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Friday, April 8, 2016

FIFA Ranking: May 2016 final preview

No matches until the deadline, so this is the final preview. FIFA will publish the ranking on 5 May.

Of course, a very quiet month. Belgium have to thank Romanian journalists for keeping 2nd spot.


Gazeta Sporturilor has discovered Romania made 8 substitutions in a November 2012 friendly, lost by the Belgians 2 - 1. The game has now been removed and Belgium gained 12 points and staved off Chile's run to the 2nd spot in the rankings. I think Gazeta Sporturilor should at least receive some complimentary chocolates from the Belgian FA. :)

The March AFC World Cup qualifiers involving Kuwait have been awarded by FIFA and will impact the May ranking. That's why you see Laos being the best mover.

Best movers:


6 - Laos
3 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines
2 - Dominica

Worst movers:

-14 - Kuwait
-6 - Mauritania

Philippines will again improve their best ever ranking, by climbing 1 place to 115th.

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


1 Argentina 1532 0 0
2 Belgium 1364 0 12
3 Chile 1353 0 5
4 Colombia 1337 0 0
5 Germany 1309 0 0
6 Spain 1277 0 0
7 Brazil 1261 0 10
8 Portugal 1184 0 0
9 Uruguay 1158 0 0
10 England 1069 0 0
11 Austria 1067 0 0
12 Ecuador 1019 0 0
13 Turkey 983 0 0
14 Switzerland 974 0 0
15 Italy 959 0 0
16 Mexico 938 0 4
17 Netherlands 931 0 0
18 Hungary 925 0 0
19 Romania 920 0 -2
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina 913 0 0
21 France 907 0 0
22 Ukraine 880 0 0
23 Croatia 856 0 0
24 Wales 839 0 0
25 Costa Rica 829 0 3
26 Northern Ireland 825 0 0
27 Poland 821 0 0
27 Russia 821 0 0
29 Czech Republic 810 0 0
29 USA 810 0 0
31 Republic of Ireland 792 0 0
32 Slovakia 784 0 0
33 Algeria 771 0 0
34 Côte d'Ivoire 738 0 0
35 Iceland 724 0 0
36 Sweden 713 0 0
37 Greece 695 0 0
38 Ghana 693 0 0
39 Paraguay 688 0 -2
40 Scotland 687 0 0
41 Denmark 686 0 0
42 Iran 672 0 0
43 Senegal 651 0 0
44 Egypt 648 0 0
45 Albania 632 0 0
46 Peru 631 0 6
47 Cape Verde Islands 620 0 0
47 Tunisia 620 0 0
49 Norway 605 0 0
50 Australia 601 0 0
51 Congo DR 596 0 0
52 Panama 593 0 0
53 Trinidad and Tobago 592 0 0
54 Korea Republic 591 2 12
55 Jamaica 585 -1 0
56 Serbia 581 -1 0
57 Japan 577 0 0
58 Guinea 570 0 0
59 Congo 562 0 0
60 Saudi Arabia 559 0 0
61 Finland 558 0 0
61 Slovenia 558 0 0
63 Cameroon 556 0 0
64 Morocco 555 0 0
65 Mali 551 0 0
66 Uzbekistan 549 0 0
67 Nigeria 540 0 6
68 United Arab Emirates 521 0 0
69 Bulgaria 508 0 0
70 South Africa 507 0 0
71 Haiti 502 0 0
72 Uganda 491 0 0
73 Benin 489 0 0
74 Venezuela 476 0 0
75 Burkina Faso 469 0 0
76 Israel 467 0 0
77 Belarus 465 0 0
78 Zambia 457 0 -3
79 Bolivia 440 0 0
80 Cyprus 426 0 0
81 China PR 423 0 0
82 Jordan 418 0 0
83 Equatorial Guinea 416 0 0
83 Qatar 416 0 0
85 Antigua and Barbuda 413 0 0
86 Honduras 406 0 3
87 Rwanda 401 0 0
88 Gabon 395 0 0
89 Guatemala 389 0 2
90 Faroe Islands 383 0 0
91 Botswana 379 0 0
92 St. Kitts and Nevis 368 0 0
93 Estonia 366 0 0
94 Montenegro 365 0 0
95 Canada 357 0 0
96 Central African Republic 355 0 0
97 El Salvador 347 1 0
98 Chad 346 -1 -2
98 Oman 346 1 0
100 Kyrgyzstan 342 0 2
101 Mozambique 338 0 0
102 Guinea-Bissau 336 0 0
103 Togo 334 0 0
104 Iraq 333 1 0
105 Nicaragua 329 1 0
106 Malawi 326 1 0
107 Latvia 323 1 0
108 Liberia 322 1 0
109 Mauritania 321 -6 -13
110 Armenia 316 0 0
110 Syria 316 0 0
112 Korea DPR 314 0 0
112 Libya 314 0 0
114 Belize 307 0 0
115 Philippines 304 1 4
116 Kenya 303 -1 0
117 Kazakhstan 300 -1 0
118 Sierra Leone 298 0 0
119 Thailand 297 0 0
120 Niger 296 0 0
121 Angola 291 0 0
122 Burundi 290 0 0
123 Ethiopia 289 0 0
123 Georgia 289 0 0
125 Cuba 285 0 0
126 Zimbabwe 280 1 -1
127 Turkmenistan 277 1 0
128 Sudan 276 1 0
129 Tanzania 274 1 0
130 Bahrain 271 2 0
130 Palestine 271 1 -2
132 Guyana 270 1 0
133 Azerbaijan 269 1 0
133 Swaziland 269 1 0
135 Namibia 267 1 0
136 Aruba 259 1 0
137 Madagascar 257 1 0
138 Lithuania 254 1 0
139 St. Lucia 247 1 9
140 Kuwait 244 -14 -40
141 FYR Macedonia 235 0 0
141 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 235 5 15
143 Hong Kong 234 -1 0
144 Barbados 231 -1 0
145 Vietnam 228 -1 0
146 Luxembourg 221 -1 0
147 Afghanistan 211 0 1
148 Lesotho 202 0 0
148 Singapore 202 0 0
150 São Tomé e Príncipe 197 0 0
151 Dominican Republic 193 0 0
152 Curaçao 191 0 0
152 Puerto Rico 191 0 0
154 Mauritius 185 0 -3
155 South Sudan 182 0 0
156 Moldova 181 0 0
157 Grenada 179 0 3
158 Lebanon 176 -1 0
159 Comoros 166 0 0
160 Maldives 165 0 0
161 New Zealand 163 0 0
162 Guam 151 0 0
162 India 151 0 0
164 Tajikistan 150 0 1
165 Dominica 149 3 12
165 Malta 149 -1 0
167 Myanmar 147 -1 0
168 Gambia 145 -1 0
169 Bermuda 135 0 0
170 American Samoa 128 0 0
170 Cook Islands 128 0 0
170 Samoa 128 0 0
173 Liechtenstein 120 0 0
174 Malaysia 117 0 -2
175 Timor-Leste 110 0 0
176 Laos 105 6 37
177 Yemen 102 -1 4
178 Bangladesh 87 -1 0
179 Seychelles 83 -1 0
180 Nepal 77 -1 -3
181 Vanuatu 72 -1 0
182 Chinese Taipei 70 -1 0
183 Cambodia 68 -1 0
183 Fiji 68 -1 0
185 Indonesia 65 0 0
186 Bhutan 64 0 0
187 Sri Lanka 58 0 0
188 Montserrat 57 0 0
188 Suriname 57 0 0
190 Pakistan 54 0 0
191 New Caledonia 53 0 0
192 Solomon Islands 46 0 0
193 US Virgin Islands 44 0 0
194 Macau 42 0 0
195 Brunei Darussalam 37 0 0
196 Tahiti 35 0 0
197 Turks and Caicos Islands 33 0 0
198 Papua New Guinea 30 0 0
199 Cayman Islands 21 0 0
200 San Marino 20 0 0
201 British Virgin Islands 14 0 0
202 Andorra 5 0 0
203 Mongolia 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

10 comments:

  1. Whats about CAF seeding?? No official data from FIfA that June ranking will be puplished in 8-10 June instead of 2nd June. Do you have any confirmation ??

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    1. Yes, but not an official confirmation.

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  2. A new Live scores annex fixture list section at FIFA.com. Looks good, if only they would present the correct matchdate for certain matches (see here for an example: Jamaica-Costa Rica wasn't played on March 26th but on March 25th).
    In general: matches played in the Americas are NOT played one day later !

    I'm curious what the consequences will be for the ranking points in the May ranking if they calculate with these dates :D

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  3. If Palestine were to not play a single friendly between now and October- would their ranking trend upwards or downwards?

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    1. Palestine has currently no matches scheduled for the rest of this year. With the current total schedule of matches for this year they will climb from around spot 130 in May (271 pts) to around spot 108 in October (299 pts).

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  4. Where will Kosova enter as they just got approved by UEFA and on 13th will be approved by FIFA surely. What position then?

    Greets from Bosnia

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  5. You would assume they would be drawn into one of the two 5-team groups (H or I) but I also read that Gibraltar are pushing for inclusion too.
    To make it completely fair, FIFA should really draw Pot 6 across the 9 groups again, with the two new teams added to the pot.

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    1. Doubt it. Most likely they will skip these qualifiers.
      I was thinking in terms of ranking position.

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    2. The Council recommended that the Congress admit Kosovo and Gibraltar as the 210th and 211th FIFA members. It was also confirmed that both associations, if admitted at the 66th Congress, would be entitled to take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, with UEFA tasked to define the modalities of their integration in the preliminary competition.

      Source: FIFA.com

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  6. All new teams enter the ranking with 0 points, thus last.

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