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Sunday, December 18, 2022

FIFA ranking: December 2022 final preview

FIFA will publish the ranking this Thursday December 22nd. Argentina is the new world champion and just couldn't catch Brazil at the top spot. This final preview contains 159 matches, out of 173 matches played since October 3rd.


One team dropped to a new low:

Liechtenstein (198 - 196 in October 2022)


Best movers:

11 - Morocco, Australia

10 - Cameroon


Worst movers:

-12 - Canada, Qatar

-9 - Wales


Best movers in the top 50:

11 - Morocco, Australia

10 - Cameroon


Worst movers in the top 50:

-9 - Wales

-8 - Denmark, Serbia


Stay safe and healthy everybody !


pos Dec.

team

pts Dec.

+/- pos

+/- pts

1

Brazil

1840,77

0

-0,53

2

Argentina

1838,39

1

64,51

3

France

1823,39

1

63,61

4

Belgium

1781,30

-2

-35,41

5

England

1774,17

0

45,70

6

Netherlands

1740,67

2

46,16

7

Croatia

1727,63

5

81,99

8

Italy

1723,56

-2

-2,58

9

Portugal

1702,54

0

25,98

10

Spain

1693,43

-3

-21,79

11

Morocco

1672,38

11

108,88

12

Switzerland

1655,02

3

19,10

13

USA

1652,74

3

25,26

14

Germany

1646,95

-3

-3,26

15

Mexico

1635,81

-2

-9,08

16

Uruguay

1627,45

-2

-11,26

17

Colombia

1612,78

0

1,74

18

Denmark

1608,11

-8

-58,46

19

Senegal

1603,62

-1

19,24

20

Japan

1593,11

4

33,57

21

Peru

1564,30

2

3,29

22

Poland

1559,86

4

11,27

23

Sweden

1558,45

2

5,12

24

Iran

1551,73

-4

-12,88

25

Korea Republic

1539,49

3

9,19

26

Ukraine

1536,99

1

0

27

Australia

1533,97

11

45,25

28

Wales

1530,28

-9

-39,54

29

Serbia

1526,46

-8

-37,16

30

Tunisia

1526,20

0

18,66

31

Chile

1506,91

-2

-2,70

32

Costa Rica

1500,21

-1

-3,38

33

Cameroon

1499,31

10

27,87

34

Austria

1497,24

0

4,29

35

Nigeria

1494,32

-3

-4,15

36

Russia

1493,93

-3

-2,18

37

Hungary

1493,33

-1

1,13

38

Czech Republic

1490,61

-3

-1,60

39

Egypt

1490,34

0

3,90

40

Algeria

1486,72

-3

-2,38

41

Scotland

1476,94

-1

-2,59

42

Ecuador

1476,93

2

12,54

43

Norway

1475,05

-1

2,01

44

Turkey

1465,38

1

5,24

45

Mali

1449,05

1

0,20

46

Paraguay

1445,06

1

-3,71

47

Cote d'Ivoire

1441,49

1

-1,57

48

Saudi Arabia

1438,70

3

0,92

49

Republic of Ireland

1438,59

0

-1,60

50

Burkina Faso

1434,81

4

2,56

51

Greece

1433,59

1

-4,01

52

Romania

1432,64

1

-2,04

53

Canada

1431,64

-12

-43,36

54

Slovakia

1425,58

1

-0,01

55

Venezuela

1406,11

2

1,74

56

Finland

1405,71

0

0,11

57

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1403,51

1

0

58

Ghana

1400,02

3

7,02

59

Northern Ireland

1396,55

0

0

60

Panama

1393,93

0

0,65

61

Slovenia

1389,06

2

5,02

62

Qatar

1386,18

-12

-53,71

63

Iceland

1380,35

-1

-4,06

64

Jamaica

1379,29

0

0,43

65

North Macedonia

1355,28

0

-3,23

66

Albania

1355,08

0

0,97

67

South Africa

1350,36

0

0,77

68

Iraq

1342,39

0

-0,62

69

Montenegro

1339,15

0

-1,88

70

United Arab Emirates

1338,48

0

0,91

71

Bulgaria

1336,71

1

1,35

72

Cape Verde Islands

1336,05

-1

0

73

Congo DR

1333,92

0

0

74

El Salvador

1326,86

0

-3,65

75

Oman

1321,24

0

0,95

76

Israel

1315,67

0

-0,88

77

Uzbekistan

1312,65

0

2,67

78

Georgia

1305,98

0

-1,36

79

China PR

1305,06

0

0

80

Gabon

1303,68

1

1,84

81

Honduras

1301,98

-1

0

82

Bolivia

1294,96

0

-1,32

83

Guinea

1290,47

0

0

84

Jordan

1289,18

0

-0,81

85

Bahrain

1280,27

0

-0,37

86

Curacao

1278,54

0

-0,10

87

Haiti

1269,07

0

0

88

Zambia

1265,15

0

-2,27

89

Uganda

1260,69

0

0

90

Syria

1251,46

0

-4,46

91

Benin

1247,47

0

0

92

Luxembourg

1245,35

0

1,55

93

Palestine

1233,72

1

0

94

Armenia

1231,77

-1

-2,16

95

Kyrgyzstan

1230,22

0

0

96

Vietnam

1228,63

0

1,98

97

Belarus

1221,68

0

0,62

98

Equatorial Guinea

1215,66

0

0

99

Congo

1208,79

1

0

100

Lebanon

1208,47

-1

-3,24

101

Kenya

1202,26

0

0

102

Madagascar

1200,74

0

0

103

Mauritania

1197,58

0

0

104

Trinidad and Tobago

1195,29

0

0

105

New Zealand

1193,98

0

0

106

India

1192,09

0

0

107

Kosovo

1187,03

0

0,02

107

Tajikistan

1187,03

1

1,33

109

Estonia

1186,27

0

1,63

110

Cyprus

1185,17

0

1,35

111

Thailand

1173,40

0

-1,52

112

Korea DPR

1169,96

0

0

113

Namibia

1164,13

2

0

114

Mozambique

1163,57

0

-1,65

115

Kazakhstan

1163,09

-2

-3,54

116

Sierra Leone

1160,31

1

0

117

Guatemala

1158,82

1

2,12

118

Angola

1158,81

1

2,91

119

Guinea-Bissau

1158,77

-3

-1,94

120

Libya

1154,25

0

0

121

Niger

1152,80

0

0

122

Azerbaijan

1151,82

1

5,10

123

Faroe Islands

1146,31

-1

-0,86

124

Malawi

1144,97

0

0

125

Zimbabwe

1138,56

0

0

126

Gambia

1137,57

0

0,10

127

Togo

1128,92

0

0

128

Sudan

1124,52

0

-2,82

129

Comoros

1123,18

0

0

130

Tanzania

1119,89

0

0

131

Antigua and Barbuda

1117,01

0

0

132

Central African Republic

1116,97

0

0

133

Latvia

1116,96

1

2,75

134

Philippines

1113,15

-1

-1,98

135

Turkmenistan

1100,47

0

0

136

Rwanda

1096,48

1

2,82

137

Solomon Islands

1095,70

-1

0

138

Ethiopia

1091,19

0

0

139

Suriname

1078,22

0

0,92

140

St. Kitts and Nevis

1076,91

0

0

141

Burundi

1075,27

0

-0,99

142

Nicaragua

1072,71

0

0,88

143

Eswatini

1070,89

0

0

144

Lithuania

1069,12

0

-0,63

145

Malaysia

1066,60

1

4,28

146

Hong Kong

1062,39

-1

0

147

Lesotho

1061,40

0

0

148

Kuwait

1056,64

1

3,23

149

Botswana

1054,43

-1

-2,03

150

Liberia

1049,66

0

0

151

Indonesia

1033,90

1

0

152

Andorra

1031,13

-1

-4,07

153

Dominican Republic

1028,87

0

-2,99

154

Yemen

1023,52

1

0

155

Afghanistan

1023,04

1

0

156

Maldives

1021,18

-2

-4,91

157

Chinese Taipei

1021,02

0

3,24

158

Papua New Guinea

1007,46

1

0

159

Myanmar

1006,16

-1

-1,73

160

Singapore

1006,10

0

2,60

161

New Caledonia

995,58

0

0

162

Tahiti

995,11

0

0

163

Fiji

989,43

0

0

164

Vanuatu

985,62

0

0

165

South Sudan

983,98

0

0

166

Barbados

982,27

0

0

167

Cuba

981,63

0

2,98

168

Malta

978,95

0

1,03

169

Bermuda

977,47

0

0

170

Puerto Rico

974,32

0

0

171

Guyana

968,74

0

0

172

St. Lucia

966,31

0

0,65

173

Grenada

963,72

0

0

174

Moldova

958,88

0

-2,35

175

Nepal

956,94

0

2,08

176

Belize

950,88

0

0

177

Cambodia

946,66

0

-1,96

178

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

945,25

0

0

179

Montserrat

940,78

0

0

180

Mauritius

932,02

0

0

181

Chad

930,22

0

0

182

Macau

922,10

0

0

183

Mongolia

913,55

0

0

184

Dominica

911,51

0

0

185

Bhutan

910,96

0

0

186

Sao Tomé e Príncipe

908,18

0

0

187

Laos

905,51

0

0

188

American Samoa

900,27

0

0

189

Cook Islands

899,33

0

0

190

Brunei Darussalam

898,02

0

-0,39

191

Samoa

894,26

0

0

192

Bangladesh

884,45

0

0

193

Djibouti

875,05

0

0

194

Cayman Islands

865,72

1

0

195

Pakistan

864,72

-1

-2,09

196

Tonga

861,81

1

0

197

Timor-Leste

860,45

1

0,39

198

Liechtenstein

859,84

-2

-2,55

199

Seychelles

859,56

0

0

200

Gibraltar

858,04

4

5,88

201

Aruba

857,04

0

1,67

202

Eritrea

855,56

-2

0

203

Bahamas

854,80

-1

0

204

Somalia

854,72

-1

0

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

761,57

0

-0,65


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15 comments:

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    1. Would you care to elaborate on what's wrong exactly ?

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    2. how did you calculate it? it seems same error that another site.

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    3. You surely need to be a bit more exact and clear in your criticism :) I calculate this ranking in the same way that I used for the last 4 and a half years.
      What is exactly wrong in your opinion ?

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    4. sorry , you are right ;-)

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  2. Current ranking method is too rigid. To calculate 'We', they need to consider '-dr/400' instead of 600. That would make far better results in ranking.

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    1. Either that or higher match coefficients (both would have similar effect in the long run)

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    2. I agree with both of you. Already right after the introduction of the new calculation method in June 2018 these two measures (adjust (either or both) We-calculation and match type weights) were mentioned to make this ranking a bit more volatile.
      Also the abandoning of the zero-sum approach of elo for matches in the knock-out phase of continental or World cups (teams can't lose points anymore in that tournament phase) adds to the involatility of the FIFA-ranking in it's current constellation.

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    3. It's wild that we take the games that are going to be the highest stakes (aka both teams playing at peak ability) and don't adjust ratings down in a loss?? Very odd addition

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  3. FIFA excluded this December ranking from before the October ranking
    2022-09-24 Kyrgyzstan - Russia 1:2 friendly

    Furthermore they excluded and I included:
    2022-11-15 Dominican Republic - Cuba 2:4 friendly
    2022-11-17 Jordan - Spain 1:3 friendly
    2022-11-17 Rwanda - Sudan 0:0 friendly
    2022-11-18 Dominican Republic - Cuba 1:1 friendly
    2022-11-19 Rwanda - Sudan 1:0 friendly
    2022-11-20 St. Lucia - San Marino 1:0 friendly
    2022-11-24 Curacao - Aruba 2:2 friendly ABCS tournament
    2022-11-26 Curacao - Suriname 2:2 friendly ABCS tournament

    And they included while I excluded:
    2022-10-13 Qatar - Nicaragua 2:1 friendly
    2022-10-23 Qatar - Guatemala 2:0 friendly
    2022-10-27 Qatar - Honduras 1:0 friendly
    2022-10-30 Saudi Arabia - Honduras 0:0 friendly
    2022-11-05 Qatar - Panama 2:1 friendly
    2022-11-09 Qatar - Albania 1:0 friendly
    2022-11-17 Libya - Niger 3:2 friendly
    2022-11-20 Gabon - Niger 3:1 friendly

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  4. Any idea when we can expect Euro qualifying simulations?

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    1. That will be after January 25th, when the composition of the UNL Final Four will be drawn.

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