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Friday, May 31, 2013

FIFA Ranking: June 2013 probable ranking (II)

FIFA will publish the ranking on 6 June, so this is the final update for June.

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

There will be a lot of movement due to devaluation of results.

FIFA Ranking: June 2013 probable results (II)

Here are the probable results used for the June 2013 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

FIFA Ranking: June 2013 preview (II)

FIFA will publish the ranking on 6 June, so this is also the final preview.

14 matches (all friendlies) are scheduled to be played before (and including) 2 June.

At least four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Belgium (12 - 15 in May 2013)
Bosnia-Herzegovina (15 - 19 in January 2012)
Mali (between 22 and 23 - 24 in March 2013)
Albania (between 38 and 39 - 43 in May 2013)

Friday, May 17, 2013

CAF EXCO decisions: 2014 WCQ and 2015 AFCON details

Source: CAFOnline.com

The CAF Executive Committee also confirmed the dates of the final phase of the upcoming Orange Africa Cup of Nations - Morocco 2015 to be held from Saturday January 17th to Saturday February 07th 2015. The qualifiers will include two (2) phases, one preliminary phase in July / August to reduce the engaged teams to 48, and a group phase made of 12 groups of 4 teams each, whereby the top of each group as well as the best 3 runners up will qualify to the final phase.

May 2013: Recommended friendly impact

You have seen posts with best teams to play against. What would be the impact of such a friendly?

The best opponent to play against is determined using a combination of Elo ratings and FIFA rankings. Let's look at the May FIFA ranking and we'll see the impact of one extra friendly. The difference in ranking is computed assuming all things remain equal, except the points of the given team.

The most popular opponent for the month of April is Equatorial Guinea - the best opponent for no less than 107 teams.

May 2013: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


South Sudan 200 139 61
Korea DPR 115 57 58
Syria 138 80 58
Fiji 177 121 56
Kuwait 113 70 43
China PR 98 56 42
Iraq 97 59 38
New Zealand 87 52 35
United Arab Emirates 89 55 34
Eritrea 198 164 34

Friday, May 10, 2013

FIFA Ranking: June 2013 probable ranking

Next update: 31 May 2013.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 6 June.

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

There will be a lot of movement due to devaluation of results.

FIFA Ranking: June 2013 probable results

Here are the probable results used for the June 2013 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

FIFA Ranking: June 2013 preview

Next update: 31 May 2013.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 6 June.

29 matches (all friendlies) are scheduled to be played before (and including) 2 June.

Most points gained (worst case scenario):

118 - New Zealand
112 - Bosnia-Herzegovina
76 - Spain
72 - Iceland
65 - Netherlands
64 - Serbia
52 - Montenegro
50 - Albania
49 - Wales
43 - Switzerland and Mali