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Friday, April 7, 2017

FIFA Ranking: May 2017 preview

This will most likely be the final preview for May, as the top 96 is already set. The ranking will be almost identical to the April edition.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 4 May.



6 matches left - all part of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers.

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


Malawi 291 342 114 97
Madagascar 245 302 128 110
South Sudan 144 186 158 146
Mauritius 128 156 161 154
Seychelles 45 82 197 183
Somalia 0 51 206 196


Best movers:

8 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines
1 - Bolivia, Libya, São Tomé e Príncipe

Worst movers:

-2 - Grenada, Nepal

Only one move in the top 50. Slovakia drop from 23rd (tied with USA) to 24th.

Grenada will drop to its worst ever ranking - 178th. They were 176th in December 2007.

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


1 Brazil 1672 0 11
2 Argentina 1603 0 0
3 Germany 1464 0 0
4 Chile 1411 0 8
5 Colombia 1348 0 0
6 France 1294 0 0
7 Belgium 1281 0 0
8 Portugal 1259 0 0
9 Switzerland 1212 0 0
10 Spain 1204 0 0
11 Poland 1183 0 0
12 Italy 1165 0 0
13 Wales 1119 0 0
14 England 1103 0 0
15 Uruguay 1097 0 0
16 Mexico 1076 0 4
17 Peru 1044 0 2
18 Croatia 1016 0 0
19 Egypt 910 0 0
20 Costa Rica 902 0 0
21 Iceland 872 0 0
22 Turkey 863 0 0
23 USA 847 0 1
24 Slovakia 846 -1 0
25 Ecuador 839 0 0
26 Northern Ireland 823 0 0
26 Republic of Ireland 823 0 0
28 Iran 820 0 0
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 815 0 0
30 Senegal 805 0 0
31 Hungary 801 0 0
32 Netherlands 792 0 0
33 Cameroon 779 0 0
34 Sweden 768 0 0
35 Burkina Faso 765 0 0
36 Austria 762 0 0
37 Ukraine 761 0 0
38 Paraguay 738 0 0
39 Greece 730 0 0
40 Nigeria 726 0 0
41 Congo DR 712 0 0
42 Tunisia 701 0 0
43 Korea Republic 700 0 0
44 Japan 685 0 0
45 Ghana 682 0 0
46 Czech Republic 679 0 0
47 Romania 676 0 0
48 Côte d'Ivoire 672 0 0
49 Serbia 671 0 0
50 Australia 661 0 0
51 Denmark 657 0 0
52 Saudi Arabia 646 0 0
53 Morocco 633 0 0
54 Algeria 628 0 0
55 Bulgaria 614 0 0
55 Slovenia 614 0 0
57 Panama 607 0 0
58 Venezuela 595 0 0
59 Scotland 589 0 0
60 Uzbekistan 586 0 0
61 Russia 561 0 0
62 Montenegro 560 0 0
63 Israel 557 0 0
64 South Africa 539 0 0
65 Haiti 537 0 0
66 Albania 533 0 0
67 Armenia 527 0 0
68 Honduras 524 0 0
69 Mali 504 0 0
70 Curaçao 492 0 0
71 Guinea 474 0 0
72 Uganda 463 0 0
73 Bolivia 460 1 7
74 Jamaica 458 -1 0
75 United Arab Emirates 453 -1 0
76 Trinidad and Tobago 446 0 0
77 Faroe Islands 431 0 0
78 Belarus 428 0 0
78 Kenya 428 0 0
80 Syria 426 0 0
81 China PR 425 0 0
82 Cape Verde Islands 418 0 0
83 Benin 396 0 0
84 Congo 392 0 0
84 Gabon 392 0 0
86 Norway 387 0 0
87 Azerbaijan 386 0 0
88 Swaziland 378 0 0
89 Qatar 369 0 0
90 Libya 361 1 0
91 Mauritania 359 -1 -7
92 Guatemala 352 0 0
93 Antigua and Barbuda 349 0 0
94 Guinea-Bissau 346 0 0
94 Namibia 346 0 0
96 Cyprus 343 0 0
97 Finland 335 0 0
97 Zambia 335 0 0
99 St. Kitts and Nevis 334 0 0
100 Estonia 331 1 0
100 India 331 1 0
100 Lithuania 331 1 0
100 Nicaragua 331 1 0
104 Kazakhstan 325 1 0
105 Mozambique 323 1 0
106 Togo 320 1 0
107 El Salvador 317 1 0
108 Canada 312 1 0
109 Jordan 311 1 0
110 Zimbabwe 302 1 0
111 New Zealand 301 1 0
112 Sierra Leone 300 1 0
113 Malawi 291 -13 -42
114 Oman 290 0 0
115 Korea DPR 289 0 0
116 Equatorial Guinea 287 0 0
117 Rwanda 285 0 0
118 Suriname 284 0 0
119 Iraq 278 0 0
120 Botswana 276 0 0
121 Georgia 274 1 0
122 Yemen 268 1 2
123 Ethiopia 265 1 0
123 Latvia 265 1 0
123 Palestine 265 1 0
126 Philippines 254 1 3
127 Kyrgyzstan 250 1 1
128 Madagascar 245 -8 -31
128 Thailand 245 1 0
130 Central African Republic 239 0 0
131 Niger 235 0 0
132 Bahrain 232 0 0
133 FYR Macedonia 225 0 0
134 Puerto Rico 221 0 0
135 Tanzania 218 0 0
136 Vietnam 217 0 0
137 Lebanon 216 0 0
138 Tajikistan 205 0 2
139 Guyana 194 0 0
140 Turkmenistan 193 0 0
141 Burundi 192 0 0
141 Liberia 192 0 0
143 Comoros 190 0 0
144 Angola 189 0 0
145 Belize 188 0 0
146 Luxembourg 185 0 0
147 Dominican Republic 184 0 0
148 Lesotho 181 0 0
149 Chad 179 0 0
149 Hong Kong 179 0 0
151 Maldives 175 0 0
152 Tahiti 167 0 0
153 Afghanistan 161 0 0
154 Sudan 155 0 0
155 Papua New Guinea 154 1 0
156 Malaysia 145 1 -1
157 South Sudan 144 -3 -11
158 Moldova 142 0 0
159 Singapore 141 0 0
160 Chinese Taipei 136 1 0
161 Mauritius 128 -1 -12
162 Aruba 127 0 0
163 Cuba 124 0 0
164 Bhutan 123 0 0
165 New Caledonia 121 0 0
166 Gambia 120 0 0
166 Kuwait 120 0 0
166 Myanmar 120 0 0
169 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 116 8 14
170 St. Lucia 115 -1 1
171 Kosovo 112 -1 0
172 Barbados 110 0 0
172 Nepal 110 -2 -2
174 Cambodia 108 -1 0
175 Laos 107 -1 0
176 Indonesia 105 -1 0
177 São Tomé e Príncipe 98 1 0
178 Grenada 96 -2 -7
179 Vanuatu 94 0 0
180 Solomon Islands 92 0 0
181 Fiji 90 0 0
182 Malta 86 0 0
183 Guam 82 0 0
184 Macau 77 0 0
185 Bermuda 75 0 0
186 Dominica 74 0 7
187 Andorra 66 0 0
188 Brunei Darussalam 65 0 0
189 American Samoa 64 0 0
189 Cook Islands 64 0 0
189 Liechtenstein 64 0 0
189 Samoa 64 0 0
193 Bangladesh 60 0 0
194 Djibouti 53 0 0
195 Timor-Leste 52 0 0
196 Seychelles 45 0 0
197 Mongolia 34 0 0
197 Sri Lanka 34 0 0
199 Montserrat 26 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 26 0 0
201 Pakistan 24 0 0
202 Turks and Caicos Islands 20 0 0
203 Cayman Islands 13 0 0
204 San Marino 12 0 0
205 British Virgin Islands 5 0 0
206 Anguilla 0 0 0
206 Bahamas 0 0 0
206 Eritrea 0 0 0
206 Gibraltar 0 0 0
206 Somalia 0 0 0
206 Tonga 0 0 0

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11 comments:

  1. Is there a way to find out if the upcoming May 31st derby between Italy and San Marino (it will be played in Empoli, Tuscany) is considered an official match by FIFA? Ventura is expected to field a team of young players with no experience in the senior team before taking on Uruguay (friendly) and Liechtenstein (WC qualifier). Will the game against San Marino count for FIFA rankings?

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    1. This match is not listed on FIFA.com, so very likely is not considered an 'A' match.

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    2. Thanks. The Italian Federation is apparently not selling tickets, so it will probably be just a scrimmage or an unofficial friendly.

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    3. Believe it or not, the Italian Federation is now selling tickets for the game and the match will be televised live by ESPN Deportes.

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    4. What about Croatia who scheduled a friendly in Los Angeles vs Mexico on 27 May, on the same day that Croatian league plays its last round. The coach is struggling to find 15 players eligible for this match. Idiocy...

      And the Mexicans are not really making much sense as well. They scheduled a friendly vs Ghana in the middle of Confederations Cup! In fact, should they get past the group stage, their semi-finals match will be on the same day as their friendly vs Ghana. This could be the first time in history that one team plays two official matches on the same day.

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    5. Chile has already did that on 30 May 2010.

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  2. i think yes. because san marino is an member of FIFA. in 2016 Gibraltar isnt, so matches whith them aren't counted so teams from group D EURO2016 Qualifiers lost 'easy point`s'

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  3. Iraq did very good performance recently but still they are not upgrading very much in ranking. while some nations climbing very high by winning 1 or 2 matches against teams they ranked high.

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    1. I must have missed something. What good performance?

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  4. They beat Iran by 1-0 the number one in Asia. Then played a draw against Australia, high ranked team before they lost to Saudi Arabia again a high ranked team by 1-0. This all given just 5 steps up gradation in FIFA Ranking. While india beat Mayanmmar and comodia both are very low ranking team to climb 31 spot in fifa ranking.

    I am Indian and I am very happy. But ranking not showing the real status of teams.

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    1. Certainly, the ranking is flawed and India have shown you can game the system.

      However, Iraq haven't had a good year. They have lost 8 Elo points in the past 24 months. Of course, Elo ranks them 84th, while India is 170th.

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