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Friday, February 26, 2016

FIFA Ranking: March 2016 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 3 March.

1 match left. It's Egypt shooting themselves in the foot yet again. You have to admire their persistence. They have a friendly vs. Burkina Faso tomorrow. But who knows? - they might very well make it to Russia 2018 despite doing everything in their power to avoid Pot 1.

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


Egypt 560 589 60 53
Burkina Faso 392 429 86 81

In the table below I've used the minimum points.

Best movers:

7 - Armenia
6 - Israel, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Guyana

Worst movers:

-21 - Burundi
-15 - São Tomé e Príncipe
-14 - Chad

Best movers in the top 50:

3 - Poland
2 - USA, Cape Verde Islands

Worst movers in the top 50:

-8 - Côte d'Ivoire
-3 - Senegal
-2 - Costa Rica

Cape Verde Islands will replace Côte d'Ivoire as the top team in Africa, while Senegal drop out of the top 5, with Tunisia taking their place.

Os Tubarões Azuis (The Blue Sharks) will lead the pack for the first time ever. This is a list of the top teams in Africa since the ranking was created and the number of editions they have been at the top.

1 Cameroon 60
2 Nigeria 45
3 Côte d'Ivoire 44
4 Morocco 31
5 South Africa 18
6 Algeria 17
7 Egypt 16
8 Ghana 10
8 Zambia 10
10 Tunisia 9

Japan climb from 4th to 2nd in Asia.

US return to 2nd in CONCACAF.

Moldova will fall to new worst ever ranking (156 - 155 in December 2015).

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

Turkmenistan (113 - 112 in November 2005) - 10 years and 4 months
Swaziland (124 - 123 in July 2008) - 7 years and 8 months
Northern Ireland (28 - 27 in June 2009) - 6 years and 9 months


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



Bahrain (131 - 138 in January 2001) - 15 years and 2 months
Côte d'Ivoire (36 - 38 in June 2009) - 6 years and 9 months

Cape Verde Islands will be ranked above Côte d'Ivoire for the first time ever.
Albania will be ranked above Côte d'Ivoire for the first time ever.
Kazakhstan will be ranked above Lithuania for the first time ever.

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


1 Belgium 1506 0 12
2 Argentina 1457 0 2
3 Spain 1374 0 4
4 Germany 1355 0 8
5 Chile 1307 0 14
6 Brazil 1254 0 3
7 Portugal 1234 0 15
8 Colombia 1215 0 4
9 England 1112 0 6
10 Austria 1095 0 4
11 Uruguay 1082 0 8
12 Switzerland 1070 0 20
13 Ecuador 1039 0 -1
14 Italy 999 1 8
15 Netherlands 997 -1 3
16 Romania 990 0 3
17 Wales 984 0 10
18 Croatia 965 0 7
19 Hungary 951 0 6
20 Turkey 943 0 10
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina 917 0 12
22 Mexico 902 0 4
23 Russia 892 0 -3
24 France 871 0 3
25 Czech Republic 861 0 1
26 Slovakia 858 -1 -2
27 Ukraine 845 0 3
28 Northern Ireland 833 1 8
29 Republic of Ireland 809 1 -1
30 USA 792 2 -1
31 Cape Verde Islands 789 2 -1
31 Poland 789 3 2
33 Costa Rica 784 -2 -15
34 Sweden 769 1 -2
35 Albania 754 1 8
36 Côte d'Ivoire 744 -8 -84
37 Algeria 743 -1 -3
38 Iceland 741 0 17
39 Greece 718 0 12
40 Denmark 706 0 14
41 Ghana 656 0 -35
42 Peru 646 1 2
43 Paraguay 642 -1 -10
44 Iran 627 0 1
45 Scotland 617 1 8
46 Finland 615 1 9
47 Tunisia 609 1 6
48 Senegal 603 -3 -18
49 Trinidad and Tobago 598 0 0
50 Serbia 596 1 6
51 Norway 594 -1 -3
52 Jamaica 593 -1 3
53 Congo DR 585 4 15
54 Slovenia 577 5 12
55 Panama 576 5 12
56 Japan 575 2 6
57 Korea Republic 566 -4 -14
58 Congo 564 -4 -15
59 Saudi Arabia 562 -4 -9
60 Egypt 560 -5 -11
61 Cameroon 551 1 4
62 Nigeria 547 1 4
63 Guinea 540 -2 -19
64 Belarus 517 3 3
64 Haiti 517 1 -3
64 United Arab Emirates 517 1 -3
67 Australia 506 1 -4
67 Israel 506 6 8
67 Uganda 506 3 3
70 Bulgaria 500 5 6
70 South Africa 500 3 2
72 Bolivia 499 0 -1
73 Mali 490 -5 -20
74 Uzbekistan 484 -3 -18
75 Venezuela 480 6 57
76 Equatorial Guinea 479 -12 -51
77 Benin 464 0 6
78 Zambia 457 -2 -25
79 Cyprus 442 0 1
80 Qatar 441 -2 -3
81 Morocco 424 -1 -1
82 Jordan 414 0 -4
83 Gabon 412 0 -4
84 Montenegro 409 0 6
85 Rwanda 397 0 -5
86 Burkina Faso 392 -1 -10
87 Canada 385 -2 -17
88 Estonia 376 0 -3
89 Honduras 375 2 5
90 Antigua and Barbuda 373 0 2
91 Iraq 371 -2 -1
92 Botswana 370 0 3
93 Faroe Islands 357 1 0
94 Korea DPR 356 1 6
95 Guatemala 354 1 7
96 China PR 351 -3 -14
97 Oman 342 0 -3
98 Latvia 341 2 3
99 El Salvador 340 -1 -4
100 Mozambique 337 2 3
101 Liberia 333 0 -4
101 Togo 333 2 4
103 Kenya 331 -4 -8
104 Malawi 329 0 2
105 Kyrgyzstan 324 0 0
106 Mauritania 320 1 0
107 Libya 319 -2 -5
108 Niger 312 1 4
109 Angola 306 2 0
110 Central African Republic 302 2 0
110 Nicaragua 302 -2 -9
112 Azerbaijan 300 4 4
113 Aruba 298 1 0
113 Turkmenistan 298 1 0
115 Sierra Leone 297 2 7
116 Armenia 296 7 11
117 Palestine 290 -7 -17
118 Thailand 288 2 2
119 Belize 286 1 0
120 Ethiopia 285 4 1
121 St. Kitts and Nevis 284 -3 -5
122 Georgia 283 -2 -3
123 Syria 279 2 1
124 Swaziland 277 3 0
125 Kazakhstan 276 6 10
125 Tanzania 276 0 -2
127 Chad 275 -14 -26
128 Lithuania 274 0 0
129 Madagascar 272 0 0
130 Zimbabwe 271 1 5
131 Bahrain 269 -1 0
132 Kuwait 265 1 0
132 Namibia 265 2 1
134 Cuba 263 5 13
134 Philippines 263 0 -1
134 Sudan 263 2 2
137 FYR Macedonia 257 1 0
138 Hong Kong 253 -1 -6
139 South Sudan 246 1 0
140 Burundi 245 -21 -43
141 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 243 3 22
142 Luxembourg 233 0 -4
143 Barbados 227 0 0
144 St. Lucia 216 1 0
145 Lebanon 215 -5 -31
146 Vietnam 210 0 1
147 Guinea-Bissau 207 0 0
148 Singapore 198 0 2
149 New Zealand 196 1 4
150 Tajikistan 193 -2 -3
151 Afghanistan 192 3 9
151 Curaçao 192 -1 0
153 Lesotho 186 -1 0
154 Guam 169 2 0
154 Myanmar 169 -1 -16
156 Guyana 165 6 26
156 Moldova 165 -1 -5
158 Maldives 161 -1 -1
159 Dominican Republic 150 1 0
160 India 142 2 3
161 Grenada 139 1 0
161 Malta 139 0 -4
163 Liechtenstein 137 2 2
164 Bermuda 135 -6 -19
164 Gambia 135 1 0
166 Malaysia 129 5 3
167 American Samoa 128 0 0
167 Cook Islands 128 0 0
167 Samoa 128 0 0
170 Puerto Rico 127 2 7
170 Timor-Leste 127 0 0
172 Mauritius 120 0 0
173 Comoros 119 1 0
174 São Tomé e Príncipe 117 -15 -35
175 Yemen 112 0 -1
176 Dominica 109 0 2
177 Bangladesh 100 0 0
178 Indonesia 88 2 2
178 Laos 88 0 0
178 US Virgin Islands 88 0 0
181 Chinese Taipei 80 0 0
181 New Caledonia 80 0 0
183 Cambodia 79 0 0
184 Brunei Darussalam 74 0 0
185 Nepal 70 3 4
186 Fiji 68 0 0
187 Montserrat 67 0 0
187 Pakistan 67 -2 -5
189 Sri Lanka 62 0 4
190 Suriname 57 0 0
191 Seychelles 56 0 0
191 Tahiti 56 0 0
193 Bhutan 49 0 0
194 Vanuatu 47 0 0
195 Macau 44 0 0
196 Cayman Islands 42 0 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
202 Mongolia 4 -1 -2
202 Papua New Guinea 4 1 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


8 comments:

  1. Dear:
    in the previous report you said Congo DR maximum points are: 564
    http://www.football-rankings.info/2016/02/fifa-ranking-march-2016-preview.html
    but here is 585 !!
    and FIFA.com gives Congo DR 558 although the last match was ended by penalties.
    any info about that?

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    1. FIFA.com is mistaken anyway (not the first time) as they didn't give Congo DR the 2 points for the PSO-win in the CHAN semi final against Guinea.
      The 585 above must be a typo as Congo DR will have 565 points in the March ranking after their CHAN victory. Congrats with that convincing win, btw.

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    2. Great.
      then, Congo DR in March 565.
      Thanks dear

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    3. dear
      I think the match of Congo DR vs Guinea already calculated on Feb, because you said in this report
      http://www.football-rankings.info/2016/01/fifa-ranking-february-2016-final-preview.html
      the maximum points for Congo DR is 550 points and in FIFA.com Congo DR taken 570 points on Feb!
      What do you think dear ?

      Thanks

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    4. No, I don't think so. In the February ranking the CHAN quarter finals are incorporated. The semi finals and final of the CHAn tournament count for the March ranking.
      The maximum 550 that Edgar presented earlier for February is without the correction of the awarded WC-qualifier Congo DR - Burundi which was originally a 2:2 draw but became a 3:0 win for Congo DR.

      Btw, for an anonymous you are fairly affectionate :) My name is Ed, not dear.

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  2. Now that Egypt has won their match vs Burkina Faso, where are they likely to place in the March 3rd rankings? Still in 60th?

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  3. Morgan, Egypt will have 589 points on spot 53 in the March ranking.

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    1. I see, thank you Ed. So that would put them at 7th in Africa overall.

      CAF top 10 for March - Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Ghana, Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Congo DR, Rep Congo, & Cameroon.

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