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Friday, September 12, 2014

FIFA Ranking: September 2014 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 18 September.

Four matches left - the finals of the Copa Centroamericana and a friendly.

13/09 Honduras - Nicaragua
13/09 El Salvador - Panama
13/09 Guatemala - Costa Rica
14/09 Indonesia - Malaysia


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

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


Costa Rica 962 988 16 15
Guatemala 534 730 58 29
Honduras 514 535 60 55
Panama 488 540 66 55
El Salvador 431 556 72 52
Malaysia 134 148 155 153
Indonesia 117 130 158 156
Nicaragua 83 283 170 114

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

Best movers:

76 - Guatemala
69 - Antigua and Barbuda
55 - El Salvador and Cyprus

Guatemala could climb a total of 106 places, while El Salvador could climb an extra 20 places.

Worst movers:

-38 - Togo
-37 - Venezuela
-36 - FYR Macedonia

Best movers in the top 50:

32 - Cape Verde Islands
29 - Congo
25 - Bulgaria

Guatemala could top this list, should they win against Costa Rica.

Worst movers in the top 50:

-37 - Venezuela
-25 - Sierra Leone
-22 - Egypt

Three teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Iceland (at least 35 - 37 in September 1994)
Congo (at least 49 - 57 in October 2008)
Antigua and Barbuda (80 - 83 in November 2011)

One team will return to its best ever ranking:

Colombia (3 - 3 in July 2013)

Two teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

Korea Republic (at most 62 - 62 in February 1996)
Gambia (at most 166 - 166 in March 2006)

Six teams will drop to new lows:

Norway (76 - 60 in February 2014)
Togo (at most 125 - 123 in April 1994)
Syria (at most 152 - 150 in October 2012)
Thailand (at most 158 - 157 in July 2014)
Liechtenstein (172 - 167 in July 2014)
Cayman Islands (198 - 197 in August 2014)

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

Wales (at least 30 - 27 in March 1994) - 20 years and 6 months
Guatemala (at least 58 - 50 in August 2006) - 8 years and 1 month
St. Lucia (at least 124 - 116 in October 2006) - 7 years and 11 months
Tunisia (at least 32 - 32 in January 2007) - 7 years and 8 months
Senegal (at least 37 - 34 in October 2007) - 6 years and 11 months
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (106 - 101 in December 2007) - 6 years and 9 months
Congo DR (73 - 68 in September 2008) - 6 years
Rwanda (93 - 84 in May 2009) - 5 years and 4 months
Seychelles (172 - 170 in July 2009) - 5 years and 2 months
Romania (26 - 26 in September 2009) - 5 years
France (9 - 9 in May 2010) - 4 years and 4 months
Turks and Caicos Islands (180 - 180 in August 2010) - 4 years and 1 month
Cameroon (at least 43 - 42 in March 2011) - 3 years and 6 months
Guinea (at least 49 - 45 in March 2011) - 3 years and 6 months
Cyprus (85 - 76 in August 2011) - 3 years and 1 month
Northern Ireland (at least 72 - 70 in September 2011) - 3 years
Curaçao (0 - 149 in November 2011) - 2 years and 10 months
Slovakia (at least 41 - 39 in June 2012) - 2 years and 3 months
Bahrain (104 - 102 in August 2012) - 2 years and 1 month
Latvia (99 - 94 in September 2012) - 2 years

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

Algeria will be ranked above Russia for the first time ever.
Wales will be ranked above Sweden for the first time ever.
Albania will be ranked above Japan for the first time ever.
Norway will be ranked below Congo, Guatemala, Libya, El Salvador and Congo DR for the first time ever.
Australia will be ranked below Uganda and Antigua and Barbuda for the first time ever.
Antigua and Barbuda will be ranked above Jamaica for the first time ever.
St. Kitts and Nevis will be ranked above Canada for the first time ever.
Congo will be ranked above Paraguay, Egypt, Republic of Ireland, Korea Republic, Israel, Poland for the first time ever.
Congo DR will be ranked above Morocco for the first time ever.

Wales will be ranked above Serbia for the first time in the last 18 years.
Tunisia will be ranked above Ghana for the first time in the last 6 years and 11 months.
Iceland will be ranked above Turkey for the first time in the last 19 years.
Iceland will be ranked above Slovenia for the first time in the last 14 years and 11 months.
Iceland will be ranked above Hungary for the first time in the last 10 years and 2 months.
Poland will be ranked above Norway for the first time in the last 5 years.
Northern Ireland will be ranked above Australia for the first time in the last 5 years and 3 months.
Saudi Arabia will be ranked above Australia for the first time in the last 8 years and 4 months.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be ranked above Canada for the first time in the last 7 years and 6 months.

Guatemala, Antigua and Barbuda, El Salvador, Cyprus, St. Kitts and Nevis, Curaçao and Albania will improve on their best ever moves up the ranking.
Togo, Venezuela, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Azerbaijan, Hungary and Nepal will experience their worst drop ever.
Cape Verde Islands and Northern Ireland will match their best ever climbs.

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


1 Germany 1765 0 29
2 Argentina 1631 0 27
3 Colombia 1488 1 -7
4 Netherlands 1456 -1 -51
5 Belgium 1444 0 37
6 Brazil 1291 1 50
7 Uruguay 1243 -1 -73
8 Spain 1228 -1 -13
9 France 1202 1 -10
10 Switzerland 1175 -1 -43
11 Portugal 1150 0 -2
12 Chile 1100 0 0
13 Italy 1068 1 -1
14 Greece 1052 -1 -40
15 Costa Rica 988 0 -35
16 Mexico 963 1 21
17 USA 936 1 -1
18 England 935 2 20
19 Croatia 928 -3 -36
20 Algeria 926 4 46
21 Ecuador 889 0 -21
22 Côte d'Ivoire 879 3 39
23 Russia 875 0 -24
24 Ukraine 855 -2 -46
25 Bosnia-Herzegovina 851 -6 -74
26 Romania 837 1 97
27 Denmark 833 -1 15
28 Czech Republic 812 7 162
29 Scotland 714 -1 -24
29 Wales 714 12 91
31 Tunisia 701 11 84
32 Sweden 662 -3 -62
33 Ghana 661 3 13
34 Iceland 646 12 73
34 Serbia 646 -3 -77
36 Senegal 645 23 154
37 Nigeria 642 -4 -31
38 Turkey 637 -6 -74
39 Austria 622 1 -2
40 Slovakia 616 5 32
41 Cape Verde Islands 604 33 193
42 Cameroon 601 12 94
43 Montenegro 591 6 38
44 Iran 572 4 9
45 Albania 571 25 134
46 Bulgaria 570 26 141
47 Peru 563 5 41
48 Burkina Faso 557 10 64
48 Congo 557 30 162
48 Guinea 557 16 86
48 Japan 557 -4 -36
52 Armenia 556 -16 -92
53 Slovenia 555 -14 -88
54 Hungary 548 -20 -108
55 Panama 540 8 66
56 Honduras 535 -13 -61
57 Guatemala 534 77 331
58 Uzbekistan 530 -7 2
59 Mali 526 1 38
60 Paraguay 514 -13 -50
61 Egypt 513 -23 -132
62 Republic of Ireland 506 4 58
63 Korea Republic 501 -6 2
64 Israel 498 4 59
65 Finland 491 -10 -11
66 Venezuela 476 -37 -248
67 South Africa 458 2 20
68 Libya 455 -6 -20
69 Jordan 450 -13 -50
70 Poland 436 -9 -46
71 Northern Ireland 435 24 94
72 El Salvador 431 55 208
73 Congo DR 430 20 86
73 United Arab Emirates 430 -8 -34
75 Sierra Leone 424 -25 -109
76 Norway 421 -23 -91
76 Oman 421 -9 -26
78 Benin 420 -1 15
79 Uganda 418 2 37
80 Antigua and Barbuda 411 69 255
81 Estonia 403 12 59
82 Saudi Arabia 402 1 25
83 Gabon 392 19 81
84 Australia 390 -5 -1
85 Cyprus 388 55 204
86 Trinidad and Tobago 374 -6 -10
87 Morocco 371 -6 -10
88 Zambia 365 -4 -10
89 Belarus 364 -1 1
90 Iraq 357 1 0
91 Botswana 356 -5 -15
92 Zimbabwe 353 -2 -5
93 Rwanda 349 8 31
94 Bolivia 346 -23 -88
95 Azerbaijan 344 -22 -69
96 Qatar 342 -4 -6
97 China PR 341 0 7
98 Malawi 340 8 45
99 Latvia 333 1 9
100 Jamaica 321 -15 -52
101 Angola 312 -26 -96
102 Palestine 311 -14 -52
103 Lithuania 309 0 3
104 Bahrain 305 3 16
105 Moldova 302 -6 -23
106 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 301 28 98
107 Dominican Republic 295 19 65
107 Niger 295 11 34
109 Mozambique 294 -2 5
110 Georgia 290 -15 -51
111 Kenya 288 -7 -17
112 FYR Macedonia 286 -36 -121
113 Namibia 284 1 15
114 Equatorial Guinea 280 -1 10
115 Lesotho 277 -10 -25
115 Tanzania 277 -5 -8
117 St. Kitts and Nevis 276 42 152
118 New Zealand 274 -20 -56
119 Haiti 266 -2 4
120 Canada 265 2 15
121 Lebanon 264 -6 1
122 Cuba 257 2 24
123 St. Lucia 256 15 61
124 Kuwait 250 -13 -30
125 Togo 245 -38 -120
126 Liberia 241 -7 -19
127 Kazakhstan 239 4 26
127 Luxembourg 239 -18 -49
129 Aruba 233 -5 0
130 Burundi 226 -1 9
130 Guinea-Bissau 226 -7 -16
132 Ethiopia 222 -20 -53
133 Sudan 221 -18 -42
134 Philippines 218 -6 -3
135 Afghanistan 214 -6 -3
136 Tajikistan 213 -16 -39
137 Central African Republic 209 -17 -43
137 Grenada 209 5 27
137 New Caledonia 209 -1 10
140 Mauritania 198 -7 -6
141 Turkmenistan 197 -4 0
142 Vietnam 194 -3 2
143 Myanmar 193 17 72
144 Chad 185 -4 1
145 Maldives 183 0 9
146 Madagascar 180 -3 1
147 Suriname 175 -16 -38
148 Curacao 164 34 101
149 Singapore 163 3 23
150 Korea DPR 160 -4 -7
151 Kyrgyzstan 158 -7 -18
152 Syria 154 -5 -7
153 Guyana 148 0 12
154 Malaysia 134 1 0
155 Malta 133 -5 -10
156 Indonesia 130 -3 -6
157 Puerto Rico 126 -2 -8
158 India 116 -8 -27
158 Thailand 116 -1 -10
160 Swaziland 114 -2 -11
161 Barbados 112 8 20
162 Tahiti 106 9 21
163 Belize 103 -1 -14
164 Guam 102 -1 0
164 Hong Kong 102 -3 -16
166 Gambia 101 -18 -56
167 Dominica 89 1 -4
168 Montserrat 86 -3 -13
169 Laos 84 3 0
170 Bermuda 83 3 0
170 Nicaragua 83 5 5
172 Liechtenstein 81 -5 -13
172 Seychelles 81 8 13
174 Comoros 80 1 2
175 Pakistan 77 -11 -23
176 Sri Lanka 76 2 5
177 Sao Tome e Principe 72 0 0
178 Chinese Taipei 70 1 0
179 Faroe Islands 67 4 6
180 Turks and Caicos Islands 66 1 0
181 Bangladesh 65 -11 -22
182 Solomon Islands 64 -9 -19
183 Nepal 62 -17 -33
184 Yemen 58 0 -1
185 South Sudan 43 0 0
186 Macau 41 0 0
187 Samoa 37 4 9
188 Vanuatu 33 -2 -8
189 Mauritius 32 -1 -5
190 Fiji 30 -1 -1
191 Mongolia 29 -1 0
192 US Virgin Islands 28 -1 0
193 American Samoa 26 5 8
193 Bahamas 26 0 0
193 Brunei Darussalam 26 0 0
193 Timor-Leste 26 0 0
193 Tonga 26 0 0
198 Cayman Islands 23 -1 2
199 British Virgin Islands 13 2 0
199 Cambodia 13 2 0
199 Papua New Guinea 13 1 -1
202 Eritrea 11 1 0
203 Andorra 9 -4 -7
204 Somalia 8 0 0
205 Cook Islands 6 1 1
205 Djibouti 6 0 0
207 Anguilla 1 0 0
208 Bhutan 0 0 0
208 San Marino 0 0 0

3 comments:

  1. With regards to Guatemala. If They beat Costarica and go to spot 29, would they manage the biggest climb ever in the rankings?

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    1. Hello Edgar
      Why Morocco - Libya Match is not in the Fifa web site??
      Hussein Budejaja

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    2. @Þorsteinn

      Yes, it would have been - 105 spots. Slovakia's 92 spots climb is the best ever.

      @Hussein

      I have no idea.

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