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Friday, January 29, 2016

FIFA Ranking: February 2016 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 4 February.

6 matches left - all friendlies. 4 of them are actually the CHAN 2016 quarterfinals.

This is how the points and ranks could change for these 12 teams:



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


Côte d'Ivoire 802 828 30 28
USA 770 793 35 32
Iceland 724 763 38 36
Tunisia 603 627 48 44
Cameroon 547 576 62 55
Guinea 543 567 62 57
Egypt 537 571 63 55
Congo DR 534 550 63 59
Mali 485 510 76 68
Zambia 476 495 76 74
Rwanda 402 426 85 80
Libya 324 360 105 94
 
In the table below I've used the minimum points for these teams.

Best movers:

20 - Palestine
19 - Saudi Arabia
17 - Korea DPR

Worst movers:

-23 - Zimbabwe
-13 - Nicaragua, Libya

Best movers in the top 50:

6 - Costa Rica, Cape Verde Islands
5 - Scotland

Worst movers in the top 50:

-9 - Côte d'Ivoire
-8 - Algeria, Ghana, Guinea

Two teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Hungary (19 - 20 in January 2016)
Kyrgyzstan (at least 106 - 107 in January 2016)

Two will return to their worst ever ranking:

Zimbabwe (131 - 131 in October 2009)
Moldova (155 - 155 in December 2015)

One will drop to new lows:

Lithuania (128 - 127 in January 2016)

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

Turkmenistan (115 - 112 in November 2005) - 10 years and 3 months
Swaziland (127 - 123 in July 2008) - 7 years and 7 months
Qatar (78 - 78 in November 2008) - 7 years and 3 months
Saudi Arabia (at least 56 - 56 in June 2009) - 6 years and 8 months

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

Angola (112 - 116 in October 1994) - 21 years and 4 months
Bahrain (130 - 138 in January 2001) - 15 years and 1 month
Ghana (41 - 43 in January 2008) - 8 years and 1 month
Zimbabwe (131 - 131 in October 2009) - 6 years and 4 months

Hungary will be ranked above Côte d'Ivoire for the first time in the last 11 years and 9 months.
Thailand will be ranked above Bahrain for the first time in the last 11 years and 9 months.
Saudi Arabia will be ranked above Nigeria for the first time in the last 10 years and 5 months.
Turkmenistan will be ranked above Azerbaijan for the first time in the last 10 years and 3 months.

February 2016 rank - Team - February 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 1293 0 24
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 987 0 7
17 Wales 974 0 0
18 Croatia 958 0 0
19 Hungary 945 1 0
20 Turkey 933 1 0
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 905 1 0
22 Mexico 898 1 0
23 Russia 895 1 0
24 France 868 1 0
25 Czech Republic 860 1 0
25 Slovakia 860 1 0
27 Ukraine 842 2 0
28 Northern Ireland 825 2 0
29 Republic of Ireland 810 2 0
30 Côte d'Ivoire 802 -11 -148
31 Costa Rica 799 6 40
32 Cape Verde Islands 790 7 45
33 Poland 787 2 18
34 Sweden 771 0 0
35 USA 770 -3 -14
36 Albania 746 2 0
36 Algeria 746 -8 -99
38 Iceland 724 -2 -37
39 Greece 706 2 0
40 Denmark 692 2 7
41 Ghana 691 -8 -85
42 Paraguay 652 4 0
43 Peru 644 4 0
44 Iran 626 -1 -46
45 Senegal 621 0 -40
46 Scotland 609 6 0
47 Finland 606 -3 -57
48 Tunisia 603 -8 -108
49 Trinidad and Tobago 598 1 -25
50 Norway 597 4 6
51 Jamaica 590 4 0
51 Serbia 590 4 0
53 Korea Republic 580 -2 -37
54 Congo 579 -6 -59
55 Saudi Arabia 571 20 97
56 Japan 569 -3 -38
57 Slovenia 565 4 0
58 Panama 564 7 20
59 Cameroon 547 -2 -39
60 Guinea 543 -11 -81
60 Nigeria 543 6 3
62 Egypt 537 -4 -48
63 Congo DR 534 -3 -46
64 Equatorial Guinea 530 5 26
65 Haiti 520 14 67
65 United Arab Emirates 520 -1 -27
67 Belarus 514 1 0
68 Australia 510 -9 -73
69 Uganda 503 -7 -50
70 Uzbekistan 502 3 13
71 Bolivia 500 -1 0
72 Israel 498 -1 0
72 South Africa 498 2 12
74 Bulgaria 494 -2 0
75 Mali 485 -12 -67
76 Zambia 476 -9 -40
77 Benin 458 1 0
78 Qatar 444 6 40
79 Cyprus 441 1 0
80 Morocco 425 -4 -44
81 Venezuela 423 2 11
82 Jordan 418 4 20
83 Gabon 416 -6 -52
84 Montenegro 403 1 0
85 Burkina Faso 402 4 17
85 Canada 402 3 14
85 Rwanda 402 6 27
88 Estonia 379 2 0
89 Iraq 372 -2 -23
90 Antigua and Barbuda 371 2 0
91 Honduras 370 7 21
92 Botswana 367 3 4
93 China PR 365 -11 -48
94 Faroe Islands 357 2 0
95 Korea DPR 350 18 49
96 Guatemala 347 -3 -21
97 Oman 345 2 1
98 El Salvador 344 1 0
99 Kenya 339 2 0
100 Latvia 338 2 0
101 Liberia 337 2 0
102 Mozambique 334 7 18
103 Togo 329 -10 -39
104 Malawi 327 2 0
105 Kyrgyzstan 324 2 0
105 Libya 324 -24 -103
107 Mauritania 320 4 18
108 Burundi 316 2 9
109 Nicaragua 311 -13 -46
110 Niger 308 -7 -29
111 Palestine 307 20 40
112 Angola 306 -7 -27
113 Central African Republic 302 -2 0
114 Chad 301 -1 0
115 Aruba 298 0 0
115 Turkmenistan 298 2 4
117 Azerbaijan 296 -1 0
118 Sierra Leone 290 3 5
119 St. Kitts and Nevis 289 0 0
120 Belize 286 8 13
120 Georgia 286 0 0
120 Thailand 286 1 1
123 Armenia 285 -2 0
124 Ethiopia 284 -6 -7
125 Syria 278 0 0
125 Tanzania 278 1 1
127 Swaziland 277 6 12
128 Lithuania 274 -1 0
129 Madagascar 272 0 0
130 Bahrain 269 -9 -16
131 Kazakhstan 266 1 0
131 Zimbabwe 266 -23 -56
133 Kuwait 265 8 23
134 Namibia 264 -1 -1
134 Philippines 264 1 0
136 Sudan 261 -6 -10
137 Hong Kong 259 -1 0
138 FYR Macedonia 257 0 0
139 Cuba 250 -3 -9
140 Lebanon 246 0 1
140 South Sudan 246 -1 0
142 Luxembourg 237 0 0
143 Barbados 227 2 13
144 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 221 -1 0
145 St. Lucia 216 -1 0
146 Vietnam 209 0 0
147 Guinea-Bissau 207 0 0
148 Singapore 196 0 0
148 Tajikistan 196 0 0
150 Curaçao 192 0 0
150 New Zealand 192 0 0
152 Myanmar 189 6 34
153 Lesotho 186 -1 0
154 Afghanistan 183 -1 0
155 Moldova 170 -1 -2
156 Guam 169 0 0
157 Maldives 162 0 3
158 Bermuda 154 1 0
159 São Tomé e Príncipe 152 -4 -18
160 Dominican Republic 150 0 0
161 Malta 143 1 0
162 Grenada 139 1 0
162 Guyana 139 -1 -5
162 India 139 1 0
165 Gambia 135 0 0
165 Liechtenstein 135 0 0
167 American Samoa 128 0 0
167 Cook Islands 128 0 0
167 Samoa 128 0 0
170 Timor-Leste 127 0 0
171 Malaysia 126 0 0
172 Mauritius 120 0 0
172 Puerto Rico 120 0 0
174 Comoros 119 0 0
175 Yemen 113 0 -1
176 Dominica 107 0 0
177 Bangladesh 100 2 13
178 Laos 88 -1 0
178 US Virgin Islands 88 -1 0
180 Indonesia 86 0 2
181 Chinese Taipei 80 1 0
181 New Caledonia 80 1 0
183 Cambodia 79 -2 -4
184 Brunei Darussalam 74 0 0
185 Pakistan 72 0 0
186 Fiji 68 0 0
187 Montserrat 67 0 0
188 Nepal 66 8 25
189 Sri Lanka 58 -1 -3
190 Suriname 57 -1 0
191 Seychelles 56 -1 0
191 Tahiti 56 -1 0
193 Bhutan 49 -1 0
194 Vanuatu 47 -1 0
195 Macau 44 -1 0
196 Cayman Islands 42 -1 0
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

1 comment:

  1. Scotland managed to move up 5 places without playing. Yassssss! We should try this more often

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