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Friday, February 24, 2012

2014 FIFA World Cup seeding: AFC 4th round (24 February 2012)

Next update: 2 March 2012.

AFC have confirmed the March FIFA ranking will be used to seed the teams for the final group round draw.

AFC haven't confirmed the draw procedure. 4 years ago, the 4 lowest seeded teams of the 10 qualified for the 4th round were placed in a single pot.

Schedule:

Australia - Saudi Arabia (Q)
Japan - Iceland (F), Uzbekistan (Q)
Korea Republic - Uzbekistan (F), Kuwait (Q)
Iran - Qatar (Q)
Uzbekistan - Korea Republic (F), Japan (Q)
Iraq - Singapore (Q)
Jordan - China PR (Q)
Kuwait - Korea Republic (Q)
Saudi Arabia - Australia (Q)
Oman - Thailand (Q)
Qatar - Iran (Q)
Bahrain - Indonesia (Q)
Lebanon - United Arab Emirates (Q)
Thailand - Maldives (F), Oman (Q)

Columns:

Team
Minimum points (if the team qualifies, based on qualification scenarios)
Maximum points


Australia 803 868
Japan 715 812
Korea Republic 658 751
Iran 554 615
Uzbekistan 424 533
Iraq 423 443
Jordan 420 464
Kuwait 409 409
Saudi Arabia 388 492
Oman 363 381
Qatar 364 435
Bahrain 373 373
Lebanon 277 310
Thailand 274 283

Australia are safe in the first pot, while Japan could be overtaken by Korea Republic.

Iran stuck in the second pot.

Kuwait out of the battle for third pot.

Uzbekistan, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar fighting to be in the third pot.

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2014 FIFA World Cup seeding update (24 February 2012)

Next update: March 2012.

Include matches up to and including February 23rd 2012.

See more info in the original 2014 FIFA World Cup seeding post.

This is the top 20 of the intermediate October 2013 FIFA ranking:



1 Uruguay 422
2 Spain 411
3 Côte d'Ivoire 403
4 Germany 397
5 Netherlands 381
6 Portugal 362
7 Argentina 352
8 Ghana 335
9 England 333
10 Croatia 316
11 Brazil 311
12 Denmark 301
12 Zambia 301
14 Chile 297
15 Italy 295
16 Greece 283
17 Mali 279
18 Paraguay 266
19 Japan 264
19 Republic of Ireland 264



France (22), Mexico (27), USA (48).

Côte d'Ivoire replace Croatia in the list of seeds.

Right now, the seeds for the 2014 World Cup would be: Brazil, Spain, Uruguay, Côte d'Ivoire, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Argentina.

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2013 African Cup of Nations qualifiers: Seeding for the final round draw (24 February 2012)

The first round is scheduled for 29 February and 15 June. Egypt vs. Central African Republic will be played on 15 and 24 June.

According to El Watan, the CAF Ranking will be used to seed the teams. What does "CAF Ranking" mean? Is it something like the one used for the final tournament draw? Then we're looking at this ranking. However, seeing CAF's sudden interest about the FIFA Ranking procedure, maybe they will use the July 2012 FIFA ranking to seed the teams for the second round draw.

Here's the July 2012 FIFA ranking - with remaining matches counted as defeats:

* - 2012 AFCON teams will enter the qualifiers in the second round

Rank - Team - Points

1 Côte d'Ivoire *          893
 2 Ghana *                  672
 3 Mali *                   597
 4 Zambia *                 595
 5 Gabon *                  581
 6 Libya *                  531
 7 Tunisia *                522
 8 Algeria                  469
 9 Egypt                    463
10 Nigeria                  440
11 Cameroon                 421
12 Morocco *                413
13 Senegal *                410
14 Guinea *                 403
15 Burkina Faso *           386
16 Angola *                 382
17 Sierra Leone             364
18 Cape Verde Islands       334
19 Uganda                   324
20 Zimbabwe                 299
21 Malawi                   286
22 Niger *                  282
22 Sudan *                  282
24 Togo                     280
25 Botswana *               269
26 Mozambique               264
27 Equatorial Guinea *      261
28 Rwanda                   233
29 Namibia                  232
30 Central African Republic 222
31 Benin                    220
32 Gambia                   214
33 Chad                     196
33 Kenya                    196
33 Congo DR                 196
36 Tanzania                 191
37 Congo                    189
38 Liberia                  181
39 Burundi                  162
40 Ethiopia                 157
41 Madagascar               115
42 Guinea-Bissau            103
43 Sao Tome e Principe       94
44 Seychelles                46

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2013 African Cup of Nations: Seeding for the final draw (24 February 2012)

CAF Ranking system

The last three tournaments count towards the ranking (ACN 2006, ACN 2008, ACN 2010).

Points are awarded in this fashion:

7 - winner
5 - finalist
3 - semifinalists
2 - quarterfinalists
1 - teams eliminated in the group stage

Points from the most recent tournament are multiplied by 3, the next one by 2, the last one by 1.

If two or more teams have the same total, they will be ranked on the total number of points (3 for a win, 1 for a loss).

Rank - Team - ACN 2008 - ACN 2010 - ACN 2012 - Total


1 Zambia 1 2 7 26
2 Ghana 3 5 3 22
3 Côte d'Ivoire 3 2 5 22
4 Egypt 7 7 0 21
5 Mali 1 1 3 12
6 Tunisia 2 1 2 10
7 Cameroon 5 2 0 9
8 Angola 2 2 1 9
9 Gabon 0 1 2 8
10 Nigeria 2 3 0 8
11 Sudan 1 0 2 7
12 Algeria 0 3 0 6
13 Equatorial Guinea 0 0 2 6
14 Guinea 2 0 1 5
15 Burkina Faso 0 1 1 5
16 Morocco 1 0 1 4
17 Senegal 1 0 1 4
18 Libya 0 0 1 3
19 Benin 1 1 0 3
20 Niger 0 0 1 3
21 Botswana 0 0 1 3
22 Malawi 0 1 0 2
23 Mozambique 0 1 0 2
24 Togo 0 1 0 2
25 South Africa 1 0 0 1
26 Namibia 1 0 0 1

If the top 15 teams in the February 2012 FIFA ranking qualify, these will be the pots:

Pot 1: South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire
Pot 2: Egypt, Mali, Tunisia, Cameroon
Pot 3: Gabon, Nigeria, Algeria, Guinea
Pot 4: Morocco, Senegal, Libya, Sierra Leone

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February 2012: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference

Solomon Islands 182 120 62
Syria 122 64 58
New Zealand 120 65 55
Mauritania 203 157 46
New Caledonia 163 118 45
Fiji 159 116 43
Vanuatu 173 131 42
Tahiti 184 145 39
Poland 70 37 33
Bulgaria 88 55 33

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Puerto Rico 113 169 -56
Algeria 36 89 -53
Sierra Leone 64 117 -53
Armenia 41 82 -41
Samoa 151 192 -41
Bermuda 105 143 -38
Antigua and Barbuda 90 127 -37
Cape Verde Islands 69 104 -35
St. Kitts and Nevis 117 152 -35
Vietnam 100 133 -33

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

Poland 70 37 33
Ukraine 59 27 32
Egypt 61 33 28
Cameroon 66 47 19
Iran 47 29 18
Costa Rica 63 46 17
Ecuador 40 24 16
Romania 52 36 16
Nigeria 56 43 13
Japan 30 18 12


Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Algeria 36 89 -53
Armenia 41 82 -41
Slovakia 38 70 -32
Gabon 45 72 -27
Slovenia 27 52 -25
Bosnia-Herzegovina 19 41 -22
Ghana 23 37 -14
Mali 44 57 -13
Switzerland 16 28 -12
Wales 42 53 -11

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

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

About me:

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FIFA Ranking: March 2012 probable ranking

Next update: 2 March 2012. 

FIFA will publish the ranking on 7 March. The March edition will be used to seed the AFC teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers final group stage draw, schedule for 9 March.

Probable results computed using the Elo Ratings. See the list of results used for this ranking.

Based on these probable results...

Benin, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Gambia will climb 10 or more spots.

Turkmenistan, Iceland, Puerto Rico and Liberia will drop 10 or more spots.

Belize, Aruba, Sao Tome e Principe will improve their best ever rankings.

Romania, Cameroon, Poland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Barbados, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Macau will drop lower than their worst ever rankings.

Probable March 2012 rank - Team - Probable March 2012 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points
  
1 Spain 1561 0 -5
2 Germany 1374 0 5
3 Netherlands 1344 0 -15
4 Uruguay 1306 0 -11
5 Brazil 1157 2 5
6 England 1143 -1 -36
7 Portugal 1132 -1 -23
8 Italy 1101 0 -14
9 Croatia 1099 0 -2
10 Argentina 1084 1 3
11 Denmark 1081 -1 -9
12 Greece 980 2 1
13 Chile 978 -1 -18
14 Côte d'Ivoire 974 1 7
15 Russia 951 -2 -38
16 Switzerland 912 0 -38
17 Republic of Ireland 896 3 3
18 France 892 -1 -38
19 Sweden 879 -1 -45
20 Mexico 873 1 -9
21 Australia 868 1 36
22 Bosnia-Herzegovina 850 -3 -70
23 Japan 812 7 50
24 Ghana 809 -1 -10
25 Norway 797 -1 4
26 Turkey 796 -1 5
27 Serbia 791 -2 0
28 Paraguay 775 -1 -6
29 Slovenia 765 -2 -16
30 Korea Republic 751 4 37
31 Czech Republic 747 -2 -28
32 USA 742 -1 -8
33 Peru 720 0 -23
34 Colombia 706 -2 -40
35 Hungary 678 2 0
36 Israel 669 -1 -39
37 Slovakia 652 1 -23
38 Algeria 649 -2 -35
39 Ecuador 648 1 4
40 Iran 633 7 27
41 Zambia 630 2 0
42 Mali 629 2 4
43 Belgium 625 -4 -38
44 Gabon 617 1 0
45 Montenegro 601 6 16
46 Venezuela 593 0 -22
46 Wales 593 -4 -42
48 Nigeria 588 8 15
49 Panama 576 0 -18
50 Armenia 574 -9 -65
50 Scotland 574 -2 -28
52 South Africa 572 6 13
53 Libya 566 0 -15
54 Estonia 565 0 -11
55 Tunisia 564 1 -9
56 El Salvador 563 -2 -13
57 Jamaica 561 -7 -28
58 Egypt 560 3 15
59 Romania 559 -7 -24
60 Ukraine 548 -1 -1
61 Morocco 545 1 2
62 Cape Verde Islands 542 7 65
63 Costa Rica 534 0 -5
64 Honduras 533 -5 -16
65 Sierra Leone 518 -1 -15
66 Guinea 517 -1 0
67 Cameroon 505 -1 3
68 Belarus 500 -1 6
69 China PR 495 7 39
70 Senegal 471 -2 -19
71 Haiti 469 0 0
72 Georgia 462 9 26
73 Latvia 457 1 -6
74 Canada 456 -3 -13
75 Burkina Faso 451 0 -11
76 Austria 450 -5 -19
77 Iraq 443 2 4
77 Poland 443 -7 -27
79 Albania 432 -1 -20
80 Finland 424 -1 -15
80 Uzbekistan 424 -3 -31
82 Angola 421 1 -3
83 Jordan 412 -1 -19
84 Uganda 408 3 -3
85 Trinidad and Tobago 401 0 -15
86 Northern Ireland 400 0 -12
87 Antigua and Barbuda 391 3 -14
87 Guatemala 391 -3 -31
89 Bulgaria 388 -1 -20
90 Malawi 385 8 23
91 Lithuania 383 2 0
91 Saudi Arabia 383 -2 -24
93 Oman 381 2 4
94 Bahrain 373 3 7
94 Togo 373 0 -7
96 Qatar 368 0 -4
97 Guyana 367 -5 -21
98 Kuwait 358 -7 -41
99 FYR Macedonia 351 2 6
100 Vietnam 347 0 0
101 Botswana 331 3 3
102 Mozambique 326 0 -6
103 Bermuda 321 2 0
103 Gambia 321 12 29
105 Korea DPR 317 1 3
105 Zimbabwe 317 -6 -31
107 New Zealand 310 13 39
108 Bolivia 307 -1 -2
109 Azerbaijan 305 0 -1
110 Niger 302 1 0
111 Sudan 300 0 -2
112 Rwanda 290 -4 -18
113 St. Kitts and Nevis 287 4 0
114 Congo DR 286 5 6
115 Cuba 285 1 -5
115 Faroe Islands 285 3 0
117 Equatorial Guinea 284 -7 -21
118 Iceland 277 -15 -53
119 United Arab Emirates 275 13 32
120 Syria 267 2 -3
121 Benin 264 15 27
122 Kenya 260 1 -7
123 Lebanon 259 -9 -40
124 Suriname 254 2 0
125 Central African Republic 251 3 0
126 Namibia 249 -6 -22
126 Puerto Rico 249 -13 -52
128 Dominican Republic 247 1 0
129 Cyprus 242 -2 -10
129 Liechtenstein 242 -5 -21
131 Belize 238 4 0
132 Grenada 236 1 -4
133 Luxembourg 235 0 -5
133 Thailand 235 -3 -10
135 Ethiopia 231 2 1
136 Liberia 229 -11 -29
137 Tanzania 228 2 4
138 Congo 227 -8 -18
139 Nicaragua 211 5 22
140 Kazakhstan 208 -2 -17
141 Burundi 206 2 7
142 Moldova 201 0 -4
143 Tajikistan 195 -3 -23
144 Chad 183 -3 -24
145 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 172 0 0
146 Indonesia 160 0 -1
147 Yemen 152 0 -7
148 Samoa 149 3 0
149 Nepal 144 3 0
150 Curacao 142 3 0
150 Singapore 142 -2 -13
152 Bahamas 141 2 0
152 Malaysia 141 -2 -12
154 Philippines 136 2 -3
155 Fiji 133 4 0
155 Malta 133 4 0
157 Hong Kong 132 6 6
157 India 132 -3 -9
159 Lesotho 131 2 0
160 New Caledonia 126 3 0
161 Madagascar 123 -3 -12
162 Aruba 120 3 0
162 Bangladesh 120 -5 -18
164 Cambodia 114 8 10
164 Palestine 114 -2 -14
166 Sao Tome e Principe 113 2 0
166 Turkmenistan 113 -17 -41
168 Chinese Taipei 110 -2 -6
168 Guinea-Bissau 110 -2 -6
170 Barbados 107 -1 0
171 Mongolia 106 -1 0
172 Vanuatu 103 1 0
173 Laos 96 -2 -9
174 Dominica 95 2 0
174 Maldives 95 1 -3
176 Tonga 88 1 0
177 Myanmar 86 -3 -13
178 Afghanistan 85 0 0
179 Swaziland 83 0 0
180 US Virgin Islands 82 0 0
181 Pakistan 76 0 0
182 Solomon Islands 75 0 0
183 Tahiti 73 1 0
184 Cayman Islands 72 1 0
185 St. Lucia 65 1 0
186 Sri Lanka 62 -4 -13
187 American Samoa 61 0 0
188 Comoros 55 0 0
189 Seychelles 47 0 -6
190 Eritrea 45 0 0
191 Somalia 43 0 0
192 Kyrgyzstan 39 0 -3
193 Guam 36 0 0
194 Papua New Guinea 34 0 0
195 Mauritius 32 0 0
196 Cook Islands 28 1 0
197 British Virgin Islands 23 1 0
197 Djibouti 23 1 0
199 Macau 20 -3 -9
200 Anguilla 9 0 0
201 Bhutan 6 0 0
201 Brunei Darussalam 6 0 0
203 Mauritania 4 0 0
204 Timor-Leste 2 0 0
205 Andorra 0 0 0
205 Montserrat 0 0 0
205 San Marino 0 0 0
205 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0

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FIFA Ranking: March 2012 probable results

Here are the probable results used for the March 2012 probable ranking. They are generated using the Elo Ratings.

Before posting comments like: "Hey my team actually beat the other team! It's a mistake!" please read the previous paragraph again and look when these results were posted (Yes, before the matches actually took place!) ;)

1 - First team wins
X - Draw
2 - Second team wins
PSO - Penalty shoot-out

15/Feb Liberia - Nigeria 2 (Friendly)
15/Feb Paraguay - Chile X (Friendly)
17/Feb Korea DPR - Kuwait X (Friendly)
20/Feb Malaysia - Saudi Arabia 2 (Friendly)
21/Feb Qatar - Lebanon 1 (Friendly)
22/Feb China PR - Kuwait 1 (Friendly)
22/Feb Jamaica - Cuba 1 (Friendly)
22/Feb Grenada - Guyana 2 (Friendly)
22/Feb Namibia - Mozambique X (Friendly)
22/Feb Paraguay - Guatemala 1 (Friendly)
23/Feb Iran - Jordan 1 (Friendly)
23/Feb Egypt - Uganda 1 (Friendly)
23/Feb Oman - India 1 (Friendly)
23/Feb Tanzania - Congo DR X (Friendly)
24/Feb Japan - Iceland 1 (Friendly)
24/Feb Jamaica - Cuba 1 (Friendly)
24/Feb Thailand - Maldives 1 (Friendly)
24/Feb Nicaragua - Puerto Rico 1 (Friendly)
24/Feb United Arab Emirates - Palestine 1 (Friendly)
24/Feb Azerbaijan - Singapore 1 (Friendly)
25/Feb Korea Republic - Uzbekistan 1 (Friendly)
26/Feb Egypt - Kenya 1 (Friendly)
26/Feb Nicaragua - Puerto Rico 1 (Friendly)
27/Feb Azerbaijan - India 1 (Friendly)
28/Feb Bosnia-Herzegovina - Brazil 2 (Friendly)
28/Feb Armenia - Serbia 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Northern Ireland - Norway 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Romania - Uruguay 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Hungary - Bulgaria 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Austria - Finland X (Friendly)
29/Feb Malta - Liechtenstein X (Friendly)
29/Feb Montenegro - Iceland 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Slovenia - Scotland X (Friendly)
29/Feb Denmark - Russia 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Mexico - Colombia 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb England - Netherlands X (Friendly)
29/Feb Georgia - Albania 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Poland - Portugal 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Moldova - Belarus 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Israel - Ukraine X (Friendly)
29/Feb El Salvador - Estonia X (Friendly)
29/Feb Republic of Ireland - Czech Republic 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Croatia - Sweden 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Kenya - Togo X (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Tanzania - Mozambique X (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Guinea-Bissau - Cameroon 2 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Congo - Uganda 2 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Gambia - Algeria X (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Rwanda - Nigeria 2 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Burundi - Zimbabwe X (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Liberia - Namibia X (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Ethiopia - Benin X (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Madagascar - Cape Verde Islands 2 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Malawi - Chad 1 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Philippines - Malaysia X (Friendly)
29/Feb Greece - Belgium 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Latvia - Kazakhstan 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Wales - Costa Rica X (Friendly)
29/Feb Turkey - Slovakia 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Chile - Ghana 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Luxembourg - FYR Macedonia 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Seychelles - Congo DR 2 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Spain - Venezuela 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Hong Kong - Chinese Taipei 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Ecuador - Honduras 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Guyana - Guatemala X (Friendly)
29/Feb South Africa - Senegal 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb New Zealand - Jamaica X (Friendly)
29/Feb Sao Tome e Principe - Sierra Leone 2 (Continental Qualifier)
29/Feb Bolivia - Cuba 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Armenia - Canada X (Friendly)
29/Feb Cyprus - Serbia 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Antigua and Barbuda - Trinidad and Tobago X (Friendly)
29/Feb Tunisia - Peru X (Friendly)
29/Feb Angola - Equatorial Guinea 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Morocco - Burkina Faso 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Egypt - Botswana 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Tajikistan - Korea DPR 2 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Oman - Thailand 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb United Arab Emirates - Lebanon 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb China PR - Jordan 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Bahrain - Indonesia 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Iraq - Singapore 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Iran - Qatar 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Palestine - Azerbaijan 2 (Friendly)
29/Feb Japan - Uzbekistan 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Switzerland - Argentina X (Friendly)
29/Feb Paraguay - Panama 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Germany - France 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Italy - USA 1 (Friendly)
29/Feb Korea Republic - Kuwait 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)
29/Feb Australia - Saudi Arabia 1 (FIFA World Cup Qualifier)

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FIFA Ranking: March 2012 preview

Next update: 2 March 2012. 

FIFA will publish the ranking on 7 March. The March edition will be used to seed the AFC teams for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers final group stage draw, schedule for 9 March.

February 2012 rank - Country - February 2012 points - Minimum points - Maximum points
1 Spain 1566 1523 1561
2 Germany 1369 1332 1374
3 Netherlands 1359 1326 1379
4 Uruguay 1317 1280 1306
5 England 1179 1121 1187
6 Portugal 1155 1093 1132
7 Brazil 1152 1123 1157
8 Italy 1115 1062 1101
9 Croatia 1101 1049 1099
10 Denmark 1090 1025 1081
11 Argentina 1081 1076 1102
12 Chile 996 941 997
13 Russia 989 951 1003
14 Greece 979 940 980
15 Côte d'Ivoire 967 974 974
16 Switzerland 950 891 954
17 France 930 892 938
18 Sweden 924 879 926
19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 920 850 902
20 Republic of Ireland 893 860 896
21 Mexico 882 849 873
22 Australia 832 803 868
23 Ghana 819 809 842
24 Norway 793 762 797
25 Serbia 791 737 791
25 Turkey 791 747 796
27 Paraguay 781 734 791
27 Slovenia 781 748 799
29 Czech Republic 775 747 792
30 Japan 762 715 812
31 USA 750 742 772
32 Colombia 746 706 748
33 Peru 743 711 738
34 Korea Republic 714 658 751
35 Israel 708 651 704
36 Algeria 684 618 710
37 Hungary 678 648 678
38 Slovakia 675 652 710
39 Belgium 663 625 675
40 Ecuador 644 624 648
41 Armenia 639 561 659
42 Wales 635 580 619
43 Zambia 630 630 630
44 Mali 625 629 629
45 Gabon 617 617 617
46 Venezuela 615 593 619
47 Iran 606 545 633
48 Scotland 602 557 609
49 Panama 594 576 606
50 Jamaica 589 521 571
51 Montenegro 585 569 601
52 Romania 583 559 601
53 Libya 581 566 566
54 El Salvador 576 554 582
54 Estonia 576 556 585
56 Nigeria 573 527 588
56 Tunisia 573 554 585
58 South Africa 559 538 572
59 Honduras 549 533 563
59 Ukraine 549 533 578
61 Egypt 545 468 560
62 Morocco 543 516 545
63 Costa Rica 539 525 550
64 Sierra Leone 533 465 518
65 Guinea 517 517 517
66 Cameroon 502 473 505
67 Belarus 494 485 500
68 Senegal 490 471 504
69 Cape Verde Islands 477 477 542
70 Poland 470 443 496
71 Austria 469 439 472
71 Canada 469 443 484
71 Haiti 469 469 469
74 Latvia 463 437 457
75 Burkina Faso 462 451 481
76 China PR 456 430 495
77 Uzbekistan 455 424 533
78 Albania 452 432 465
79 Finland 439 412 447
79 Iraq 439 423 443
81 Georgia 436 421 462
82 Jordan 431 412 479
83 Angola 424 405 421
84 Guatemala 422 384 439
85 Trinidad and Tobago 416 390 423
86 Northern Ireland 412 400 453
87 Uganda 411 374 436
88 Bulgaria 408 388 442
89 Saudi Arabia 407 372 479
90 Antigua and Barbuda 405 380 411
91 Kuwait 399 355 432
92 Guyana 388 344 384
93 Lithuania 383 383 383
94 Togo 380 349 420
95 Oman 377 347 381
96 Qatar 372 353 434
97 Bahrain 366 348 373
98 Malawi 362 354 385
99 Zimbabwe 348 307 337
100 Vietnam 347 347 347
101 FYR Macedonia 345 328 351
102 Mozambique 332 304 371
103 Iceland 330 277 392
104 Botswana 328 331 354
105 Bermuda 321 321 321
106 Korea DPR 314 283 331
107 Bolivia 309 291 307
108 Rwanda 308 290 367
109 Azerbaijan 306 269 305
110 Equatorial Guinea 305 284 307
111 Niger 302 302 302
111 Sudan 302 300 300
113 Puerto Rico 301 249 286
114 Lebanon 299 259 309
115 Gambia 292 271 422
116 Cuba 290 285 381
117 St. Kitts and Nevis 287 287 287
118 Faroe Islands 285 285 285
119 Congo DR 280 254 294
120 Namibia 271 229 290
120 New Zealand 271 284 362
122 Syria 270 267 267
123 Kenya 267 243 318
124 Liechtenstein 263 236 255
125 Liberia 258 210 309
126 Suriname 254 254 254
127 Cyprus 252 242 300
128 Central African Republic 251 251 251
129 Dominican Republic 247 247 247
130 Congo 245 227 331
130 Thailand 245 226 283
132 United Arab Emirates 243 223 275
133 Grenada 240 236 257
133 Luxembourg 240 235 264
135 Belize 238 238 238
136 Benin 237 237 319
137 Ethiopia 230 220 254
138 Kazakhstan 225 208 256
139 Tanzania 224 211 263
140 Tajikistan 218 195 241
141 Chad 207 183 293
142 Moldova 205 201 246
143 Burundi 199 185 250
144 Nicaragua 189 153 211
145 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 172 172 172
146 Indonesia 161 160 220
147 Yemen 159 152 152
148 Singapore 155 142 222
149 Turkmenistan 154 113 113
150 Malaysia 153 137 175
151 Samoa 149 149 149
152 Nepal 144 144 144
153 Curacao 142 142 142
154 Bahamas 141 141 141
154 India 141 132 161
156 Philippines 139 133 142
157 Bangladesh 138 120 120
158 Madagascar 135 123 229
159 Fiji 133 133 133
159 Malta 133 123 152
161 Lesotho 131 131 131
162 Palestine 128 114 143
163 Hong Kong 126 113 132
163 New Caledonia 126 126 126
165 Aruba 120 120 120
166 Chinese Taipei 116 110 123
166 Guinea-Bissau 116 110 234
168 Sao Tome e Principe 113 113 288
169 Barbados 107 107 107
170 Mongolia 106 106 106
171 Laos 105 96 96
172 Cambodia 104 114 114
173 Vanuatu 103 103 103
174 Myanmar 99 86 86
175 Maldives 98 95 106
176 Dominica 95 95 95
177 Tonga 88 88 88
178 Afghanistan 85 85 85
179 Swaziland 83 83 83
180 US Virgin Islands 82 82 82
181 Pakistan 76 76 76
182 Solomon Islands 75 75 75
182 Sri Lanka 75 62 62
184 Tahiti 73 73 73
185 Cayman Islands 72 72 72
186 St. Lucia 65 65 65
187 American Samoa 61 61 61
188 Comoros 55 55 55
189 Seychelles 53 47 105
190 Eritrea 45 45 45
191 Somalia 43 43 43
192 Kyrgyzstan 42 39 39
193 Guam 36 36 36
194 Papua New Guinea 34 34 34
195 Mauritius 32 32 32
196 Macau 29 20 20
197 Cook Islands 28 28 28
198 British Virgin Islands 23 23 23
198 Djibouti 23 23 23
200 Anguilla 9 9 9
201 Bhutan 6 6 6
201 Brunei Darussalam 6 6 6
203 Mauritania 4 4 4
204 Timor-Leste 2 2 2
205 Andorra 0 0 0
205 Montserrat 0 0 0
205 San Marino 0 0 0
205 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0
 

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