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Friday, August 30, 2013

August 2013: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Syria 147 82 65
South Sudan 203 139 64
Fiji 185 123 62
Korea DPR 110 58 52
Kuwait 112 72 40
China PR 95 58 37
Gambia 163 128 35
Guinea-Bissau 182 147 35
Vanuatu 178 144 34
Papua New Guinea 197 164 33

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Cape Verde Islands 36 91 -55
Suriname 100 150 -50
Dominican Republic 86 135 -49
Albania 38 80 -42
Afghanistan 139 180 -41
Puerto Rico 130 170 -40
Central African Republic 88 126 -38
Sierra Leone 80 115 -35
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 133 168 -35
St. Lucia 142 174 -32


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 72 46 26
Egypt 61 42 19
Israel 63 45 18
Finland 65 47 18
Australia 46 29 17
Republic of Ireland 44 28 16
Iran 52 36 16
Korea Republic 56 40 16
Sweden 30 18 12
Bulgaria 53 41 12

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Cape Verde Islands 36 91 -55
Albania 38 80 -42
Algeria 34 63 -29
Mali 32 57 -25
Montenegro 28 51 -23
Burkina Faso 48 67 -19
Slovenia 45 60 -15
Wales 46 61 -15
Norway 25 38 -13
Hungary 31 43 -12

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


Poland - Albania
Egypt - Cape Verde Islands
Israel - Montenegro
Finland - Algeria
Australia - Slovenia
Republic of Ireland - Mali
Iran - Dominican Republic
Korea Republic - Wales
Sweden - Norway
Bulgaria - Iceland

Sweden - Norway actually happened this month - Sweden won 4:2.

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