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Friday, December 13, 2013

FIFA Ranking: December 2013 final preview

Spain will again be Team of the Year (as it finished top of the pile).

Ukraine will be Mover of the Year (it gained 312 points). Armenia (259) and USA (237) will be 2nd and 3rd.

Burkina Faso will overtake Norway for the first time ever.
Jordan will overtake the Republic of Ireland for the first time ever.
Guam will overtake Maldives, Bangladesh and Nepal for the first time ever.

Philippines will overtake Korea DPR for the first time since March 2000.
Myanmar will overtake Korea DPR for the first time since July 2001.



Best movers:

24 - Seychelles
14 - Vietnam and St. Lucia
12 - Iran and Saudi Arabia

Worst movers:

-53 - Cuba
-36 - Antigua and Barbuda
-27 - Dominican Republic

Best movers in the top 50:

12 - Iran
2 - Bosnia-Herzegovina

Worst movers in the top 50:

-53 - Cuba
-3 - Egypt

Two teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Philippines (127 - 133 in November 2013)
Guam (161 - 169 in November 2013)

One team will return to its worst ever ranking:

Djibouti (204 - 204 in February 2013)

Two teams will drop to new lows:

Yemen (179 - 177 in October 2013)
Eritrea (200 - 199 in November 2013)

Antigua and Barbuda will have its worst ever fall: 36 spots. Previous worst drop: 18 places in August 1993 (strange, that was the first ever ranking, but that's data taken from FIFA itself).
Dominican Republic will also have its worst ever fall: 27 places. It dropped 19 places in December 2007.

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

Myanmar (130 - 130 in April 2001) - 12 years and 8 months
Jordan (65 - 63 in August 2005) - 8 years and 4 months
Laos (152 - 150 in January 2007) - 6 years and 11 months
Iran (33 - 32 in February 2007) - 6 years and 10 months
Palestine (137 - 137 in May 2007) - 6 years and 7 months
Malta (132 - 131 in August 2008) - 5 years and 4 months
Mauritania (142 - 140 in September 2008) - 5 years and 3 months
Kenya (109 - 98 in December 2009) - 4 years
Hong Kong (140 - 140 in March 2011) - 2 years and 9 months
Kazakhstan (128 - 126 in August 2011) - 2 years and 4 months
Seychelles (176 - 175 in August 2011) - 2 years and 4 months
Cameroon (50 - 50 in December 2011) - 2 years
Oman (85 - 85 in December 2011) - 2 years

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

Iraq (110 - 129 in November 1996) - 17 years and 1 month
Korea DPR (138 - 141 in May 2007) - 6 years and 7 months
Antigua and Barbuda (145 - 156 in January 2008) - 5 years and 11 months
Comoros (198 - 199 in October 2009) - 4 years and 2 months
Guinea-Bissau (184 - 188 in August 2010) - 3 years and 4 months
St. Kitts and Nevis (149 - 151 in September 2010) - 3 years and 3 months
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (153 - 158 in September 2011) - 2 years and 3 months
Bermuda (175 - 189 in September 2011) - 2 years and 3 months

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


1 Spain 1507 0 0
2 Germany 1318 0 0
3 Argentina 1251 0 0
4 Colombia 1200 0 0
5 Portugal 1172 0 0
6 Uruguay 1132 0 0
7 Italy 1120 0 0
8 Switzerland 1113 0 0
9 Netherlands 1106 0 0
10 Brazil 1102 0 0
11 Belgium 1098 0 0
12 Greece 1055 0 0
13 England 1041 0 0
14 USA 1019 0 0
15 Chile 1014 0 0
16 Croatia 971 0 0
17 Côte d'Ivoire 918 0 0
18 Ukraine 907 0 0
19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 899 2 13
20 France 893 -1 0
21 Mexico 892 -1 0
22 Russia 870 0 0
23 Ecuador 852 0 0
24 Ghana 849 0 0
25 Denmark 831 0 0
26 Algeria 800 0 0
27 Sweden 793 0 0
28 Czech Republic 766 0 0
29 Slovenia 762 0 0
30 Serbia 752 0 0
31 Costa Rica 741 0 3
32 Romania 734 0 0
33 Iran 720 12 70
34 Scotland 717 -1 0
35 Armenia 716 -1 0
36 Venezuela 711 -1 0
37 Nigeria 710 -1 0
38 Panama 705 -1 0
39 Cape Verde Islands 698 0 0
39 Peru 698 0 0
41 Egypt 695 -3 -4
42 Honduras 690 -1 2
43 Mali 684 -1 0
44 Turkey 677 -1 0
45 Hungary 668 -1 0
46 Austria 648 0 0
47 Japan 638 1 0
48 Tunisia 632 1 0
49 Iceland 624 1 0
50 Cameroon 615 1 3
51 Paraguay 600 1 0
52 Montenegro 594 1 0
53 Burkina Faso 591 5 22
54 Korea Republic 577 0 0
54 Norway 577 0 0
56 Wales 574 0 0
57 Albania 571 0 0
58 Australia 565 1 1
59 Slovakia 557 1 0
60 Guinea 555 6 21
61 South Africa 554 0 0
62 Israel 548 0 0
63 Libya 544 0 0
64 Finland 539 0 0
65 Jordan 536 5 25
65 Senegal 536 0 0
67 Republic of Ireland 528 0 0
68 Uzbekistan 526 0 0
69 Zambia 523 3 18
70 Bolivia 519 -1 0
71 United Arab Emirates 507 0 -1
72 Togo 504 5 24
73 Morocco 490 2 0
74 Bulgaria 486 2 0
75 Sierra Leone 471 -1 -22
76 Poland 461 2 -12
77 Gabon 453 3 0
78 Trinidad and Tobago 441 1 -17
79 Haiti 440 -6 -55
80 Jamaica 439 1 -2
81 Belarus 431 1 0
82 Congo DR 427 1 0
83 FYR Macedonia 425 1 4
84 Congo 421 0 0
85 Oman 408 2 19
86 Uganda 402 0 -15
87 Saudi Arabia 391 12 39
88 Angola 384 1 2
89 Northern Ireland 381 1 0
90 El Salvador 378 1 0
90 New Zealand 378 1 0
92 China PR 376 1 0
93 Ethiopia 374 0 -2
94 Azerbaijan 363 1 0
94 Estonia 363 2 3
96 Moldova 359 1 0
97 Botswana 357 1 0
98 Liberia 354 7 42
99 Benin 342 1 0
100 Cuba 334 -53 -307
101 Georgia 330 0 0
102 Lithuania 326 0 0
103 Qatar 325 0 5
104 Niger 318 0 0
105 Kuwait 315 1 5
106 Central African Republic 310 0 0
107 Zimbabwe 299 -1 -11
108 Equatorial Guinea 294 3 0
109 Kenya 293 8 12
110 Bahrain 292 8 17
110 Iraq 292 -1 -7
112 Canada 291 2 0
113 Guatemala 287 2 0
114 Tajikistan 286 2 0
115 Dominican Republic 282 -27 -102
116 Latvia 272 3 0
116 Malawi 272 5 2
118 Mozambique 264 2 -7
119 Sudan 259 11 41
120 Tanzania 256 4 13
121 Lebanon 249 2 1
121 New Caledonia 249 1 0
123 Luxembourg 243 1 0
124 Burundi 239 -12 -54
125 Namibia 237 1 -3
126 Cyprus 229 1 0
127 Philippines 219 6 15
128 Kazakhstan 216 4 0
129 Syria 207 6 7
130 Myanmar 204 10 20
131 Gambia 202 3 0
132 Malta 198 4 0
133 Rwanda 197 -6 -32
133 Suriname 197 6 11
135 Turkmenistan 195 2 0
136 Grenada 194 -6 -24
137 Palestine 192 5 19
138 Korea DPR 187 -25 -105
138 Lesotho 187 0 0
140 Afghanistan 184 -11 -42
140 Hong Kong 184 4 26
142 Mauritania 180 2 22
143 Tahiti 179 -2 0
144 Vietnam 167 14 35
145 Antigua and Barbuda 164 -36 -135
146 Thailand 162 -4 -11
147 Kyrgyzstan 155 -1 0
147 St. Lucia 155 14 26
149 St. Kitts and Nevis 150 -2 0
150 Guyana 149 0 3
150 Singapore 149 4 9
152 Laos 144 11 24
153 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 142 -2 0
154 India 141 -6 -8
154 Liechtenstein 141 -2 0
154 Malaysia 141 4 9
154 Puerto Rico 141 -2 0
158 Sao Tome e Principe 139 -3 0
159 Belize 136 -2 0
160 Nicaragua 130 0 0
161 Guam 123 8 30
161 Indonesia 123 1 1
163 Maldives 120 -14 -27
164 Bangladesh 116 -8 -21
164 Chad 116 0 0
166 Barbados 101 2 0
167 Chinese Taipei 95 7 14
167 Dominica 95 8 28
169 Sri Lanka 90 -3 -18
170 Aruba 87 3 5
170 Faroe Islands 87 0 0
172 Nepal 86 -7 -27
172 Pakistan 86 -5 -21
172 Solomon Islands 86 -1 0
175 Bermuda 83 -3 0
176 Seychelles 67 24 52
177 Mauritius 66 1 4
178 Curacao 65 -3 -2
179 Yemen 54 -2 -10
180 Vanuatu 53 -1 0
181 Mongolia 49 -1 0
182 Fiji 47 -1 0
183 Samoa 45 -1 0
184 Guinea-Bissau 42 -1 0
185 Bahamas 40 -1 0
186 Swaziland 37 -1 0
187 Madagascar 33 -1 0
187 Montserrat 33 -1 0
189 Cambodia 28 -1 0
190 Brunei Darussalam 26 -1 0
190 Timor-Leste 26 -1 0
190 Tonga 26 -1 0
193 US Virgin Islands 23 -1 0
194 Cayman Islands 21 0 0
194 Papua New Guinea 21 0 0
196 American Samoa 18 0 0
196 British Virgin Islands 18 0 0
198 Andorra 17 0 0
198 Comoros 17 -5 -5
200 Eritrea 11 -1 -5
201 Macau 10 0 0
201 South Sudan 10 0 0
203 Somalia 8 1 2
204 Djibouti 6 -1 -2
205 Cook Islands 5 0 0
206 Anguilla 3 0 0
207 Bhutan 0 0 0
207 San Marino 0 0 0
207 Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 0

4 comments:

  1. Edgar, a small detail: shouldn't Namibia have 238 points instead of 237 ? My calculations come up with 237.54 points.

    If not, could you please give the detailed match points ? Thanks!

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  2. The last time frame average is 97.77538462. Points for Mozambique draw: 68.8. The other averages are unchanged and the same as FIFA's for November.

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  3. Ah, you have changed the ranking month for the now included NAM-MOZ friendly on Nov 19th from October to November.
    Let's see if FIFA does things consistent, now they didn't play that trick recently when they awarded the Angola-Liberia match.

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  4. Well, it appears FIFA is still not really consistent: Namibia has 237 points in the December ranking.
    I interpret this as the following general guideline: once a match is calculated with a specific months ranking the match points for that match will not be changed anymore whatever happens to the result. New inclusions are apparently always calculated with the most recent ranking.

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