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Saturday, December 15, 2018

FIFA ranking: December 2018 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking next Thursday December 20th. Only one match to be played: a friendly between Oman and Tajikistan tomorrow. In total only two friendlies and the two legged semi-finals and final of the South East Asian Championship (also counting as friendlies) will contribute to the December ranking, so hardly any changes compared to November.

Oman will have 1295 points on spot 82 when they win, Tajikistan in that case 1158 on spot 120.
Oman will have 1290 points on spot 83 when they lose, Tajikistan in that case 1163 on spot 118.
In the table below I've used their current points and positions.



Because of an almost complete lack of movement nothing special to mention.

December 2018 rank - Team - December 2018 points - +/- Ranking - +/- Points

1 Belgium 1727 0 0,0
2 France 1726 0 0,0
3 Brazil 1676 0 0,0
4 Croatia 1634 0 0,0
5 England 1631 0 0,0
6 Portugal 1614 0 0,0
7 Uruguay 1609 0 0,0
8 Switzerland 1599 0 0,0
9 Spain 1591 0 0,0
10 Denmark 1589 0 0,0
11 Argentina 1582 0 0,0
12 Colombia 1575 0 0,0
13 Chile 1565 0 0,0
14 Sweden 1560 0 0,0
14 Netherlands 1560 0 0,0
16 Germany 1558 0 0,0
17 Mexico 1540 0 0,0
18 Italy 1539 0 0,0
19 Wales 1525 0 0,0
20 Poland 1518 0 0,0
20 Peru 1518 0 0,0
22 Austria 1509 0 0,0
23 Senegal 1505 0 0,0
24 Romania 1501 0 0,0
25 USA 1497 0 0,0
26 Tunisia 1493 0 0,0
27 Slovakia 1483 0 0,0
28 Ukraine 1482 0 0,0
29 Iran 1481 0 0,0
29 Serbia 1481 0 0,0
31 Venezuela 1478 0 0,0
32 Paraguay 1476 0 0,0
33 Republic of Ireland 1474 0 0,0
34 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1472 0 0,0
35 Northern Ireland 1465 0 0,0
36 Costa Rica 1464 0 0,0
37 Iceland 1452 0 0,0
38 Scotland 1446 0 0,0
39 Turkey 1443 0 0,0
40 Morocco 1440 0 0,0
41 Australia 1436 0 0,0
42 Czech Republic 1435 0 0,0
43 Greece 1428 0 0,0
44 Nigeria 1427 0 0,0
44 Montenegro 1427 0 0,0
46 Bulgaria 1425 0 0,0
46 Norway 1425 0 0,0
48 Russia 1424 0 0,0
49 Congo DR 1420 0 0,0
50 Japan 1414 0 0,0
51 Hungary 1412 0 0,0
51 Ghana 1412 0 0,0
53 Korea Republic 1405 0 0,0
54 Jamaica 1404 0 0,0
55 Cameroon 1394 0 0,0
56 Egypt 1393 0 0,0
57 Ecuador 1382 0 0,0
58 Finland 1378 0 0,0
59 Bolivia 1374 0 0,0
60 Albania 1372 0 0,0
61 Burkina Faso 1371 0 0,0
62 Slovenia 1369 0 0,0
62 Honduras 1369 0 0,0
64 Mali 1363 0 0,0
65 Cote d'Ivoire 1356 0 0,0
66 Guinea 1354 0 0,0
67 Algeria 1347 0 0,0
68 FYR Macedonia 1343 0 0,0
69 Saudi Arabia 1335 0 0,0
70 El Salvador 1327 0 0,0
71 Panama 1326 0 0,0
72 South Africa 1325 0 0,0
72 Cape Verde Islands 1325 0 0,0
74 Syria 1322 0 0,0
75 Uganda 1320 0 0,0
76 China PR 1317 0 0,0
76 Belarus 1317 0 0,0
78 Canada 1314 0 0,0
79 United Arab Emirates 1309 0 0,0
80 Curacao 1306 0 0,0
81 Lebanon 1296 0 0,0
82 Oman 1293 1 2,0
83 Zambia 1292 -1 0,0
84 Congo 1280 0 0,0
85 Gabon 1277 0 0,0
86 Luxembourg 1276 0 0,0
86 Cyprus 1276 0 0,0
88 Iraq 1271 0 0,0
89 Georgia 1269 0 0,0
90 Israel 1265 0 0,0
91 Kyrgyzstan 1264 0 0,0
92 Trinidad and Tobago 1260 0 0,0
93 Qatar 1258 0 0,0
94 Benin 1257 0 0,0
95 Uzbekistan 1251 0 0,0
96 Estonia 1242 0 0,0
97 India 1240 0 0,0
98 Faroe Islands 1238 0 0,0
99 Palestine 1236 0 0,0
100 Vietnam 1229 0 5,0
101 Mauritania 1222 0 0,0
101 Armenia 1222 0 0,0
103 Haiti 1219 0 0,0
104 Libya 1217 0 0,0
105 Kenya 1210 0 0,0
106 Madagascar 1209 0 0,0
107 Azerbaijan 1206 0 0,0
108 Niger 1205 0 0,0
109 Korea DPR 1196 0 0,0
109 Jordan 1196 0 0,0
111 Namibia 1191 0 0,0
112 Central African Republic 1180 0 0,0
113 Bahrain 1178 0 0,0
114 Zimbabwe 1175 1 0,0
115 Sierra Leone 1172 1 0,0
116 Philippines 1171 -2 -5,0
117 Mozambique 1167 0 0,0
118 Thailand 1160 0 -1,0
118 Tajikistan 1160 0 -1,0
120 Kazakhstan 1159 0 0,0
121 Guinea-Bissau 1158 0 0,0
122 New Zealand 1157 0 0,0
123 Togo 1136 0 0,0
124 Chinese Taipei 1134 0 0,0
125 Angola 1131 0 0,0
126 Antigua and Barbuda 1126 0 0,0
127 Sudan 1120 0 0,0
127 Turkmenistan 1120 0 0,0
129 Nicaragua 1119 0 0,0
130 Malawi 1115 0 0,0
131 Kosovo 1113 0 0,0
132 Latvia 1112 0 0,0
133 Andorra 1111 0 0,0
133 Lithuania 1111 0 0,0
135 Yemen 1106 0 0,0
136 St. Kitts and Nevis 1105 0 0,0
137 Rwanda 1094 0 0,0
138 Tanzania 1087 0 0,0
139 Myanmar 1085 0 0,0
139 Burundi 1085 0 0,0
141 Hong Kong 1078 0 0,0
141 Swaziland 1078 0 0,0
143 Comoros 1076 0 0,0
144 Solomon Islands 1073 0 0,0
145 Botswana 1071 0 0,0
146 Lesotho 1069 0 0,0
147 Afghanistan 1068 0 0,0
148 Equatorial Guinea 1063 0 0,0
149 Guatemala 1061 0 0,0
150 Liberia 1051 0 0,0
151 Ethiopia 1049 0 0,0
152 Maldives 1046 0 0,0
153 Suriname 1037 0 0,0
154 Dominican Republic 1036 0 0,0
154 New Caledonia 1036 0 0,0
156 Mauritius 1022 0 0,0
157 Tahiti 1020 0 0,0
158 Kuwait 1018 0 0,0
159 Barbados 1005 0 0,0
160 Indonesia 1003 0 0,0
161 Belize 1002 0 0,0
162 Nepal 1001 0 0,0
163 Vanuatu 996 0 0,0
164 South Sudan 994 0 0,0
165 Singapore 991 0 0,0
166 Gambia 986 0 0,0
167 Malaysia 985 0 1,0
168 Papua New Guinea 984 -1 0,0
169 Fiji 981 0 0,0
170 Moldova 979 0 0,0
171 St. Lucia 976 0 0,0
172 Cambodia 970 0 0,0
173 Grenada 968 0 0,0
174 Cuba 963 0 0,0
175 Chad 956 0 0,0
176 Bermuda 952 0 0,0
177 Dominica 950 0 0,0
178 Puerto Rico 948 0 0,0
179 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 946 0 0,0
180 Guyana 943 0 0,0
181 Liechtenstein 937 0 0,0
182 Malta 926 0 0,0
183 Macau 925 0 0,0
184 Laos 923 0 0,0
185 Sao Tomé e Príncipe 920 0 0,0
186 Bhutan 917 0 0,0
187 Aruba 916 0 0,0
188 Mongolia 915 0 0,0
189 Seychelles 911 0 0,0
190 American Samoa 908 0 0,0
190 Cook Islands 908 0 0,0
192 Guam 907 0 0,0
192 Bangladesh 907 0 0,0
194 Gibraltar 905 0 0,0
195 Brunei Darussalam 903 0 0,0
196 Timor-Leste 900 0 0,0
197 Samoa 896 0 0,0
197 Djibouti 896 0 0,0
199 Pakistan 888 0 0,0
200 Montserrat 887 0 0,0
201 Sri Lanka 886 0 0,0
202 US Virgin Islands 881 0 0,0
203 Cayman Islands 874 0 0,0
204 Tonga 868 0 0,0
204 Eritrea 868 0 0,0
204 Somalia 868 0 0,0
207 British Virgin Islands 867 0 0,0
208 Turks and Caicos Islands 864 0 0,0
208 Anguilla 864 0 0,0
210 Bahamas 858 0 0,0
211 San Marino 854 0 0,0

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7 comments:

  1. UEFA
    19 teams in top 32
    13 teams in 2022 World Cup
    31 teams in top 48
    16 teams in 2026 World Cup

    CONMEBOL
    8 teams in top 32
    4.5 Teams in 2022 World Cup
    8 teams in top 48
    6 or 7 teams in 2026 World Cup

    CONCACAF
    2 teams in top 32
    3.5 teams in 2022 World Cup
    3 teams in top 48
    6, 7, or 8 teams in 2026 World Cup

    CAF (Africa)
    2 teams in top 32
    5 teams in 2022 World Cup
    4 teams in top 48
    9 or 10 teams in 2026 World Cup

    AFC (Asia)
    1 team in top 32
    5.5 teams in 2022 World Cup
    2 teams in top 48
    8 or 9 teams in 2026 World Cup

    OCEANIA
    0 teams in top 32
    0.5 teams in 2022 World Cup
    0 teams in top 48
    1 or 2 teams in 2026 World Cup

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  2. Malaysia will not move even reach Suzuki Cup Final?? This is totally a joke...

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  3. Just as an FYI - Swaziland is now Eswatini. Also - FIFA aren't publishing the rankings with decimals points - it's makes it tricky for some us playing at home that don't maintain the full database. Anyone able to publish the December 2018 rankings with the decimals?

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  4. Thanks Nigel.

    The December 2018 ranking with points on 3 decimals
    1 - Belgium - 1727,477
    2 - France - 1725,875
    3 - Brazil - 1676,138
    4 - Croatia - 1634,381
    5 - England - 1630,948
    6 - Portugal - 1613,507
    7 - Uruguay - 1608,936
    8 - Switzerland - 1599,324
    9 - Spain - 1590,690
    10 - Denmark - 1589,148
    11 - Argentina - 1582,381
    12 - Colombia - 1575,151
    13 - Chile - 1565,082
    14 - Sweden - 1559,718
    14 - Netherlands - 1559,523
    16 - Germany - 1558,491
    17 - Mexico - 1539,893
    18 - Italy - 1538,637
    19 - Wales - 1524,660
    20 - Poland - 1518,370
    20 - Peru - 1518,193
    22 - Austria - 1509,058
    23 - Senegal - 1504,967
    24 - Romania - 1500,976
    25 - USA - 1497,353
    26 - Tunisia - 1493,421
    27 - Slovakia - 1482,503
    28 - Ukraine - 1481,935
    29 - Iran - 1481,293
    29 - Serbia - 1480,672
    31 - Venezuela - 1478,417
    32 - Paraguay - 1475,549
    33 - Republic of Ireland - 1474,203
    34 - Bosnia-Herzegovina - 1472,232
    35 - Northern Ireland - 1464,780
    36 - Costa Rica - 1463,651
    37 - Iceland - 1452,020
    38 - Scotland - 1446,289
    39 - Turkey - 1442,848
    40 - Morocco - 1439,857
    41 - Australia - 1435,889
    42 - Czech Republic - 1434,696
    43 - Greece - 1428,312
    44 - Nigeria - 1427,130
    44 - Montenegro - 1426,689
    46 - Bulgaria - 1425,173
    46 - Norway - 1424,574
    48 - Russia - 1423,504
    49 - Congo DR - 1419,894
    50 - Japan - 1413,584
    51 - Hungary - 1412,132
    51 - Ghana - 1411,658
    53 - Korea Republic - 1405,146
    54 - Jamaica - 1404,033
    55 - Cameroon - 1393,744
    56 - Egypt - 1393,276
    57 - Ecuador - 1382,307
    58 - Finland - 1377,896
    59 - Bolivia - 1374,249
    60 - Albania - 1371,850
    61 - Burkina Faso - 1371,115
    62 - Slovenia - 1368,982
    62 - Honduras - 1368,857
    64 - Mali - 1363,442
    65 - Cote d'Ivoire - 1355,503
    66 - Guinea - 1353,800
    67 - Algeria - 1346,877
    68 - FYR Macedonia - 1342,673
    69 - Saudi Arabia - 1335,380
    70 - El Salvador - 1326,951
    71 - Panama - 1325,783
    72 - South Africa - 1324,723
    72 - Cape Verde Islands - 1324,563
    74 - Syria - 1322,228
    75 - Uganda - 1320,161
    76 - China PR - 1316,627
    76 - Belarus - 1316,603
    78 - Canada - 1314,386
    79 - United Arab Emirates - 1308,696
    80 - Curacao - 1305,933
    81 - Lebanon - 1296,189
    82 - Oman - 1294,850
    83 - Zambia - 1291,667
    84 - Congo - 1280,402
    85 - Gabon - 1276,595
    86 - Luxembourg - 1276,147
    86 - Cyprus - 1275,732
    88 - Iraq - 1271,213
    89 - Georgia - 1268,901
    90 - Israel - 1264,933
    91 - Kyrgyzstan - 1264,166
    92 - Trinidad and Tobago - 1260,262
    93 - Qatar - 1257,629
    94 - Benin - 1257,404
    95 - Uzbekistan - 1250,995
    96 - Estonia - 1241,656
    97 - India - 1239,521
    98 - Faroe Islands - 1238,326
    99 - Palestine - 1235,750
    100 - Vietnam - 1229,071

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  5. 101 - Mauritania - 1222,191
    101 - Armenia - 1221,938
    103 - Haiti - 1218,541
    104 - Libya - 1216,564
    105 - Kenya - 1210,026
    106 - Madagascar - 1208,958
    107 - Azerbaijan - 1205,574
    108 - Niger - 1204,791
    109 - Korea DPR - 1196,155
    109 - Jordan - 1196,102
    111 - Namibia - 1190,724
    112 - Central African Republic - 1180,310
    113 - Bahrain - 1177,607
    114 - Zimbabwe - 1174,962
    115 - Sierra Leone - 1172,133
    116 - Philippines - 1171,376
    117 - Mozambique - 1166,690
    118 - Thailand - 1159,670
    119 - Kazakhstan - 1159,075
    120 - Tajikistan - 1157,702
    120 - Guinea-Bissau - 1157,633
    122 - New Zealand - 1157,360
    123 - Togo - 1136,147
    124 - Chinese Taipei - 1134,475
    125 - Angola - 1131,365
    126 - Antigua and Barbuda - 1126,309
    127 - Sudan - 1120,106
    127 - Turkmenistan - 1120,000
    129 - Nicaragua - 1119,232
    130 - Malawi - 1115,118
    131 - Kosovo - 1113,477
    132 - Latvia - 1112,089
    133 - Andorra - 1111,143
    133 - Lithuania - 1111,065
    135 - Yemen - 1105,808
    136 - St. Kitts and Nevis - 1104,726
    137 - Rwanda - 1094,387
    138 - Tanzania - 1087,050
    139 - Myanmar - 1085,354
    139 - Burundi - 1084,855
    141 - Hong Kong - 1078,486
    141 - Eswatini - 1077,818
    143 - Comoros - 1076,411
    144 - Solomon Islands - 1072,968
    145 - Botswana - 1071,423
    146 - Lesotho - 1068,894
    147 - Afghanistan - 1068,000
    148 - Equatorial Guinea - 1062,935
    149 - Guatemala - 1061,074
    150 - Liberia - 1050,912
    151 - Ethiopia - 1048,885
    152 - Maldives - 1046,211
    153 - Suriname - 1037,030
    154 - Dominican Republic - 1036,440
    154 - New Caledonia - 1036,297
    156 - Mauritius - 1022,163
    157 - Tahiti - 1020,000
    158 - Kuwait - 1017,748
    159 - Indonesia - 1002,661
    160 - Belize - 1001,746
    161 - Nepal - 1000,733
    162 - Barbados - 998,171
    163 - Vanuatu - 995,703
    164 - South Sudan - 994,361
    165 - Singapore - 990,506
    166 - Gambia - 986,134
    167 - Malaysia - 985,379
    168 - Papua New Guinea - 984,000
    169 - Fiji - 981,151
    170 - Moldova - 978,890
    171 - St. Lucia - 975,864
    172 - Cambodia - 970,037
    173 - Grenada - 967,848
    174 - Cuba - 962,571
    175 - Chad - 956,000
    176 - Bermuda - 952,340
    177 - Guyana - 950,787
    178 - Dominica - 950,125
    179 - Puerto Rico - 947,600
    180 - St. Vincent and the Grenadines - 945,766
    181 - Liechtenstein - 937,481
    182 - Malta - 926,026
    183 - Macau - 924,607
    184 - Laos - 922,562
    185 - Sao Tomé e Príncipe - 920,000
    186 - Bhutan - 917,030
    187 - Aruba - 915,817
    188 - Mongolia - 915,242
    189 - Seychelles - 910,697
    190 - American Samoa - 908,000
    190 - Cook Islands - 908,000
    192 - Guam - 907,222
    192 - Bangladesh - 906,504
    194 - Gibraltar - 904,710
    195 - Brunei Darussalam - 902,719
    196 - Timor-Leste - 899,718
    197 - Samoa - 896,000
    197 - Djibouti - 896,000
    199 - Pakistan - 887,517
    200 - Montserrat - 887,343
    201 - Sri Lanka - 885,780
    202 - US Virgin Islands - 880,891
    203 - Cayman Islands - 874,439
    204 - Tonga - 868,000
    204 - Eritrea - 868,000
    204 - Somalia - 868,000
    207 - British Virgin Islands - 866,770
    208 - Turks and Caicos Islands - 864,119
    208 - Anguilla - 863,803
    210 - Bahamas - 858,379
    211 - San Marino - 854,116

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  6. Btw, the match Guyana-Barbados played September 6th (2:2) was recently awarded 3:0 to Guyana, because Barbados had fielded two ineligible players.
    It turns out FIFA has adapted the points totals of all affected matches played afterwards. In the ranking just given these adapted points totals are presented.
    Take a look at for instance Guyana that was previewed as 180th with 943 points, but finally ended on spot 177 with 951 points.

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  7. Thanks Ed. Appreciated as always.

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