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Friday, August 7, 2015

FIFA Ranking: September 2015 preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 3 September.

God willing, I will post the final preview on 28 August.

12 matches left. All friendlies. Of course, that's based on FIFA's World Match Center - and it has a couple of bugs. For instance, the Libya - Morocco August CHAN qualifier is missing.



Team - Minimum points - Maximum points - Worst rank - Best rank


Tunisia 721 754 39 36
Korea Republic 570 580 58 57
Japan 563 582 58 57
Congo DR 508 524 67 66
Iraq 389 399 86 81
China PR 386 408 86 79
Rwanda 375 447 90 77
Morocco 370 413 90 79
Qatar 341 347 95 94
Libya 333 418 98 78
Bahrain 272 286 115 111
Korea DPR 229 253 128 121
Syria 228 256 128 119
Lebanon 219 256 133 119
Singapore 159 175 157 149
Bhutan 128 153 164 162
Malaysia 112 120 169 166
Bangladesh 90 106 174 170
Cambodia 62 70 181 180
American Samoa 17 43 200 191
Tonga 17 43 200 191
Fiji 13 64 200 180


Best movers:

9 - Guatemala
7 - Georgia
6 - Panama, Cuba

Worst movers:

-7 - Congo DR
-6 - Cape Verde Islands, Seychelles
-5 - Belize

Best movers in the top 50:

3 - Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt
2 - Chile, Sweden

Worst movers in the top 50:

-6 - Cape Verde Islands
-3 - Albania
-2 - England, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Venezuela, Tunisia

Two teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Austria (13 - 14 in August 2015)
Congo (42 - 43 in August 2015)

One will return to its best ever ranking:

Iceland (23 - 23 in July 2015)

One will drop to its worst ever ranking:

Papua New Guinea (205 - 203 in June 2011)

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

Chile (8 - 6 in April 1998) - 17 years and 5 months
Cayman Islands (at least 187 - 183 in October 2012) - 2 years and 11 months
Nicaragua (139 - 136 in November 2012) - 2 years and 10 months
Jamaica (52 - 49 in June 2013) - 2 years and 3 months

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


Japan (at most 57 - 57 in June 2000) - 15 years and 3 months
Malta (160 - 167 in August 2011) - 4 years and 1 month
Benin (116 - 124 in May 2012) - 3 years and 4 months
Finland (at most 92 - 96 in September 2012) - 3 years
South Africa (73 - 85 in January 2013) - 2 years and 8 months
Kazakhstan (145 - 149 in August 2013) - 2 years and 1 month
France (24 - 25 in September 2013) - 2 years

Wales will be ranked above England for the first time ever.
Iceland will be ranked above France for the first time ever.
Austria will be ranked above Croatia for the first time in the last 17 years and 11 months.

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


1 Argentina 1442 0 17
2 Belgium 1269 0 25
3 Germany 1248 0 22
4 Colombia 1224 0 6
5 Brazil 1209 0 23
6 Portugal 1186 0 9
7 Romania 1176 0 10
8 Chile 1149 2 25
9 Wales 1146 0 -9
10 England 1143 -2 -14
11 Spain 1122 0 12
12 Netherlands 1054 0 22
13 Austria 1038 1 22
14 Croatia 1037 -1 14
15 Slovakia 1013 -1 -3
16 Italy 1012 0 11
17 Switzerland 1011 0 14
18 Uruguay 1002 0 14
19 Algeria 955 0 14
20 Czech Republic 940 0 7
21 Côte d'Ivoire 924 0 12
22 Denmark 901 3 25
23 Iceland 894 1 17
24 France 893 -1 11
25 Albania 878 -3 -10
26 Mexico 848 0 10
27 Ghana 827 0 0
28 USA 823 1 7
29 Ukraine 812 1 21
30 Bosnia-Herzegovina 811 -2 -8
31 Scotland 789 1 15
32 Russia 780 -1 -2
33 Ecuador 764 3 6
33 Poland 764 0 -5
35 Sweden 756 2 4
36 Hungary 740 -1 -23
37 Senegal 734 2 12
38 Costa Rica 731 0 3
39 Tunisia 721 -5 -47
40 Iran 716 1 -2
41 Northern Ireland 687 -1 -34
42 Cameroon 671 0 4
42 Congo 671 1 5
44 Greece 657 0 -4
45 Slovenia 653 1 27
46 Israel 635 1 15
46 Turkey 635 -1 8
48 Peru 628 1 16
49 Egypt 619 3 13
50 Venezuela 613 -2 -4
51 Republic of Ireland 605 -1 -3
52 Jamaica 602 3 6
53 Nigeria 599 0 -2
54 Trinidad and Tobago 594 2 -1
55 Paraguay 592 3 4
56 Cape Verde Islands 589 -6 -19
57 Korea Republic 570 -3 -29
58 Japan 563 -2 -32
59 Panama 551 6 23
60 Mali 550 3 5
61 Australia 548 0 -3
62 Equatorial Guinea 546 0 0
63 Gabon 535 1 -9
63 Guinea 535 -3 -17
65 Serbia 528 1 5
66 Bolivia 521 1 6
67 Congo DR 508 -8 -47
68 Bulgaria 503 1 14
69 Norway 496 -1 1
70 United Arab Emirates 484 0 0
71 Burkina Faso 479 0 -3
72 Uganda 478 2 15
73 South Africa 469 -1 -9
74 Zambia 464 -1 -1
75 Faroe Islands 459 0 3
76 Uzbekistan 453 0 1
77 Montenegro 430 0 7
78 Togo 418 2 3
79 Estonia 405 -1 -15
80 Honduras 404 1 -5
81 Armenia 394 7 21
82 Iraq 389 3 3
83 China PR 386 -4 -30
83 Cyprus 386 -1 -5
85 Haiti 385 -1 -2
86 Angola 381 3 10
87 Sudan 377 0 2
88 Rwanda 375 3 6
89 Morocco 370 -7 -21
90 Latvia 366 -4 -11
91 Jordan 356 1 -1
92 Finland 351 -3 -20
93 Saudi Arabia 350 0 -1
94 Qatar 341 1 -3
95 Mozambique 340 2 1
96 Malawi 336 2 1
97 Belarus 335 -1 -6
98 Guatemala 333 10 34
98 Libya 333 -4 -12
98 Niger 333 4 21
101 Ethiopia 330 -2 0
102 Oman 328 -3 -2
103 Canada 319 -2 -4
104 FYR Macedonia 305 -1 -6
105 Antigua and Barbuda 304 0 1
105 Sierra Leone 304 -1 0
107 El Salvador 300 3 11
108 Zimbabwe 298 0 -1
109 Lithuania 294 -2 -7
110 Azerbaijan 291 -4 -11
111 Namibia 284 0 0
112 Cuba 280 7 26
113 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 277 2 9
114 Mauritania 273 -1 0
115 Bahrain 272 -3 -10
116 Benin 269 -2 0
117 Kenya 268 -1 2
118 Botswana 266 3 13
119 Palestine 256 -1 1
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 256 0 2
121 Madagascar 251 1 0
122 Dominican Republic 248 7 24
123 Moldova 245 4 9
124 Philippines 241 1 2
125 Kuwait 235 1 -2
126 Korea DPR 229 -2 -11
127 Syria 228 -10 -31
128 Belize 227 -5 -15
128 Lesotho 227 0 -2
130 Afghanistan 226 4 14
131 St. Lucia 222 0 2
132 Bermuda 220 3 11
133 Lebanon 219 -3 -4
134 Burundi 218 -2 0
135 Swaziland 213 -3 -5
136 New Zealand 209 -1 0
137 Aruba 201 0 0
137 Thailand 201 2 4
139 Nicaragua 198 5 10
140 Tanzania 195 0 1
141 Luxembourg 194 4 7
142 Barbados 192 -4 -6
143 Guinea-Bissau 191 -1 0
144 Gambia 189 -2 -2
145 Kazakhstan 184 -4 -9
146 Guam 182 0 -3
147 Georgia 180 7 15
148 Curaçao 178 0 5
149 Turkmenistan 172 0 0
150 Liechtenstein 171 -3 -11
151 Hong Kong 169 0 1
152 Puerto Rico 166 -2 -3
152 Vietnam 166 1 0
154 Guyana 165 -2 -2
155 India 160 1 0
155 Kyrgyzstan 160 1 0
157 Singapore 159 -2 -3
158 Grenada 155 2 2
158 Tajikistan 155 0 -4
160 Liberia 154 1 4
160 Malta 154 -1 -3
162 Myanmar 142 0 0
163 Timor-Leste 130 0 0
164 Bhutan 128 0 0
165 Indonesia 121 0 -3
166 New Caledonia 120 1 2
166 Suriname 120 -1 -4
168 Central African Republic 118 1 7
169 Malaysia 112 -1 -4
170 Pakistan 105 1 4
171 Chad 100 1 0
172 Dominica 98 1 0
173 Yemen 96 1 0
174 Bangladesh 90 -4 -12
175 US Virgin Islands 88 1 0
176 Laos 86 1 0
177 Maldives 82 -2 -8
178 Montserrat 74 0 0
179 Chinese Taipei 72 0 0
180 Cambodia 62 0 -4
181 Brunei Darussalam 61 2 0
181 Tahiti 61 5 11
183 Sri Lanka 59 -1 -3
184 Mauritius 56 -3 -7
184 Nepal 56 0 -1
186 Cayman Islands 49 3 1
186 Macau 49 2 0
186 Solomon Islands 49 5 2
189 Comoros 48 -3 -2
189 São Tomé e Príncipe 48 0 0
191 Seychelles 43 -6 -13
192 San Marino 40 0 0
193 Turks and Caicos Islands 33 0 0
194 British Virgin Islands 27 0 0
195 Samoa 25 2 6
196 Vanuatu 23 0 3
197 South Sudan 22 -2 0
198 American Samoa 17 2 5
198 Tonga 17 0 0
200 Fiji 13 -2 -4
201 Eritrea 8 2 0
202 Andorra 6 -1 -3
202 Mongolia 6 2 0
202 Somalia 6 2 0
205 Cook Islands 4 1 0
205 Djibouti 4 1 0
205 Papua New Guinea 4 -4 -5
208 Anguilla 0 0 0
208 Bahamas 0 0 0

6 comments:

  1. Hey .. Mauritius just won against Madagascar today in the Indian Ocean Island Games and won the bronze medal.They won 3-1.. does that change anything?

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  2. Does that affect the overall rankings for september?

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  3. You missed to take India - Nepal friendly into account.

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  4. Yes how much points vl b earned by dem?

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  5. @akeel

    Indian Ocean Games were removed from FIFA.com. Apparently some rule was broken.

    @ALIMPAN BARUA & GAURAV RAGJI

    The deadline for matches is 30 August. India - Nepal takes place a day later.

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