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Friday, March 21, 2014

FIFA Ranking: April 2014 preview

Only 6 matches - all friendlies.

Here's how the points and rankings could change:

Team - Min points - Max points - Min rank - Max rank


USA 1007 1029 14 13
Mexico 868 891 20 19
Cuba 345 371 94 90
Indonesia 119 166 157 138
Nepal 107 128 160 151
Aruba 87 139 166 149
Guam 68 120 175 154
Yemen 39 60 186 180
Andorra 16 35 199 187

In the table below, the values used for these teams are the minimum possible.



Best movers:

15 - Scotland
9 - Libya, El Salvador, Moldova, Vietnam and Kazakhstan
8 - Armenia and Luxembourg

Worst movers:

-22 - Liberia
-21 - New Zealand
-18 - New Caledonia and Tahiti

Best movers in the top 50:

15 - Scotland
8 - Armenia
5 - Iran

Worst movers in the top 50:

-9 - Cape Verde Islands
-8 - Montenegro
-6 - Panama and Czech Republic

Two countries will improve their best ever ranking:

Azerbaijan (85 - 88 in October 2013)
Afghanistan (122 - 127 in March 2014)

Portugal will return to its best ever ranking - 3rd, first achieved in April 2010.

Philippines will experience its worst ever fall - at least 13 places. It fell 10 places in November 2009.

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

Austria (40 - 39 in June 2001) - 12 years and 10 months
Honduras (32 - 30 in July 2002) - 11 years and 9 months
Jordan (64 - 63 in August 2005) - 8 years and 8 months
Uzbekistan (53 - 53 in March 2007) - 7 years and 1 month
Malta (127 - 124 in September 2007) - 6 years and 7 months
Kazakhstan (118 - 105 in March 2008) - 6 years and 1 month
Ukraine (17 - 14 in March 2009) - 5 years and 1 month
Scotland (22 - 22 in June 2009) - 4 years and 10 months
Kenya (106 - 98 in December 2009) - 4 years and 4 months
Finland (52 - 51 in August 2010) - 3 years and 8 months
Egypt (24 - 10 in January 2011) - 3 years and 3 months
Guinea (51 - 45 in March 2011) - 3 years and 1 month
Northern Ireland (84 - 84 in October 2011) - 2 years and 6 months
Botswana (at least 91 - 89 in October 2011) - 2 years and 6 months
Singapore (at least 146 - 145 in December 2011) - 2 years and 4 months

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

Netherlands (15 - 15 in July 2002) - 11 years and 9 months
Croatia (at most 19 - 19 in October 2006) - 7 years and 6 months
Ghana (38 - 38 in October 2009) - 4 years and 6 months
Czech Republic (36 - 47 in October 2011) - 2 years and 6 months
Turkmenistan (at most 154 - 166 in March 2012) - 2 years and 1 month

Malta will be ranked above Cyprus for the first time in the last 18 years and 7 months.
Afghanistan will be ranked above Guatemala and Tanzania for the first time ever.
Luxembourg will be ranked above Malawi for the first time in the last 17 years and 11 months.
Finland will be ranked above Norway for the first time in the last 5 years and 3 months.
Iran will be ranked above Ghana for the first time in the last 6 years and 3 months.
Costa Rica and Honduras will be ranked above Czech Republic for the first time in the last 19 years and 11 months.
Scotland will be ranked above Czech Republic for the first time in the last 18 years and 7 months.
Scotland will be ranked above Serbia for the first time in the last 5 years and 1 month.
Ukraine will be ranked above Croatia for the first time in the last 6 years and 11 months.
Chile will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time in the last 15 years and 11 months.
USA will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time in the last 11 years and 5 months.
Greece will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time in the last 5 years and 10 months.

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


1 Spain 1460 0 -50
2 Germany 1340 0 4
3 Portugal 1245 1 46
4 Colombia 1186 1 3
5 Uruguay 1181 1 55
6 Argentina 1174 -3 -60
6 Brazil 1174 3 70
8 Switzerland 1161 -1 38
9 Italy 1115 -1 3
10 Greece 1082 3 44
11 England 1043 1 -2
12 Belgium 1039 -2 -45
13 Chile 1011 2 13
14 USA 1007 0 -10
15 Netherlands 967 -4 -110
16 France 935 1 6
17 Ukraine 913 1 2
18 Russia 903 1 14
19 Croatia 871 -3 -84
20 Mexico 868 0 -20
21 Côte d'Ivoire 830 3 -9
22 Scotland 825 15 104
23 Denmark 819 -1 -39
24 Egypt 798 2 8
25 Algeria 795 0 -24
25 Bosnia-Herzegovina 795 -4 -68
25 Sweden 795 2 6
28 Ecuador 790 -5 -65
29 Slovenia 787 2 41
30 Serbia 759 -2 -3
31 Romania 756 1 16
32 Honduras 754 4 29
33 Armenia 750 8 51
34 Costa Rica 744 0 12
35 Panama 739 -6 -16
36 Czech Republic 731 -6 -17
37 Iran 715 5 23
38 Ghana 713 -3 -16
39 Turkey 711 -1 1
40 Austria 673 4 32
41 Venezuela 670 -2 -34
42 Cape Verde Islands 665 -9 -74
43 Peru 653 -3 -50
44 Hungary 623 -1 -29
45 Nigeria 620 2 -6
46 Slovakia 616 4 28
47 Japan 613 1 -9
47 Wales 613 2 4
49 Tunisia 597 -5 -44
50 Cameroon 583 0 -5
51 Guinea 580 2 8
52 Finland 578 6 22
53 Uzbekistan 577 2 12
54 Montenegro 555 -8 -84
54 Paraguay 555 5 1
56 Korea Republic 551 4 -1
56 Norway 551 1 -8
58 Iceland 546 -6 -36
59 Australia 545 4 0
59 Mali 545 -3 -16
61 Burkina Faso 528 1 -20
62 Libya 522 9 14
63 Senegal 511 6 -1
64 Jordan 510 2 -11
65 Republic of Ireland 504 3 -9
66 South Africa 500 -2 -36
67 United Arab Emirates 499 -6 -51
68 Bolivia 497 2 -14
69 El Salvador 488 9 50
70 Albania 486 -16 -83
71 Sierra Leone 484 1 3
72 Poland 479 1 4
73 Bulgaria 460 -6 -58
74 Zambia 456 0 -2
75 Saudi Arabia 455 0 2
76 Morocco 454 1 11
76 Trinidad and Tobago 454 0 8
78 Israel 450 -13 -76
79 Haiti 446 0 16
80 FYR Macedonia 443 2 22
81 Oman 418 0 -8
82 Jamaica 414 -2 -15
83 Belarus 404 0 -16
84 Northern Ireland 400 2 12
85 Azerbaijan 398 6 29
86 Uganda 395 -1 4
87 Gabon 386 1 5
88 Congo DR 380 -4 -12
89 Togo 374 0 -3
90 Botswana 369 5 14
91 Congo 367 -4 -15
92 Estonia 366 0 -1
93 Angola 347 3 -1
94 Cuba 345 -1 -17
95 Qatar 336 6 6
96 China PR 333 2 -6
97 Benin 332 -3 -25
98 Zimbabwe 329 4 1
99 Moldova 325 9 22
100 Iraq 324 3 7
101 Ethiopia 319 -1 -12
102 Niger 315 2 0
103 Georgia 303 -4 -30
104 Lithuania 293 1 -21
105 Bahrain 289 1 -23
106 Central African Republic 284 1 -26
106 Kenya 284 3 -9
108 Kuwait 283 2 -4
109 Latvia 273 4 8
110 Canada 272 2 -7
111 New Zealand 271 -21 -102
112 Luxembourg 266 8 24
113 Equatorial Guinea 261 6 10
114 Mozambique 252 1 -6
115 Lebanon 251 1 -3
116 Vietnam 242 9 18
117 Sudan 241 5 5
118 Kazakhstan 235 9 22
119 Liberia 234 -22 -113
120 Namibia 233 4 6
121 Malawi 227 -7 -33
122 Afghanistan 226 5 13
122 Tanzania 226 -5 -27
124 Guatemala 224 2 5
125 Burundi 215 4 4
126 Dominican Republic 212 -15 -70
127 Malta 204 7 18
128 Cyprus 201 -6 -35
129 Rwanda 197 5 11
129 Suriname 197 2 0
131 Gambia 190 5 6
131 Syria 190 6 7
133 Tajikistan 188 -12 -49
134 Grenada 184 -2 -8
135 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 181 4 4
136 New Caledonia 174 -18 -78
137 Korea DPR 172 -4 -19
138 Lesotho 159 5 -6
139 Antigua and Barbuda 158 5 -1
140 Thailand 156 8 5
141 St. Lucia 155 5 0
142 Malaysia 153 -1 -22
143 Belize 152 -3 -24
143 Philippines 152 -13 -48
145 India 144 7 6
145 Singapore 144 4 0
147 Kyrgyzstan 143 -1 -12
147 Puerto Rico 143 3 0
149 Liechtenstein 139 2 0
150 Guyana 137 3 0
151 Mauritania 127 4 0
152 Maldives 124 5 10
152 St. Kitts and Nevis 124 4 -1
154 Indonesia 119 0 -9
154 Turkmenistan 119 -12 -47
156 Tahiti 116 -18 -63
157 Hong Kong 111 -12 -45
158 Nepal 107 2 5
159 Dominica 103 0 0
160 Pakistan 102 -2 -5
161 Barbados 101 0 0
162 Bangladesh 98 0 11
163 Faroe Islands 91 -1 4
163 Palestine 91 4 6
165 Aruba 87 -3 0
166 Sao Tome e Principe 86 -1 0
167 Nicaragua 84 1 0
168 Bermuda 83 1 0
169 Chad 80 1 -1
170 Chinese Taipei 78 1 2
171 Solomon Islands 75 -6 -11
172 Sri Lanka 74 1 6
173 Laos 73 -1 0
173 Myanmar 73 0 5
175 Guam 68 -2 0
176 Mauritius 67 0 1
177 Seychelles 66 -1 0
178 Curacao 65 0 0
179 Swaziland 64 0 1
180 Vanuatu 55 0 0
181 Fiji 47 0 0
182 Samoa 45 0 0
183 Comoros 43 0 2
183 Guinea-Bissau 43 0 2
185 Bahamas 40 0 0
186 Yemen 39 -1 -1
187 Mongolia 35 0 -3
188 Montserrat 33 0 0
189 Madagascar 32 1 2
190 Cambodia 28 -2 -5
191 Brunei Darussalam 26 0 0
191 Timor-Leste 26 0 0
191 Tonga 26 0 0
194 US Virgin Islands 23 0 0
195 Cayman Islands 21 0 0
195 Papua New Guinea 21 0 0
197 American Samoa 18 0 0
197 British Virgin Islands 18 0 0
199 Andorra 16 0 1
200 Eritrea 11 0 0
201 South Sudan 10 0 0
202 Macau 8 0 -1
202 Somalia 8 1 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

2 comments:

  1. A heavy drop for the Netherlands because of devaluation of past results, mainly the points-loaded WC-qualifiers of March 2013 and the EURO-qualifiers of March 2011.
    But it coincides with average to very disappointing displays in their last friendlies against France, Colombia and Japan. No qualifiers in the near future, so a further drop could well be expected. A very good performance at the World Cup is mandatory to regain their position in the top 10.

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  2. Aruba vs Guam (27 march) 2 - 2
    Aruba vs Guam (30 march) 2 - 0

    Aruba planning to play a country from the UEFA ( Andorra, Faroer Islands or another small UEFA country).

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