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Friday, March 7, 2014

FIFA Ranking: March 2014 final preview

Three matches left - all friendlies.

07/Mar Sudan - Chad
07/Mar Lesotho - Swaziland
09/Mar Lesotho - Swaziland

This is how the points and ranking could change for these 4 teams:

Team - Minimum points - Maximum points - Minimum rank - Maximum rank

Sudan 229 238 123 121
Lesotho 161 183 143 137
Chad 81 121 170 157
Swaziland 37 76 187 171

In the table below, I've used the minimum points for these 4 teams.

The top 120 is already set.

Best movers:

18 - Vietnam
15 - Comoros
12 - Egypt

Worst movers:

-43 - Myanmar
-23 - Palestine
-16 - Laos

Best movers in the top 50:

12 - Egypt
6 - Montenegro
4 - Honduras, Turkey, Slovakia

Worst movers in the top 50:

-11 - Armenia
-10 - Paraguay
-6 - Cape Verde Islands

Two teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Panama (29 - 32 in February 2014)
Afghanistan (127 - 129 in November 2013)

Two teams will drop to new lows:

Republic of Ireland (68 - 67 in November 2013)
Madagascar (190 - 188 in November 2006)

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

Pakistan (at least 159 - 153 in March 2010) - 4 years
Egypt (26 - 10 in January 2011) - 3 years and 2 months
Guinea (53 - 45 in March 2011) - 3 years
Malaysia (at least 142 - 138 in March 2011) - 3 years
Kazakhstan (127 - 126 in August 2011) - 2 years and 7 months
Comoros (at least 183 - 183 in October 2011) - 2 years and 5 months

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

Paraguay (59 - 63 in July 1996) - 17 years and 8 months
Netherlands (11 - 12 in September 2002) - 11 years and 6 months
Australia (63 - 64 in October 2004) - 9 years and 5 months
St. Kitts and Nevis (156 - 156 in December 2009) - 4 years and 3 months
Côte d'Ivoire (24 - 25 in March 2011) - 3 years
Libya (71 - 71 in March 2011) - 3 years
US Virgin Islands (194 - 200 in May 2011) - 2 years and 10 months
Palestine (at most 167 - 167 in June 2011) - 2 years and 9 months
Nicaragua (at most 168 - 179 in August 2011) - 2 years and 7 months

Panama will be ranked above Czech Republic for the first time ever.
Afghanistan will be ranked above Burundi, Korea DPR and Rwanda for the first time ever.
Malaysia will be ranked above Thailand for the first time ever.
Comoros will be ranked above Madagascar and Yemen for the first time ever.
Uzbekistan will be ranked above Paraguay for the first time in the last 18 years and 9 months.
Finland will be ranked above Paraguay for the first time in the last 17 years and 10 months.
United Arab Emirates will be ranked above Israel for the first time in the last 15 years and 3 months.
Liberia will be ranked above China PR for the first time in the last 12 years and 11 months.
United Arab Emirates will be ranked above Australia for the first time in the last 9 years and 10 months.

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


1 Spain 1510 0 4
2 Germany 1336 0 22
3 Argentina 1234 0 -21
4 Portugal 1199 0 -20
5 Colombia 1183 0 -28
6 Uruguay 1126 1 -31
7 Switzerland 1123 -1 -36
8 Italy 1112 0 -23
9 Brazil 1104 0 -21
10 Belgium 1084 1 -33
11 Netherlands 1077 -1 -45
12 England 1045 3 13
13 Greece 1038 -1 -46
14 USA 1017 -1 -27
15 Chile 998 -1 -40
16 Croatia 955 0 -11
17 France 929 1 12
18 Ukraine 911 0 -6
19 Russia 889 3 27
20 Mexico 888 1 1
21 Bosnia-Herzegovina 863 -4 -56
22 Denmark 858 -2 -49
23 Ecuador 855 1 24
24 Côte d'Ivoire 839 -1 -2
25 Algeria 819 1 0
26 Egypt 790 12 61
27 Sweden 789 -2 -32
28 Serbia 762 1 -13
29 Panama 755 3 1
30 Czech Republic 748 1 -12
31 Slovenia 746 -4 -53
32 Romania 740 1 -6
33 Cape Verde Islands 739 -6 -60
34 Costa Rica 732 1 -2
35 Ghana 729 2 -4
36 Honduras 725 4 9
37 Scotland 721 -3 -21
38 Turkey 710 4 7
39 Venezuela 704 -4 -30
40 Peru 703 1 -1
41 Armenia 699 -11 -72
42 Iran 692 -4 -37
43 Hungary 652 1 -21
44 Austria 641 -1 -37
44 Tunisia 641 1 -15
46 Montenegro 639 6 45
47 Nigeria 626 0 10
48 Japan 622 2 21
49 Wales 609 2 11
50 Cameroon 588 -4 -38
50 Slovakia 588 4 14
52 Iceland 582 -4 -31
53 Guinea 572 9 18
54 Albania 569 1 -2
55 Uzbekistan 565 2 -4
56 Mali 561 3 0
57 Norway 559 3 2
58 Finland 556 7 16
59 Paraguay 554 -10 -49
60 Korea Republic 552 1 -4
61 United Arab Emirates 550 -3 -15
62 Burkina Faso 548 0 -6
63 Australia 545 -10 -31
64 South Africa 536 0 -14
65 Israel 526 -9 -44
66 Jordan 521 3 7
67 Bulgaria 518 5 32
68 Republic of Ireland 513 -1 -15
69 Senegal 512 -3 -17
70 Bolivia 511 0 17
71 Libya 501 -3 -22
72 Sierra Leone 481 1 -3
73 Poland 475 -3 -19
74 Zambia 458 1 8
75 Saudi Arabia 453 0 3
76 Trinidad and Tobago 446 1 2
77 Morocco 443 -3 -11
78 El Salvador 438 0 2
79 Haiti 430 0 0
80 Jamaica 429 0 3
81 Oman 426 -1 0
82 FYR Macedonia 421 1 19
83 Belarus 420 -1 -3
84 Congo DR 392 7 19
85 Uganda 391 -1 -9
86 Northern Ireland 388 -1 -9
87 Gabon 381 0 -5
88 Togo 377 2 1
89 Congo 375 -3 -18
90 New Zealand 373 -1 -5
91 Azerbaijan 369 2 -3
92 Estonia 367 -1 -6
93 Cuba 362 5 28
94 Benin 357 3 22
95 Botswana 355 -1 -5
96 Angola 348 -1 -8
97 Liberia 347 -1 -7
98 China PR 339 -10 -41
99 Georgia 333 4 8
100 Ethiopia 331 1 2
101 Qatar 330 -2 -1
102 Zimbabwe 328 -2 -2
103 Iraq 317 11 48
104 Niger 315 0 -1
105 Lithuania 314 -3 -12
106 Bahrain 312 0 4
107 Central African Republic 310 -2 0
108 Moldova 303 -1 -2
109 Kenya 293 -1 -7
110 Kuwait 287 -1 -12
111 Dominican Republic 282 0 0
112 Canada 279 1 4
113 Latvia 265 -2 -17
114 Malawi 260 1 -8
115 Mozambique 258 3 7
116 Lebanon 254 5 11
117 Tanzania 253 -1 -1
118 New Caledonia 252 -1 0
119 Equatorial Guinea 251 -1 0
120 Luxembourg 242 0 -5
121 Tajikistan 237 -11 -48
122 Cyprus 236 0 -4
123 Sudan 229 0 -7
124 Namibia 227 0 -7
125 Vietnam 224 18 52
126 Guatemala 219 0 -10
127 Afghanistan 213 11 29
127 Kazakhstan 213 1 -1
129 Burundi 211 -5 -23
130 Philippines 200 -3 -19
131 Suriname 197 1 0
132 Grenada 192 3 -2
133 Korea DPR 191 3 0
134 Malta 186 -3 -13
134 Rwanda 186 0 -9
136 Gambia 184 1 -6
137 Syria 183 -4 -13
138 Tahiti 179 2 0
139 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 177 2 0
140 Belize 176 2 0
141 Malaysia 175 9 23
142 Turkmenistan 166 -13 -37
143 Lesotho 161 -4 -21
144 Antigua and Barbuda 159 2 -5
145 Hong Kong 156 -1 -14
146 Kyrgyzstan 155 2 0
146 St. Lucia 155 2 0
148 Thailand 151 -1 -7
149 Singapore 144 1 -8
150 Puerto Rico 143 7 2
151 Liechtenstein 139 -1 -13
152 India 138 2 -11
153 Guyana 137 1 -12
154 Indonesia 128 4 -7
155 Mauritania 127 4 0
156 St. Kitts and Nevis 125 -3 -25
157 Maldives 114 6 -6
158 Pakistan 107 7 0
159 Dominica 103 7 0
160 Nepal 102 9 4
161 Barbados 101 7 0
162 Aruba 87 10 0
162 Bangladesh 87 2 -29
162 Faroe Islands 87 10 0
165 Sao Tome e Principe 86 -4 -36
165 Solomon Islands 86 9 0
167 Palestine 85 -23 -85
168 Nicaragua 84 -1 -18
169 Bermuda 83 6 0
170 Chad 81 -8 -40
171 Chinese Taipei 76 -1 -21
172 Laos 73 -16 -73
173 Guam 68 -13 -55
173 Myanmar 68 -43 -132
173 Sri Lanka 68 -2 -22
176 Mauritius 66 1 0
176 Seychelles 66 0 -1
178 Curacao 65 0 0
179 Vanuatu 55 0 0
180 Fiji 47 1 0
181 Samoa 45 1 0
182 Comoros 41 16 24
182 Guinea-Bissau 41 1 -2
184 Bahamas 40 0 0
184 Yemen 40 2 1
186 Mongolia 38 -6 -11
187 Swaziland 37 -3 -3
188 Cambodia 33 1 3
188 Montserrat 33 -1 0
190 Madagascar 30 -3 -3
191 Brunei Darussalam 26 -1 0
191 Timor-Leste 26 -1 0
191 Tonga 26 -1 0
194 US Virgin Islands 23 -1 0
195 Cayman Islands 21 -1 0
195 Papua New Guinea 21 -1 0
197 American Samoa 18 -1 0
197 British Virgin Islands 18 -1 0
199 Andorra 15 -1 -2
200 Eritrea 11 0 0
201 South Sudan 10 1 0
202 Macau 9 -2 -2
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
 

5 comments:

  1. Hello Edgar

    Libya 508 not 501 in Fifa.com ??

    why it is 501 ??

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    1. I suspect they use different sources for the ranking section and the results section.

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  2. i don't understand why Algeria didn't win any point even that they won against Slovenia.

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    1. Leopold,
      that is because Algeria got 482,67 matchpoints for that win over Slovenia which is almost the same as their first-year average before the game: 485,61. So after that win their first-year average dropped slightly to 485,32 and their FIFA-points changed from 819,48 to 819,19 => no change in rounded FIFA-points.

      Under normal circumstances regarding your own first-year average and the strength of your opponent, playing and winning a friendly will cost you some FIFA-points.

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