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Friday, September 9, 2016

FIFA Ranking: September 2016 preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 15 September.

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Gibraltar enter the ranking with 0 points.



Best movers:

35 - Bolivia
28 - Malawi
24 - Dominican Republic

Worst movers:

-35 - Central African Republic
-34 - Puerto Rico
-23 - Finland

Best movers in the top 50:

12 - Australia
8 - Peru
7 - Scotland

Worst movers in the top 50:

-20 - Norway
-14 - Venezuela
-10 - Egypt

Five teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Guinea-Bissau (73 - 75 in July 2016)
St. Kitts and Nevis (77 - 80 in July 2016)
Kazakhstan (83 - 96 in August 2016)
Comoros (152 - 155 in July 2016)
Kosovo (168 - 190 in July 2016)

Gambia will return to their worst ever ranking - 169 in February 2015.

Four teams will fall to new lows:

Denmark (46 - 44 in July 2016)
Israel (98 - 82 in July 2012)
Kuwait (159 - 144 in July 2016)
Bangladesh (185 - 183 in June 2008)

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

Swaziland (101 - 100 in June 1994) - 22 years and 3 months
Curaçao (122 - 121 in November 1995) - 20 years and 10 months
Papua New Guinea (162 - 162 in June 2005) - 11 years and 3 months
Uzbekistan (49 - 45 in January 2007) - 9 years and 8 months
Saudi Arabia (52 - 48 in December 2008) - 7 years and 9 months
Belarus (57 - 56 in September 2011) - 5 years

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

FYR Macedonia (146 - 147 in May 1994) - 22 years and 4 months
Iraq (128 - 129 in November 1996) - 19 years and 10 months
Oman (111 - 116 in August 2003) - 13 years and 1 month
El Salvador (140 - 141 in November 2007) - 8 years and 10 months
Ghana (43 - 43 in January 2008) - 8 years and 8 months
Gabon (104 - 104 in March 2008) - 8 years and 6 months
Slovenia (67 - 73 in October 2008) - 7 years and 11 months
Estonia (130 - 131 in November 2008) - 7 years and 10 months
Montenegro (107 - 110 in June 2009) - 7 years and 3 months
St. Vincent and the Grenadines (164 - 164 in April 2010) - 6 years and 5 months
Zambia (92 - 97 in March 2011) - 5 years and 6 months

A couple of interesting overtakes:

Bosnia and Herzegovina will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time ever.
Belarus and Uganda will be ranked above Norway for the first time ever.
Guinea-Bissau will be ranked above Jamaica and Finland for the first time ever.
St. Kitts and Nevis will be ranked above Jamaica, Finland, Qatar and Israel for the first time ever.
Kazakhstan will be ranked above Finland, Qatar, Zambia and Israel for the first time ever.
Philippines will be ranked above Iraq and Estonia for the first time ever.
Yemen, India, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Malaysia will be ranked above Kuwait for the first time ever.
Luxembourg will be ranked above FYR Macedonia for the first time in the last 22 years and 2 months.
Iran will be ranked above Russia for the first time in the last 10 years and 4 months.

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

 
1 Argentina 1646 0 61
2 Belgium 1369 0 -32
3 Germany 1347 1 28
4 Brazil 1323 5 167
4 Colombia 1323 -1 -8
6 Chile 1284 -1 -32
7 Portugal 1228 -1 -38
8 France 1188 -1 -1
9 Uruguay 1173 3 43
10 Wales 1161 1 24
11 Spain 1141 -3 -24
12 England 1130 1 23
13 Italy 1124 -3 -31
14 Croatia 1059 1 37
15 Mexico 1057 -1 15
16 Switzerland 1020 2 63
17 Poland 984 -1 -27
18 Costa Rica 943 3 60
19 Ecuador 917 -2 -85
20 Hungary 913 -1 -2
21 Turkey 885 -2 -30
22 USA 874 4 26
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina 863 6 50
24 Netherlands 861 2 13
25 Peru 841 8 64
26 Austria 839 -4 -36
27 Iceland 829 -4 -42
28 Slovakia 820 -4 -47
29 Ukraine 799 1 -2
30 Northern Ireland 798 -2 -24
31 Republic of Ireland 774 0 -26
32 Romania 773 -7 -83
33 Czech Republic 762 1 -6
34 Côte d'Ivoire 752 2 4
35 Algeria 749 -3 -32
36 Paraguay 720 6 84
37 Iran 712 2 38
38 Russia 685 0 -43
39 Senegal 684 2 30
40 Albania 678 -3 -61
41 Sweden 677 -1 21
42 Tunisia 662 3 35
43 Ghana 658 -8 -91
44 Scotland 652 7 68
45 Australia 643 12 94
46 Denmark 637 -2 7
47 Korea Republic 634 1 25
48 Greece 622 4 43
49 Uzbekistan 621 6 61
50 Serbia 602 -3 -10
51 Congo DR 589 5 35
52 Saudi Arabia 588 9 48
53 Egypt 587 -10 -45
54 Congo 585 9 52
55 Mali 580 4 38
56 Japan 574 -7 -21
57 Belarus 573 13 66
58 Morocco 570 -5 -4
59 Cameroon 565 -5 -6
60 Venezuela 562 -14 -59
61 Guinea 549 5 28
62 Panama 539 7 31
62 South Africa 539 2 10
64 Nigeria 534 3 21
65 Uganda 509 0 -16
66 United Arab Emirates 504 8 20
67 Burkina Faso 502 6 16
67 Slovenia 502 -8 -40
69 Trinidad and Tobago 490 -1 -21
70 Norway 487 -20 -101
71 Benin 483 1 -6
72 Cape Verde Islands 475 -14 -70
73 Guinea-Bissau 474 2 0
74 Bulgaria 470 3 24
75 Bolivia 468 35 130
76 Libya 466 17 100
77 St. Kitts and Nevis 457 4 34
78 China PR 445 0 0
79 Guatemala 443 3 49
80 Jamaica 430 -9 -62
81 Equatorial Guinea 424 4 35
82 Honduras 421 2 31
83 Kazakhstan 411 13 52
84 Finland 409 -23 -131
85 Qatar 389 -5 -36
86 Jordan 387 -7 -50
87 Cyprus 384 -1 -3
88 New Zealand 382 5 16
89 Antigua and Barbuda 381 -6 -12
89 Mozambique 381 9 24
91 Kenya 378 -3 -3
92 Zambia 376 -1 0
93 Haiti 372 8 23
93 Sierra Leone 372 -5 -9
95 Latvia 357 15 19
96 Mauritania 349 8 6
97 Botswana 348 -7 -30
98 Israel 346 -22 -125
99 Malawi 342 28 56
100 Zimbabwe 338 10 0
101 Swaziland 334 2 -10
101 Togo 334 8 -5
103 Nicaragua 330 4 -10
104 Canada 329 -4 -21
104 Gabon 329 -8 -30
104 Liberia 329 -12 -41
107 Chad 326 8 0
107 Montenegro 326 -12 -39
109 Rwanda 325 12 22
110 Kyrgyzstan 324 -5 -17
111 Oman 323 -4 -17
112 Faroe Islands 319 23 65
113 Armenia 317 -11 -31
114 Dominican Republic 315 24 72
114 Syria 315 -9 -26
116 Turkmenistan 312 3 0
117 Lithuania 311 8 18
118 Guyana 302 10 22
118 Korea DPR 302 -19 -52
118 Palestine 302 -3 -24
121 Namibia 301 0 -2
122 Central African Republic 299 -35 -87
122 Curaçao 299 9 38
122 Niger 299 11 42
125 Philippines 297 9 41
126 Bahrain 284 0 -5
126 Ethiopia 284 4 14
128 Iraq 279 -15 -58
129 Burundi 278 -6 -19
130 Estonia 274 -13 -49
131 Madagascar 269 -2 -4
132 Tanzania 264 -8 -31
133 Azerbaijan 252 3 -1
134 Angola 247 -2 -12
135 Thailand 246 -15 -59
136 Georgia 240 -18 -78
136 Sudan 240 5 9
138 Puerto Rico 234 -24 -98
139 Cuba 229 12 24
140 El Salvador 228 -3 -16
141 Vietnam 225 -3 -18
142 Hong Kong 221 5 8
143 Lebanon 218 6 10
144 Tajikistan 215 0 -7
145 Luxembourg 213 0 -6
146 FYR Macedonia 211 -8 -32
147 Yemen 210 15 50
148 India 205 4 5
149 Afghanistan 201 1 -5
150 Lesotho 200 -4 -14
151 São Tomé e Príncipe 197 2 0
152 Comoros 191 3 0
153 Mauritius 184 -11 -41
153 Myanmar 184 6 17
155 Singapore 176 4 9
156 Grenada 172 2 1
157 Barbados 171 -1 -11
158 Malaysia 158 9 10
159 Kuwait 156 -16 -67
160 Aruba 155 -12 -54
161 Moldova 154 4 3
162 New Caledonia 152 -1 -10
162 Papua New Guinea 152 2 0
164 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 148 -8 -34
165 Maldives 147 9 32
166 Belize 141 0 -9
167 South Sudan 138 -14 -59
168 Kosovo 135 22 69
169 Gambia 129 -6 -25
170 Dominica 124 3 7
171 St. Lucia 117 1 -4
172 Tahiti 116 3 2
173 Cambodia 103 7 3
173 Vanuatu 103 6 0
175 Suriname 100 -7 -31
176 Laos 99 1 -8
176 Malta 99 0 -10
178 Chinese Taipei 97 5 12
179 Fiji 93 8 11
180 Guam 91 -11 -38
181 Indonesia 89 10 24
182 Liechtenstein 85 0 -3
183 Timor-Leste 80 3 -4
184 Bermuda 77 4 0
185 Bangladesh 75 -2 -10
186 Nepal 74 2 -3
186 Solomon Islands 74 -5 -18
188 Seychelles 72 -5 -13
189 Bhutan 65 3 1
190 American Samoa 64 -20 -64
190 Cook Islands 64 -20 -64
190 Samoa 64 -12 -42
193 Sri Lanka 52 0 -6
194 Pakistan 46 0 -8
195 Macau 44 0 0
195 US Virgin Islands 44 0 0
197 Brunei Darussalam 33 1 0
198 Montserrat 30 -3 -14
199 Cayman Islands 21 0 0
200 Turks and Caicos Islands 20 0 0
201 San Marino 17 -1 -3
202 Mongolia 13 0 0
203 Andorra 11 0 -1
203 British Virgin Islands 11 1 0
205 Anguilla 0 0 0
205 Bahamas 0 0 0
205 Djibouti 0 0 0
205 Eritrea 0 0 0
205 Gibraltar 0 - -
205 Somalia 0 0 0
205 Tonga 0 0 0

16 comments:

  1. Iran above Russia.... Most likely, the Russians will hit consecutive all-time lows the next couple of months due to the fact they only play friendly matches until the Confederations Cup mid-2017. If they fail there, they could well find themselves outside the top-50 at the start of the World Cup in 2018.

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  2. After MD1 of the European qualifying campaign for Russia WC 2018 elo predicts the following 9 countries to qualify as group-winner:
    1: France
    2: Portugal
    3: Germany
    4: Wales
    5: Poland
    6: England
    7: Spain
    8: Belgium
    9: Croatia (same points/GD as Turkey on second place)

    and as 8 best group numbers 2 (ordered by December 2016 ranking for now)
    7: Italy
    2: Switzerland
    1: Netherlands
    9: Turkey (same points/GD as Croatia on first place)
    6: Slovakia
    8: Bosnia-Herzegovina
    4: Republic of Ireland
    5: Denmark
    Czech Republic (same points/GD as Northern Ireland on third place) is worst group number 2.

    Changes compared to the initial prediction:
    Spain group winner instead of Italy in group 7.
    Denmark to second place instead of Romania in group 5.

    After the first two MD's of the third round of Asian qualifying for Russia WC 2018 elo predicts:
    1: Korea Republic and Iran to qualify
    2: Australia and Japan to qualify
    Uzbekistan from group 1 and United Arab Emirates from group 2 qualify for the 5th-place play-off. Uzbekistan qualifies for the intercontinental play-off against Panama.

    Changes compared to the initial prediction:
    Australia group winner instead of Japan in group 2.

    At the start this November of the hexagonal in CONCACAF qualifying for Russia WC 2018 elo predicts the following 3 countries to qualify:
    1: Mexico
    2: Costa Rica
    3: USA
    Panama at fourth place qualifies for the intercontinental play-off against Uzbekistan.

    Uzbekistan qualifies for Russia WC 2018.

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  3. And to be complete:

    After MD8 (of 18) of the South American qualifying campaign for Russia WC 2018 elo predicts:
    Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Chile to qualify.
    Uruguay at fifth place qualifies for the intercontinental play-off against New Zealand.

    At the start this November of the third round of OFC qualifying for Russia WC 2018 elo predicts the following 2 countries to qualify for the 1st-place play-off:
    1: New Zealand
    2: Tahiti
    New Zealand qualifies for the intercontinental play-off against Uruguay.

    Uruguay qualifies for Russia WC 2018.

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  4. In today's September ranking FIFA lost Tonga, apparently somewhere in the process of adding Gibraltar. Fun for the whole family, that website :D

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  6. How on earth are Peru ranked so highly? Their World Cup qualification results are woeful.

    In September they lost to Bolivia and managed to beat Ecuador at home. The two games prior to that were a 1-0 loss away to Uruguay (no disgrace) and a barely scraped draw at home to Venezuela with a 4th minute injury time equaliser after being down 0-2.

    This is a 25th in the world ranked team above Sweden, Romania, Czech, Paraguay etc?? They must have had some exceptional friendly results

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    1. Isn't that because Peru plays more competitive matches? The WC Qualifying for South America has a decent format, with 18 matchdays and generally better opposition.

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  7. Well Daniel, you obviously forgot that all CONMEBOL-teams have had two Copa America's in the last two years. Peru won against Brazil (!) and Haiti in the group and lost on PSO to Colombia in the quarter finals of the last edition this Summer.
    And in the 2015-Copa they reached third place with wins along the way against Bolivia, Venezuela and Paraguay.
    Not too shabby !

    The qualifier-win against Ecuador (ranked 17th in August) delivered just another (timely) boost to their points total.

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    1. Teams should not climb so high with such little casual success like Peru. I'm not saying Peru must be ranked in the bottom overall because South American teams generally face better oposition than all others except European teams. Although around 50th position, behind UEFA countries which showed good qualifying performances and reached UEFA Euro would suit better for a side who surprised some of their opponenets but are still struggling regionally.

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    2. It would be expected if Peru had climbed many positions when they reached third place in 2015 Copa América, in fact. But they actually should have fallen behind beacuse of their dead duck campaign in CONMEBOL Qualifying. Occasional success should not be enough to maintain any team in the top, otherwise Brazil should have been always the No. 1 in the rankings up to this date or almost it since 1994, no matter how falling short they were in the most recent tournaments.

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