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Friday, October 14, 2016

FIFA Ranking: October 2016 final preview

2 matches left before the deadline - both friendlies (actually AFF Championship qualifiers).

FIFA will publish the ranking on 20 October.


This is how the points and ranks could change for these 4 teams:

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

Cambodia 104 129 178 166
Laos 96 128 180 166
Timor-Leste 74 109 187 174
Brunei Darussalam 32 108 197 174

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

Best movers:

49 - Montenegro
45 - Curaçao, Azerbaijan
37 - Faroe Islands

Worst movers:

-52 - Cyprus
-28 - New Zealand
-21 - Latvia

Best movers in the top 50:

10 - Iran
7 - Senegal, Serbia, Egypt

Worst movers in the top 50:

-15 - Russia
-13 - Scotland
-7 - Czech Republic, Albania


Nine teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Poland (15 - 16 in September 2007)
Iceland (21 - 22 in July 2016)
Guinea-Bissau (69 - 73 in September 2016)
St. Kitts and Nevis (73 - 77 in September 2016)
Curaçao (77 - 118 in July 1995)
Kyrgyzstan (99 - 100 in April 2016)
Comoros (143 - 152 in September 2016)
Papua New Guinea (159 - 160 in June 2004)
Kosovo (164 - 168 in September 2016)

Faroe Islands will return to their best ever ranking (74th - July 2015).

Fifteen teams will drop to new lows:

Denmark (50 - 46 in September 2016)
Russia (53 - 40 in December 1998)
Norway (81 - 76 in September 2014)
Finland (101 - 96 in September 2012)
Oman (129 - 117 in July 2003)
Sudan (148 - 142 in July 2016)
FYR Macedonia (155 - 147 in May 1994)
Kuwait (at most 167 - 159 in September 2016)
Singapore (at most 170 - 165 in April 2013)
Moldova (at most 172 - 166 in July 2016)
Gambia (at most 174 - 169 in February 2015)
Malta (at most 177 - 176 in July 2016)
Liechtenstein (at most 183 - 182 in July 2016)
Bangladesh (at most 188 - 185 in September 2016)
Pakistan (at most 196 - 194 in July 2016)

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

Iran (27 - 23 in May 2006) - 10 years and 4 months
Senegal (32 - 28 in May 2006) - 10 years and 4 months
Uzbekistan (48 - 45 in January 2007) - 9 years and 8 months
Kenya (85 - 84 in January 2009) - 7 years and 8 months
India (137 - 132 in July 2010) - 6 years and 2 months
Benin (66 - 61 in August 2010) - 6 years and 1 month
Syria (96 - 94 in September 2010) - 6 years
Chinese Taipei (161 - 160 in May 2011) - 5 years and 4 months
Yemen (132 - 131 in June 2011) - 5 years and 3 months

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

Gabon (110 - 110 in September 2007) - 9 years
Ghana (45 - 47 in October 2007) - 8 years and 11 months
Zambia (93 - 97 in March 2011) - 5 years and 6 months

A couple of interesting overtakes:

Azerbaijan will be ranked above Bulgaria and Finland for the first time ever.
Congo DR will be ranked above Denmark and Russia for the first time ever.
Curaçao will be ranked above Canada and Honduras for the first time ever.
Faroe Islands will be ranked above Bulgaria, Israel and Norway for the first time ever.
Kyrgyzstan will be ranked above Jordan for the first time ever.
Palestine, Philippines and Turkmenistan will be ranked above Oman for the first time ever.
Uzbekistan will be ranked above Russia for the first time ever.
Tunisia will be ranked above Czech Republic for the first time in the last 21 years.
Korea Republic will be ranked above Denmark for the first time in the last 17 years and 9 months.
Poland will be ranked above Croatia for the first time in the last 11 years.
Iran will be ranked above Côte d'Ivoire for the first time in the last 10 years and 4 months.
Korea Republic will be ranked above Russia for the first time in the last 10 years and 4 months.
Senegal will be ranked above Russia for the first time in the last 10 years.

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


1 Argentina 1621 0 -25
2 Germany 1465 1 118
3 Brazil 1410 1 87
4 Belgium 1382 -2 13
5 Colombia 1361 -1 38
6 Chile 1273 0 -11
7 France 1271 1 83
8 Portugal 1231 -1 3
9 Uruguay 1175 0 2
10 Spain 1168 1 27
11 Wales 1113 -1 -48
12 England 1090 0 -40
13 Italy 1082 0 -42
14 Switzerland 1071 2 51
15 Poland 1029 2 45
16 Croatia 1027 -2 -32
17 Mexico 1001 -2 -56
18 Costa Rica 971 0 28
19 Ecuador 932 0 15
20 Netherlands 901 4 40
21 Iceland 898 6 69
22 Hungary 891 -2 -22
23 Peru 865 2 24
24 USA 852 -2 -22
25 Turkey 843 -4 -42
26 Slovakia 840 2 20
27 Iran 837 10 125
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina 807 -5 -56
29 Ukraine 803 0 4
30 Austria 792 -4 -47
31 Côte d'Ivoire 790 3 38
32 Senegal 783 7 99
33 Republic of Ireland 776 -2 2
34 Romania 746 -2 -27
35 Algeria 741 0 -8
36 Northern Ireland 739 -6 -59
37 Paraguay 738 -1 18
38 Tunisia 721 4 59
39 Sweden 715 2 38
40 Australia 663 5 20
40 Czech Republic 663 -7 -99
42 Greece 656 6 34
43 Serbia 650 7 48
44 Korea Republic 640 3 6
45 Ghana 628 -2 -30
46 Egypt 626 7 39
47 Albania 619 -7 -59
48 Uzbekistan 617 1 -4
49 Congo DR 609 2 20
50 Denmark 606 -4 -31
51 Japan 601 5 27
52 Slovenia 595 15 93
53 Russia 594 -15 -91
54 Saudi Arabia 593 -2 5
55 Congo 575 -1 -10
56 Montenegro 570 49 244
57 Scotland 569 -13 -83
58 Mali 568 -3 -12
59 Cameroon 567 0 2
60 Morocco 562 -2 -8
60 Nigeria 562 4 28
62 South Africa 559 0 20
63 Panama 551 -1 12
64 Guinea 539 -3 -10
65 Trinidad and Tobago 533 4 43
66 Benin 525 5 42
67 Burkina Faso 519 0 17
68 Venezuela 516 -8 -46
69 Guinea-Bissau 515 4 41
70 United Arab Emirates 513 -4 9
71 Cape Verde Islands 508 1 33
72 Uganda 500 -7 -9
73 St. Kitts and Nevis 472 4 15
74 Faroe Islands 469 37 150
75 Jamaica 464 5 34
76 Libya 461 0 -5
77 Belarus 452 -20 -121
77 Curaçao 452 45 153
79 Israel 450 19 104
80 Bolivia 444 -5 -24
81 Norway 438 -11 -49
82 Antigua and Barbuda 435 7 54
83 Guatemala 434 -4 -9
84 China PR 419 -6 -26
85 Kenya 416 6 38
86 Honduras 411 -4 -10
87 Haiti 405 6 33
88 Azerbaijan 404 45 152
89 Bulgaria 395 -15 -75
90 Kazakhstan 386 -7 -25
91 Qatar 385 -6 -4
92 Equatorial Guinea 380 -11 -44
93 Zambia 377 -1 0
94 Togo 375 6 41
95 Mozambique 359 -6 -22
96 Syria 357 18 42
97 Sierra Leone 352 -4 -20
98 Lithuania 347 19 36
99 Kyrgyzstan 343 9 19
100 Malawi 338 -1 -4
101 Finland 337 -17 -72
102 Chad 334 3 8
103 Botswana 332 -6 -16
103 Jordan 332 -17 -55
103 Liberia 332 0 3
106 Swaziland 330 -6 -4
107 Central African Republic 325 15 26
107 Nicaragua 325 -5 -5
107 Rwanda 325 0 0
110 Canada 323 -7 -6
110 Gabon 323 -2 -1
112 Zimbabwe 316 1 0
113 Iraq 314 15 35
114 Turkmenistan 309 2 -3
115 Mauritania 308 -19 -41
116 Latvia 306 -21 -51
116 New Zealand 306 -28 -76
118 Namibia 300 3 -1
119 Estonia 299 11 25
120 Palestine 285 -2 -17
121 Dominican Republic 281 -7 -34
122 Georgia 276 15 36
123 Bahrain 272 3 -12
124 Philippines 271 1 -26
125 Armenia 270 -13 -47
126 Ethiopia 267 0 -17
126 Korea DPR 267 -8 -35
128 Niger 262 -6 -37
129 Oman 260 -19 -63
130 Luxembourg 252 15 39
131 Guyana 247 -13 -55
132 Yemen 244 15 34
133 Madagascar 243 -2 -26
134 Angola 236 0 -11
135 El Salvador 232 5 4
136 Vietnam 231 5 6
137 India 230 11 25
138 Burundi 229 -9 -49
139 Cyprus 228 -52 -156
140 Hong Kong 227 2 6
140 Tajikistan 227 4 12
142 Cuba 226 -3 -3
143 Comoros 223 9 32
144 Tanzania 212 -12 -52
145 Afghanistan 208 4 7
146 Thailand 207 -11 -39
147 Suriname 205 28 105
148 Sudan 204 -13 -42
149 Lebanon 202 -6 -16
150 Lesotho 201 0 1
151 Mauritius 194 2 10
151 Puerto Rico 194 -13 -40
153 São Tomé e Príncipe 177 -2 -20
154 Grenada 172 2 0
155 FYR Macedonia 167 -9 -44
156 Myanmar 165 -3 -19
157 Barbados 163 0 -8
158 Maldives 161 7 14
159 Papua New Guinea 152 3 0
160 Aruba 147 0 -8
161 Chinese Taipei 145 17 48
162 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 142 2 -6
163 Belize 141 3 0
164 Kosovo 135 4 0
164 Malaysia 135 -6 -23
166 New Caledonia 128 -4 -24
167 Kuwait 123 -8 -33
167 South Sudan 123 0 -15
167 St. Lucia 123 4 6
170 Singapore 122 -15 -54
171 Tahiti 120 1 4
172 Moldova 119 -11 -35
173 Dominica 110 -3 -14
174 Gambia 106 -5 -23
175 Cambodia 104 -2 1
176 Vanuatu 103 -3 0
177 Malta 97 -1 -2
178 Laos 96 -2 -3
179 Bhutan 93 10 28
179 Fiji 93 0 0
179 Indonesia 93 2 4
182 Guam 86 -2 -5
183 Liechtenstein 82 -1 -4
184 Seychelles 79 4 7
185 Bermuda 77 -1 0
186 Nepal 74 0 0
186 Timor-Leste 74 -3 -6
188 Bangladesh 73 -3 -2
189 American Samoa 64 1 0
189 Cook Islands 64 1 0
189 Samoa 64 1 0
192 Solomon Islands 56 -6 -18
193 Sri Lanka 48 0 -4
194 US Virgin Islands 44 1 0
195 Macau 40 0 -4
196 Pakistan 39 -2 -7
197 Brunei Darussalam 32 0 -1
198 Montserrat 30 0 0
199 Cayman Islands 21 0 0
200 Turks and Caicos Islands 20 0 0
201 San Marino 17 0 0
202 Mongolia 13 0 0
203 Andorra 11 0 0
203 British Virgin Islands 11 0 0
205 Anguilla 0 0 0
205 Bahamas 0 0 0
205 Djibouti 0 0 0
205 Eritrea 0 0 0
205 Gibraltar 0 0 0
205 Somalia 0 0 0
205 Tonga 0 0 0

12 comments:

  1. Egypt one of the best movers not worst!!

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  2. Kyrgyzstan is the best

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  3. When Seeding simulation (up to October 2016 FIFA Ranking) for 2018 FIFA World Cup?

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  4. Witam.Mam pytanie czy wiadomo już kiedy odbędzie się losowanie eliminacji do euro 2020? Panie Edgar a może jest szansa by przedstawić potencjalne rozstawienia na koszyki właśnie do eliminacji euro 2020 ?

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  5. Nobody replies so I thought that translation of Wazzub's question from Polish to English could shorten his/her waiting for answer or even make that waiting hopeful :)
    So I made it:
    Hello, I have a question: Is it already known when the Euro 2020 qualifying draw will take place? Mr. Edgar is it maybe any chance to present potencial seeding of the pots just for Euro 2020 qualifying?

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    1. Probably in November 2018 after the Nations League group stages have been played.

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    2. Peeotreck.Translate is very bad but thank you.
      The blog is a dictionary, so anyone can translate.
      Anonimowy september 2018 start qualifications euro 2020 So it is not the date.

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    3. You are wrong. Euro 2020 qualification will start on March 2019

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  6. how is Brunei losing point? from 33 to 32? Is winning game bring more point? Does losing bring a deduction? Because Brunei is winning a game and losing a game.

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    1. October 2012 wins vs. Cambodia and Timor-Leste are out of the calculation.

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