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Friday, December 12, 2014

FIFA Ranking: December 2014 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 18 December.

Only one match left:

13/Dec Uzbekistan - Palestine (Friendly)

This is how the points and rankings could change for these 2 teams:

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


Uzbekistan 432 454 79 74
Palestine 271 296 113 109

In the table below, I've used the minimum points for these 2 teams.

Best movers:

22 - Rwanda
16 - Zambia
12 - Maldives

Worst movers:

-34 - Cuba
-15 - Dominican Republic
-14 - Antigua and Barbuda

Best movers in the top 50:

16 - Zambia
8 - Serbia
1 - Greece, Ukraine, Ecuador, USA

Worst movers in the top 50:

-8 - Albania
-4 - Côte d'Ivoire
-2 - Slovenia

One team will improve its best ever ranking:

Rwanda (68 - 78 in December 2008)

One team will return to its best ever ranking:

Faroe Islands (104 - 104 in July 1999)

Two teams will return to their worst ever ranking:

Gambia (168 - 168 in October 2014)
Vanuatu (191 - 191 in June 2013)

Four teams will drop to new lows:

Sweden (44 - 43 in February 2010)
India (171 - 170 in November 2014)
Cayman Islands (205 - 204 in November 2014)
Djibouti (206 - 205 in July 2014)

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

Faroe Islands (104 - 104 in July 1999) - 15 years and 5 months
San Marino (179 - 161 in May 2006) - 8 years and 7 months
Maldives (130 - 129 in September 2006) - 8 years and 3 months
Tanzania (105 - 99 in October 2009) - 5 years and 2 months

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

Japan (54 - 57 in June 2000) - 14 years and 6 months
New Zealand (134 - 156 in September 2007) - 7 years and 3 months
Grenada (155 - 157 in March 2008) - 6 years and 9 months
Nepal (186 - 188 in March 2008) - 6 years and 9 months
Côte d'Ivoire (28 - 38 in June 2009) - 5 years and 6 months

Rwanda will be ranked above Finland, Honduras, Korea Republic, Morocco, Paraguay and Venezuela for the first time ever.
Timor-Leste will be ranked above Nepal for the first time ever.

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


1 Germany 1725 0 0
2 Argentina 1538 0 0
3 Colombia 1450 0 0
4 Belgium 1417 0 0
5 Netherlands 1374 0 0
6 Brazil 1316 0 0
7 France 1160 0 0
7 Portugal 1160 0 0
9 Spain 1142 0 0
10 Uruguay 1135 0 0
11 Italy 1103 0 0
12 Switzerland 1091 0 0
13 England 1032 0 0
14 Chile 1022 0 0
15 Romania 1014 0 0
16 Costa Rica 997 0 2
17 Czech Republic 987 0 0
18 Algeria 948 0 0
19 Croatia 946 0 0
20 Mexico 913 0 0
21 Slovakia 891 0 0
22 Tunisia 867 0 0
23 Austria 863 0 0
24 Greece 856 1 0
25 Ukraine 854 1 0
26 Ecuador 852 1 0
27 USA 836 1 0
28 Côte d'Ivoire 833 -4 -28
29 Bosnia-Herzegovina 817 0 9
30 Denmark 804 0 0
31 Russia 789 0 0
32 Israel 788 0 0
33 Iceland 761 0 0
34 Wales 748 0 0
35 Senegal 734 0 0
36 Scotland 729 0 0
37 Ghana 714 0 0
38 Serbia 713 8 96
39 Guinea 706 -1 8
40 Cape Verde Islands 693 -1 0
41 Poland 680 -1 -4
42 Cameroon 665 -1 1
43 Nigeria 656 -1 0
44 Sweden 646 -1 0
45 Hungary 632 -1 0
46 Zambia 625 16 109
47 Slovenia 622 -2 0
48 Northern Ireland 615 -1 0
49 Turkey 604 -1 0
50 Mali 603 -1 0
51 Iran 580 5 33
52 South Africa 579 -1 11
53 Peru 565 -1 0
54 Japan 563 -1 0
55 Trinidad and Tobago 551 -1 -2
56 Congo DR 548 -1 0
57 Panama 547 -1 0
58 Albania 543 -8 -34
59 Montenegro 537 -1 0
60 Egypt 531 0 4
61 Congo 529 -2 0
62 Togo 524 0 8
63 Burkina Faso 523 2 13
64 Republic of Ireland 519 -3 0
65 Gabon 511 -1 0
66 Bulgaria 506 0 0
67 Norway 500 0 0
68 Rwanda 494 22 127
69 Korea Republic 481 0 0
70 Finland 468 0 0
71 Honduras 461 1 0
72 Guatemala 458 1 0
72 Haiti 458 -4 -26
74 Jamaica 449 -3 -18
75 Paraguay 438 0 0
75 Uganda 438 3 13
77 Libya 437 -1 0
78 Armenia 436 -1 0
79 Uzbekistan 432 -5 -16
80 Angola 395 1 1
81 Jordan 393 5 11
81 Morocco 393 1 0
81 United Arab Emirates 393 4 8
84 Estonia 390 -1 0
85 Bolivia 375 2 0
86 Sierra Leone 374 -2 -13
87 Cyprus 372 1 0
88 Venezuela 369 1 0
89 Benin 361 2 0
90 El Salvador 358 3 0
90 Malawi 358 4 1
92 Lithuania 355 3 0
93 Oman 347 3 -4
94 Antigua and Barbuda 344 -14 -69
95 Qatar 342 3 4
96 Latvia 339 1 0
97 China PR 336 2 0
98 Mozambique 332 2 -2
99 Belarus 331 2 0
100 Australia 324 2 -3
100 FYR Macedonia 324 3 0
102 Saudi Arabia 323 4 9
103 Iraq 320 1 -1
104 Faroe Islands 317 1 0
105 Tanzania 314 7 29
106 Dominican Republic 310 -15 -51
107 Botswana 309 1 0
108 Zimbabwe 308 -2 -6
109 Namibia 295 0 0
110 Sudan 294 5 29
111 Ethiopia 290 -1 3
112 Canada 287 -2 0
113 Cuba 271 -34 -152
113 Palestine 271 0 -5
115 Liberia 268 6 19
116 Kenya 261 -2 -10
116 Niger 261 0 0
118 St. Kitts and Nevis 258 -1 0
119 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 256 -1 0
120 Equatorial Guinea 251 -1 0
121 Moldova 250 -1 0
122 Bahrain 249 3 6
123 Lesotho 247 -1 0
124 Kuwait 246 -1 0
125 Georgia 239 1 0
126 Lebanon 238 1 0
127 Burundi 232 -3 -13
128 Luxembourg 230 1 0
129 Aruba 221 2 3
130 Maldives 220 12 36
130 Philippines 220 -2 -11
132 Liechtenstein 219 -2 0
133 Guinea-Bissau 218 -2 0
134 New Zealand 216 -1 0
135 Azerbaijan 215 0 0
135 Tajikistan 215 0 0
137 Mauritania 211 4 16
137 Vietnam 211 1 5
139 Kazakhstan 205 0 0
140 St. Lucia 202 5 23
141 Myanmar 200 -1 -2
142 Thailand 194 2 12
143 Afghanistan 190 -10 -26
144 Barbados 183 -1 0
145 Central African Republic 178 1 0
146 Chad 172 1 0
147 Madagascar 166 1 0
147 Malta 166 1 0
147 Turkmenistan 166 1 0
150 Korea DPR 156 -13 -55
151 Syria 154 0 6
152 Kyrgyzstan 146 1 0
153 New Caledonia 142 1 0
154 Malaysia 138 1 1
155 Grenada 137 -3 -10
156 Hong Kong 134 3 14
157 Singapore 131 1 8
158 Curaçao 125 -2 -2
159 Indonesia 123 -2 -3
160 Laos 121 -1 1
161 Guam 119 4 14
161 Puerto Rico 119 0 0
163 Suriname 115 1 6
164 Swaziland 113 -2 0
165 Bangladesh 103 -2 -8
166 Tahiti 100 0 0
167 Guyana 92 3 8
168 Gambia 90 -1 0
169 Montserrat 86 -1 0
170 Sao Tome e Principe 84 0 0
171 India 79 -1 -5
172 Sri Lanka 78 -3 -7
173 Comoros 75 0 -2
173 Nicaragua 75 1 0
175 Belize 74 2 0
176 Yemen 69 -2 -6
177 Turks and Caicos Islands 66 1 0
178 Seychelles 61 -4 -14
179 Bermuda 55 1 0
179 Cambodia 55 1 0
179 San Marino 55 1 0
182 Chinese Taipei 54 6 7
183 Solomon Islands 53 1 0
184 Dominica 52 3 4
185 Timor-Leste 51 0 0
186 Macau 49 0 0
186 Nepal 49 -7 -9
188 Pakistan 45 -5 -9
189 South Sudan 43 0 0
190 Mauritius 36 1 4
191 Vanuatu 33 -1 0
192 Fiji 30 0 0
192 Samoa 30 0 0
194 Mongolia 29 0 0
195 Bahamas 26 0 0
196 Tonga 17 0 0
197 US Virgin Islands 16 0 0
198 Brunei Darussalam 15 0 0
199 Papua New Guinea 13 0 0
200 American Samoa 12 0 0
201 Andorra 9 0 0
202 British Virgin Islands 8 0 0
202 Eritrea 8 0 0
204 Somalia 6 2 2
205 Cayman Islands 5 -1 0
206 Cook Islands 4 0 0
206 Djibouti 4 -2 -1
208 Anguilla 2 0 0
209 Bhutan 0 0 0


2 comments:

  1. Seeing as England moved from 20th after the World Cup to 13th (three places above Costa Rica), it makes me wonder if the Euro qualifiers are giving an advantage for UEFA teams over North/South Americans who have no such games, only friendlies. What do you think?

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    1. CONCACAF have the Gold Cup every 2 years.
      CONMEBOL have a very long WCQ.

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