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Friday, February 3, 2017

FIFA Ranking: February 2017 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on 9 February.

3 matches left: a friendly and the final and 3rd place match of the 2017 AFCON.



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

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


Egypt 881 951 23 19
USA 802 818 30 29
Cameroon 706 796 39 33
Ghana 675 755 45 36
Burkina Faso 656 736 49 37
Jamaica 443 482 77 72
 

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

Best movers:

24 - El Salvador
23 - Cameroon
20 - Gabon

Worst movers:

-12 - Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau
-11 - Algeria, Togo
-10 - Australia

Best movers in the top 50:

23 - Cameroon
12 - Egypt
11 - Congo DR

Worst movers in the top 50:

-12 - Côte d'Ivoire
-11 - Algeria
-10 - Australia

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Poland (14 - 15 in October 2016)
Peru (18 - 19 in July 2013)
Congo DR (at least 38 - 46 in February 2015)
Curaçao (at least 74 - 75 in November 2016)

Five teams will drop to new lows:

Russia (61 - 56 in December 2016)
Angola (148 - 144 in November 2016)
FYR Macedonia (165 - 162 in November 2016)
Gambia (178 - 177 in January 2017)
Pakistan (198 - 197 in October 2016)

Congo DR will be ranked above Romania, Greece, Sweden and Czech Republic for the first time ever.
Burkina Faso will be ranked above Japan for the first time ever.
Panama, Mali and Venezuela will be ranked above Russia for the first time ever.
Congo DR will be ranked above Côte d'Ivoire for the first time in the last 12 years and 8 months.
Korea Republic will be ranked above Côte d'Ivoire for the first time in the last 10 years and 9 months.
Morocco will be ranked above Serbia and Russia for the first time in the last 10 years and 9 months.

February 2017 rank - Team - February 2017 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points
 

1 Argentina 1635 0 1
2 Brazil 1529 0 -15
3 Germany 1433 0 0
4 Chile 1386 0 -18
5 Belgium 1371 0 3
6 France 1313 1 8
7 Colombia 1304 -1 -41
8 Portugal 1240 0 11
9 Uruguay 1195 0 8
10 Spain 1168 0 2
11 Switzerland 1140 0 11
12 Wales 1120 0 -1
13 England 1113 0 -1
14 Poland 1101 1 14
15 Italy 1087 1 4
16 Croatia 1039 -2 -64
17 Mexico 1016 1 4
18 Peru 965 1 0
19 Costa Rica 948 -2 -93
20 Iceland 899 1 10
21 Netherlands 893 1 6
22 Ecuador 887 -2 -3
23 Egypt 881 12 155
24 Turkey 857 0 6
25 Republic of Ireland 854 -2 -4
26 Slovakia 843 -1 6
27 Hungary 830 -1 4
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina 827 -1 2
29 Ukraine 805 1 1
30 USA 802 -2 -20
31 Iran 798 -2 -18
31 Senegal 798 2 55
33 Austria 783 -2 10
34 Northern Ireland 772 -2 5
35 Tunisia 769 1 56
36 Congo DR 750 13 120
37 Cameroon 706 25 154
38 Korea Republic 691 -1 -8
39 Romania 688 -1 -2
40 Nigeria 686 10 67
41 Paraguay 683 -1 -1
42 Greece 682 0 8
43 Sweden 679 -2 4
44 Ghana 675 10 65
45 Czech Republic 669 -2 -2
46 Côte d'Ivoire 662 -12 -71
47 Morocco 660 10 73
48 Denmark 657 -1 14
49 Burkina Faso 656 4 45
50 Algeria 644 -11 -43
51 Serbia 637 -6 -10
52 Japan 629 -6 -15
53 Panama 624 5 42
54 Australia 621 -10 -28
55 Albania 618 -4 0
56 Saudi Arabia 613 -8 -28
57 Slovenia 609 -5 -7
58 Mali 600 6 56
59 Venezuela 597 0 16
60 Israel 594 -5 -1
61 Russia 592 -5 0
62 South Africa 563 -2 -9
63 Uzbekistan 554 -2 -14
64 Montenegro 549 -1 0
65 Honduras 547 10 80
66 Benin 531 0 0
67 Scotland 527 0 3
68 United Arab Emirates 524 -4 -20
69 Haiti 518 0 6
70 Guinea 498 0 -9
71 Bulgaria 492 1 0
72 Belarus 470 2 0
73 Curaçao 467 2 0
74 Cape Verde Islands 466 5 17
75 Uganda 464 -2 -12
76 Congo 455 -5 -49
77 Jamaica 443 0 -20
77 St. Kitts and Nevis 443 3 0
79 Guatemala 442 -1 -9
80 Guinea-Bissau 434 -12 -81
81 Norway 426 3 8
82 Armenia 422 4 10
82 Faroe Islands 422 0 0
84 Trinidad and Tobago 421 -1 0
85 Qatar 418 0 2
86 China PR 404 -5 -20
87 Zambia 395 1 0
88 Gabon 392 20 79
88 Kenya 392 -1 -4
90 Azerbaijan 388 0 2
91 Antigua and Barbuda 370 1 0
92 Libya 366 -3 -24
93 Syria 357 3 2
94 Sierra Leone 355 2 0
95 Bolivia 354 0 -5
96 Kazakhstan 352 2 -2
97 Finland 350 -4 -18
98 Swaziland 349 1 1
99 Namibia 347 1 2
100 Rwanda 345 -7 -23
101 Togo 339 -11 -47
102 Liberia 338 -1 0
103 Ethiopia 335 9 38
104 Malawi 332 -2 0
105 Mozambique 330 1 8
105 Zimbabwe 330 -2 0
107 Mauritania 326 6 30
108 Central African Republic 325 -4 0
109 Lithuania 324 -4 0
110 Equatorial Guinea 322 5 29
111 New Zealand 311 -2 0
112 Jordan 307 -5 -11
113 Latvia 306 -3 2
114 El Salvador 302 24 86
115 Botswana 299 -2 3
116 Cyprus 294 0 4
117 Canada 292 3 10
117 Nicaragua 292 -6 -7
119 Estonia 291 -2 2
120 Korea DPR 281 5 18
121 Oman 277 -3 -10
122 Iraq 273 -3 -10
122 Philippines 273 0 0
124 Kyrgyzstan 265 0 0
125 Georgia 263 -4 -18
126 Bahrain 255 -3 -13
127 Thailand 253 -1 2
128 Palestine 246 3 13
129 Suriname 245 -1 0
130 India 244 -1 1
131 Dominican Republic 242 -1 0
132 Niger 241 -5 -7
133 Tajikistan 231 -1 0
134 Luxembourg 230 -1 0
135 Madagascar 220 0 0
136 Guyana 219 -2 -2
136 Vietnam 219 0 1
138 Burundi 218 1 5
139 Sudan 217 -2 0
140 Maldives 207 5 13
141 Comoros 205 0 0
142 Hong Kong 203 -2 -7
143 Lesotho 202 -1 0
144 Turkmenistan 200 -1 0
145 Puerto Rico 194 0 0
146 Lebanon 193 2 4
147 Mauritius 191 0 0
148 Angola 184 -4 -15
148 Tahiti 184 1 0
148 Yemen 184 1 0
151 Afghanistan 179 0 0
151 Chad 179 0 0
153 São Tomé e Príncipe 177 0 0
154 Belize 176 9 35
155 Cuba 175 -1 0
156 Barbados 170 -1 7
157 Chinese Taipei 153 0 0
158 Tanzania 152 -2 -3
159 Grenada 150 -1 0
159 Myanmar 150 0 2
161 Aruba 147 -1 0
162 Malaysia 146 -1 3
163 Moldova 145 1 7
164 Singapore 138 1 2
165 FYR Macedonia 135 -3 -7
165 Kosovo 135 1 0
167 Kuwait 134 1 11
167 Laos 134 0 0
169 Indonesia 123 4 3
169 New Caledonia 123 -1 0
169 South Sudan 123 -1 0
172 Papua New Guinea 122 -1 0
173 Nepal 120 2 8
174 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 117 6 15
175 Cambodia 116 -3 -5
176 Dominica 114 -2 1
177 Bhutan 110 -1 0
178 Gambia 106 -1 0
178 Vanuatu 106 -1 0
180 St. Lucia 103 -1 0
181 Fiji 102 -1 0
182 Guam 89 0 0
183 Malta 85 0 0
184 Brunei Darussalam 82 5 8
184 Macau 82 0 0
186 Seychelles 78 -1 0
187 Bermuda 77 -1 0
187 Liechtenstein 77 1 2
189 Solomon Islands 76 -3 0
190 Bangladesh 70 0 1
191 American Samoa 64 0 0
191 Cook Islands 64 0 0
191 Samoa 64 0 0
194 Timor-Leste 53 -3 -11
195 US Virgin Islands 44 0 0
196 Sri Lanka 43 0 0
197 Mongolia 38 1 0
198 Pakistan 33 -1 -7
199 Montserrat 30 0 0
200 Cayman Islands 21 0 0
201 Turks and Caicos Islands 20 0 0
202 San Marino 17 0 0
203 Andorra 12 0 0
204 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

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7 comments:

  1. What's with 2018 FIFA World Cup final draw seeding? How changed?

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    1. God willing, I will update the sims sometime in the next 30 days.

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  2. Looking ahead, I was just pondering what system UEFA will use for 2022 qualifying. As there will be 55 nations involved, you'd expect them to be spread across 10 groups (5x5 & 5x6) rather than the usual 9 groups. With the 10 group winners qualifying for the finals, it could be awkward for them to try and allocate the other 3 slots from the 10 runners-up. Could it be that the best 6 runners-up would be drawn into the play-offs with the other 4 runners-up missing out completely?
    The alternatives are the traditional 9 groups, but that would mean one group having 7 teams, which would mean extra matchdays for that group, and nowhere to put those extra matchdays in the calendar.
    Or 11 groups of 5, which would provide an even greater headache in terms of who reaches the play-offs.
    Perhaps it's time for UEFA to finally have some preliminaries and maybe whittle the field down to 48 teams in 8 groups of 6 (winners through and runners-up and 2 best 3rd into 5 play-off matches)?

    It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

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    1. 11 group winners and the winners of the top two leagues of the Nations League?

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  3. The 2022 WC has been moved to November/December. That means more dates available for qualifiers. Hopefully that means seven groups of 7-8 teams each with the top two of each group qualified (with the exception of the runner-up with the worst record).

    The late start, however, means a headache for the 2024 Euro and Nations League.

    Personally I'd like to see UEFA get out of FIFA.

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  4. Will you be doing a 2017 Confederations Cup simulation (pre/post March world cup qualifers) now that Cameroon have qualified.

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