica 586 2 3
51 Bolivia 585 21 120
52 Central African Republic 581 -3 -12
52 Gabon 581 -5 -29
54 Poland 579 0 6
55 Ukraine 575 -13 -55
56 Honduras 572 10 72
57 Haiti 553 3 29
57 Nigeria 553 6 42
59 Libya 545 -6 -33
60 Canada 526 1 10
61 Sierra Leone 521 6 22
62 Cameroon 520 9 45
63 Cape Verde Islands 511 -12 -76
64 Costa Rica 509 8 44
65 Georgia 499 0 -2
66 Wales 497 -9 -54
67 Albania 496 17 82
68 Austria 492 -9 -36
69 Uzbekistan 490 1 11
70 Scotland 488 -14 -68
71 Guinea 485 -9 -30
72 Morocco 482 3 31
73 Togo 479 20 102
74 Belarus 478 13 68
75 Senegal 471 -7 -21
76 Guatemala 467 5 36
77 Benin 457 -3 4
78 Israel 452 4 29
79 Angola 446 4 27
79 Trinidad and Tobago 446 -2 4
81 Korea DPR 445 5 34
82 Armenia 444 -18 -59
83 FYR Macedonia 431 21 97
84 Estonia 430 -15 -55
84 South Africa 430 -8 -18
86 Oman 428 9 58
87 China PR 424 -2 11
88 Burkina Faso 423 3 31
89 Jordan 420 -11 -21
90 Finland 411 -2 4
91 Dominican Republic 406 11 60
92 New Zealand 404 0 14
93 El Salvador 402 -15 -39
94 Equatorial Guinea 397 11 69
95 Iceland 392 2 30
96 Iraq 390 -16 -49
97 Uganda 385 -7 -9
98 Zimbabwe 383 -9 -13
99 Congo DR 360 4 15
100 Northern Ireland 356 17 69
101 Malawi 337 -5 -28
102 Ethiopia 333 16 49
102 Sudan 333 -2 -18
104 New Caledonia 330 9 27
104 Qatar 330 -3 -20
106 St. Kitts and Nevis 327 16 51
107 Niger 324 30 106
108 Latvia 322 10 38
109 United Arab Emirates 320 7 32
110 Kuwait 318 2 10
110 Mozambique 318 -11 -34
112 Lebanon 313 -3 -1
112 Saudi Arabia 313 1 10
114 Liberia 312 -16 -45
115 Congo 309 -21 -65
116 Guyana 305 6 29
117 Botswana 299 3 22
117 Namibia 299 -9 -19
119 Lithuania 296 -9 -15
120 Chad 282 5 16
121 Antigua and Barbuda 281 -15 -43
122 Rwanda 280 2 8
123 Azerbaijan 277 -12 -32
124 Bahrain 270 -9 -21
125 Suriname 265 5 22
126 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 263 17 73
127 Cyprus 258 -20 -63
128 Burundi 255 7 23
129 Turkmenistan 254 -4 -12
130 Kenya 248 -2 -14
130 Puerto Rico 248 -1 4
132 Moldova 241 13 54
133 Sao Tome e Principe 240 -1 0
134 Tanzania 237 -2 -3
135 Bermuda 235 -15 -42
136 Nicaragua 233 2 23
137 Tajikistan 225 -1 5
138 Tahiti 215 -11 -50
139 Vietnam 202 1 -1
140 Kazakhstan 200 7 22
141 Cuba 198 5 19
142 Gambia 186 -11 -56
143 Philippines 184 4 6
144 Belize 179 0 -9
144 Luxembourg 179 -2 -12
146 St. Lucia 175 39 120
147 Syria 172 3 3
148 Palestine 168 1 -2
149 Grenada 166 -15 -68
149 Malta 166 4 10
149 Solomon Islands 166 -8 -36
152 Thailand 160 -13 -46
153 Barbados 158 -1 0
154 Aruba 154 0 0
155 Dominica 151 1 5
156 Myanmar 149 28 89
157 Liechtenstein 147 -2 -3
158 Lesotho 140 0 5
159 Faroe Islands 138 -1 3
160 Maldives 135 0 2
161 Curacao 134 -10 -32
162 Yemen 131 -5 -10
163 Malaysia 127 -1 1
163 Singapore 127 -1 1
165 Indonesia 124 5 13
165 Samoa 124 -1 0
167 Afghanistan 121 -1 -1
167 Fiji 121 0 0
169 India 116 -1 2
169 Nepal 116 -4 -7
171 Bangladesh 114 -2 2
172 Hong Kong 108 -12 -25
173 Madagascar 106 -2 0
174 Vanuatu 99 -2 0
175 Guinea-Bissau 98 -2 0
176 Chinese Taipei 90 0 10
177 Laos 87 16 49
177 Tonga 87 -3 0
179 American Samoa 85 -4 0
180 Pakistan 72 -3 0
181 Guam 71 -3 0
182 Sri Lanka 68 -2 0
183 Bahamas 66 -2 0
183 Montserrat 66 -2 0
185 Swaziland 56 5 17
186 Mongolia 55 -1 0
187 Brunei Darussalam 52 16 47
187 Timor-Leste 52 19 50
189 Cayman Islands 51 -6 -14
190 US Virgin Islands 50 -11 -20
191 Cambodia 49 -2 7
192 Eritrea 45 -5 0
193 Somalia 43 -5 0
194 Seychelles 39 -4 0
195 Papua New Guinea 38 -2 0
196 Comoros 36 -6 -3
197 British Virgin Islands 34 -2 0
198 Cook Islands 28 -2 0
199 Macau 22 -1 2
200 Kyrgyzstan 20 -2 0
200 South Sudan 20 -2 0
202 Djibouti 17 -5 -8
203 Andorra 13 -2 0
203 Mauritius 13 -2 0
205 Anguilla 4 -1 0
206 Mauritania 3 -1 0
207 Bhutan 0 0 0
207 San Marino 0 0 0
207 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0

9 comments:

  1. Noticed this - FIFA ranking tool says:
    France 945
    Serbia 643

    ?

    ReplyDelete
  2. INDONESIA:
    FIFA rangking tool says:
    posible poin :110
    :p

    ReplyDelete
  3. MV, Dodi,

    It has already been established that the FIFA ranking tool is not up-to-date with regard to the latest removals and inclusions of matches in the FIFA fixture list.

    The matches France-Serbia (May 31), France-Iceland (May 27) and Brunei-Indonesia (September 26) are new inclusions in the calculation of the November ranking.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Ed.
      I trust Edgar over FIFA, of course. Just wanted to know why the difference.

      Delete
  4. FIFA has Haiti's match against non-FIFA French Guyana listed in the prediction tool. I'm guessing it's just an error, but according to the tool, if Haiti beat the 2 FIFA teams (Guyana and Grenada) they'll go up to 608pts, which would be 1pt behind 3rd in CONCACAF Panama. However, since Panama are going to play Spain of all nations in a friendly, I imagine Haiti would go 3rd in CONCACAF with 2 wins! Panama will only prevent it with a victory. They'll drop points if they tie. Jamaica and Honduras are incapable of getting to that total.

    However, the tool says Haiti will go to 641pts if they defeat all three. This should be bogus though, right?

    The fact remains though that Haiti are certainly capable of defeating Guyana and Grenada and going 3rd in CONCACAF and likely breaking into the top 50 in the World.

    Haiti could be the new Cuba in the next CONCACAF World Cup qualifying draw.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Can't get through round 2 of World Cup qualifying? Then they'll just get themselves seeded and skip it :)

      Delete
  5. Lorric,

    the possibility to gain match points against a non FIFA-member is even against their own, recently re-published criteria for an 'A'-international match counting for the ranking. Clearly humbug !
    This ranking tool evidently uses another list of matches than the official results list.

    Btw Jamaica will of course play the Caribbean Cup finals early december (together with Haiti if they qualify) so they will have a fair chance to overtake Haiti in the December ranking.
    But still... Haiti has only played 4 'counting' matches this last year of which 3 continental and WC-qualifiers were won. This gives their FIFA points total a great boost. A good run at the second round qualifiers for the Caribbean Cup and after that the finals would certainly see them in contention for a top-3 spot in the CONCACAF ranking order.

    ReplyDelete