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Friday, November 22, 2013

FIFA Ranking: November 2013 final preview

One match left: a friendly between Singapore and Cambodia.

Austria will be ranked above Norway (for the first time ever), Paraguay (June 1999) and Japan (May 2001).

Cuba will be ranked above Paraguay and Tunisia for the first time ever.

Libya will be ranked above the Republic of Ireland for the first time ever.

Canada will be ranked below Antigua and Barbuda, and Burundi for the first time ever.

Myanmar will be ranked above Thailand for the first time ever.

Ukraine will be ranked above Russia for the first time since September 2007.

Iran will be ranked above Paraguay for the first time since May 2006 and above Japan (May 2007).


Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Armenia (34 - 38 in October 2013)
Venezuela (35 - 36 in April 2013)
Afghanistan (129 - 132 in September 2013)
Philippines (133 - 137 in October 2013)

Two teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

Latvia (119 - 119 in June 2013)
Seychelles (200 - 200 in July 2013)

Six teams will drop to new lows:

Republic of Ireland (67 - 60 in October 2013)
Poland (78 - 75 in March 2012)
Canada (114 - 111 in October 2013)
Eritrea (199 - 198 in April 2013)
Somalia (204 - 203 in February 2013)
Cook Islands (205 - 204 in July 2013)

Guyana (-36) will have its worst ever drop in the ranking, while South Sudan (+3) will have its best ever climb.

Best movers:

27 - Cuba
13 - Egypt
10 - Cambodia

Worst movers:

-36 - Guyana
-31 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines
-23 - St. Lucia

Best movers in the top 50:

27 - Cuba
13 - Egypt
9 - Portugal

Worst movers in the top 50:

12 - Wales
-7 - Honduras and Norway
-6 - Belgium

Some teams will reach their best ranking in the last couple of years:

United Arab Emirates (70 - 70 in May 2004) - 9 years and 6 months
Lesotho (138 - 133 in August 2006) - 7 years and 3 months
Cuba (47 - 46 in December 2006) - 6 years and 11 months
Palestine (142 - 142 in August 2007) - 6 years and 3 months
Mauritania (144 - 140 in September 2008) - 5 years and 2 months
Laos (163 - 162 in November 2008) - 5 years
Ukraine (18 - 14 in March 2009) - 4 years and 8 months
Scotland (33 - 30 in September 2009) - 4 years and 2 months
Myanmar (140 - 140 in August 2010) - 3 years and 3 months
Austria (46 - 45 in February 2011) - 2 years and 9 months
Maldives (149 - 148 in May 2011) - 2 years and 6 months

Others will drop to their worst ever ranking in the last couple of years:

Paraguay (52 - 63 in July 1996) - 17 years and 4 months
Australia (59 - 60 in July 2005) - 8 years and 4 months
Guyana (150 - 162 in May 2006) - 7 years and 6 months
Japan (48 - 48 in August 2006) - 7 years and 3 months
Mozambique (121 - 126 in April 2007) - 6 years and 7 months
Vietnam (158 - 159 in November 2008) - 5 years
Suriname (139 - 140 in April 2010) - 3 years and 7 months
Georgia (101 - 110 in August 2010) - 3 years and 3 months
Norway (54 - 56 in February 2009) - 4 years and 9 months
Russia (22 - 25 in September 2010) - 3 years and 2 months
Guatemala (115 - 116 in July 2011) - 2 years and 4 months
Iraq (109 - 109 in August 2011) - 2 years and 3 months
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (151 - 158 in September 2011) - 2 years and 2 months
Bermuda (172 - 189 in September 2011) - 2 years and 2 months

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


1 Spain 1554 0 41
2 Germany 1318 0 7
3 Argentina 1251 0 -15
4 Colombia 1200 0 22
5 Portugal 1172 9 136
6 Uruguay 1132 0 -32
7 Italy 1120 1 -16
8 Switzerland 1113 -1 -25
9 Netherlands 1106 -1 -30
10 Brazil 1102 1 24
11 Belgium 1098 -6 -77
12 Greece 1055 3 72
13 England 1041 -3 -39
14 USA 1019 -1 -21
15 Chile 1014 -3 -37
16 Croatia 971 2 70
17 Côte d'Ivoire 918 0 1
18 Ukraine 907 2 36
19 France 893 2 23
20 Mexico 892 4 38
21 Bosnia-Herzegovina 886 -5 -39
22 Russia 870 -3 -4
23 Ecuador 852 -1 -10
24 Ghana 849 -1 -11
25 Denmark 831 1 7
26 Algeria 800 6 59
27 Sweden 793 -2 -57
28 Czech Republic 766 -1 -17
29 Slovenia 762 1 10
30 Serbia 752 -2 -26
31 Costa Rica 738 0 -6
32 Romania 734 -3 -33
33 Scotland 717 2 2
34 Armenia 716 4 29
35 Venezuela 711 2 19
36 Nigeria 710 -3 -14
37 Panama 705 -1 3
38 Egypt 699 13 89
39 Cape Verde Islands 698 3 36
39 Peru 698 0 12
41 Honduras 688 -7 -32
42 Mali 684 -1 16
43 Turkey 677 -3 7
44 Hungary 668 -1 32
45 Iran 650 4 37
46 Austria 648 7 52
47 Cuba 641 27 149
48 Japan 638 -4 4
49 Tunisia 632 -2 0
50 Iceland 624 -4 -9
51 Cameroon 612 8 58
52 Paraguay 600 -3 -13
53 Montenegro 594 1 10
54 Korea Republic 577 2 8
54 Norway 577 -7 -55
56 Wales 574 -12 -60
57 Albania 571 1 8
58 Burkina Faso 569 -6 -29
59 Australia 564 -2 0
60 Slovakia 557 5 29
61 Israel 548 5 33
62 Libya 544 -1 4
63 South Africa 541 -2 1
64 Finland 539 -1 1
65 Senegal 536 -1 6
66 Guinea 534 2 22
67 Republic of Ireland 528 -7 -22
68 Uzbekistan 526 -13 -56
69 Bolivia 519 2 23
70 Jordan 511 0 9
71 United Arab Emirates 508 0 12
72 Zambia 505 -5 -8
73 Haiti 495 7 31
74 Sierra Leone 493 -1 0
75 Morocco 490 2 12
76 Bulgaria 486 0 -1
77 Togo 480 -2 -8
78 Poland 473 -9 -30
79 Trinidad and Tobago 458 2 1
80 Gabon 453 4 15
81 Jamaica 441 1 -15
82 Belarus 431 1 -10
83 Congo DR 427 4 16
84 Congo 421 7 27
84 FYR Macedonia 421 2 -9
86 Uganda 417 -1 -14
87 Oman 389 5 8
88 Dominican Republic 384 -10 -90
89 Angola 381 4 1
89 Northern Ireland 381 1 -18
91 El Salvador 378 -2 -26
91 New Zealand 378 -12 -92
93 China PR 376 4 11
93 Ethiopia 376 2 0
95 Azerbaijan 363 -7 -44
96 Estonia 360 3 9
97 Moldova 359 -1 -10
98 Botswana 357 0 3
99 Saudi Arabia 352 2 14
100 Benin 342 -6 -36
101 Georgia 330 -1 -20
102 Lithuania 326 1 3
103 Qatar 320 2 7
104 Niger 318 6 12
105 Liberia 312 1 0
106 Central African Republic 310 1 0
106 Kuwait 310 3 3
108 Zimbabwe 306 -6 -22
109 Antigua and Barbuda 299 3 5
109 Iraq 299 -6 -24
111 Equatorial Guinea 294 8 21
112 Burundi 293 9 26
113 Korea DPR 292 -6 -18
114 Canada 291 -3 -5
115 Guatemala 287 -3 -7
116 Tajikistan 286 0 6
117 Kenya 281 1 7
118 Bahrain 275 5 9
119 Latvia 272 -2 -5
120 Malawi 270 4 7
121 Mozambique 267 -6 -15
122 New Caledonia 249 4 0
123 Lebanon 248 -2 -19
124 Luxembourg 243 3 -4
125 Tanzania 240 4 -2
126 Namibia 238 2 -8
127 Cyprus 229 7 10
127 Rwanda 229 2 -13
129 Afghanistan 226 4 3
130 Grenada 218 2 -15
130 Sudan 218 6 3
132 Kazakhstan 216 3 0
133 Philippines 204 4 -9
134 Gambia 202 5 0
135 Syria 200 6 17
136 Malta 198 4 6
137 Turkmenistan 195 -12 -59
138 Lesotho 187 3 4
139 Suriname 186 -8 -51
140 Myanmar 184 9 15
141 Tahiti 179 3 0
142 Palestine 173 4 -2
142 Thailand 173 1 -8
144 Hong Kong 158 4 -13
144 Mauritania 158 8 0
146 Kyrgyzstan 155 4 -6
147 St. Kitts and Nevis 150 0 -22
148 India 149 6 -2
149 Maldives 147 8 0
150 Guyana 146 -36 -140
151 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 142 -31 -129
152 Liechtenstein 141 6 0
152 Puerto Rico 141 7 2
154 Singapore 140 1 -9
155 Sao Tome e Principe 139 7 19
156 Bangladesh 137 6 17
157 Belize 136 -12 -42
158 Malaysia 132 2 -5
158 Vietnam 132 -7 -27
160 Nicaragua 130 -7 -25
161 St. Lucia 129 -23 -74
162 Indonesia 122 0 2
163 Laos 120 4 15
164 Chad 116 -8 -32
165 Nepal 113 0 -6
166 Sri Lanka 108 0 0
167 Pakistan 107 1 5
168 Barbados 101 5 19
169 Faroe Islands 87 6 6
170 Solomon Islands 86 1 0
171 Guam 85 0 -1
172 Bermuda 83 -11 -44
173 Aruba 82 0 0
174 Chinese Taipei 81 2 2
175 Curacao 67 -5 -21
175 Dominica 67 -6 -22
177 Yemen 64 0 -8
178 Mauritius 62 0 0
179 Vanuatu 53 3 0
180 Mongolia 49 3 0
181 Fiji 47 4 0
182 Samoa 45 -4 -17
183 Guinea-Bissau 42 -2 -14
184 Bahamas 40 4 0
185 Swaziland 37 -2 -12
186 Madagascar 33 -6 -24
186 Montserrat 33 3 0
188 Cambodia 28 10 8
189 Brunei Darussalam 26 4 0
189 Timor-Leste 26 4 0
189 Tonga 26 -3 -17
192 US Virgin Islands 23 -1 -7
193 Comoros 22 -3 -10
194 Cayman Islands 21 -2 -8
194 Papua New Guinea 21 3 0
196 American Samoa 18 -10 -25
196 British Virgin Islands 18 3 0
198 Andorra 17 2 1
199 Eritrea 16 -4 -8
200 Seychelles 15 -4 -8
201 Macau 10 3 0
201 South Sudan 10 3 0
203 Djibouti 8 -1 -3
204 Somalia 6 -3 -8
205 Cook Islands 5 -3 -6
206 Anguilla 3 0 0
207 Bhutan 0 0 0
207 San Marino 0 0 0
207 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0
 

10 comments:

  1. Edgar,

    Any particular reason why you left out WC qualifier URU-JOR (0:0) from last Wednesday ?

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  2. Jordan has 511 points after the draw (0-0) with Uruguay

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  3. There's no particular reason. It was a mistake :)

    Fixed now.

    Thanks!

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  4. Edgar Why

    South Africa1 X Spain 0

    Equatorial Guinea 1 X Spain 2

    are out the ranking ??

    Best regards

    Hussein Budejaja (Libya)

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  5. FIFA removed both matches. Probably some minor infringement on the Equatorial Guinea match (non neutral 4th referee or something, but definitely not the number of substitutes), and for the South Africa match there is a famous story that the FIFA official allowed the rules and agreements to be broken by allowing a 7th substitute, so the match is scrapped from the FIFA ranking. Knowing FIFA, they'll add it again now there's so much controversy about it. Check the FIFA list yourself, they've removed both matches and handed Spain 41 points instead of them losing 20 or so. As I mentioned earlier, this is a DISGRACE!

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    1. Equatorial Guinea match was not included because it was not approved by CAF according to the regulations.

      South Africa match was eventually included.

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  6. Unfortunatelly this ranking is not the one to be used for the final draw! Portugal and Italy seeded (instead of Switzerland and Belgium)

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  7. Please I want to know why Nigeria dropped 3 places after beating Ethiopia 2-1 and drawing 2-2 with Italy, yet with -14 point. Think the country should have moved up rather than come down

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    1. readmii - Nigeria also lost vs. Jordan. That defeat and the few points they got vs. Italy (178.56) actually lowered Nigeria's average. Without these two matches they would have had 743 points (19 more than October).

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  8. A small, but not unimportant, improvement in FIFA's calculations: the awarding of the match Angola-Liberia (played in September 7th original result 4:1) to 3:0 the past month has NOT lead to a change in match points for Angola.
    The original match points for Angola were based on the position of Liberia in the Aug 2013 ranking (103rd): 626,65
    Until now FIFA would have used the latest ranking (Oct 2013) to take the position of Liberia (106th) and assess the match points for Angola in the November ranking at 606,3. This would cost Angola 1 FIFA point in the latest ranking without any valid reason.

    FIFA has seen the light in this matter !

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