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Saturday, May 26, 2018

FIFA ranking: June 2018 probable results

Here are the results of all currently scheduled matches until June 3rd, used to calculate the June 2018 probable ranking. The results are generated using Elo Ratings.

Before posting comments like: "Hey my team actually beat the other team ! It's a mistake !" please take note that these are predictions of scheduled matches. And no, they don't constitute my personal opinion about the matches. Just mathematics doing the job :)

FIFA ranking: June 2018 probable ranking

FIFA will publish the ranking on June 7th.

See the results of all scheduled matches that contribute to this probable June 2018 ranking.

For minimum/maximum points see the preview.


FIFA ranking: June 2018 preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on June 7th.

Lots of friendlies to be played, partially in preparation for the upcoming World Cup. So far FIFA has listed 53 friendlies in their fixture list for the June ranking. Keep in mind, that more will be added at the last moment.

Also check the probable June ranking.

Most points gained (worst case scenario)
58 - Denmark
55 - Poland
46 - Venezuela, Azerbaijan

Most points lost (best case scenario)

-75 - Guinea-Bissau
-44 - Central African Republic
-40 - Sierra Leone

Thursday, May 10, 2018

FIFA Ranking: May 2018 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking on May 17th. It was a quiet month with only 6 friendlies played.

Best movers:

9 - Grenada
6 - Benin, Botswana

Worst movers:

-5 - Palestine, St. Lucia
-4 - Jamaica, Iraq, St. Kitts and Nevis


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Asian Nations Cup 2019 simulations (May 2018)

Last week was the draw for the Asian Nations Cup 2019, played next January in the United Arab Emirates. The format is expanded to 24 teams, playing in 6 groups of 4. Group numbers 1 and 2 qualify for the first knock-out round, together with the four best group numbers 3. The placing of the qualified teams in the round of 16 follows the same system as the EURO 2016 tournament.

The seeding for this draw was based on the April FIFA ranking, but with a small twist: the 12 teams that qualified first in the second qualifying round populated the first two pots, ordered by this ranking. The other 12 teams that qualified later on via the third qualifying round populated pots 3 and 4, once again ordered by this ranking.