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Friday, August 4, 2017

FIFA Ranking: August 2017 final preview

One match left: a friendly between Zambia and Ethiopia.

FIFA will publish the ranking on 10 August.



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

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


Zambia 341 352 96 95
Ethiopia 241 296 132 109

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

Best movers:

27 - Namibia
19 - Jamaica
16 - Liberia

Worst movers:

-18 - Curaçao, Cuba
-12 - Burundi
-9 - Panama

Best movers in the top 50:

9 - USA
5 - Costa Rica
2 - Mexico, Wales, Japan, Korea Republic

Worst movers in the top 50:

-6 - Haiti
-4 - Senegal, Netherlands
-3 - Burkina Faso

One team will improve its best ever ranking:

Poland (5 - 6 in July 2017)

One team will return to its best ever ranking:

Brazil (1 - 1 in June 2017)

One team will return to its worst ever ranking:

Singapore (171 - 171 in October 2016)

Four teams will drop to new lows:

Netherlands (36 - 32 in July 2017)
Kuwait (174 - 173 in July 2017)
Latvia (at most 131 - 130 in July 2017)
Cuba (182 - 175 in December 1994)

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

Switzerland (4 - 4 in April 1994) - 23 years and 4 months

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

Botswana (140 - 143 in March 2002) - 15 years and 5 months
Dominican Republic (161 - 172 in June 2011) - 6 years and 2 months

Cameroon will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time ever.
Tunisia will be ranked above Netherlands for the first time in the last 19 years and 3 months.
Poland will be ranked above Portugal for the first time in the last 18 years and 8 months.


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


1 Brazil 1604 1 1
2 Germany 1549 -1 -60
3 Argentina 1399 0 -14
4 Switzerland 1329 1 0
5 Poland 1319 1 0
6 Portugal 1267 -2 -65
7 Chile 1250 0 0
8 Colombia 1208 0 0
9 Belgium 1194 1 0
10 France 1157 -1 -42
11 Spain 1114 0 0
12 Italy 1059 0 0
13 England 1051 0 0
14 Mexico 1046 2 43
15 Peru 1023 -1 9
16 Croatia 1007 -1 0
17 Uruguay 995 0 0
18 Wales 951 2 29
19 Sweden 933 -1 0
20 Iceland 927 -1 0
21 Costa Rica 918 5 79
22 Slovakia 917 -1 0
23 Northern Ireland 897 -1 0
24 Iran 893 -1 0
25 Egypt 866 -1 0
26 USA 865 9 113
27 Ukraine 843 -2 0
28 Congo DR 822 0 -1
29 Republic of Ireland 816 0 0
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina 815 0 0
31 Senegal 794 -4 -37
32 Ecuador 791 -1 0
33 Turkey 779 0 0
34 Tunisia 776 0 12
35 Cameroon 737 1 -1
36 Netherlands 734 -4 -48
37 Austria 723 0 0
38 Greece 716 0 0
38 Nigeria 716 1 1
40 Czech Republic 714 0 0
40 Paraguay 714 0 0
42 Romania 713 0 0
42 Serbia 713 0 0
44 Japan 696 2 12
45 Australia 691 0 2
46 Denmark 683 1 0
47 Burkina Faso 678 -3 -20
48 Algeria 677 0 0
49 Korea Republic 674 2 12
50 Ghana 665 0 0
51 Slovenia 652 2 0
52 Bulgaria 643 2 0
52 Montenegro 643 2 0
54 Côte d'Ivoire 636 2 5
55 Haiti 625 -6 -42
56 Hungary 616 1 0
57 Jamaica 614 19 172
58 Scotland 612 0 0
59 Saudi Arabia 601 2 0
60 Morocco 600 0 -4
61 Panama 592 -9 -61
62 Russia 590 0 0
63 Albania 583 0 0
64 Uzbekistan 579 1 0
65 Mali 545 -6 -62
66 Guinea 536 0 -5
66 South Africa 536 -2 -45
68 Bolivia 532 -1 0
69 Venezuela 521 0 0
70 Israel 512 0 0
71 Belarus 503 0 0
72 Armenia 480 1 0
73 Uganda 464 1 -12
74 United Arab Emirates 459 1 0
75 Honduras 455 -3 -44
76 Sierra Leone 448 7 33
77 China PR 447 0 6
78 Qatar 433 1 -2
79 Azerbaijan 427 1 0
80 Syria 423 2 0
81 Congo 413 5 14
82 Kenya 412 2 4
83 Libya 399 4 3
83 Trinidad and Tobago 399 -5 -37
85 Norway 391 3 0
86 Curaçao 384 -18 -147
86 Mauritania 384 -5 -41
88 Gabon 381 3 8
89 Faroe Islands 376 1 0
90 Madagascar 370 -1 -10
91 Benin 369 2 3
92 Guinea-Bissau 365 -7 -42
93 Palestine 364 1 0
94 Cyprus 358 1 0
95 Canada 352 5 21
96 India 341 0 0
96 Zambia 341 -4 -28
98 Estonia 334 0 0
99 Lithuania 333 0 0
100 Guatemala 331 2 11
101 Iraq 324 2 5
102 El Salvador 320 1 1
103 Zimbabwe 319 -2 -5
104 Mozambique 315 -7 -21
105 Kazakhstan 308 1 0
106 Malawi 306 5 15
107 Suriname 305 0 0
108 Jordan 299 0 -1
109 Nicaragua 295 -4 -17
110 Finland 293 0 0
110 Korea DPR 293 3 5
112 Georgia 290 0 0
113 Togo 289 -4 -7
114 Cape Verde Islands 284 1 0
115 Antigua and Barbuda 276 2 0
116 Equatorial Guinea 272 2 0
116 Niger 272 0 -11
118 Central African Republic 271 1 0
119 Rwanda 260 8 12
120 Oman 259 -1 -12
120 Tanzania 259 -6 -28
122 New Zealand 258 0 0
123 Bahrain 257 0 0
124 Lebanon 255 0 0
124 St. Kitts and Nevis 255 0 0
126 Philippines 249 0 0
127 Kyrgyz Republic 248 0 0
128 Namibia 247 28 88
129 Andorra 246 0 0
130 Thailand 243 1 8
131 Latvia 242 -1 0
132 Ethiopia 241 4 26
133 Burundi 235 -12 -27
134 Liberia 232 16 60
135 Vietnam 231 -2 0
136 FYR Macedonia 228 -2 0
137 Luxembourg 223 -2 0
138 Angola 220 3 19
139 Swaziland 217 -7 -15
140 Botswana 201 -2 -3
141 Turkmenistan 200 -4 -14
142 Maldives 199 0 0
143 Comoros 197 -3 -6
143 Lesotho 197 -5 -7
145 New Caledonia 196 -2 0
146 Hong Kong 192 -1 0
146 Yemen 192 -1 0
148 Chinese Taipei 185 -1 0
148 South Sudan 185 -5 -11
150 Tahiti 181 -2 0
151 Tajikistan 180 -2 1
152 Sudan 179 12 56
153 Chad 168 -2 0
154 Puerto Rico 167 -2 0
155 Solomon Islands 162 -1 0
156 Afghanistan 160 -1 0
157 Myanmar 157 0 0
158 Gambia 156 3 24
159 Moldova 154 -1 0
160 Mauritius 150 -7 -16
161 Dominican Republic 144 -2 0
162 Grenada 140 1 12
163 Guyana 135 -3 0
164 Papua New Guinea 130 -2 0
165 Bhutan 123 -1 0
166 Belize 119 1 0
166 Malaysia 119 1 0
168 Barbados 118 13 34
169 Nepal 117 1 0
169 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 117 10 29
171 Laos 116 0 0
171 Singapore 116 -2 -2
173 Aruba 113 -1 0
174 Kuwait 111 -1 0
175 Indonesia 110 0 0
176 Cambodia 109 -3 -2
177 Dominica 107 0 17
178 São Tomé e Príncipe 98 -2 0
179 St. Lucia 95 4 17
180 Kosovo 90 -3 0
181 Fiji 87 -1 0
182 Cuba 80 -18 -43
183 Macau 79 -1 -3
184 Bermuda 72 0 0
185 Guam 69 3 7
186 American Samoa 64 -1 0
186 Cook Islands 64 -1 0
188 Brunei Darussalam 62 0 0
189 Bangladesh 60 1 0
190 Liechtenstein 56 1 0
190 Malta 56 1 0
192 Djibouti 53 -7 -11
192 Samoa 53 1 0
194 Seychelles 52 0 1
195 Vanuatu 51 -1 0
196 Timor-Leste 42 0 0
197 Sri Lanka 34 0 0
198 Mongolia 30 0 0
199 US Virgin Islands 26 0 0
200 Pakistan 24 0 0
201 Montserrat 20 0 0
202 Cayman Islands 13 0 0
202 Turks and Caicos Islands 13 0 0
204 San Marino 12 0 0
205 British Virgin Islands 6 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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1 comment:

  1. A couple of statistical observations considering how close we are to the final rush for World Cup qualification:

    Regarding WC seeds:
    * The top three have all won the WC
    * The following six teams have never even played in a WC final
    * The next four have all won the WC

    Regarding hosts:
    * Russia is not even in the top 60.
    * 2022 host Qatar is not even in the top 75.

    Regarding European play-offs:
    * Of the 21 UEFA teams that could conceivably be playing in the November play-offs (8 teams for the last 4 spots in the WC), 14 are in the top 30 in the FIFA rankings
    * Seven are in the top 16. All could qualify for the WC by winning their group or winning their play-off, but as many as five could be eliminated.
    * At least two of the top 12 teams in the world will likely be forced to play in the play-offs: Switzerland or Portugal and Spain or Italy. That, of course, includes one of the last three WC champions.

    The 21 European that could be playing in the UEFA play-offs:
    4 Switzerland
    6 Portugal
    10 France
    11 Spain
    12 Italy
    13 England
    16 Croatia
    19 Sweden
    20 Iceland
    22 Slovakia
    23 Northern Ireland
    27 Ukraine
    29 Ireland
    30 Bosnia
    33 Turkey
    36 Netherlands
    38 Greece
    42 Serbia
    46 Denmark
    51 Slovenia
    52 Montenegro

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