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Friday, December 14, 2012

FIFA Ranking: December 2012 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 19 December.

I've used 16 December as deadline for matches. 17 teams can still change their totals:

Team - Minimum Points - Maximum Points - Worst possible rank - Best possible rank

Haiti 602 734 46 33
Poland 528 553 60 55
Iran 522 532 62 58
Trinidad and Tobago 483 561 72 55
FYR Macedonia 436 480 81 74
Angola 425 436 85 81
Jordan 364 373 99 94
Oman 361 369 99 94
Cuba 278 395 118 90
Saudi Arabia 264 282 127 116
Kuwait 263 281 127 116
Bahrain 260 275 127 118
Lebanon 259 274 127 119
Gambia 186 248 144 132
Syria 179 220 145 139
Palestine 152 168 153 149
Yemen 108 158 164 152

In the table below, the values used for these teams are the minimum possible.

 Best movers:

24 - Burundi
23 - Cuba
15 - Equatorial Guinea and Thailand

Burundi, Equatorial Guinea and Thailand could climb one extra spot. Cuba could climb as much as 51 places in total.

Worst movers:

-23 - Belize
-22 - Bermuda
-20 - Chad

Bermuda and Chad could fall even lower.

Best movers in the top 50:

11 - Haiti
10 - Gabon
9 - Bolivia

Gabon and Bolivia could climb one extra spot. Haiti could climb as much as 24 places in total.

-14 - Iran
-10 - Bulgaria
-8 - Venezuela

Iran could fall 4 more spots, Venezuela 2 more.

Six teams will improve their best ever rankings:

Ecuador (13 - 17 in September 2012)
Mali (25 - 27 in October 2012)
Haiti (46 - 57 in November 2012)
Aruba (152 - 154 in October 2012)
Montserrat (174 - 181 in October 2012)
Timor-Leste (182 - 187 in November 2012)

Côte d'Ivoire will return to their best ever ranking (14 in June 2011).


Cayman Islands will return to their worst ever ranking (192 - 192 in December 2007).

Four teams will drop to new lows:

Brazil (18 - 14 in October 2012)
Saudi Arabia (116 - 113 in October 2012)
Sri Lanka (190 - 186 in March 2012)
Eritrea (196 - 192 in November 2012)

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


1 Spain 1606 0 42
2 Germany 1437 0 16
3 Argentina 1290 0 -59
4 Italy 1165 1 -4
5 Colombia 1164 3 54
6 England 1151 0 -16
7 Portugal 1144 -3 -34
8 Netherlands 1124 -1 -4
9 Russia 1070 0 -14
10 Croatia 1064 0 -14
11 Greece 1033 1 29
12 Switzerland 1004 4 38
13 Ecuador 999 4 48
14 Côte d'Ivoire 995 1 21
15 Mexico 994 -1 10
16 Uruguay 975 -5 -72
17 France 949 1 11
18 Brazil 946 -5 -48
19 Algeria 887 0 -20
20 Sweden 870 3 44
21 Belgium 868 -1 -13
22 Japan 840 2 30
23 Denmark 821 -1 -30
24 Norway 810 2 32
25 Mali 809 3 37
26 Chile 793 -5 -60
27 Bosnia-Herzegovina 788 4 42
28 USA 782 -1 6
29 Czech Republic 781 -4 -25
30 Ghana 777 -1 15
31 Montenegro 756 3 65
32 Hungary 750 -2 -3
33 Romania 700 4 31
34 Zambia 697 5 64
35 Korea Republic 686 -3 -42
36 Australia 668 -3 -51
37 Paraguay 666 -2 -24
38 Serbia 659 4 33
39 Haiti 650 18 97
40 Turkey 627 -2 -12
41 Egypt 615 -1 -12
42 Bolivia 609 9 24
42 Gabon 609 10 28
42 Republic of Ireland 609 -6 -73
45 Tunisia 606 1 -3
46 Peru 603 -2 -8
47 Slovakia 595 -4 -24
47 Ukraine 595 8 20
49 Slovenia 591 0 -2
50 Bulgaria 585 -10 -42
51 Panama 582 -5 -27
52 Central African Republic 581 0 0
52 Nigeria 581 5 28
54 Libya 572 5 27
55 Jamaica 552 -5 -34
56 Venezuela 551 -8 -49
57 Honduras 540 -1 -32
58 Poland 528 -4 -51
59 Guinea 527 12 42
60 Cameroon 523 2 3
61 Iran 522 -17 -89
62 Sierra Leone 521 -1 0
63 Albania 518 4 22
64 Canada 517 -4 -9
65 Belarus 516 9 38
66 Costa Rica 515 -2 6
67 Uzbekistan 513 2 23
68 Trinidad and Tobago 507 11 61
69 Cape Verde Islands 498 -6 -13
70 Austria 492 -2 0
71 Togo 491 2 12
72 Scotland 490 -2 2
73 Georgia 481 -8 -18
74 Morocco 466 -2 -16
75 Armenia 457 7 13
75 Benin 457 2 0
77 Senegal 455 -2 -16
78 Israel 454 0 2
79 Equatorial Guinea 439 16 42
80 Guatemala 438 -4 -29
81 FYR Macedonia 436 2 5
82 Wales 435 -16 -62
83 Finland 431 8 20
84 Uganda 428 2 0
85 Angola 425 -6 -21
85 Estonia 425 -1 -5
87 South Africa 416 -3 -14
88 China PR 410 0 -14
89 Burkina Faso 408 0 -15
90 Iceland 392 6 0
91 New Zealand 390 2 -14
92 Iraq 385 5 -5
93 Dominican Republic 378 -1 -28
94 Northern Ireland 367 6 11
94 United Arab Emirates 367 15 47
96 Qatar 365 8 35
97 Jordan 364 -7 -56
98 Korea DPR 361 -17 -84
98 Oman 361 -12 -67
100 Sudan 349 2 16
100 Zimbabwe 349 -2 -34
102 El Salvador 348 -8 -54
103 Burundi 342 25 87
104 Niger 335 3 11
105 Latvia 334 3 12
106 Congo DR 332 -7 -28
107 New Caledonia 330 -3 0
108 Congo 325 7 16
109 Ethiopia 323 -7 -10
110 Malawi 318 -9 -19
111 Liberia 312 3 0
111 Mozambique 312 -1 -6
113 Suriname 311 12 46
114 Antigua and Barbuda 293 7 12
115 Cuba 288 26 90
116 Lithuania 284 3 -12
117 Azerbaijan 277 6 0
118 Sao Tome e Principe 275 15 35
119 Botswana 274 -2 -25
119 Namibia 274 -2 -25
121 St. Kitts and Nevis 271 -15 -56
122 Guyana 267 -6 -38
123 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 266 3 3
124 Saudi Arabia 264 -12 -49
125 Kuwait 263 -15 -55
126 Bahrain 260 -2 -10
127 Lebanon 259 -15 -54
128 Moldova 255 4 14
129 Turkmenistan 254 0 0
130 Tanzania 253 4 16
131 Vietnam 251 7 34
132 Cyprus 248 -5 -10
132 Puerto Rico 248 -2 0
134 Kenya 246 -4 -2
134 Rwanda 246 -12 -34
136 Tajikistan 233 1 8
136 Thailand 233 16 73
138 Grenada 222 11 56
139 Tahiti 215 0 0
140 Chad 212 -20 -70
141 Kazakhstan 200 -1 0
142 Barbados 197 11 39
143 Gambia 186 -1 0
144 Nicaragua 180 -8 -53
145 Syria 179 2 7
146 Malta 178 3 12
147 Philippines 174 -4 -10
148 Luxembourg 172 -4 -7
149 St. Lucia 168 -3 -7
150 Solomon Islands 166 -1 0
151 Aruba 163 3 9
152 Palestine 152 -4 -16
153 Faroe Islands 151 6 13
154 Liechtenstein 146 3 -1
154 Singapore 146 9 19
156 Indonesia 143 9 19
157 Bermuda 139 -22 -96
158 Malaysia 133 5 6
159 Lesotho 130 -1 -10
159 Maldives 130 1 -5
161 Dominica 124 -6 -27
162 Myanmar 114 -6 -35
163 Hong Kong 112 9 4
164 Yemen 108 -2 -23
165 Vanuatu 99 9 0
166 India 96 3 -20
167 Belize 92 -23 -87
168 Bangladesh 90 3 -24
169 Chinese Taipei 85 7 -5
169 Fiji 85 -2 -36
171 Laos 83 6 -4
171 Nepal 83 -2 -33
173 Samoa 74 -8 -50
174 Bahamas 66 9 0
174 Guinea-Bissau 66 1 -32
174 Montserrat 66 9 0
177 Curacao 65 -16 -69
178 Swaziland 61 7 5
179 Madagascar 55 -6 -51
179 Mongolia 55 7 0
181 Guam 53 0 -18
182 Brunei Darussalam 52 5 0
182 Timor-Leste 52 5 0
184 Cambodia 50 7 1
185 Tonga 44 -8 -43
186 Afghanistan 39 -19 -82
186 US Virgin Islands 39 4 -11
188 Papua New Guinea 38 7 0
189 Pakistan 37 -9 -35
190 Sri Lanka 36 -8 -32
191 British Virgin Islands 34 6 0
192 Cayman Islands 33 -3 -18
193 American Samoa 30 -14 -55
194 Comoros 29 2 -7
195 Somalia 27 -2 -16
196 Eritrea 24 -4 -21
196 Seychelles 24 -2 -15
198 Macau 23 1 1
199 Kyrgyzstan 20 1 0
199 South Sudan 20 1 0
201 Cook Islands 16 -3 -12
202 Djibouti 13 0 -4
202 Mauritius 13 1 0
204 Andorra 11 -1 -2
205 Anguilla 4 0 0
206 Mauritania 3 0 0
207 Bhutan 0 0 0
207 San Marino 0 0 0
207 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0

3 comments:

  1. T+T defeated Martinique on penalties, I actually caught a stream for the shootout. So the big score is still on for Haiti. Over to haiti now as they face cuba...

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  2. Haiti lost 1-0 to Cuba. Thus with non-FIFA Martinique in the third place match, Haiti get 650pts.

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  3. Bosnia remains in top 30 (27). I think they only spent 1 month outside of top 30 in 2012.

    Great effort. They will beat Slovenia away and Greece at home in their next matches. Watch them enter top 20.

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