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Friday, May 5, 2017

FIFA Ranking: June 2017 preview

This will most likely be the final preview for June, as the top 70 is pretty much set there are only 7 matches left (all friendlies) - 3 of them scheduled for the Saturday before the June ranking release.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 1 June.



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


Mexico 1050 1083 17 17
Croatia 999 1033 18 18
Egypt 862 882 22 21
Burkina Faso 698 719 43 41
Honduras 513 527 69 68
Benin 382 498 89 70
St. Kitts and Nevis 336 362 100 90
Libya 321 387 108 88
El Salvador 318 355 108 91
Mauritania 302 344 115 93
Barbados 116 168 169 154
Turks and Caicos Islands 20 45 202 197
Bahamas 0 26 206 199

Best movers:

16 - New Zealand
12 - Madagascar
10 - Montenegro, Azerbaijan

Worst movers:

-12 - Fiji
-10 - Rwanda, Liberia
-9 - Aruba

Best movers in the top 50:

4 - Slovakia
3 - Senegal
2 - Peru, Paraguay, Nigeria, Congo DR

Worst movers in the top 50:

-6 - Burkina Faso
-3 - Turkey
-2 - Egypt, Northern Ireland, Iran, Hungary, Japan

Four teams will improve their best ever ranking:

Poland (10 - 11 in April 2017)
Peru (15 - 17 in April 2017)
Swaziland (at least 87 - 88 in April 2017)
Papua New Guinea (153 - 156 in April 2017)

Syria will return to their best ever ranking - 78th. They were 78th in the first ever edition of the FIFA ranking - August 1993. They could climb to 77th (new record) depending on Benin's performance in their matches.

Four will drop to new lows:

Russia (63 - 61 in February 2017)
Norway (at most 87 - 86 in April 2017)
Finland (at most 105 - 101 in October 2016)
Sudan (at most 158 - 155 in May 2017)

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

Syria (at least 78 - 78 in August 1993) - 23 years and 10 months
Madagascar (at least 99 - 99 in February 1994) - 23 years and 4 months
Senegal (27 - 26 in June 2004) - 13 years
Andorra (185 - 184 in October 2008) - 8 years and 8 months
Kenya (at least 75 - 68 in December 2008) - 8 years and 6 months

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

Cuba (at most 165 - 166 in September 1995) - 21 years and 9 months
Bahrain (133 - 138 in January 2001) - 16 years and 5 months
Dominica (192 - 197 in December 2009) - 7 years and 6 months
Burundi (147 - 149 in May 2011) - 6 years and 1 month
Cape Verde Islands (at most 83 - 91 in September 2011) - 5 years and 9 months

For the first time ever, Poland won't be ranked below Spain.
Montenegro will be ranked above Russia for the first time ever.
Azerbaijan will be ranked above Norway for the first time ever.
Finland will be ranked below Madagascar, India and Nicaragua for the first time ever.
Madagascar will be ranked above Finland and Canada for the first time ever.
India will be ranked above Lithuania and Finland for the first time ever.
Nicaragua will be ranked above Finland for the first time ever.
Peru will be ranked above Uruguay for the first time in the last 17 years.

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


1 Brazil 1715 0 43
2 Argentina 1626 0 23
3 Germany 1511 0 47
4 Chile 1422 0 11
5 Colombia 1366 0 18
6 France 1332 0 38
7 Belgium 1292 0 11
8 Portugal 1267 0 8
9 Switzerland 1263 0 51
10 Poland 1198 1 15
10 Spain 1198 0 -6
12 Italy 1193 0 28
13 England 1119 1 16
13 Wales 1119 0 0
15 Peru 1108 2 64
16 Uruguay 1099 -1 2
17 Mexico 1050 -1 -26
18 Croatia 999 0 -17
19 Costa Rica 913 1 11
20 Slovakia 883 4 37
21 Iceland 877 0 5
22 Egypt 862 -3 -48
23 USA 861 0 14
24 Ecuador 858 1 19
25 Turkey 855 -3 -8
26 Republic of Ireland 854 0 31
27 Senegal 839 3 34
28 Northern Ireland 837 -2 14
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina 835 0 20
30 Iran 829 -2 9
31 Netherlands 820 1 28
32 Cameroon 811 1 32
33 Hungary 802 -2 1
34 Sweden 793 0 25
35 Austria 750 1 -12
36 Paraguay 748 2 10
37 Ukraine 737 0 -24
38 Nigeria 730 2 4
39 Congo DR 728 2 16
40 Greece 726 -1 -4
41 Tunisia 705 1 4
42 Korea Republic 703 1 3
43 Burkina Faso 698 -8 -67
44 Ghana 697 1 15
45 Czech Republic 690 1 11
46 Japan 689 -2 4
47 Romania 686 0 10
48 Côte d'Ivoire 685 0 13
49 Australia 681 1 20
50 Serbia 666 -1 -5
51 Denmark 660 0 3
52 Montenegro 647 10 87
53 Algeria 636 1 8
53 Saudi Arabia 636 -1 -10
55 Israel 635 8 78
56 Morocco 631 -3 -2
56 Slovenia 631 -1 17
58 Venezuela 630 0 35
59 Panama 626 -2 19
60 Bulgaria 615 -5 1
61 Scotland 603 -2 14
62 Uzbekistan 582 -2 -4
63 Russia 561 -2 0
64 Haiti 554 1 17
65 South Africa 547 -1 8
66 Albania 544 0 11
66 Mali 544 3 40
68 Armenia 527 -1 0
69 Honduras 513 -1 -11
70 Uganda 478 2 15
71 Curaçao 477 -1 -15
72 Guinea 476 -1 2
73 Bolivia 473 0 13
74 Kenya 463 4 35
75 United Arab Emirates 450 0 -3
76 Azerbaijan 439 11 53
77 Syria 436 3 10
77 Trinidad and Tobago 436 -1 -3
79 Jamaica 435 -5 -23
80 Faroe Islands 431 -3 0
81 China PR 425 0 0
82 Belarus 419 -4 -9
83 Cape Verde Islands 418 -1 0
84 Congo 412 0 20
85 Gabon 409 -1 17
86 Swaziland 397 2 19
87 Norway 391 -1 4
88 Benin 382 -5 -14
89 Qatar 374 0 5
90 Cyprus 356 6 13
91 Antigua and Barbuda 349 2 0
92 Namibia 345 2 -1
93 Guatemala 344 -1 -8
93 New Zealand 344 19 43
95 Madagascar 341 16 39
96 Estonia 337 4 6
97 St. Kitts and Nevis 336 1 2
98 Zambia 334 0 0
99 India 331 1 0
99 Kazakhstan 331 5 6
99 Nicaragua 331 1 0
102 Guinea-Bissau 330 -8 -16
103 Lithuania 327 -3 -4
104 Mozambique 326 1 3
105 Finland 323 -8 -12
106 Libya 321 -16 -40
107 Canada 318 1 6
107 El Salvador 318 0 1
107 Equatorial Guinea 318 10 31
107 Jordan 318 2 7
111 Togo 317 -5 -3
112 Sierra Leone 309 1 9
113 Korea DPR 307 3 18
114 Zimbabwe 304 -4 0
115 Mauritania 302 -24 -57
116 Palestine 294 8 29
117 Malawi 287 -3 -4
118 Oman 285 -3 -5
119 Suriname 284 0 0
120 Iraq 280 0 2
121 Botswana 273 0 -3
122 Georgia 271 0 -3
122 Latvia 271 2 6
124 Yemen 268 -1 0
125 Ethiopia 265 -1 0
126 Philippines 251 1 -3
127 Thailand 249 2 4
128 Rwanda 246 -10 -39
129 Central African Republic 237 1 -2
130 Niger 236 1 1
131 Vietnam 235 5 18
132 Kyrgyzstan 233 -4 -17
133 Bahrain 232 -1 0
133 Puerto Rico 232 1 11
135 Lebanon 228 2 12
136 FYR Macedonia 218 -3 -7
137 Tajikistan 205 1 0
138 Guyana 194 1 0
139 Tanzania 193 -4 -25
140 Angola 188 4 -1
140 Belize 188 5 0
142 Turkmenistan 187 -2 -6
143 Comoros 186 0 -4
144 Dominican Republic 184 4 0
144 Luxembourg 184 3 -1
146 South Sudan 183 0 -3
147 Burundi 179 -6 -13
147 Hong Kong 179 3 0
147 Lesotho 179 2 -2
150 Mauritius 175 7 28
151 Liberia 174 -10 -18
151 Tahiti 174 2 7
153 Papua New Guinea 169 3 15
154 Chad 168 -4 -11
155 Malaysia 148 3 3
156 Maldives 146 -4 -29
157 Singapore 143 3 2
158 Afghanistan 140 -4 -21
158 Sudan 140 -3 -15
160 Chinese Taipei 136 1 0
161 Moldova 135 -2 -7
162 New Caledonia 133 3 12
163 Myanmar 132 3 12
164 Grenada 131 5 14
165 Cuba 124 -2 0
166 Bhutan 123 -2 0
167 Gambia 120 -1 0
168 Kuwait 118 -2 -2
169 Barbados 116 4 6
169 Nepal 116 4 6
171 Aruba 114 -9 -13
172 Laos 113 4 6
173 Kosovo 112 -1 0
174 Cambodia 107 1 -1
175 Indonesia 105 2 0
176 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 104 -6 -12
177 St. Lucia 102 -6 -13
178 São Tomé e Príncipe 98 0 0
178 Solomon Islands 98 2 6
180 Vanuatu 94 -1 0
181 Malta 84 1 -2
182 Guam 82 1 0
183 Macau 77 1 0
184 Bermuda 75 1 0
185 Andorra 69 2 3
185 Liechtenstein 69 4 5
187 Brunei Darussalam 65 1 0
188 American Samoa 64 1 0
188 Cook Islands 64 1 0
188 Samoa 64 1 0
191 Bangladesh 62 2 2
192 Dominica 61 -6 -13
193 Fiji 60 -12 -30
194 Seychelles 57 2 6
195 Djibouti 53 -1 0
196 Timor-Leste 51 -1 -1
197 Mongolia 34 0 0
197 Sri Lanka 34 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 26 0 0
200 Pakistan 24 1 0
201 Montserrat 20 -2 -6
201 Turks and Caicos Islands 20 1 0
203 Cayman Islands 13 0 0
204 San Marino 12 0 0
205 British Virgin Islands 6 0 1
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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6 comments:

  1. Why are all these friendlies disappearing from FIFA website? Morocco - Netherlands, Mexico - Ireland, Switzerland - Belarus, Ivory Coast - Benin?

    Is it because 7 subs? Judging by this report:
    http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40117971
    there were only 6 subs in Mexico - Ireland match last night.

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  2. Nogomet, unfortunately the FIFA fixture/result list on their site is not very stable in its contents. I have experienced the following glitches since their last major revamp of the site:
    - several scheduled World Cup qualifiers from the hexagonal disappeared for shorter or longer periods from the fixture list, to reappear later.
    - some friendlies disappeared from the list to reappear after they were played.
    - in the last May ranking the friendly Curacao - El Salvador (played 22 March 2017) was incorporated in the points calculation, but was suddenly not in the list (and still hasn't reappeared while this match also is incorporated in the calculation of the June ranking).
    - they are struggling particularly with friendlies with African teams involved. It concerns mostly B-teams of the better African countries and they are not really consistent in incorporating these kind of friendlies, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.
    - I tried to calculate the June ranking this afternoon (after two weeks abroad): evidently the points of Benin were calculated including both friendlies against Burkina Faso (May 4th and 21st) and a, for me unknown, friendly against Ghana (May 25th). All three matches no longer appear in the results list today.
    - the friendlies you mentioned were visible again this afternoon, except Cote d'Ivoire-Benin. But several friendlies played last Friday, yesterday and today (I just saw) are suddenly gone. I suspect another major glitch.

    But it's rather unfortunate as this fixture/result list is the one and only official source for the calculation of FIFA points. And it's far from reliable at the moment. The best thing is to decide which matches to include in the ranking calculation based on each published ranking.

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  3. Hi Ed, there used to be a section on the FIFA website where you could input your countries latest result to see what the points earned/lost would be, before the official final points are every month, but I can't see it now?

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  4. Hi Ger, you mean FIFA's own prognosis-tool found here ?
    Don't get me started on the reliability of that tool :)

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  5. Some predictions regarding the European qualifiers considering standings, calendar, odds, games played, rankings, etc.:

    Group winners: France, Portugal, Germany, Serbia, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium, Croatia

    Second place: Sweden, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Denmark, Slovakia, Italy, Bosnia, Ukraine

    Team with worst record among second place teams: Denmark

    Play-off (pot A): Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Ireland

    Play-off (pot B): Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Sweden, Ukraine

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