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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

FIFA ranking: current ranking

FIFA will publish the next ranking only on August 12th. This means that all matches played in the extended June window for World Cup qualifying in AFC, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, together with the CONCACAF Nations League Finals and all friendlies, plus all matches from three complete continental final tournaments (EURO, Copa America and Gold Cup) all will count for this ranking. In total this August ranking will include around 355 matches.

A lot of changes are to be expected. Here is the current ranking, after the round of 16 in the EURO 2021 and the group phase of the Copa America. Just as a reminder: teams can't lose points in knock-out matches of final tournaments.


This current ranking is calculated with 281 played and included matches. See the 'already played' section in the probable results for a list of which already played matches are included and the points exchanged in each match.

By the way, FIFA has revamped the ranking section on their site. Guess what, the two decimals in ranking points they presented since March are gone again. Just flabbergasted....


curr. pos

team

curr. pts

+/- pos

+/- points

1

Belgium

1822,37

0

38,99

2

Brazil

1774,24

1

31,59

3

France

1761,80

-1

4,50

4

England

1723,76

0

36,98

5

Italy

1701,18

2

59,12

6

Argentina

1673,14

2

31,19

7

Spain

1670,58

-1

22,45

8

Portugal

1662,37

-3

-3,75

9

Netherlands

1637,48

7

39,44

10

Uruguay

1634,63

-1

-4,45

11

Mexico

1630,27

0

0,71

12

Denmark

1627,34

-2

-4,21

13

Switzerland

1619,41

0

13,20

14

Germany

1613,32

-2

4,20

15

Sweden

1606,79

3

36,98

16

Croatia

1594,36

-2

-11,39

17

Colombia

1584,61

-2

-16,05

18

USA

1579,08

2

23,66

19

Wales

1567,29

-2

-3,07

20

Chile

1557,81

-1

-11,71

21

Senegal

1548,18

1

5,73

22

Peru

1535,22

5

23,34

23

Austria

1535,12

0

11,70

24

Japan

1529,45

4

20,11

25

Ukraine

1522,70

-1

8,06

26

Iran

1522,04

5

22,52

27

Poland

1516,27

-6

-33,60

28

Tunisia

1515,30

-2

2,42

29

Serbia

1507,19

-4

-5,71

30

Algeria

1499,51

3

12,82

31

Czech Republic

1492,65

9

33,84

32

Morocco

1487,89

2

8,57

33

Paraguay

1481,43

2

5,41

34

Nigeria

1480,70

-2

-6,46

35

Australia

1477,21

6

19,72

36

Korea Republic

1474,96

3

14,71

37

Hungary

1474,39

0

5,64

38

Slovakia

1467,39

-2

-7,85

39

Turkey

1463,91

-10

-41,14

40

Venezuela

1463,30

-10

-37,41

41

Russia

1462,24

-3

-0,41

42

Norway

1450,12

0

-2,22

43

Romania

1439,70

0

-9,53

44

Jamaica

1433,41

1

0,76

45

Egypt

1432,63

1

0,00

46

Republic of Ireland

1429,44

1

2,22

47

Greece

1427,04

4

8,34

48

Scotland

1424,77

-4

-16,66

49

Costa Rica

1424,51

1

1,11

50

Northern Ireland

1422,29

-2

-3,45

51

Ghana

1420,61

-2

-4,65

52

Iceland

1418,48

0

2,49

53

Qatar

1415,67

5

17,75

54

Cameroon

1411,33

1

6,46

55

Ecuador

1405,26

-2

-7,75

56

Finland

1403,96

-2

-6,86

57

Cote d'Ivoire

1402,90

2

5,13

58

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1401,57

-3

-3,30

59

Mali

1392,64

-2

-8,30

60

Saudi Arabia

1386,03

5

21,64

61

Burkina Faso

1383,86

-1

-9,04

62

Congo DR

1373,16

-1

-3,49

63

Canada

1373,15

7

32,59

64

Honduras

1371,39

3

10,18

65

Slovenia

1371,25

-2

1,37

66

El Salvador

1364,20

3

22,96

67

Montenegro

1363,03

-3

-5,46

68

United Arab Emirates

1362,23

5

32,07

69

Albania

1359,83

-3

-2,26

70

Iraq

1354,51

-2

1,69

71

China PR

1352,68

6

29,72

72

North Macedonia

1342,92

-10

-31,81

73

Panama

1342,56

5

20,59

74

Bulgaria

1334,83

-3

-4,20

75

Guinea

1333,15

-3

1,36

76

South Africa

1330,27

-1

4,63

77

Cape Verde Islands

1327,11

-4

-3,05

78

Curacao

1310,40

-2

-12,66

79

Oman

1306,84

1

5,33

80

Syria

1302,75

-1

-1,37

81

Israel

1287,26

4

3,90

82

Bolivia

1285,94

-1

-14,17

83

Uzbekistan

1284,42

3

3,43

84

Uganda

1282,14

0

-4,62

85

Haiti

1279,77

-2

-10,85

86

Gabon

1278,10

2

0,00

87

Benin

1277,39

-5

-15,71

88

Zambia

1275,32

-1

-4,83

89

Armenia

1273,67

1

0,39

90

Belarus

1270,75

-1

-6,04

91

Georgia

1264,06

0

4,55

92

Vietnam

1260,81

0

2,75

93

Congo

1259,97

1

4,09

94

Bahrain

1251,29

4

11,19

95

Jordan

1243,97

0

-7,66

96

Luxembourg

1238,59

0

-6,27

97

Madagascar

1238,24

3

0,00

98

Lebanon

1237,98

-5

-18,10

99

Cyprus

1235,30

-2

-5,48

100

Mauritania

1227,14

1

2,38

101

Kyrgyzstan

1223,40

-2

-16,68

102

Palestine

1216,25

2

19,45

103

Kenya

1205,26

-1

0,00

104

Trinidad and Tobago

1204,30

-1

2,97

105

India

1180,25

0

-4,11

106

Sierra Leone

1178,17

8

15,56

107

Estonia

1177,36

9

15,78

108

Zimbabwe

1175,50

-1

0,00

109

Guinea-Bissau

1171,19

-1

0,00

110

Korea DPR

1169,96

-1

0,00

111

Namibia

1168,44

0

0,00

112

Azerbaijan

1166,44

-2

-2,09

113

Faroe Islands

1165,43

0

-0,02

114

Mozambique

1161,55

3

0,00

115

Tajikistan

1157,76

6

6,66

116

Kosovo

1157,64

4

5,91

117

Malawi

1156,69

-2

-5,70

118

Sudan

1153,93

5

4,79

119

Niger

1152,28

-7

-13,63

120

New Zealand

1149,43

2

0,00

121

Libya

1147,70

-2

-8,56

122

Central African Republic

1147,09

-4

-10,55

123

Thailand

1146,80

-17

-31,27

124

Kazakhstan

1144,41

0

-2,94

125

Guatemala

1143,84

2

14,54

126

Angola

1135,88

0

0,00

127

Rwanda

1134,24

2

10,55

128

Philippines

1131,93

-3

-4,01

129

Antigua and Barbuda

1131,08

-1

2,06

130

Turkmenistan

1117,60

0

11,09

131

Togo

1105,62

2

1,48

132

Equatorial Guinea

1105,20

0

0,00

133

Comoros

1104,45

-2

-1,99

134

Tanzania

1093,76

3

5,71

135

Suriname

1092,50

1

3,07

136

Lithuania

1092,18

-2

-10,66

137

Latvia

1081,47

1

-0,19

138

Ethiopia

1079,41

2

0,00

139

St. Kitts and Nevis

1077,76

-4

-13,36

140

Burundi

1075,64

2

0,00

141

Solomon Islands

1072,78

2

0,00

142

Lesotho

1069,91

4

0,00

143

Kuwait

1067,44

5

11,14

144

Nicaragua

1063,60

3

3,09

145

Myanmar

1057,44

-6

-23,82

146

Hong Kong

1053,39

-2

-18,61

147

Botswana

1051,82

3

0,00

148

Gambia

1051,13

4

7,68

149

Liberia

1049,21

2

1,92

150

Afghanistan

1047,17

-1

-5,07

151

Chinese Taipei

1046,34

-10

-32,14

152

Yemen

1046,26

-7

-24,28

153

Malaysia

1040,77

0

0,75

154

Eswatini

1039,24

0

0,00

155

New Caledonia

1035,12

2

0,00

156

Andorra

1031,64

2

-3,26

157

Dominican Republic

1029,42

-1

-6,80

158

Maldives

1028,30

-3

-10,01

159

Tahiti

1014,27

2

0,00

160

Barbados

1009,25

2

-1,70

161

Singapore

1000,50

-2

-19,77

162

Fiji

996,27

1

0,00

163

Vanuatu

995,62

1

0,00

164

Grenada

993,68

-4

-23,89

165

Papua New Guinea

990,55

1

0,00

166

South Sudan

984,19

3

0,00

167

Bermuda

975,17

1

-12,61

168

Nepal

972,19

3

4,31

169

Belize

967,42

1

-10,53

170

Guyana

967,29

-5

-23,36

171

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

966,48

-4

-22,84

172

Mauritius

964,94

0

0,00

173

Puerto Rico

962,77

5

23,91

174

Montserrat

957,70

6

24,06

175

Indonesia

955,05

-2

-9,02

176

Moldova

954,15

1

5,99

177

St. Lucia

953,45

-1

0,00

178

Malta

952,00

-3

-3,89

179

Cambodia

950,26

-5

-13,53

180

Cuba

946,86

1

23,83

181

Chad

935,00

-2

0,00

182

Djibouti

922,37

1

3,46

183

Macau

922,10

-1

0,00

184

Dominica

916,72

4

12,46

185

Mongolia

916,68

7

19,71

186

Laos

912,07

-1

0,00

187

Bhutan

910,96

0

0,00

188

Bangladesh

909,18

-4

-8,20

189

Liechtenstein

907,66

-3

-3,39

190

Brunei Darussalam

903,90

-1

0,00

191

Sao Tomé e Príncipe

903,31

-1

0,00

192

American Samoa

900,27

-1

0,00

193

Samoa

894,26

0

0,00

194

Gibraltar

880,27

1

0,11

195

Timor-Leste

879,43

1

0,00

196

Somalia

873,71

1

-5,42

197

Cayman Islands

873,64

-3

-10,80

198

Pakistan

866,81

1

0,00

199

Seychelles

865,69

1

0,00

200

Tonga

861,81

2

0,00

201

Aruba

859,97

4

9,87

202

Bahamas

858,50

-1

-3,34

203

Guam

858,49

-5

-14,34

204

Eritrea

855,56

-1

0,00

205

Sri Lanka

846,54

-1

-6,53

206

Turks and Caicos Islands

839,84

0

-3,81

207

US Virgin Islands

816,13

0

-13,00

208

British Virgin Islands

812,94

0

-13,33

209

San Marino

802,43

1

-2,28

210

Anguilla

792,34

-1

-13,08



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8 comments:

  1. Thanks Ed. The match between Jordan Vs South Sudan in Arab cup qualifications scheduled on 21th of June, was missing from your list and ranking effect, knowing that it was forfeited game by FiFa considering jordan won 3/0.

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    1. Tarek, could be that this forfeited match will be included, but I don't know for sure.
      And as it is only considered as a friendly for ranking calculation purposes and it is not customary to include cancelled friendlies, I exclude this match for now. We will see in August...

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  2. Ed, just wanna ask why teams won't lose points even if they lose at ko stages?

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    1. It's in the regulations. FIFA has decided this is the way to go.
      Please see https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/fifa-world-ranking-technical-explanation-revision.pdf?cloudid=edbm045h0udbwkqew35a

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    2. It's likely just to keep from punishing teams who are playing extra games because they've progressed to the knockout stage. Otherwise your rating could end up being worse than at the end of the group stage, which doesn't seem correct for what FIFA's trying to do with rankings

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    3. Yeah, but it also leads to a calculation system that is not zero-sum like elo. This leads to the fact that teams who reach the knock-out stages, are not corrected anymore in strength when they lose there. So they are kept artificially at the higher position than they would be in reality.

      This means the top teams in the FIFA ranking will create bigger gaps to followers and will easier remain at their high positions. The FIFA ranking becomes even more involatile at the top than the elo ranking, which in itself is quite involatile (stable) at the top already.

      You will be able to see this in the upcoming August ranking already. The gap in points between number 1 and f.i. number 15 in the ranking will grow from 183 points to some 210 points.

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    4. I think this lead to Belgium seems untouchable in the 1st position, even if they don't really deserve that. I'm curious so I tried to take out the "no-lose-points in knockout" rule, and find out that Belgium gained 47 points due to this rule, Chile and England also got more than 40 points. Brazil should be 1st by now, followed by Belgium, France, and Italy.

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  3. Alright I'm starting to buy your argument about why it's a wayward notion by FIFA. Because I can't imagine a situation where a team would intentionally change any of their strategies in a tournament just because of potential FIFA rankings. Games should be indicative of strength regardless

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