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Friday, February 10, 2017

FIFA Ranking: March 2017 preview

With only 3 matches left (all friendlies) this will most likely be the final preview for March.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 9 March.

Those 3 matches include the battle of the giants: San Marino vs. Andorra.

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



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


Ecuador 859 885 24 22
Honduras 517 565 69 63
Jamaica 436 465 79 76
San Marino 17 41 203 196
Andorra 10 29 204 200

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

Best movers:

9 - Suriname
7 - Rwanda
5 - Guyana

Worst movers:

-13 - Myanmar
-9 - Lebanon
-6 - Palestine, Laos, Guam

Best movers in the top 50:

4 - Czech Republic
3 - Egypt, Senegal
2 - Poland, Burkina Faso, Ghana

Worst movers in the top 50:

-3 - Greece
-2 - Iceland, Turkey

Two teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Poland (12 - 14 in February 2017)
Burkina Faso (36 - 37 in October 2010)

Two teams will return to their best ever ranking:

St. Kitts and Nevis (73 - 73 in October 2016)
Kosovo (164 - 164 in October 2016)

One team will return to its worst ever ranking:

Sweden (45 - 45 in March 2015)

Four teams will drop to new lows:

FYR Macedonia (166 - 165 in February 2017)
Gambia (179 - 178 in February 2017)
Bangladesh (193 - 190 in January 2017)
Sri Lanka (197 - 196 in January 2017)


Poland will be ranked above England for the first time ever.
Senegal will be ranked above USA for the first time ever.
Egypt will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time in the last 18 years and 10 months.

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


1 Argentina 1644 0 9
2 Brazil 1534 0 5
3 Germany 1443 0 10
4 Chile 1389 0 3
5 Belgium 1379 0 8
6 France 1318 0 5
7 Colombia 1312 0 8
8 Portugal 1240 0 0
9 Uruguay 1200 0 5
10 Spain 1162 0 -6
11 Switzerland 1138 0 -2
12 Poland 1121 2 20
12 Wales 1121 0 1
14 England 1114 -1 1
15 Italy 1095 0 8
16 Croatia 1042 0 3
17 Mexico 1026 0 10
18 Peru 965 0 0
19 Costa Rica 953 0 5
20 Egypt 904 3 23
21 Netherlands 900 0 7
22 Iceland 875 -2 -24
23 Republic of Ireland 860 2 6
24 Ecuador 859 -2 -28
25 Slovakia 853 1 10
26 Turkey 851 -2 -6
27 Hungary 834 0 4
28 Senegal 831 3 32
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 826 -1 -1
30 USA 818 -1 0
31 Ukraine 798 -1 -7
32 Cameroon 795 1 -1
33 Iran 794 -1 -4
34 Austria 793 0 10
35 Northern Ireland 786 0 14
36 Burkina Faso 778 2 42
37 Tunisia 774 -1 5
38 Congo DR 750 -1 0
39 Romania 703 1 15
40 Korea Republic 691 -1 0
41 Nigeria 685 0 -1
42 Czech Republic 684 4 15
43 Ghana 683 2 8
43 Paraguay 683 -1 0
45 Sweden 682 -1 3
46 Greece 679 -3 -3
47 Côte d'Ivoire 663 0 1
48 Denmark 662 1 5
49 Morocco 661 -1 1
50 Algeria 645 0 1
51 Japan 631 1 2
52 Serbia 629 -1 -8
53 Panama 627 0 3
54 Albania 623 1 5
55 Australia 622 -1 1
56 Israel 617 4 23
57 Saudi Arabia 610 -1 -3
58 Slovenia 609 -1 0
59 Venezuela 601 0 4
60 Russia 591 1 -1
61 Mali 586 -3 -14
62 South Africa 567 0 4
63 Uzbekistan 561 0 7
64 Montenegro 546 0 -3
65 Benin 531 1 0
66 Scotland 524 1 -3
67 United Arab Emirates 521 1 -3
68 Haiti 518 1 0
69 Honduras 517 -4 -30
70 Guinea 501 0 3
71 Bulgaria 489 0 -3
72 Belarus 472 0 2
73 St. Kitts and Nevis 469 4 26
74 Curaçao 467 -1 0
74 Uganda 467 1 3
76 Cape Verde Islands 460 -2 -6
77 Congo 455 -1 0
78 Guatemala 445 1 3
79 Jamaica 436 -2 -7
80 Guinea-Bissau 434 0 0
81 Norway 428 0 2
82 Faroe Islands 422 0 0
83 Trinidad and Tobago 421 1 0
84 Qatar 415 1 -3
85 Armenia 414 -3 -8
86 China PR 407 0 3
87 Gabon 399 0 7
88 Kenya 392 -1 0
89 Azerbaijan 380 0 -8
90 Antigua and Barbuda 370 0 0
91 Zambia 368 0 0
92 Libya 366 0 0
93 Rwanda 364 7 19
94 Kazakhstan 357 2 5
95 Sierra Leone 355 -1 0
95 Syria 355 -2 -2
97 Bolivia 354 -2 0
98 Swaziland 351 0 2
99 Finland 342 -2 -8
99 Namibia 342 0 -5
101 Togo 339 0 0
102 Liberia 338 0 0
103 Malawi 336 1 4
104 Ethiopia 335 -1 0
105 Mozambique 334 0 4
106 Mauritania 331 1 5
107 Zimbabwe 330 -2 0
108 Lithuania 326 1 2
109 Central African Republic 325 -1 0
110 Equatorial Guinea 322 0 0
111 Latvia 312 2 6
112 El Salvador 306 2 4
112 New Zealand 306 -1 -5
114 Cyprus 301 2 7
115 Jordan 300 -3 -7
116 Botswana 298 -1 -1
117 Canada 292 0 0
117 Nicaragua 292 0 0
119 Estonia 291 0 0
120 Suriname 284 9 39
121 Korea DPR 282 -1 1
122 Iraq 274 0 1
122 Oman 274 -1 -3
124 Philippines 271 -2 -2
125 Kyrgyzstan 265 -1 0
126 Georgia 261 -1 -2
127 Bahrain 254 -1 -1
127 Thailand 254 0 1
129 Dominican Republic 242 2 0
129 Niger 242 3 1
131 Guyana 236 5 17
132 India 233 -2 -11
133 Tajikistan 231 0 0
134 Palestine 229 -6 -17
135 Luxembourg 227 -1 -3
136 Vietnam 222 0 3
137 Madagascar 220 -2 0
138 Sudan 217 1 0
139 Burundi 215 -1 -3
140 Maldives 206 0 -1
141 Lesotho 205 2 3
142 Comoros 202 -1 -3
142 Hong Kong 202 0 -1
144 Turkmenistan 200 0 0
145 Puerto Rico 194 0 0
146 Mauritius 191 1 0
147 Angola 187 1 3
148 Yemen 186 0 2
149 Tahiti 184 -1 0
150 Chad 179 1 0
151 São Tomé e Príncipe 177 2 0
152 Belize 176 2 0
153 Cuba 175 2 0
154 Barbados 174 2 4
155 Lebanon 172 -9 -21
156 Afghanistan 170 -5 -9
157 Tanzania 157 1 5
158 Grenada 152 1 2
159 Chinese Taipei 149 -2 -4
160 Aruba 147 1 0
161 Malaysia 146 1 0
162 Moldova 139 1 -6
163 Singapore 138 1 0
164 Kosovo 135 1 0
165 Kuwait 133 2 -1
166 FYR Macedonia 130 -1 -5
167 Indonesia 123 2 0
167 New Caledonia 123 2 0
167 South Sudan 123 2 0
170 Nepal 122 3 2
170 Papua New Guinea 122 2 0
172 Myanmar 120 -13 -30
173 Cambodia 116 2 0
173 Laos 116 -6 -18
175 Dominica 114 1 0
176 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 112 -2 -5
177 Bhutan 110 0 0
178 St. Lucia 108 2 5
179 Gambia 106 -1 0
179 Vanuatu 106 -1 0
181 Fiji 102 0 0
182 Malta 87 1 2
183 Bermuda 86 4 9
184 Brunei Darussalam 82 0 0
184 Liechtenstein 82 3 5
184 Macau 82 0 0
187 Seychelles 78 -1 0
188 Guam 76 -6 -13
188 Solomon Islands 76 -1 0
190 American Samoa 64 1 0
190 Cook Islands 64 1 0
190 Samoa 64 1 0
193 Bangladesh 57 -3 -13
194 Timor-Leste 53 0 0
195 US Virgin Islands 44 0 0
196 Mongolia 34 1 -4
197 Sri Lanka 33 -1 -10
198 Pakistan 32 0 -1
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 British Virgin Islands 11 1 0
204 Andorra 10 -1 -2
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

5 comments:

  1. Love the site, read it for many years. Question for you - it often gets mentioned how teams would be better off not playing friendlies in terms of their rankings, and that fielding more than 6 subs renders a game "unofficial"...so why don't more teams play friendlies and use 7/8/9 subs? That way they get the match practice, gate receipts etc and don't affect their ranking. I'm sure FIFA would clamp down but surprised it hasn't been done

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    1. Don't know why - perhaps they don't know about the rule. On the other hand it would really look like cheating, teams would lose prestige and sponsors over this.

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  2. will you be doing April rankings previews ??

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  3. im waiting too for April :)

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  4. Hi Ed, when will we get to see the stat predictions for the next set of Euro WC qualifying matches, only 9 days away��

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