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Sunday, October 2, 2022

FIFA ranking: October 2022 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking this Thursday October 6th. This final preview contains 171 matches, out of 181 matches played since August 22nd.


One team dropped to a new low:

Liechtenstein (196 - 194 in June 2022)


Best movers:

5 - Scotland, Azerbaijan

4 - Serbia, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Georgia, Suriname


Worst movers:

-6 - Norway

-5 - Sweden, Cameroon, Latvia


Best movers in the top 50:

5 - Scotland

4 - Serbia, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire


Worst movers in the top 50:

-6 - Norway

-5 - Sweden, Cameroon


Stay safe and healthy everybody !


pos Oct.

team

pts Oct.

+/- pos

+/- pts

1

Brazil

1841,30

0

3,74

2

Belgium

1816,71

0

-5,21

3

Argentina

1773,88

0

3,23

4

France

1759,78

0

-5,07

5

England

1728,47

0

-8,99

6

Italy

1726,14

1

12,28

7

Spain

1715,22

-1

-1,71

8

Netherlands

1694,51

0

15,10

9

Portugal

1676,56

0

-2,09

10

Denmark

1666,57

0

1,10

11

Germany

1650,21

0

-8,75

12

Croatia

1645,64

3

13,49

13

Mexico

1644,89

-1

-4,68

14

Uruguay

1638,71

-1

-2,24

15

Switzerland

1635,92

1

14,49

16

USA

1627,48

-2

-7,53

17

Colombia

1611,04

0

6,97

18

Senegal

1584,38

0

-0,21

19

Wales

1569,82

0

-12,31

20

Iran

1564,61

2

5,97

21

Serbia

1563,62

4

14,09

22

Morocco

1563,50

1

5,15

23

Peru

1561,01

-2

-1,23

24

Japan

1559,54

0

4,85

25

Sweden

1553,33

-5

-10,11

26

Poland

1548,59

0

2,41

27

Ukraine

1536,99

0

-5,80

28

Korea Republic

1530,30

0

4,28

29

Chile

1509,61

0

-5,25

30

Tunisia

1507,54

0

-0,32

31

Costa Rica

1503,59

3

3,53

32

Nigeria

1498,47

-1

-6,23

33

Russia

1496,11

2

2,69

34

Austria

1492,95

-1

-9,52

35

Czech Republic

1492,21

-3

-10,69

36

Hungary

1492,20

1

5,44

37

Algeria

1489,10

4

8,51

38

Australia

1488,72

1

4,99

39

Egypt

1486,44

1

3,81

40

Scotland

1479,53

5

16,57

41

Canada

1475,00

2

1,18

42

Norway

1473,04

-6

-15,53

43

Cameroon

1471,44

-5

-13,51

44

Ecuador

1464,39

0

0,65

45

Turkey

1460,14

-3

-14,99

46

Mali

1448,85

0

5,97

47

Paraguay

1448,77

3

8,64

48

Cote d'Ivoire

1443,06

4

7,15

49

Republic of Ireland

1440,19

-2

-2,29

50

Qatar

1439,89

-2

-2,08

51

Saudi Arabia

1437,78

2

2,04

52

Greece

1437,60

-3

-3,85

53

Romania

1434,68

1

6,84

54

Burkina Faso

1432,25

1

6,61

55

Slovakia

1425,59

-4

-14,40

56

Finland

1405,60

3

7,19

57

Venezuela

1404,37

-1

-0,80

58

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1403,51

-1

-0,47

59

Northern Ireland

1396,55

-1

-2,55

60

Panama

1393,28

1

4,01

61

Ghana

1393,00

-1

-0,47

62

Iceland

1384,41

1

4,80

63

Slovenia

1384,04

2

11,56

64

Jamaica

1378,86

-2

-3,20

65

North Macedonia

1358,51

-1

-16,69

66

Albania

1354,11

0

-7,70

67

South Africa

1349,59

1

-0,96

68

Iraq

1343,01

2

4,10

69

Montenegro

1341,03

-2

-13,56

70

United Arab Emirates

1337,57

-1

-8,52

71

Cape Verde Islands

1336,05

2

4,59

72

Bulgaria

1335,36

2

10,20

73

Congo DR

1333,92

-1

1,08

74

El Salvador

1330,51

-3

-2,97

75

Oman

1320,29

0

-2,74

76

Israel

1316,55

0

0,20

77

Uzbekistan

1309,98

0

3,35

78

Georgia

1307,34

4

10,88

79

China PR

1305,06

-1

0

80

Honduras

1301,98

0

2,29

81

Gabon

1301,84

-2

0

82

Bolivia

1296,28

-1

-2,53

83

Guinea

1290,47

0

-4,42

84

Jordan

1289,99

2

10,25

85

Bahrain

1280,64

0

-8,61

86

Curacao

1278,64

-2

-14,71

87

Haiti

1269,07

1

0

88

Zambia

1267,42

-1

-3,38

89

Uganda

1260,69

1

-3,87

90

Benin

1258,71

1

0

91

Syria

1255,92

-2

-9,11

92

Luxembourg

1243,80

1

8,44

93

Armenia

1233,93

-1

-8,49

94

Palestine

1233,72

0

0

95

Kyrgyzstan

1230,22

0

-2,69

96

Vietnam

1226,65

1

7,81

97

Belarus

1221,06

-1

-5,49

98

Equatorial Guinea

1215,66

0

0,33

99

Congo

1214,18

0

-0,91

100

Lebanon

1211,71

0

0

101

Kenya

1202,26

1

0

102

Trinidad and Tobago

1195,29

-1

-10,56

103

Madagascar

1195,01

2

1,23

104

New Zealand

1193,98

-1

-4,98

105

India

1192,09

-1

-6,56

106

Kosovo

1187,01

0

3,11

107

Mauritania

1186,68

0

4,82

108

Tajikistan

1185,70

1

6,60

109

Estonia

1184,64

1

7,24

110

Cyprus

1183,82

-2

3,30

111

Thailand

1174,92

0

4,23

112

Korea DPR

1169,96

0

0

113

Kazakhstan

1166,63

1

0,35

114

Mozambique

1165,22

2

-0,19

115

Namibia

1164,13

2

0

116

Guinea-Bissau

1160,71

-1

-4,82

117

Sierra Leone

1160,31

-4

-9,40

118

Guatemala

1156,70

0

-5,26

119

Angola

1155,90

1

6,82

120

Libya

1154,25

1

5,89

121

Niger

1151,84

-2

-3,39

122

Faroe Islands

1147,17

3

10,88

123

Azerbaijan

1146,72

5

19,55

124

Malawi

1144,97

-2

0,20

125

Zimbabwe

1138,56

-2

0

126

Gambia

1137,47

-2

0

127

Togo

1128,92

-1

-1,30

128

Sudan

1127,69

2

2,78

129

Comoros

1123,18

-2

-4,26

130

Tanzania

1119,89

1

-2,02

131

Antigua and Barbuda

1117,01

1

0

132

Central African Republic

1116,97

1

0,91

133

Philippines

1115,13

1

0

134

Latvia

1114,21

-5

-11,15

135

Turkmenistan

1100,47

0

0

136

Rwanda

1093,66

0

-1,38

137

Solomon Islands

1092,71

0

0,15

138

Ethiopia

1090,83

0

2,56

139

Suriname

1077,30

4

5,06

140

St. Kitts and Nevis

1076,91

0

0

141

Burundi

1076,26

0

0

142

Nicaragua

1071,83

-3

-7,35

143

Eswatini

1070,89

1

0

144

Lithuania

1069,75

-2

-4,33

145

Hong Kong

1062,39

2

4,02

146

Malaysia

1062,32

2

4,73

147

Lesotho

1061,40

-2

0

148

Botswana

1056,46

-2

-3,71

149

Kuwait

1053,41

0

0

150

Liberia

1050,61

0

-0,64

151

Andorra

1035,20

1

6,50

152

Indonesia

1033,90

3

14,71

153

Dominican Republic

1031,86

-2

0

154

Maldives

1026,09

2

7,84

155

Yemen

1023,52

-2

0

156

Afghanistan

1023,04

-2

0

157

Chinese Taipei

1017,78

0

0

158

Myanmar

1007,89

0

-4,02

159

Papua New Guinea

1007,48

2

9,88

160

Singapore

1003,50

-1

-1,25

161

Tahiti

995,11

1

0

162

Fiji

994,90

1

1,53

163

New Caledonia

993,07

-3

-6,63

164

Vanuatu

985,62

0

-4,93

165

South Sudan

983,98

0

0

166

Barbados

982,27

0

0

167

Cuba

978,65

0

0

168

Malta

977,92

1

3,24

169

Bermuda

977,47

-1

0

170

Puerto Rico

974,32

0

0

171

Guyana

968,74

1

0

172

Grenada

966,13

-1

-2,87

173

St. Lucia

965,66

0

0

174

Moldova

961,23

3

16,27

175

Nepal

954,86

1

4,41

176

Belize

950,88

-1

0

177

Cambodia

948,62

-3

-5,68

178

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

942,84

1

2,87

179

Montserrat

940,78

-1

0

180

Mauritius

932,02

0

0

181

Chad

930,22

0

-1,76

182

Macau

922,10

0

0

183

Mongolia

913,55

1

0

184

Dominica

911,51

1

0

185

Bhutan

910,96

1

0

186

Sao Tomé e Príncipe

908,18

1

0

187

Laos

905,51

-4

-9,15

188

American Samoa

900,27

0

0

189

Cook Islands

899,33

0

0

190

Brunei Darussalam

898,41

0

1,31

191

Samoa

894,26

0

0

192

Bangladesh

884,45

0

1,27

193

Djibouti

875,05

0

-2,79

194

Pakistan

866,81

1

0

195

Cayman Islands

865,72

1

0

196

Liechtenstein

862,39

-2

-11,60

197

Tonga

861,81

0

0

198

Timor-Leste

860,06

1

0

199

Seychelles

859,56

-1

-0,92

200

Eritrea

855,56

1

0

201

Aruba

855,37

1

0

202

Bahamas

854,80

1

0

203

Somalia

854,72

1

0

204

Gibraltar

852,16

-4

-4,39

205

Guam

838,33

0

0

206

Turks and Caicos Islands

832,00

0

0

207

Sri Lanka

825,25

0

0

208

US Virgin Islands

823,97

0

0

209

British Virgin Islands

809,32

0

0

210

Anguilla

790,74

0

0

211

San Marino

762,22

0

-1,60


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5 comments:

  1. The miracle of the FIFA ranking! Guesswork as always! For the MSG Prime Ministers Cup Fiji v New Caledonia on 2022-09-17 is NOT included, which would seem to suggest one of these sides was not an 'A' side, but the matches Solomon Islands v New Caledonia on 2022-09-21 and Fiji v Solomon Islands on 2022-09-24 ARE included so that theory about non 'A' sides doesn't hold. And to add madness to the method, then Fiji v Solomon Islands on 2022-09-30 with the same two teams as the match on 2022-09-24 is NOT included. Can only think a non-acceptable referee was used in the matches that were not included. And then there's the matches between Ethiopia and Sudan on 23 and 26 September. One is included, the other is not. Perhaps a technicality again or was one of the two matches played by an Ethiopian club rather than the national team... This page tantalizingly suggests a singular "friendly" (http://theeff.org/en/2022/09/19/448190/), but then mentions two matches. So again, none the wiser. So perhaps again a FIFA-acceptable referee couldn't make the first match? But, with these facts the numbers all match and I have 172 matches as quoted on the FIFA site.

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  2. FIFA indeed made some strange decisions this time.

    They included and I excluded:
    2022-09-24 Benin - Mauritania 0:1 friendly in Morocco
    2022-09-24 Congo - Madagascar 3:3 friendly in Morocco
    2022-09-26 Ethiopia - Sudan 2:2 friendly in Ethiopia
    2022-09-27 Benin - Madagascar 1:3 friendly in Morocco
    2022-09-27 Congo - Mauritania 0:2 friendly in Morocco

    They excluded and I included:
    2022-09-17 Fiji - New Caledonia 1:0 Melanesian Cup (group B) in Vanuatu
    2022-09-25 Niger - Liberia 0:0 Cairo Cup in Egypt
    2022-09-30 Fiji - Solomon Islands 1:0 Melanesian Cup (play-off 3rd place) in Vanuatu
    2022-10-01 St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Grenada 1:5 friendly in St. Vincent

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  3. Hi Ed Russia suspended still gaining points ( +2.69) & places in the October FIFA ranking !! Can you explain ?

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    Replies
    1. They played a friendly against Kyrgyzstan (Asian opposition) in Bishkek September the 24th: a 2-1 win.

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  4. Russia ! Thanks Ed for the feed-back

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