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Friday, December 11, 2015

FIFA Ranking: January 2016 preview

FIFA will release the ranking on 7 January 2016.

This will most likely be the final preview for January.

15 matches left - all friendlies for FIFA ranking purposes. Most of them are part of the 2015 SAFF Championship.



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

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


Costa Rica 743 761 39 36
Honduras 331 349 105 97
Nicaragua 297 366 116 95
Cuba 259 307 136 109
Afghanistan 157 192 157 150
Maldives 140 185 162 153
India 111 139 176 163
Bangladesh 71 108 188 176
Bhutan 49 85 193 179
Nepal 46 111 194 175
Sri Lanka 40 112 196 175

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

Best movers:

11 - Thailand
10 - Rwanda
6 - Zambia

Worst movers:

-18 - Cuba
-10 - Antigua and Barbuda
-7 - Korea DPR

Best movers in the top 50:

2 - Iran
1 - Sweden, Guinea

Worst movers in the top 50:

-1 - Mexico, Poland, Finland, Senegal, Trinidad and Tobago


Two teams will improve their best ever ranking:


Uganda (62 - 63 in December 2015)
Kyrgyzstan (106 - 108 in December 2015)

Two teams will drop to new lows:

Kuwait (141 - 139 in December 2015)
Lithuania (127 - 126 in December 2015)

January 2016 rank - Team - January 2016 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points


1 Belgium 1494 0 0
2 Argentina 1455 0 0
3 Spain 1370 0 0
4 Germany 1347 0 0
5 Chile 1269 0 -4
6 Brazil 1251 0 0
7 Portugal 1219 0 0
8 Colombia 1211 0 0
9 England 1106 0 0
10 Austria 1091 0 0
11 Uruguay 1074 0 0
12 Switzerland 1050 0 0
13 Ecuador 1040 0 0
14 Netherlands 994 0 0
15 Italy 991 0 0
16 Romania 980 0 0
17 Wales 974 0 0
18 Croatia 958 0 0
19 Côte d'Ivoire 950 0 0
20 Hungary 945 0 0
21 Turkey 933 0 0
22 Bosnia and Herzegovina 905 0 7
23 Mexico 898 -1 0
24 Russia 895 0 0
25 France 868 0 0
26 Czech Republic 860 0 0
26 Slovakia 860 0 0
28 Algeria 845 0 0
29 Ukraine 842 0 0
30 Northern Ireland 825 0 0
31 Republic of Ireland 810 0 0
32 USA 784 0 0
33 Ghana 776 0 -2
34 Sweden 771 1 0
35 Poland 769 -1 -7
36 Iceland 761 0 0
37 Albania 746 1 0
38 Cape Verde Islands 745 1 0
39 Costa Rica 743 -2 -16
40 Tunisia 711 0 0
41 Greece 706 0 0
42 Denmark 685 0 0
43 Iran 672 2 19
44 Finland 663 -1 0
45 Senegal 661 -1 0
46 Paraguay 652 0 5
47 Peru 644 0 0
48 Congo 638 0 0
49 Guinea 624 1 3
50 Trinidad and Tobago 623 -1 -5
51 Korea Republic 617 0 0
52 Scotland 609 0 0
53 Japan 607 0 0
54 Norway 591 0 0
55 Jamaica 590 -1 -1
55 Serbia 590 1 0
57 Cameroon 586 2 3
58 Egypt 585 -1 0
59 Australia 583 -2 -2
60 Congo DR 580 0 0
61 Slovenia 565 0 0
62 Uganda 553 1 3
63 Mali 552 -1 0
64 United Arab Emirates 547 1 4
65 Panama 544 -1 0
66 Nigeria 540 0 -1
67 Zambia 516 6 35
68 Belarus 514 -1 0
69 Equatorial Guinea 504 0 6
70 Bolivia 500 -2 0
71 Israel 498 -2 0
72 Bulgaria 494 -1 0
73 Uzbekistan 489 1 19
74 South Africa 486 -2 -1
75 Saudi Arabia 474 5 42
76 Morocco 469 -1 0
77 Gabon 468 -1 0
78 Benin 458 0 -3
79 Haiti 453 -2 -14
80 Cyprus 441 -1 0
81 Libya 427 0 0
82 China PR 413 2 8
83 Venezuela 412 0 4
84 Qatar 404 2 3
85 Montenegro 403 0 0
86 Jordan 398 1 -1
87 Iraq 395 2 14
88 Canada 388 0 0
89 Burkina Faso 385 0 4
90 Estonia 379 3 10
91 Rwanda 375 10 37
92 Antigua and Barbuda 371 -10 -38
93 Guatemala 368 1 0
93 Togo 368 3 5
95 Botswana 363 0 -1
96 Faroe Islands 357 1 0
97 El Salvador 344 2 0
97 Oman 344 7 11
99 Kenya 339 -1 -6
100 Latvia 338 1 0
101 Liberia 337 6 8
101 Niger 337 -1 -2
103 Angola 333 2 3
104 Honduras 331 -3 -7
105 Malawi 327 4 5
106 Kyrgyzstan 324 2 0
107 Zimbabwe 322 3 4
108 Mozambique 316 3 -1
109 Burundi 307 3 0
110 Central African Republic 302 3 0
110 Mauritania 302 6 5
112 Chad 301 2 0
112 Korea DPR 301 -7 -29
114 Aruba 298 1 0
115 Nicaragua 297 -23 -73
116 Azerbaijan 296 1 0
117 Turkmenistan 294 2 0
118 Ethiopia 291 2 -2
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 289 2 0
120 Georgia 286 2 0
121 Armenia 285 2 0
121 Bahrain 285 3 7
121 Sierra Leone 285 -3 -10
121 Thailand 285 12 22
125 Syria 278 0 2
126 Tanzania 277 6 13
127 Lithuania 274 -1 0
128 Belize 273 -1 0
129 Madagascar 272 -1 0
130 Sudan 271 4 12
131 Palestine 267 3 8
132 Kazakhstan 266 -3 0
133 Namibia 265 -4 -1
133 Swaziland 265 -2 0
135 Philippines 264 4 25
136 Cuba 259 -45 -118
136 Hong Kong 259 1 7
138 FYR Macedonia 257 -2 0
139 South Sudan 246 -1 0
140 Lebanon 245 -1 6
141 Kuwait 242 -2 3
142 Luxembourg 237 0 0
143 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 221 0 0
144 St. Lucia 216 0 0
145 Barbados 214 0 0
146 Vietnam 209 1 9
147 Guinea-Bissau 207 -1 0
148 Singapore 196 1 1
148 Tajikistan 196 0 0
150 Curaçao 192 1 0
150 New Zealand 192 1 0
152 Lesotho 186 1 1
153 Moldova 172 2 0
154 São Tomé e Príncipe 170 2 0
155 Guam 169 2 7
156 Afghanistan 157 -6 -37
157 Myanmar 155 1 0
158 Bermuda 154 1 0
159 Dominican Republic 150 -5 -30
160 Guyana 144 1 0
161 Malta 143 1 0
162 Maldives 140 -2 -10
163 Grenada 139 0 0
164 Gambia 135 0 0
164 Liechtenstein 135 0 0
166 American Samoa 128 1 0
166 Cook Islands 128 1 0
166 Samoa 128 1 0
169 Timor-Leste 127 1 0
170 Malaysia 126 0 -1
171 Mauritius 120 3 1
171 Puerto Rico 120 1 0
173 Comoros 119 -1 -1
174 Yemen 114 0 -5
175 India 111 -9 -21
176 Dominica 107 0 0
177 Laos 88 0 0
177 US Virgin Islands 88 0 0
179 Indonesia 84 0 0
180 Cambodia 83 0 0
181 Chinese Taipei 80 1 2
181 New Caledonia 80 0 0
183 Brunei Darussalam 74 2 0
184 Pakistan 72 0 -4
185 Bangladesh 71 -3 -7
186 Fiji 68 0 0
187 Montserrat 67 0 0
188 Suriname 57 3 2
189 Seychelles 56 0 0
189 Tahiti 56 0 0
191 Bhutan 49 -3 -15
192 Vanuatu 47 1 0
193 Nepal 46 -1 -3
194 Macau 44 1 0
195 Cayman Islands 42 1 0
196 Sri Lanka 40 -2 -5
197 Turks and Caicos Islands 33 0 0
198 San Marino 28 0 0
199 British Virgin Islands 27 0 0
200 Solomon Islands 26 0 0
201 Andorra 6 0 0
201 Mongolia 6 0 0
203 Papua New Guinea 4 0 0
204 Anguilla 0 0 0
204 Bahamas 0 0 0
204 Djibouti 0 0 0
204 Eritrea 0 0 0
204 Somalia 0 0 0
204 Tonga 0 0 0



11 comments:

  1. Hi. Why is Afghanistan losing points if it was not for winning some matches in the SAFF 2015?

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  2. Edgar used the minimum points in the table for Afghanistan. This means he included three losses for Afghanistan in the group stage of SAFF 2015. A bit pessimistic with regard to the defending champion, I think.
    Three group-stage wins earn Afghanistan 187 points; a win in the semi-final 189 points and a win in the final 192 points, the maximum points Edgar presented. So even with a reprise of your title Afghanistan will lose some points compared to the December ranking (194).

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  3. in saff, teams are playing each other. but u predicted all of them losing all the matches. how this is possible?!. same with costarica cuba nicaragua honduras also.

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  4. Edgar wanted to show the worst each country could do. It was not meant to predict the outcomes.

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  5. bosnia at number 22 should be ashamed for missing out on Euro 2016. ASHAMMED!!

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  6. Is there any effect on rankings if the country wins it in extra time or penalties?
    If yes how much points vl India have den???

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    1. A win in extra time counts, just like a normal win in 90 minutes, as 3 points for the winner and no points for the loser. When it goes to penalties the winner of the penalty shoot out gets 2 points and the loser 1 point.
      India will have 139 points on spot 163 in the January ranking.

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