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Friday, January 11, 2013

FIFA Ranking: January 2013 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 17 January.

18 teams involved in 9 friendlies - up to Sunday. This is how the points and rankings can change:

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


Algeria 818 850 23 21
Ghana 763 788 30 26
Panama 571 594 53 46
Tunisia 570 596 53 44
Morocco 448 461 77 74
Guatemala 412 437 87 80
South Africa 397 436 88 80
Iraq 386 392 92 89
Qatar 331 346 107 103
Oman 328 340 108 103
United Arab Emirates 324 346 109 103
Ethiopia 302 316 113 110
Saudi Arabia 277 293 120 115
Bahrain 269 282 123 117
Tanzania 264 281 126 117
Kuwait 262 276 126 119
Namibia 259 299 126 114
Yemen 106 129 165 160

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




Best movers:

13 - Cuba and Niger
11 - Uzbekistan
8 - Syria

Worst movers:

-19 - Benin
-14 - Sao Tome e Principe
-13 - Egypt

Best movers in the top 50:

6 - Libya
3 - Peru
2 - Paraguay, Slovakia and Ukraine

Worst movers in the top 50:

-13 - Egypt
-6 - Gabon
-5 - Zambia

Three teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Ecuador (12 - 13 in December 2012)
Mali (24 - 25 in December 2012)
Haiti (38 - 39 in December 2012)

Two teams will fall to new lows:

Somalia (201 - 200 in December 2008)
Djibouti (203 - 202 in November 2012)



January 2013 rank - Team - January 2013 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points


1 Spain 1606 0 0
2 Germany 1437 0 0
3 Argentina 1290 0 0
4 Italy 1165 0 0
5 Colombia 1164 0 0
6 England 1151 0 0
7 Portugal 1144 0 0
8 Netherlands 1124 0 0
9 Russia 1070 0 0
10 Croatia 1064 0 0
11 Greece 1033 0 0
12 Ecuador 1007 1 8
13 Switzerland 1004 -1 0
14 Côte d'Ivoire 996 0 1
15 Mexico 994 0 0
16 Uruguay 975 0 0
17 France 949 0 0
18 Brazil 946 0 0
19 Sweden 870 1 0
20 Belgium 868 1 0
21 Japan 834 1 -6
22 Denmark 819 1 -2
23 Algeria 818 -4 -69
24 Mali 807 1 -2
25 Norway 805 -1 -5
26 Bosnia-Herzegovina 788 1 0
27 USA 782 1 0
28 Czech Republic 781 1 0
29 Chile 774 -3 -19
30 Ghana 763 0 -14
31 Montenegro 756 0 0
32 Hungary 750 0 0
33 Romania 700 0 0
34 Korea Republic 687 1 1
35 Paraguay 682 2 16
36 Australia 674 0 6
37 Serbia 659 1 0
38 Haiti 650 1 0
39 Zambia 646 -5 -51
40 Turkey 627 0 0
41 Bolivia 609 1 0
41 Republic of Ireland 609 1 0
43 Peru 603 3 0
44 Slovakia 595 3 0
44 Ukraine 595 3 0
46 Libya 591 8 19
46 Slovenia 591 3 0
48 Gabon 588 -6 -21
49 Bulgaria 585 1 0
50 Central African Republic 581 2 0
51 Nigeria 573 1 -8
52 Panama 571 -1 -11
53 Tunisia 570 -8 -36
54 Egypt 566 -13 -49
55 Venezuela 561 2 10
56 Poland 555 -1 2
56 Uzbekistan 555 11 42
58 Jamaica 552 -2 0
59 Honduras 543 -1 3
60 Iran 537 -1 5
61 Guinea 527 -1 0
62 Sierra Leone 526 0 5
63 Albania 518 0 0
64 Canada 517 0 0
65 Belarus 516 0 0
66 Costa Rica 515 0 0
67 Cameroon 500 -6 -23
68 Austria 492 2 0
69 Scotland 490 3 0
70 Cape Verde Islands 486 -1 -12
71 Trinidad and Tobago 483 -3 -24
72 Georgia 481 1 0
73 Equatorial Guinea 469 6 30
74 Armenia 457 1 0
75 Israel 454 3 0
75 Togo 454 -4 -37
77 Morocco 448 -3 -18
78 Angola 447 6 19
79 Senegal 439 -2 -16
80 FYR Macedonia 436 1 0
81 Uganda 435 3 7
81 Wales 435 1 0
83 Estonia 433 3 8
84 Finland 431 -1 0
85 China PR 415 3 5
86 Guatemala 412 -6 -26
87 Cuba 399 13 44
88 South Africa 397 -1 -19
89 Iceland 392 1 0
90 New Zealand 390 1 0
91 Burkina Faso 389 -2 -19
92 Iraq 386 0 1
92 Niger 386 13 51
94 Benin 384 -19 -73
95 Dominican Republic 378 -2 0
96 Jordan 375 -2 0
97 El Salvador 374 6 26
98 Northern Ireland 367 -2 0
99 Korea DPR 363 0 2
100 Sudan 361 1 12
101 Congo DR 355 6 23
102 Zimbabwe 354 -1 5
103 Burundi 334 1 -8
103 Latvia 334 3 0
105 Qatar 331 -7 -34
106 New Caledonia 330 2 0
107 Oman 328 -12 -41
108 Congo 325 1 0
109 United Arab Emirates 324 -13 -43
110 Liberia 312 2 0
111 Suriname 311 3 0
112 Mozambique 308 0 -4
113 Ethiopia 302 -3 -21
114 Malawi 299 -3 -19
115 Antigua and Barbuda 293 0 0
116 Lithuania 284 0 0
117 Azerbaijan 277 1 0
117 Saudi Arabia 277 9 13
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 271 4 0
120 Bahrain 269 -1 -6
121 Botswana 268 0 -6
122 Guyana 267 2 0
123 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 266 2 0
124 Tanzania 264 6 11
125 Kuwait 262 -8 -19
126 Namibia 259 -5 -15
127 Kenya 256 7 10
128 Moldova 255 0 0
129 Turkmenistan 254 0 0
130 Lebanon 253 -3 -6
131 Cyprus 248 1 0
131 Puerto Rico 248 1 0
133 Sao Tome e Principe 243 -14 -32
134 Vietnam 242 -3 -9
135 Tajikistan 240 1 7
136 Syria 237 8 51
137 Rwanda 236 -3 -10
138 Thailand 228 -2 -5
139 Grenada 222 -1 0
140 Tahiti 215 -1 0
141 Chad 212 -1 0
142 Kazakhstan 200 0 0
143 Barbados 197 0 0
143 Gambia 197 -2 -9
145 Nicaragua 192 0 12
146 Malta 178 0 0
147 Philippines 176 0 2
148 Luxembourg 172 0 0
149 St. Lucia 168 0 0
150 Solomon Islands 166 0 0
151 Aruba 163 0 0
152 Palestine 154 0 2
153 Faroe Islands 151 0 0
154 Liechtenstein 146 0 0
154 Singapore 146 0 0
156 Indonesia 145 0 2
157 Bermuda 139 0 0
158 Malaysia 134 0 1
159 Maldives 130 0 0
160 Lesotho 127 -1 -3
161 Dominica 124 0 0
162 Myanmar 114 0 0
163 Hong Kong 111 0 -1
164 Belize 110 3 18
165 Yemen 106 -1 -2
166 India 100 0 4
167 Vanuatu 99 -2 0
168 Bangladesh 90 0 0
169 Fiji 85 0 0
170 Laos 83 1 0
170 Nepal 83 1 0
172 Chinese Taipei 82 -3 -3
173 Samoa 74 0 0
174 Bahamas 66 0 0
174 Guinea-Bissau 66 0 0
174 Montserrat 66 0 0
177 Curacao 65 0 0
178 Swaziland 61 0 0
179 Madagascar 55 0 0
179 Mongolia 55 0 0
181 Guam 53 0 0
182 Brunei Darussalam 52 0 0
182 Timor-Leste 52 0 0
184 Cambodia 50 0 0
185 Tonga 44 0 0
186 Afghanistan 39 0 0
186 US Virgin Islands 39 0 0
188 Papua New Guinea 38 0 0
189 Pakistan 37 0 0
190 Sri Lanka 36 0 0
191 British Virgin Islands 34 0 0
192 Cayman Islands 33 0 0
193 American Samoa 30 0 0
194 Comoros 29 0 0
195 Eritrea 24 1 0
195 Seychelles 24 1 0
197 Macau 23 1 0
198 Kyrgyzstan 20 1 0
198 South Sudan 20 1 0
200 Cook Islands 16 1 0
201 Somalia 14 -6 -13
202 Mauritius 13 0 0
203 Andorra 11 1 0
203 Djibouti 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

11 comments:

  1. Well, the ranking for January is published yesterday, but there's something strange going on with regard to Burkina Faso. In the FIFA-results list the WC qualifier BFA-CGO (0:0 on 2/6/12) was awarded 0:3 to CGO. Also the friendly BHR-BFA (0:0 on 26/12/12) is no longer included in this list.

    The ranking points of BFA are calculated though as if those changes where not taken into account. Same goes for the points for CGO and BHR.
    Is this the first time that there is a discrepancy between the results list and the ranking points ?

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  2. @Ed: I believe not. It happened before.

    We have to turn our focus to the February ranking and in particular the Africa Cup of Nations 2013 which will be included in that ranking.

    And when you calculate the possible result, you will have to come to the conclusion something spectacular could happen. Côte d'Ivoir could shoot into the top 10 to 4th, and meybe even 3rd place. And that would be the highest position an African nation has ever reeched on the rankings.

    Nigeria is recordholder for Africa with a 5th place, in April 1994.

    So all our attention will be towards the next 3 weeks of the Africa Cup.

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  3. Sure hope that happnes. I'm a Ghana fan, but Drogba deserves his trophy. Plus it would cause quite a conundrum as Cote d'Ivoire will be set for a seed at the World Cup under 2010 rules.

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    1. With the potential for 3 South American sides also to be seeded, that would mean one group would have to contain 3 European teams.

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    2. Such a thing could potentially lead to Europe losing a qualifying spot in the next World Cup.

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    3. Not quite. The 13th team would simply be drawn into one of the 4 groups with a non-European seed.

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    4. Hmmm. I think I've made this mistake before...

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  4. The South American U20 Championship has just reached the end of the first round of competition, and has provided more insight into the changing face of South American football. First round sees 10 become 6. Brazil eliminated. Host nation Argentina eliminated. Bolivia and Venezuela were the other two out.

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  5. The reason for discrepancies is that FIFA include results until it is discovered that they weren't registered properly (with proper documents and with proper permission from FIFA or the continental body to play the match).

    The ranking date might pass before this improper registration is discovered, and so improperly registered matches find their way onto the rankings. The rankings cannot be modified once they are released, so the mistake is rectified in the next month's edition.

    Takes far too long to recognise this, if you ask me. Shouldn't take any more than a day or two to know whether a match has been authorised.

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  6. I hope the FIFA rankings are an accurate reflection of the group England have been handed for qualifying to the 2015 U21 European Championship.

    (European Position)

    England (4), Wales (37), Finland (39), Lithuania (43), Moldova (45), San Marino (53)

    Does anyone know what happened to the protection for clubs qualified for the previous tournament to be kept out of the 6 team groups? Certainly not complaining with a group like that, but the last bunch of tournaments that rule has been in place and England are qualified for Israel 2013.

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  7. @Ed

    No, this is not the first time, but in the past they fixed the errors after finding out about them.

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