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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

FIFA ranking: September 2023 final preview

FIFA will publish this ranking next Thursday September 21st. This final preview contains 165 matches, out of 182 matches played since July 17th.


Eritrea played their last official match 4 years ago in September 2019. They are excluded from the ranking from now on, until they have played again. Eritrea is participating in African qualifying for the World Cup 2026, with the first round scheduled for November.


Best movers:

6 - Rwanda, Aruba

5 - Guinea-Bissau, Moldova


Worst movers:

-10 - Northern Ireland

-7 - Belarus

-6 - Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados


Best movers in the top 50:

4 - Austria, Hungary

2 - Korea Republic, Tunisia, Wales, Ecuador


Worst movers in the top 50:

-4 - Poland, Chile

-3 - Serbia


Stay safe and healthy everybody ! 


pos Sep.

team

pts Sep.

+/- pos

+/- pts

1

Argentina

1851,41

0

7,68

2

France

1840,76

0

-2,78

3

Brazil

1837,61

0

9,34

4

England

1794,34

0

-3,05

5

Belgium

1792,64

0

4,09

6

Croatia

1747,83

0

5,28

7

Netherlands

1743,15

0

11,92

8

Portugal

1728,58

1

10,33

9

Italy

1727,37

-1

0,79

10

Spain

1710,72

0

7,27

11

USA

1678,71

0

4,23

12

Mexico

1661,46

0

-4,13

13

Morocco

1658,32

1

2,82

14

Switzerland

1654,11

-1

-7,01

15

Germany

1637,90

0

1,58

16

Colombia

1629,60

1

4,69

17

Uruguay

1626,52

-1

-6,62

18

Denmark

1606,84

1

9,47

19

Japan

1605,20

1

9,24

20

Senegal

1597,13

-2

-15,48

21

Iran

1561,26

1

4,67

22

Peru

1551,91

-1

-9,29

23

Sweden

1538,84

0

-8,27

24

Ukraine

1538,42

0

-2,83

25

Austria

1537,36

4

9,30

26

Korea Republic

1533,01

2

3,71

27

Australia

1531,72

0

1,27

28

Serbia

1529,49

-3

-9,54

29

Tunisia

1525,23

2

8,56

30

Poland

1524,61

-4

-12,38

31

Scotland

1522,67

-1

2,43

32

Hungary

1517,73

4

13,16

33

Wales

1510,52

2

4,48

34

Algeria

1509,51

-1

-1,72

35

Egypt

1508,93

-1

-0,96

36

Chile

1504,76

-4

-6,55

37

Czech Republic

1500,44

0

-3,25

38

Ecuador

1497,66

2

11,19

39

Russia

1494,52

-1

-1,01

40

Nigeria

1488,86

-1

2,38

41

Cameroon

1475,60

1

4,63

42

Turkey

1475,40

-1

-9,07

43

Norway

1470,88

1

12,41

44

Canada

1458,58

-1

0

45

Panama

1452,25

0

-1,69

46

Costa Rica

1452,10

0

-1,46

47

Romania

1448,02

1

4,04

48

Slovakia

1442,84

-1

-4,21

49

Mali

1441,72

2

3,71

50

Cote d'Ivoire

1437,89

2

4,51

51

Greece

1437,26

-1

-3,80

52

Paraguay

1432,08

-3

-10,56

53

Venezuela

1422,83

4

5,60

54

Finland

1418,43

1

-1,04

55

Republic of Ireland

1416,32

-2

-9,94

56

Jamaica

1413,73

2

4,00

57

Saudi Arabia

1412,82

-3

-8,64

58

Burkina Faso

1408,87

-2

-10,31

59

Slovenia

1404,72

2

13,68

60

Ghana

1400,00

0

8,87

61

Qatar

1389,72

-2

-5,85

62

Albania

1377,47

3

20,08

63

South Africa

1371,37

0

3,12

64

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1370,37

-2

-10,73

65

North Macedonia

1362,95

3

12,42

66

Congo DR

1352,43

3

2,32

67

Iceland

1351,93

0

-1,05

68

Montenegro

1349,34

3

5,89

69

Iraq

1347,38

1

2,17

70

United Arab Emirates

1342,43

2

6,15

71

Cape Verde Islands

1337,29

-5

-17,36

72

Israel

1336,34

4

12,53

73

Oman

1334,37

0

1,92

74

Northern Ireland

1333,20

-10

-27,97

75

Uzbekistan

1328,35

-1

0,77

76

El Salvador

1307,00

-1

-18,47

77

Honduras

1305,78

2

-3,45

78

Bulgaria

1300,74

-1

-14,74

79

Georgia

1299,32

-1

-13,48

80

China PR

1297,25

0

-7,53

81

Guinea

1293,11

0

-3,64

82

Zambia

1289,64

2

-4,14

83

Bolivia

1287,86

0

-7,23

84

Jordan

1286,36

-2

-9,90

85

Luxembourg

1273,55

4

10,83

86

Bahrain

1273,54

0

-8,51

87

Gabon

1270,84

-2

-14,41

88

Haiti

1270,76

-1

-1,88

89

Uganda

1259,97

3

9,65

90

Curacao

1259,40

-2

-8,47

91

Armenia

1254,47

-1

1,87

92

Equatorial Guinea

1248,98

-1

-2,85

93

Syria

1245,81

1

4,19

94

Vietnam

1243,14

1

4,91

95

Benin

1233,63

-2

-14,50

96

Kyrgyzstan

1228,60

1

3,80

97

Palestine

1224,05

-1

-8,97

98

Mauritania

1219,58

3

14,40

99

Trinidad and Tobago

1217,24

3

17,50

100

Kazakhstan

1206,94

4

8,70

101

Lebanon

1205,56

-1

-0,21

102

India

1204,88

-3

-3,81

103

Guatemala

1200,18

4

13,47

104

New Zealand

1199,04

-1

0

105

Belarus

1198,22

-7

-14,06

106

Kenya

1190,95

-1

-0,12

107

Guinea-Bissau

1190,88

5

11,95

108

Congo

1189,90

-2

-0,73

109

Madagascar

1187,80

-1

1,71

110

Tajikistan

1183,01

0

3,47

111

Kosovo

1181,91

-2

2,22

112

Thailand

1181,21

1

6,84

113

Mozambique

1178,75

4

14,50

114

Namibia

1174,20

0

1,79

115

Estonia

1172,25

-4

-7,05

116

Korea DPR

1169,96

-1

0

117

Angola

1167,70

-1

-1,37

118

Gambia

1160,55

1

0,73

119

Togo

1158,24

3

17,36

120

Cyprus

1155,95

-2

-7,78

121

Azerbaijan

1147,69

0

4,47

122

Tanzania

1146,46

2

7,67

123

Malawi

1144,29

0

3,64

124

Sierra Leone

1144,16

-4

-11,95

125

Zimbabwe

1138,56

0

0

126

Libya

1133,60

1

2,85

127

Central African Republic

1126,72

-1

-6,78

128

Niger

1120,01

0

-9,66

129

Comoros

1118,62

1

-1,37

130

Sudan

1108,97

1

-7,24

131

Faroe Islands

1106,52

-2

-19,78

132

Philippines

1099,29

3

3,63

133

Rwanda

1099,00

6

9,54

134

Solomon Islands

1097,61

-1

0

135

Malaysia

1094,90

1

3,33

136

Kuwait

1093,38

1

2,96

137

Latvia

1089,99

-3

-6,20

138

Antigua and Barbuda

1089,30

-6

-18,21

139

Nicaragua

1089,02

2

12,91

140

Turkmenistan

1086,12

-2

-3,65

141

Burundi

1080,43

-1

-4,63

142

Ethiopia

1072,54

0

-1,92

143

Lithuania

1072,21

1

2,24

144

Eswatini

1065,69

2

7,50

145

Suriname

1063,06

-2

-10,51

146

St. Kitts and Nevis

1058,06

-1

-8,75

147

Indonesia

1052,87

3

5,41

148

Hong Kong

1052,26

1

2,52

149

Botswana

1050,69

-2

-3,62

150

Liberia

1047,85

-2

-2,09

151

Dominican Republic

1036,11

1

-0,63

152

Lesotho

1034,18

-1

-4,50

153

Andorra

1024,58

1

2,28

154

Chinese Taipei

1023,66

-1

-4,52

155

Maldives

1021,85

0

0

156

Yemen

1020,37

0

0

157

Singapore

1016,47

1

1,69

158

Afghanistan

1014,25

-1

-6,07

159

Moldova

1010,10

5

19,37

160

Puerto Rico

1008,23

3

14,43

161

Myanmar

1004,46

-1

4,20

162

Papua New Guinea

1003,28

-3

0

163

Tahiti

999,18

-1

4,07

164

New Caledonia

995,58

-3

0

165

Guyana

994,45

3

12,76

166

St. Lucia

987,66

4

8,75

167

South Sudan

986,61

0

3,26

168

Vanuatu

986,44

-3

0

169

Cuba

981,15

3

12,86

170

Fiji

980,48

-1

0

171

Malta

972,02

0

-0,84

172

Barbados

969,91

-6

-14,14

173

Grenada

959,17

1

-1,60

174

Bermuda

958,48

-1

-7,79

175

Nepal

953,85

0

-4,20

176

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

953,60

2

15,32

177

Cambodia

948,64

-1

5,67

178

Mauritius

942,64

2

6,55

179

Montserrat

939,88

0

1,86

180

Belize

932,44

-3

-7,52

181

Chad

930,22

0

0

182

Dominica

911,33

2

6,45

183

Mongolia

908,71

0

0

184

Bhutan

905,78

1

5,13

185

Macau

903,89

-3

-9,79

186

Laos

899,58

1

0

187

Sao Tomé e Príncipe

897,69

-1

-2,38

188

Cook Islands

895,25

0

-4,08

189

Bangladesh

894,23

0

1,79

190

Djibouti

889,20

1

0

191

Brunei Darussalam

887,58

-1

-3,54

192

Timor-Leste

860,45

0

0,00

193

Aruba

858,50

6

7,62

194

Somalia

854,72

2

0

195

Seychelles

853,50

-1

-3,21

196

Cayman Islands

851,59

-3

-8,24

197

Pakistan

847,67

4

0

198

Gibraltar

845,40

0

-6,24

199

Liechtenstein

843,63

1

-5,19

200

Bahamas

841,84

-3

-11,03

201

Guam

838,33

2

0

202

Sri Lanka

825,25

2

0

203

Turks and Caicos Islands

824,93

-1

-14,46

204

US Virgin Islands

817,21

1

0,62

205

British Virgin Islands

812,12

1

8,01

206

Anguilla

785,69

1

0

207

San Marino

750,27

1

-2,84



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8 comments:

  1. FIFA has excluded the following matches from the September ranking, which I included in the final preview above:
    2023-08-28 Tahiti - Cook Islands 9:1 friendly in Tahiti
    2023-08-31 Tahiti - Cook Islands 3:0 friendly in Tahiti
    2023-09-07 Qatar - Kenya 1:2 friendly in Qatar
    2023-09-09 South Africa - Namibia 0:0 friendly in South Africa
    2023-09-12 Qatar - Russia 1:1 friendly in Qatar
    2023-09-12 South Africa - Congo DR 1:0 friendly in South Africa

    And, finally after 6 months, corrections on the points tallies of the involved teams were applied for three awarded matches in AFCON 2023 qualifying:
    2023-03-24 Congo DR - Mauritania 3:1 CAF Nations Cup 2023 Q in Congo DR was awarded 3:0 to Congo DR because Mauritania fielded an ineligible player
    2023-03-28 Mauritania - Congo DR 1:1 CAF Nations Cup 2023 Q in Mauritania was awarded 0:3 to Congo DR because Mauritania fielded an ineligible player
    2023-03-29 Rwanda - Benin 1:1 CAF Nations Cup 2023 Q in Rwanda was awarded 0:3 to Benin because Rwanda fielded an ineligible player

    See the updated points calculation overview on the Important info page.

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    1. Thank you for the information

      Commentary on the Rules Governing Eligibility to Play for Representative Team

      https://digitalhub.fifa.com/m/ccab990abf45fcf6/original/ro8mje8vw98yp3rvfbmi-pdf.pdf

      ART. 9 CHANGE OF ASSOCIATION
      1. A player may, only once, request to change the association for which he is eligible to play to the association of another country of which he holds the nationality.
      2. A request to change association may be granted only in the following circumstances:
      a)


      c) the player:
      i) was fielded in a match in an official competition at “A” international level in any kind of football for his current association;
      ii) at the time of being fielded for his first match in an official competition (at any level) in any kind of football for his current association, he held the nationality of the association which he wishes to represent;

      iv) was fielded in no more than three matches at “A” international level in any kind of football for his current association, whether in an official competition or non-official competition:

      vi) has never participated in any kind of football at “A” international level in the final tournament of the FIFA World Cup or a final tournament of a confederation competition.


      70. The phrase “official competition” is defined in the FIFA Statutes as “a competition for representative teams organised by FIFA or any confederation”.

      71. “‘A’ international level” refers to the highest level of representative team football, colloquially known as the “senior national team”.


      83. “Final tournament of a confederation competition” refers to the premier competition for a particular kind of football. By way of example, the competitions in association football at the time of writing are:
      Confederation — Women’s football — Men’s footbal
      AFC— AFC Women’s Asian Cup — AFC Asian Cup
      CAF— Africa Women Cup of Nations — Africa Cup of Nations
      Concacaf — Concacaf Women’s Championship — Concacaf Gold Cup
      CONMEBOL — Copa America Femenina — Copa America
      OFC — OFC Women’s Nations Cup — OFC Nation’s Cup
      UEFA —UEFA European Women’s Championship — UEFA European Championship

      So,African Nations Championship, UEFA Nations League, Finalissima, CONCACAF Nations League, AFC Solidarity Cup, etc.
      these competitions are not the premier competition of a confederation,
      but all the competitions are “official competition”,though African Nations Championship(Finalissima,AFC Solidarity Cup,etc.)was ranking purposes considered as friendly match.


      The Mauritanian Federation explains that it did not consider it "necessary to request a change of association for Khadim Diaw who only represented Senegal during the qualifiers for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) which, according to it, is not an official competition.

      In a press release dated July 11, 2023, the Disciplinary Jury rejected the defense arguments put forward by the Mauritanian Federation of football. Namely that “the player did not need a change of association since he had only participated in CHAN matches which fell outside the Fifa calendar and should therefore not be considered as a “official” competition.

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  2. Hello Ed, brilliant work as usual!

    I have a question regarding the forfeited matches. Rwanda and Benin originally drew on March 29, which gave an exchange of +/-3.427. When the sanction was applied on September 1, their points were 1089.461 for Rwanda and 1248.129 for Benin, and when I recalculate that match giving Benin the win with those points, I get an exchange of +/-8.808, which in total is a difference of +/-12.235, which doesn't match the 12.086 in your file. Could you please walk us through this discrepancy? Where does the difference come from?

    Thank you very much!

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    1. Rodrigo, I also came up short in calculating the points corrections for the forfeited matches, in the Benin/Rwanda case as in the Mauritania/Congo DR case. I couldn't come to the exact same points of these teams in the published ranking.
      I tried with the points before the September window and came up with the numbers you mention. I tried with the points before the June window (because I don't know the exact date the decision to forfeit was made -I read above that it's July 11th for the Mauritania/Congo DR case, thanks Anon-, but that also didn't give the published points.

      In the end I added/subtracted the points difference on 2 decimals between the published points and the calculated points corrections for each teams when using the normal procedure. So, I just can't explain the correction values used by FIFA.
      It's the correction values for Mexico/Guatemala/Ecuador for the April 2023 ranking all over again. I couldn't explain those correction values either.
      Which is annoying, but as FIFA won't give any explanation about their ranking calculations in these specific case anyway, I've learned to let it pass. I hope you can too :)

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  3. UEFA Women's Nations League
    The top two eligible teams in the Nations League Finals (excluding France) will qualify for the 2024 Olympic
    What’s the coefficient, friendly?
    FIFA should gave a new coefficient for Women's Nations League(African Nations Championship,Finalissima,etc.)

    2024 Copa América qualifying play-offs will be contested by four CONCACAF teams to earn the final two places in the 2024 Copa América
    a qualifying tournament will be organized for non-CONMEBOL teams to enter into the Copa América.
    What’s the coefficient, 15(CONCACAF Nations League group stage)or 25(Nations League play-offs and finals, Confederations' qualifiers)?

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    1. Women's UNL: a new competition for which there's currently no adequate match type available. So, using the fallback option the men's ranking also uses, it could be considered for ranking calculation purposes as 'just a friendly'.
      For the men's UNL a new match type (+weighing factor) was introduced to calculate the first UNL matches. I expect the same for the women's UNL.
      In general, the available women's match types should indeed be reconsidered. The "friendly between two top 10-teams" match type could have been appropriate in 2003 but definitely not in 2023 anymore.

      Regarding the play-ins for the Copa America next March, I expect them to be calculated with an I-factor of 25 (a continental final tournament qualifier). But we won't know for sure until the April 2024 ranking is published...
      Special attention require already the new quarter finals in league A in the CONCACAF Nations League this November. Will they still be considered as group stage matches (I=15) or already as NL play-offs (I=25)? I expect the latter, because these quarter finals are effectively also continental final tournament qualifiers. But once again, we'll have to wait and see.

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  5. Malaysia current position is the highest in over 15 years. Last time Malaysia within Top 130 was 127 (May 2006)

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