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Friday, October 17, 2014

FIFA Ranking: October 2014 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 23 October.

Two matches left - both friendlies (although they are part of an important ASEAN competition - the AFF Suzuki Cup):

18/10 Cambodia - Myanmar
18/10 Laos - Timor Leste




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

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


Myanmar 193 207 141 137
Laos 123 141 158 154
Timor-Leste 51 76 183 174
Cambodia 46 64 185 178

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

Best movers:

73 - Togo
37 - Trinidad and Tobago
28 - Northern Ireland

Worst movers:

-31 - Azerbaijan
-23 - Burkina Faso
-23 - Armenia

Best movers in the top 50:

37 - Trinidad and Tobago
28 - Northern Ireland
26 - Poland

Worst movers in the top 50:

-23 - Burkina Faso
-21 - Montenegro
-14 - Congo

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Belgium (4 - 5 in October 2013)
Algeria (15 - 19 in November 2012)
Iceland (28 - 34 in September 2014)
Antigua and Barbuda (70 - 80 in September 2014)

Canada will return to their worst ever ranking (122 - 122 in August 2014)

Eight teams will drop to new lows:

Korea Republic (66 - 63 in September 2014)
Australia (94 - 92 in June 2000)
Thailand (165 - 158 in September 2014)
Gambia (168 - 166 in March 2006)
Chinese Taipei (188 - 180 in May 1996)
Fiji (192 - 191 in July 2013)
Cayman Islands (201 - 198 in September 2014)
British Virgin Islands (203 - 201 in August 2014)

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

Austria (29 - 29 in January 2000) - 14 years and 9 months
Trinidad and Tobago (49 - 47 in May 2006) - 8 years and 5 months
Togo (52 - 48 in September 2006) - 8 years and 1 month
Congo DR (60 - 60 in January 2007) - 7 years and 9 months
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (105 - 101 in December 2007) - 6 years and 10 months
Romania (21 - 20 in March 2009) - 5 years and 7 months
Seychelles (171 - 170 in July 2009) - 5 years and 3 months
Poland (44 - 36 in September 2009) - 5 years and 1 month
Turks and Caicos Islands (at least 178 - 174 in February 2010) - 4 years and 8 months
France (7 - 7 in March 2010) - 4 years and 7 months
Maldives (142 - 142 in May 2010) - 4 years and 5 months
Cameroon (40 - 38 in January 2011) - 3 years and 9 months
Slovakia (24 - 22 in March 2011) - 3 years and 7 months
Northern Ireland (43 - 40 in March 2011) - 3 years and 7 months
Mozambique (97 - 94 in May 2011) - 3 years and 5 months
Macau (at least 185 - 183 in June 2011) - 3 years and 4 months
Israel (45 - 38 in March 2012) - 2 years and 7 months
Lithuania (92 - 85 in August 2012) - 2 years and 2 months
Czech Republic (22 - 22 in October 2012) - 2 years
Iraq (81 - 80 in October 2012) - 2 years

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

 Paraguay (76 - 81 in September 1995) - 19 years and 1 month
Japan (52 - 57 in June 2000) - 14 years and 4 months
Belarus (106 - 110 in August 2000) - 14 years and 2 months
Venezuela (85 - 88 in October 2002) - 12 years
Serbia (46 - 46 in April 2006) - 8 years and 6 months
Russia (30 - 33 in October 2006) - 8 years
Spain (10 - 10 in March 2007) - 7 years and 7 months
New Zealand (131 - 156 in September 2007) - 7 years and 1 month
Suriname (149 - 155 in March 2008) - 6 years and 7 months
Jamaica (113 - 116 in October 2008) - 6 years
Faroe Islands (187 - 198 in October 2008) - 6 years
Greece (18 - 19 in March 2009) - 5 years and 7 months
Mongolia (193 - 193 in March 2009) - 5 years and 7 months
Azerbaijan (126 - 139 in September 2009) - 5 years and 1 month
Sweden (39 - 40 in March 2010) - 4 years and 7 months
Denmark (32 - 36 in May 2010) - 4 years and 5 months
Georgia (117 - 120 in May 2010) - 4 years and 5 months
Dominica (at most 180 - 180 in July 2010) - 4 years and 3 months
Montenegro (64 - 73 in August 2010) - 4 years and 2 months
Morocco (88 - 95 in September 2010) - 4 years and 1 month
Central African Republic (144 - 172 in September 2010) - 4 years and 1 month
Libya (73 - 81 in November 2010) - 3 years and 11 months
US Virgin Islands (197 - 200 in May 2011) - 3 years and 5 months
Bahamas (194 - 197 in June 2011) - 3 years and 4 months
Tonga (194 - 202 in November 2011) - 2 years and 11 months
Equatorial Guinea (125 - 151 in January 2012) - 2 years and 9 months
Bolivia (103 - 110 in June 2012) - 2 years and 4 months
New Caledonia (153 - 155 in June 2012) - 2 years and 4 months
Honduras (69 - 72 in September 2012) - 2 years and 1 month
Niger (121 - 137 in October 2012) - 2 years

And many "first time ever"s this month:

Algeria will be ranked above Mexico and England for the first time ever.
Ukraine will be ranked above England for the first time ever.
Iceland will be ranked above Russia, Denmark and Sweden for the first time ever.
Cape Verde Islands will be ranked above Sweden for the first time ever.
Trinidad and Tobago will be ranked above Norway for the first time ever.
Togo and Congo DR will be ranked above Republic of Ireland for the first time ever.
Antigua and Barbuda will be ranked above Paraguay and Venezuela for the first time ever.
Dominican Republic will be ranked above Morocco, Australia and Bolivia for the first time ever.
Philippines will be ranked above New Zealand for the first time ever.
Laos will be ranked above Singapore and Thailand for the first time ever.
Guam will be ranked above Hong Kong and Thailand for the first time ever.

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


1 Germany 1669 0 -96
2 Argentina 1565 0 -66
3 Colombia 1420 0 -68
4 Belgium 1388 1 -56
5 Netherlands 1375 -1 -81
6 Brazil 1307 0 16
7 France 1191 2 -11
8 Uruguay 1184 -1 -59
9 Portugal 1175 2 25
10 Spain 1119 -2 -109
11 Italy 1064 2 -4
12 Switzerland 1063 -2 -112
13 Chile 1060 -1 -40
14 Croatia 1002 5 74
15 Algeria 989 5 63
16 Costa Rica 974 -1 -14
17 Mexico 954 -1 -9
18 Greece 946 -4 -106
19 Ukraine 920 5 65
20 England 919 -2 -16
21 Romania 876 5 39
22 Czech Republic 870 6 58
23 USA 862 -6 -74
24 Slovakia 861 16 245
25 Côte d'Ivoire 842 -3 -37
26 Bosnia-Herzegovina 837 -1 -14
27 Ecuador 826 -6 -63
28 Iceland 816 6 170
29 Austria 810 10 188
30 Russia 792 -7 -83
31 Tunisia 780 0 79
32 Denmark 763 -5 -70
33 Cape Verde Islands 716 8 112
34 Wales 715 -5 1
35 Ghana 685 -2 24
36 Slovenia 683 17 128
37 Scotland 674 -8 -40
38 Egypt 658 23 145
39 Sweden 646 -7 -16
40 Cameroon 637 2 36
41 Senegal 635 -5 -10
42 Nigeria 632 -5 -10
43 Northern Ireland 625 28 190
44 Poland 621 26 185
45 Israel 615 19 117
46 Serbia 614 -12 -32
46 Turkey 614 -8 -23
48 Albania 604 -3 33
49 Trinidad and Tobago 598 37 224
50 Hungary 561 4 13
51 Iran 560 -7 -12
52 Japan 559 -4 2
52 Togo 559 73 314
54 Peru 558 -7 -5
55 Guinea 552 -7 -5
56 Panama 546 -1 6
57 South Africa 542 10 84
58 Mali 533 1 7
59 Bulgaria 532 -13 -38
60 Congo DR 521 13 91
61 Republic of Ireland 519 1 13
62 Congo 512 -14 -45
63 Finland 510 2 19
64 Montenegro 504 -21 -87
65 Uzbekistan 498 -7 -32
66 Korea Republic 496 -3 -5
67 Gabon 487 16 95
68 Norway 481 8 60
69 Honduras 480 -13 -55
70 Antigua and Barbuda 478 10 67
71 Burkina Faso 469 -23 -88
72 Guatemala 466 -15 -68
73 Libya 440 -5 -15
74 Jordan 434 -5 -16
75 Armenia 432 -23 -124
76 Paraguay 423 -16 -91
77 Sierra Leone 421 -2 -3
78 Zambia 418 10 53
79 United Arab Emirates 413 -6 -17
80 Dominican Republic 405 27 110
81 Iraq 393 9 36
82 El Salvador 392 -10 -39
83 Oman 391 -7 -30
84 Uganda 389 -5 -29
85 Venezuela 388 -19 -88
86 Benin 375 -8 -45
87 Angola 373 14 61
88 China PR 369 9 28
88 Estonia 369 -7 -34
88 Morocco 369 -1 -2
88 Qatar 369 8 27
92 Lithuania 364 11 55
93 Haiti 360 26 94
94 Australia 359 -10 -31
95 Rwanda 356 -2 7
96 Cyprus 348 -11 -40
97 Mozambique 341 12 47
97 Saudi Arabia 341 -15 -61
99 FYR Macedonia 340 13 54
99 Latvia 340 0 7
101 Zimbabwe 330 -9 -23
102 Botswana 323 -11 -33
103 Bolivia 310 -9 -36
104 Bahrain 308 0 3
105 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 302 1 1
106 Belarus 301 -17 -63
107 Sudan 298 26 77
108 Palestine 297 -6 -14
109 Malawi 292 -11 -48
110 Tanzania 291 5 14
111 Ethiopia 289 21 67
112 Cuba 286 10 29
113 Jamaica 284 -13 -37
113 Namibia 284 0 0
115 St. Kitts and Nevis 279 2 3
116 Kenya 273 -5 -15
117 Georgia 271 -7 -19
118 Lesotho 266 -3 -11
119 Moldova 262 -14 -40
120 Kuwait 261 4 11
121 Niger 258 -14 -37
122 Canada 251 -2 -14
123 Liberia 249 3 8
124 Lebanon 246 -3 -18
125 Equatorial Guinea 238 -11 -42
126 Azerbaijan 233 -31 -111
126 Luxembourg 233 1 -6
128 Burundi 232 2 6
129 Philippines 229 5 11
130 Guinea-Bissau 226 0 0
131 New Zealand 225 -13 -49
132 Aruba 218 -3 -15
132 Kazakhstan 218 -5 -21
134 Afghanistan 214 1 0
134 Tajikistan 214 2 1
136 Vietnam 208 6 14
137 St. Lucia 197 -14 -59
137 Turkmenistan 197 4 0
139 Mauritania 195 1 -3
140 Chad 194 4 9
141 Myanmar 193 2 0
142 Maldives 183 3 0
143 Madagascar 180 3 0
144 Central African Republic 178 -7 -31
145 Grenada 176 -8 -33
146 Barbados 172 15 60
147 Curaçao 171 1 7
148 Korea DPR 168 2 8
149 Suriname 167 -2 -8
150 Kyrgyzstan 158 1 0
151 Syria 154 1 0
152 Guyana 148 1 0
153 New Caledonia 142 -16 -67
154 Liechtenstein 136 18 55
155 Malaysia 134 -1 0
156 Indonesia 129 0 -1
156 Malta 129 -1 -4
158 Laos 123 11 39
159 India 119 -1 3
159 Puerto Rico 119 -2 -7
161 Singapore 115 -12 -48
162 Guam 111 2 9
163 Hong Kong 109 1 7
164 Swaziland 103 -4 -11
165 Thailand 102 -7 -14
166 Tahiti 100 -4 -6
167 Belize 99 -4 -4
168 Gambia 90 -2 -11
168 Nicaragua 90 2 7
170 Montserrat 86 -2 0
171 Seychelles 81 1 0
172 Bermuda 80 -2 -3
172 Comoros 80 2 0
174 Sri Lanka 76 2 0
175 Sao Tome e Principe 72 2 0
176 Bangladesh 68 5 3
177 Turks and Caicos Islands 66 3 0
178 Yemen 62 6 4
179 Nepal 61 4 -1
180 Dominica 53 -13 -36
180 Solomon Islands 53 2 -11
182 Pakistan 51 -7 -26
182 Timor-Leste 51 11 25
184 Macau 49 2 8
185 Cambodia 46 14 33
186 South Sudan 43 -1 0
187 Faroe Islands 42 -8 -25
188 Chinese Taipei 39 -10 -31
189 Samoa 37 -2 0
190 Vanuatu 33 -2 0
191 Mauritius 32 -2 0
192 Fiji 30 -2 0
193 Mongolia 29 -2 0
194 American Samoa 26 -1 0
194 Bahamas 26 -1 0
194 Tonga 26 -1 0
197 US Virgin Islands 20 -5 -8
198 Brunei Darussalam 15 -5 -11
199 Papua New Guinea 13 0 0
200 Eritrea 11 2 0
201 Cayman Islands 10 -3 -13
202 Andorra 9 1 0
203 British Virgin Islands 8 -4 -5
203 Somalia 8 1 0
205 Cook Islands 6 0 0
205 Djibouti 6 0 0
207 Anguilla 2 0 1
208 Bhutan 0 0 0
208 San Marino 0 0 0

3 comments:

  1. Pretty amazing that Iceland will be ranked first of all the Nordic nations.
    Iceland 816
    Denmark 763
    Sweden 646
    Finland 510
    Norway 481
    Faroe Islands 42

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  2. Quite satisfying to see Northern Ireland ranked above decent footballing sides such as Poland, Serbia, Turkey, Hungary and Japan.

    ... and a good 18 places above the team that has poached quite a few of our promising under 21's in recent years. That is VERY satisfying!

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