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Friday, November 20, 2015

FIFA Ranking: December 2015 preview (II)

Next update: 27 November 2015.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 3 December.

14 matches remaining - all part of the 2015 CECAFA Cup (and thus friendlies).


This is how the points and ranks could change for these 11 teams:.

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

Uganda 499 532 68 66
Kenya 313 357 112 97
Rwanda 303 346 112 98
Malawi 290 325 120 106
Burundi 278 318 125 107
Ethiopia 266 303 130 110
Tanzania 249 281 137 122
Sudan 218 280 143 122
South Sudan 162 234 156 141
Djibouti 0 68 205 186
Somalia 0 97 205 177

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

Belgium keep the top spot and will be "Team of the Year".

This is the top 10 of the Mover of the Year (based on points gained in 2015):


1 Turkey 329
2 Hungary 313
3 Nicaragua 295
4 Republic of Ireland 291
5 Australia 261
6 Chile 251
7 Equatorial Guinea 247
8 Spain 228
8 Austria 228
10 Wales 226

Best movers:

32 - Libya
25 - Benin
21 - Chad

Worst movers:

-19 - Liberia
-18 - St. Kitts and Nevis
-12 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Best movers in the top 50:

13 - Hungary, Finland
11 - Republic of Ireland
10 - Sweden, Peru

Worst movers in the top 50:

-9 - Czech Republic
-8 - Scotland, Norway
-7 - Cape Verde Islands

Three teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Hungary (20 - 27 in September 2011)
Nicaragua (92 - 95 in October 2015)
Kyrgyzstan (at least 109 - 119 in August 2006)

One will return to its worst ever ranking:

Eritrea (at most 204 - 204 in July 2015)

Eight teams will drop to new lows:

Denmark (42 - 38 in March 2009)
Honduras (at most 100 - 95 in November 2015)
Lithuania (at most 125 - 123 in November 2015)
Kuwait (at most 137 - 133 in November 2015)
Indonesia (at most 179 - 174 in November 2015)
Suriname (at most 191 - 184 in November 2015)
Solomon Islands (at most 200 - 199 in November 2015)
Tonga (at most 204 - 202 in November 2011)

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


Turkmenistan (at least 120 - 120 in May 2006) - 9 years and 7 months
Finland (43 - 43 in October 2008) - 7 years and 2 months

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


Nigeria (65 - 76 in January 2000) - 15 years and 11 months
New Caledonia (at most 181 - 188 in May 2006) - 9 years and 7 months
Puerto Rico (172 - 196 in January 2008) - 7 years and 11 months
Montenegro (85 - 89 in September 2009) - 6 years and 3 months

Ecuador will be ranked above Italy and Netherlands for the first time ever.
Hungary will be ranked above France and Russia for the first time ever.
Congo will be ranked above Scotland for the first time ever.
Uganda will be ranked above Israel for the first time ever.
Nicaragua will be ranked above Guatemala and Honduras for the first time ever.
Kyrgyzstan will be ranked above Bahrain, Georgia and Lithuania for the first time ever.
US Virgin Islands will be ranked above Indonesia for the first time ever.
Montserrat will be ranked above Suriname for the first time ever.
Turkmenistan will be ranked above Bahrain for the first time in the last 14 years and 2 months.
Ecuador will be ranked above Croatia for the first time in the last 12 years and 9 months.
Republic of Ireland will be ranked above Greece for the first time in the last 10 years and 4 months.

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


1 Belgium 1494 0 54
2 Argentina 1455 1 72
3 Spain 1370 3 83
4 Germany 1347 -2 -41
5 Chile 1273 0 -15
6 Brazil 1251 2 43
7 Portugal 1219 -3 -145
8 Colombia 1211 -1 -22
9 England 1106 0 -73
10 Austria 1091 0 -39
11 Uruguay 1074 1 23
12 Switzerland 1050 -1 -23
13 Ecuador 1040 8 119
14 Netherlands 994 2 18
15 Italy 991 -2 -49
16 Romania 980 -2 -59
17 Wales 974 -2 -58
18 Croatia 958 1 34
19 Côte d'Ivoire 950 3 60
20 Hungary 945 13 186
21 Turkey 933 -3 -8
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina 898 -2 -25
22 Mexico 898 2 17
24 Russia 895 -1 10
25 France 868 -1 -13
26 Czech Republic 860 -9 -114
26 Slovakia 860 1 3
28 Algeria 845 -2 -27
29 Ukraine 842 -1 36
30 Northern Ireland 825 -1 28
31 Republic of Ireland 810 11 151
32 USA 784 1 25
33 Ghana 778 -3 -15
34 Poland 776 4 64
35 Sweden 771 10 124
36 Iceland 761 -5 -31
37 Costa Rica 759 3 88
38 Albania 746 -2 23
39 Cape Verde Islands 745 -7 -17
40 Tunisia 711 1 43
41 Greece 706 -4 -12
42 Denmark 685 -7 -58
43 Finland 663 13 77
44 Senegal 661 -5 -17
45 Iran 653 -2 2
46 Paraguay 647 1 37
47 Peru 644 10 61
48 Congo 638 4 45
49 Trinidad and Tobago 628 5 40
50 Guinea 621 3 32
51 Korea Republic 617 -3 11
52 Scotland 609 -8 -40
53 Japan 607 -3 4
54 Jamaica 591 7 32
54 Norway 591 -8 -46
54 Serbia 591 -5 -15
57 Australia 585 3 12
57 Egypt 585 0 2
59 Cameroon 583 -8 -14
60 Congo DR 580 -5 -7
61 Slovenia 565 3 18
62 Mali 552 1 0
63 Panama 544 2 29
64 United Arab Emirates 543 3 48
65 Nigeria 541 -6 -41
66 Belarus 514 4 35
67 Bolivia 500 10 58
68 Uganda 499 0 8
69 Equatorial Guinea 498 0 11
69 Israel 498 -8 -61
71 Bulgaria 494 -5 -3
72 South Africa 487 3 26
73 Zambia 481 -2 4
74 Uzbekistan 470 -3 -7
75 Morocco 469 4 47
76 Gabon 468 -3 -2
77 Haiti 467 -4 -3
78 Benin 461 25 128
79 Cyprus 441 -3 -3
80 Saudi Arabia 432 0 15
81 Libya 427 32 130
82 Antigua and Barbuda 409 -2 -8
83 Venezuela 408 0 0
84 China PR 405 0 2
85 Montenegro 403 -7 -23
86 Qatar 401 -1 4
87 Jordan 399 -5 -12
88 Canada 388 14 53
89 Burkina Faso 381 4 18
89 Iraq 381 -2 -11
91 Cuba 377 17 65
92 Nicaragua 370 8 29
93 Estonia 369 -3 -1
94 Guatemala 368 -3 1
95 Botswana 364 10 37
96 Togo 363 -8 -23
97 Faroe Islands 357 -8 -28
98 El Salvador 344 -4 -17
99 Niger 339 6 12
100 Honduras 338 -5 -21
100 Latvia 338 -1 -4
102 Oman 333 -10 -32
103 Angola 330 -5 -14
103 Korea DPR 330 17 42
105 Liberia 329 -19 -65
106 Kyrgyzstan 324 18 47
107 Zimbabwe 318 2 13
108 Mozambique 317 17 43
109 Kenya 313 16 39
110 Rwanda 303 -14 -53
111 Central African Republic 302 -1 0
112 Chad 301 24 61
113 Aruba 298 -1 -1
114 Mauritania 297 -10 -31
115 Azerbaijan 296 0 3
116 Sierra Leone 295 5 14
117 Turkmenistan 294 4 13
118 Malawi 290 -21 -61
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 289 -18 -51
120 Georgia 286 -9 -15
121 Armenia 285 6 14
122 Bahrain 278 -7 -15
122 Burundi 278 -15 -43
124 Syria 276 8 22
125 Lithuania 274 -2 -5
126 Belize 273 -9 -19
127 Madagascar 272 -9 -18
128 Ethiopia 266 -14 -28
128 Kazakhstan 266 3 10
128 Namibia 266 -10 -24
131 Swaziland 265 -1 7
132 Thailand 263 12 61
133 Palestine 259 5 26
134 FYR Macedonia 257 5 27
135 Hong Kong 252 10 53
136 Tanzania 249 -1 4
137 Kuwait 239 -4 -13
137 Lebanon 239 3 11
137 Philippines 239 0 3
140 Luxembourg 237 6 40
141 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 221 -12 -41
142 Sudan 218 -14 -49
143 St. Lucia 216 0 12
144 Barbados 214 -2 8
145 Guinea-Bissau 207 -4 -9
146 Vietnam 200 1 7
147 Tajikistan 196 13 37
148 Singapore 195 4 16
149 Afghanistan 194 7 26
150 Curaçao 192 0 10
150 New Zealand 192 9 29
152 Lesotho 185 -5 -8
153 Dominican Republic 180 -4 -7
154 Moldova 172 0 -5
155 São Tomé e Príncipe 170 2 5
156 Guam 162 -1 -8
156 South Sudan 162 -22 -84
158 Myanmar 155 3 -2
159 Bermuda 154 -8 -27
160 Maldives 150 6 9
161 Guyana 144 -9 -35
162 Malta 143 -4 -21
163 Grenada 139 4 2
164 Gambia 135 4 0
164 Liechtenstein 135 -1 -19
166 India 132 6 10
167 Cook Islands 128 2 -4
167 Samoa 128 -3 -24
169 American Samoa 127 -4 -17
169 Malaysia 127 2 0
169 Timor-Leste 127 -7 -28
172 Comoros 120 5 31
172 Puerto Rico 120 -2 -9
174 Mauritius 119 -1 2
174 Yemen 119 5 38
176 Dominica 107 -1 3
177 Laos 88 -1 -2
177 US Virgin Islands 88 1 0
179 Indonesia 84 -5 -24
180 Cambodia 83 3 5
181 New Caledonia 80 -1 0
182 Bangladesh 78 -2 -2
182 Chinese Taipei 78 5 7
184 Pakistan 76 1 0
185 Brunei Darussalam 74 1 0
186 Fiji 68 4 8
187 Montserrat 67 1 0
188 Bhutan 64 -8 -16
189 Seychelles 56 0 -4
189 Tahiti 56 2 0
191 Suriname 55 -7 -22
192 Nepal 49 0 -2
193 Vanuatu 47 8 34
194 Sri Lanka 45 0 0
195 Macau 44 0 0
196 Cayman Islands 43 -3 -6
197 Turks and Caicos Islands 33 0 0
198 San Marino 28 -2 -7
199 British Virgin Islands 27 -1 0
200 Solomon Islands 26 -1 0
201 Andorra 6 4 1
201 Mongolia 6 2 0
203 Papua New Guinea 4 3 0
204 Anguilla 0 3 0
204 Bahamas 0 3 0
204 Djibouti 0 3 0
204 Eritrea 0 -2 -8
204 Somalia 0 -1 -6
204 Tonga 0 -4 -17


5 comments:

  1. "Team of the year" ain't an official tile anymore, i guess?

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    1. FIFA does mention it in this article published this month.

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  2. bosnia absolutely f*** up !!!!!! you should be ashamed of yourselves (players and coaching staff)

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    1. ..and now we wait for November 2017 playoffs, i.e. Bosnia Achilles' heel once again!

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