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Friday, July 31, 2015

FIFA Ranking: August 2015 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 6 August.

5 matches left - all friendlies.

This is how the points and ranks could change for these 9 teams:


Team - Minimum points - Maximum points - Worst rank - Best rank
 
Japan 595 607 56 52
Korea Republic 581 599 58 54
China PR 416 441 79 77
Madagascar 230 246 127 122
Korea DPR 213 240 133 123
Maldives 90 115 175 169
Mauritius 59 73 185 179
Seychelles 52 82 186 178
Comoros 50 75 186 178

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

Best movers:

20 - Jamaica
15 - Mauritania
14 - Albania, Mexico

Worst movers:

-23 - Serbia
-22 - El Salvador
-18 - Benin

Best movers in the top 50:

14 - Albania, Mexico
5 - USA
4 - Congo, Israel

Worst movers in the top 50:

-23 - Serbia
-7 - Netherlands
-5 - Uruguay

Six teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Wales (9 - 10 in July 2015)
Austria (14 - 15 in July 2015)
Slovakia (14 - 15 in July 2015)
Albania (22 - 36 in July 2015)
Congo (43 - 47 in July 2015)
Guam (146 - 154 in July 2015)

Belgium will return to its best ever ranking: 2nd in June 2015.

Two teams will drop to new lows:

Serbia (66 - 47 in December 2005)
Bahamas (208 - 200 in July 2015)

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

Romania (7 - 7 in December 1997) - 17 years and 8 months
Mauritania (113 - 113 in February 2008) - 7 years and 6 months
Sudan (87 - 85 in May 2009) - 6 years and 3 months
Swaziland (at least 132 - 131 in May 2010) - 5 years and 3 months
Chile (10 - 10 in September 2010) - 4 years and 11 months
Cyprus (82 - 76 in August 2011) - 4 years
Estonia (at least 79 - 69 in October 2012) - 2 years and 10 months
England (8 - 7 in May 2013) - 2 years and 3 months
Jamaica (at least 56 - 49 in June 2013) - 2 years and 2 months
Republic of Ireland (50 - 44 in August 2013) - 2 years
Canada (101 - 91 in August 2013) - 2 years

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

Georgia (154 - 156 in April 1994) - 21 years and 4 months
Tajikistan (158 - 165 in December 2009) - 5 years and 8 months
Panama (65 - 65 in July 2011) - 4 years and 1 month
Mali (63 - 69 in January 2012) - 3 years and 7 months
Uzbekistan (76 - 77 in February 2012) - 3 years and 6 months
Malta (159 - 159 in February 2012) - 3 years and 6 months
Tanzania (140 - 145 in May 2012) - 3 years and 3 months
Ecuador (36 - 36 in June 2012) - 3 years and 2 months
South Africa (72 - 85 in January 2013) - 2 years and 7 months
Uruguay (18 - 19 in June 2013) - 2 years and 2 months
Botswana (121 - 127 in June 2013) - 2 years and 2 months
Benin (114 - 115 in July 2013) - 2 years and 1 month

Belgium will be ranked above Germany for the first time ever.
Wales will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time ever.
Albania will be ranked above France, Denmark, Ghana, USA, Russia and Sweden for the first time ever.
Congo will be ranked above Greece and Serbia for the first time ever.
Jamaica will be ranked above Norway for the first time ever.
Equatorial Guinea will be ranked above Serbia for the first time ever.
Guam will be ranked above Turkmenistan, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, Georgia, Singapore and Tajikistan for the first time ever.
Bhutan will be ranked above Indonesia for the first time ever.
Congo DR will be ranked above Serbia for the first time in the last 18 years and 11 months.
Gabon will be ranked above Serbia for the first time in the last 18 years and 8 months.
Sudan will be ranked above Finland for the first time in the last 18 years and 6 months.
Trinidad and Tobago will be ranked above Serbia for the first time in the last 18 years and 3 months.
Romania will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time in the last 15 years and 2 months.
Albania will be ranked above Bosnia-Herzegovina for the first time in the last 14 years and 7 months.
Austria will be ranked above Uruguay for the first time in the last 14 years and 2 months.
Slovakia will be ranked above Uruguay for the first time in the last 14 years and 2 months.
Jamaica will be ranked above Serbia for the first time in the last 9 years and 4 months.
Kyrgyzstan will be ranked above Tajikistan for the first time in the last 5 years and 8 months.

August 2015 rank - Team - August 2015 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points
 

1 Argentina 1425 0 -48
2 Belgium 1244 1 0
3 Germany 1226 -1 -185
4 Colombia 1218 0 1
5 Brazil 1186 1 0
6 Portugal 1177 1 0
7 Romania 1166 1 0
8 England 1157 1 0
9 Wales 1155 1 0
10 Chile 1124 1 -5
11 Spain 1110 1 0
12 Netherlands 1032 -7 -172
13 Croatia 1023 1 0
14 Austria 1016 1 0
14 Slovakia 1016 1 0
16 Italy 1001 1 0
17 Switzerland 997 1 0
18 Uruguay 988 -5 -48
19 Algeria 941 0 0
20 Czech Republic 933 0 0
21 Côte d'Ivoire 912 0 -5
22 Albania 888 14 166
23 France 882 -1 0
24 Iceland 877 -1 0
25 Denmark 876 -1 0
26 Mexico 838 14 141
27 Ghana 827 -2 0
28 Bosnia-Herzegovina 819 -2 0
29 USA 816 5 68
30 Ukraine 791 -3 0
31 Russia 782 -3 0
32 Scotland 774 -3 0
33 Poland 769 -3 0
34 Tunisia 768 -2 10
35 Hungary 763 -4 0
36 Ecuador 758 -1 20
37 Sweden 752 -4 0
38 Costa Rica 728 3 33
39 Senegal 722 0 7
40 Northern Ireland 721 -3 0
41 Iran 718 -3 2
42 Cameroon 667 0 -5
43 Congo 666 4 36
44 Greece 661 0 0
45 Turkey 627 3 0
46 Slovenia 626 3 0
47 Israel 620 4 0
48 Venezuela 617 -3 -26
49 Peru 612 -3 -23
50 Cape Verde Islands 608 2 0
50 Republic of Ireland 608 2 0
52 Egypt 606 3 0
53 Nigeria 601 4 0
54 Jamaica 596 22 159
55 Japan 595 -5 -26
55 Trinidad and Tobago 595 9 52
57 Paraguay 588 -1 -15
58 Korea Republic 581 -6 -27
59 Congo DR 555 1 0
60 Guinea 552 -2 -39
61 Australia 551 -2 -8
62 Equatorial Guinea 546 1 0
63 Mali 545 -2 -5
64 Gabon 544 1 20
65 Panama 528 -3 -21
66 Serbia 523 -23 -139
67 Bolivia 515 -1 4
68 Norway 495 -1 0
69 Bulgaria 489 -1 0
70 United Arab Emirates 484 -1 -3
71 Burkina Faso 482 1 1
72 South Africa 478 -2 -5
73 Zambia 465 -2 -17
74 Uganda 463 -1 -4
75 Faroe Islands 456 -1 0
76 Uzbekistan 452 -1 -1
77 Montenegro 423 4 0
78 Estonia 420 4 0
79 China PR 416 -2 -20
80 Togo 415 3 0
81 Honduras 409 -1 -18
82 Cyprus 391 3 0
82 Morocco 391 2 -3
84 Haiti 387 -5 -41
85 Iraq 386 1 4
86 Latvia 377 1 0
87 Sudan 375 3 4
88 Armenia 373 1 0
89 Angola 371 3 16
89 Finland 371 1 0
91 Rwanda 369 -13 -64
92 Jordan 357 0 2
93 Saudi Arabia 351 -1 -4
94 Libya 345 2 0
95 Qatar 344 1 -1
96 Belarus 341 4 0
97 Mozambique 339 -2 -15
98 Malawi 335 10 33
99 Ethiopia 330 2 -3
99 Oman 330 3 1
101 Canada 323 2 -5
102 Niger 312 -6 -33
103 FYR Macedonia 311 2 0
104 Sierra Leone 304 7 4
105 Antigua and Barbuda 303 2 0
106 Azerbaijan 302 2 0
107 Lithuania 301 3 0
108 Guatemala 299 -3 -12
108 Zimbabwe 299 4 9
110 El Salvador 289 -22 -85
111 Namibia 284 3 8
112 Bahrain 282 1 0
113 Mauritania 273 15 49
114 Benin 269 -18 -76
115 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 268 0 0
116 Kenya 266 0 3
117 Syria 259 0 -3
118 Palestine 255 1 0
119 Cuba 254 -15 -59
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 254 1 0
121 Botswana 253 -1 -1
122 Belize 242 -4 -15
123 Philippines 239 1 3
124 Kuwait 237 -1 -5
125 Moldova 236 -1 0
126 Madagascar 230 -4 -20
127 Lesotho 229 4 12
128 Dominican Republic 224 -2 -3
129 Lebanon 223 1 5
130 St. Lucia 220 -3 -5
131 Burundi 218 0 1
131 Swaziland 218 7 12
133 Korea DPR 213 -4 -9
134 Afghanistan 212 0 0
135 Bermuda 209 1 0
135 New Zealand 209 1 0
137 Aruba 201 -2 -10
138 Barbados 198 3 0
139 Thailand 197 1 -2
140 Tanzania 194 -1 -6
141 Kazakhstan 193 1 0
142 Gambia 191 1 3
142 Guinea-Bissau 191 -9 -22
144 Nicaragua 188 -1 0
145 Luxembourg 187 1 0
146 Guam 185 8 22
147 Liechtenstein 182 0 0
148 Curaçao 173 1 -1
149 Turkmenistan 172 3 5
150 Puerto Rico 169 0 0
151 Hong Kong 168 3 5
152 Guyana 167 7 12
153 Vietnam 166 -10 -22
154 Georgia 165 -1 0
155 Singapore 162 -5 -7
156 India 160 0 -1
156 Kyrgyzstan 160 1 0
158 Tajikistan 159 -10 -22
159 Malta 157 -1 0
160 Grenada 153 0 0
161 Liberia 150 0 -2
162 Myanmar 142 0 -3
163 Timor-Leste 130 2 0
164 Bhutan 128 2 0
165 Indonesia 124 -1 -10
165 Suriname 124 -2 -17
167 New Caledonia 118 0 0
168 Malaysia 116 0 -1
169 Central African Republic 111 1 0
170 Bangladesh 102 -1 -13
171 Pakistan 101 1 0
172 Chad 100 1 0
173 Dominica 98 1 0
174 Yemen 96 -3 -8
175 Maldives 90 1 3
176 US Virgin Islands 88 -1 -9
177 Laos 86 0 0
178 Montserrat 74 0 0
179 Chinese Taipei 72 0 0
180 Cambodia 66 1 0
181 Sri Lanka 62 2 0
182 Brunei Darussalam 61 2 0
183 Mauritius 59 -3 -12
184 Nepal 57 1 -3
185 Seychelles 52 1 0
186 Comoros 50 1 -1
186 Tahiti 50 2 0
188 Macau 49 -7 -17
189 Cayman Islands 48 0 0
189 São Tomé e Príncipe 48 0 0
191 Solomon Islands 47 0 3
192 San Marino 40 0 0
193 Turks and Caicos Islands 33 0 0
194 British Virgin Islands 27 0 0
195 South Sudan 22 0 -2
196 Vanuatu 20 1 3
197 Samoa 19 -1 0
198 Fiji 17 1 1
198 Tonga 17 -1 0
200 American Samoa 12 1 0
201 Andorra 9 1 0
201 Papua New Guinea 9 1 0
203 Eritrea 8 1 0
204 Mongolia 6 1 0
204 Somalia 6 1 0
206 Cook Islands 4 1 0
206 Djibouti 4 1 0
208 Anguilla 0 1 0
208 Bahamas 0 -8 -13

5 comments:

  1. Why will Netherlands drop to 12th?

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  2. how come Albania increases by 166 points ?

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    1. Albania have been awarded a victory over Serbia by the court of arbitration for sport having successfully challenged Uefa sanctions imposed after a drone with a political banner was flown into a stadium.

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  3. Also Albania took a win at home over France beating them 1-0

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