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Friday, January 31, 2014

FIFA Ranking: February 2014 preview

Next update: 7 February 2014.

5 matches left: 2 continental qualifiers (Oman - Jordan and Singapore - Jordan) and 3 friendlies (USA - Korea Republic and the final matches of the 2014 CHAN).

This is how the points and rankings could change:



Team - Minimum points - Maximum points - Minimum ranking - Maximum ranking

USA 1026 1044 15 13
Ghana 726 748 39 33
Nigeria 605 616 48 47
Korea Republic 556 584 61 53
Libya 505 532 69 66
Jordan 486 539 71 66
Oman 405 469 82 74
Zimbabwe 330 350 100 97
Singapore 152 234 149 124

In the ranking table below, the points displayed for these teams are the minimum values.

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Cape Verde Islands (27 - 35 in January 2014)
Armenia (30 - 34 in November 2013)
Panama (32 - 35 in September 2013)
Guam (160 - 161 in December 2013)

Two teams will drop to new lows:

Norway (at most 60 - 59 in December 2008)
Yemen (186 - 180 in January 2014)

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

Switzerland (6 - 4 in April 1994) - 19 years and 10 months
Austria (43 - 43 in July 2001) - 12 years and 7 months
United Arab Emirates (at least 59 - 59 in August 2002) - 11 years and 6 months
Liberia (96 - 96 in May 2003) - 10 years and 9 months
Kenya (108 - 98 in December 2009) - 4 years and 2 months
Pakistan (165 - 162 in September 2010) - 3 years and 5 months
Cameroon (46 - 42 in March 2011) - 2 years and 11 months
Northern Ireland (85 - 84 in October 2011) - 2 years and 4 months
Botswana (94 - 94 in January 2012) - 2 years and 1 month
Malaysia (at least 150 - 150 in February 2012) - 2 years

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

Japan (50 - 50 in September 2000) - 13 years and 5 months
Guyana (153 - 162 in May 2006) - 7 years and 9 months
Netherlands (10 - 10 in June 2008) - 5 years and 8 months
St. Kitts and Nevis (152 - 155 in February 2010) - 4 years
Georgia (103 - 110 in August 2010) - 3 years and 6 months
Guatemala (at most 126 - 126 in February 2011) - 3 years
Côte d'Ivoire (23 - 25 in March 2011) - 2 years and 11 months
Nicaragua (166 - 179 in August 2011) - 2 years and 6 months
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (156 - 158 in September 2011) - 2 years and 5 months
Zambia (at most 75 - 79 in December 2011) - 2 years and 2 months
Mali (at most 59 - 69 in January 2012) - 2 years and 1 month
Gabon (87 - 91 in January 2012) - 2 years and 1 month

Cape Verde Islands will be ranked above Czech Republic, Ghana and Romania for the first time ever.
Armenia and Panama will be ranked above Ghana for the first time ever.
United Arab Emirates will be ranked above Norway for the first time ever.
Mongolia will be ranked above Yemen for the first time ever.

United Arab Emirates will be ranked above South Africa for the first time in the last 18 years and 4 months.
Iceland will be ranked above Japan for the first time in the last 13 years and 8 months.
Belize will be ranked above Antigua and Barbuda for the first time in the last 11 years and 3 months.
Belize will be ranked above Guyana for the first time in the last 8 years and 5 months.
Uzbekistan will be ranked above Norway for the first time in the last 7 years and 1 month.

February 2014 rank - Team - February 2014 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points


1 Spain 1506 0 -1
2 Germany 1314 0 -4
3 Argentina 1255 0 4
4 Portugal 1219 1 47
5 Colombia 1211 -1 11
6 Switzerland 1159 2 46
7 Uruguay 1157 -1 25
8 Italy 1135 -1 15
9 Brazil 1125 1 23
10 Netherlands 1122 -1 16
11 Belgium 1117 0 19
12 Greece 1084 0 29
13 Chile 1038 2 33
14 England 1032 -1 -9
15 USA 1026 -1 7
16 Croatia 966 0 -5
17 Bosnia-Herzegovina 919 2 20
18 France 917 2 24
18 Ukraine 917 0 10
20 Denmark 907 5 76
21 Mexico 887 0 -5
22 Russia 862 0 -8
23 Côte d'Ivoire 841 -6 -71
24 Ecuador 831 -1 -21
25 Sweden 821 1 28
26 Algeria 819 1 27
27 Cape Verde Islands 799 8 73
27 Slovenia 799 2 37
29 Serbia 775 1 23
30 Armenia 771 8 55
31 Czech Republic 760 -3 -6
32 Panama 754 4 32
33 Romania 746 0 12
34 Scotland 742 3 25
35 Costa Rica 734 -3 -9
35 Venezuela 734 4 19
37 Egypt 729 -6 -19
37 Iran 729 -3 2
39 Ghana 726 -15 -125
40 Honduras 716 3 24
41 Peru 704 1 6
42 Turkey 703 3 26
43 Austria 678 4 30
44 Hungary 673 2 5
45 Tunisia 656 -1 -33
46 Cameroon 626 4 10
47 Iceland 613 2 -11
48 Nigeria 605 -7 -96
49 Paraguay 603 2 -4
50 Japan 601 -2 -40
51 Wales 598 4 24
52 Montenegro 594 0 0
53 Australia 576 3 5
54 Slovakia 574 6 17
55 Albania 571 1 0
56 Israel 570 7 22
57 Uzbekistan 569 8 23
58 United Arab Emirates 565 5 17
59 Mali 561 -19 -142
60 Norway 557 -1 -1
61 Korea Republic 556 -8 -25
62 Burkina Faso 554 -4 -12
62 Guinea 554 -1 -1
64 South Africa 550 -10 -26
65 Finland 540 1 1
66 Senegal 529 2 3
67 Republic of Ireland 528 0 0
68 Libya 505 -6 -47
69 Bolivia 494 0 -25
69 Poland 494 8 33
71 Bulgaria 486 3 0
71 Jordan 486 1 -18
73 Sierra Leone 484 3 20
74 Morocco 454 0 -32
75 Saudi Arabia 450 -2 -37
75 Zambia 450 -6 -69
77 Trinidad and Tobago 444 1 3
78 El Salvador 436 10 41
79 Haiti 430 0 -10
80 Jamaica 426 1 -13
81 Belarus 423 2 -8
82 Oman 405 -3 -35
83 FYR Macedonia 402 1 -23
84 Uganda 400 3 -13
85 Northern Ireland 397 5 16
86 Congo 393 -1 -28
87 Gabon 386 -2 -35
88 China PR 380 4 4
89 New Zealand 378 2 0
90 Togo 376 -19 -133
91 Congo DR 373 -10 -66
91 Estonia 373 2 7
93 Azerbaijan 372 1 9
94 Botswana 360 3 6
95 Angola 356 -6 -28
96 Liberia 354 1 0
97 Benin 335 2 0
98 Cuba 334 2 0
99 Qatar 331 2 -2
100 Zimbabwe 330 5 18
101 Ethiopia 329 -6 -32
102 Lithuania 326 1 0
103 Georgia 325 -1 -5
104 Niger 316 0 -2
105 Central African Republic 310 2 0
106 Bahrain 308 4 9
107 Moldova 305 -11 -54
108 Kenya 300 1 -4
109 Kuwait 299 -3 -12
110 Tajikistan 285 3 0
111 Dominican Republic 282 3 0
111 Latvia 282 5 10
113 Canada 275 -2 -16
114 Iraq 269 1 -11
115 Malawi 268 2 3
116 Tanzania 254 2 -7
117 New Caledonia 252 4 3
118 Equatorial Guinea 251 -10 -58
118 Mozambique 251 2 -5
120 Luxembourg 247 2 4
121 Lebanon 243 2 7
122 Cyprus 240 3 11
123 Sudan 236 -4 -22
124 Burundi 234 0 4
124 Namibia 234 1 5
126 Guatemala 229 -14 -57
127 Philippines 219 0 0
128 Kazakhstan 214 0 -2
129 Turkmenistan 203 4 8
130 Myanmar 200 -1 -4
131 Malta 199 -1 1
132 Suriname 197 0 0
133 Syria 196 2 8
134 Rwanda 195 -4 -3
135 Grenada 194 -1 0
136 Korea DPR 191 -1 3
137 Gambia 190 1 6
138 Afghanistan 184 0 0
139 Lesotho 182 -1 -2
140 Tahiti 179 1 0
141 Belize 176 11 30
142 Vietnam 172 1 6
143 Hong Kong 170 -6 -15
143 Palestine 170 -1 -4
145 Antigua and Barbuda 164 -1 0
146 Thailand 158 2 5
147 Kyrgyzstan 155 -1 0
147 St. Lucia 155 -1 0
149 Liechtenstein 152 7 11
149 Malaysia 152 5 9
149 Singapore 152 0 0
152 St. Kitts and Nevis 150 -2 0
153 Guyana 149 -2 0
153 India 149 3 8
155 Laos 146 -2 2
156 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 142 -1 0
157 Puerto Rico 141 -1 0
158 Indonesia 135 3 11
159 Mauritania 127 -14 -34
160 Guam 123 2 0
161 Sao Tome e Principe 122 -1 -4
162 Chad 121 2 5
163 Maldives 120 0 0
164 Bangladesh 116 0 0
165 Pakistan 107 7 21
166 Nicaragua 102 -7 -35
167 Barbados 101 -1 0
168 Nepal 98 4 12
169 Chinese Taipei 97 -2 2
170 Dominica 95 -3 0
171 Sri Lanka 90 -2 0
172 Aruba 87 -2 0
172 Faroe Islands 87 -2 0
174 Solomon Islands 86 -2 0
175 Bermuda 83 0 0
176 Seychelles 67 0 0
177 Mauritius 66 0 0
178 Curacao 65 0 0
179 Vanuatu 55 0 2
180 Mongolia 49 1 0
181 Fiji 47 1 0
182 Samoa 45 1 0
183 Guinea-Bissau 43 1 1
184 Bahamas 40 1 0
184 Swaziland 40 2 3
186 Yemen 39 -6 -11
187 Madagascar 33 0 0
187 Montserrat 33 0 0
189 Cambodia 30 0 2
190 Brunei Darussalam 26 0 0
190 Timor-Leste 26 0 0
190 Tonga 26 0 0
193 US Virgin Islands 23 0 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 0 0
200 Eritrea 11 0 0
200 Macau 11 1 1
202 South Sudan 10 -1 0
203 Somalia 8 0 0
204 Djibouti 6 0 0
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

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