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Friday, February 14, 2014

February 2014: FIFA Ranking vs. Elo Ratings

Top 10 differences for countries with a better Elo Rating:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Korea DPR 136 61 75
Fiji 181 122 59
South Sudan 202 148 54
Syria 133 94 39
Kuwait 109 73 36
Guinea-Bissau 183 147 36
Vanuatu 179 144 35
Iraq 114 81 33
Guatemala 126 93 33
Papua New Guinea 194 161 33


Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Cape Verde Islands 27 78 -51
Myanmar 130 176 -46
Sierra Leone 73 115 -42
Armenia 30 69 -39
Guam 160 198 -38
Tunisia 45 82 -37
Luxembourg 120 154 -34
Algeria 26 59 -33
Afghanistan 138 171 -33
Iceland 48 80 -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



Republic of Ireland 67 36 31
Japan 50 25 25
Australia 53 31 22
Finland 65 46 19
Korea Republic 61 43 18
Nigeria 47 30 17
United Arab Emirates 58 47 11
Iran 38 29 9
Paraguay 49 40 9
Uzbekistan 57 48 9

Top 10 differences for countries with a better FIFA Ranking:

Team - FIFA Ranking - Elo Rating - Difference


Cape Verde Islands 27 78 -51
Armenia 30 69 -39
Tunisia 45 82 -37
Algeria 26 59 -33
Iceland 48 80 -32
Slovenia 27 50 -23
Cameroon 46 55 -9
Switzerland 6 14 -8
Romania 33 41 -8
Scotland 34 42 -8

Matches I would have liked to see on 5 March:

Republic of Ireland - Armenia
Japan - Cape Verde Islands
Australia - Iceland
Finland - Albania
Korea Republic - Algeria
Nigeria - Slovenia
United Arab Emirates - Tunisia
Iran - Wales
Paraguay - Montenegro
Uzbekistan - Sierra Leone

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