8 November, 2012 - 13:22

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

Movement in the latest edition: Ups and downs.

This edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking took into account the total amount of played international matches, 146. 77 out of them are the qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, 25 are CONCACAF/AFC qualifiers and 44 international friendly matches.

In the top ten the leaders, Spain and Germany remain on their positions. Argentina edged out Portugal to get the third place and the latter one is fourth. Italy earned points and reached the fifth position while Russia broke through the top ten and they haven’t done it since October 2010. Uruguay and Chile both fell 4 positions down. Belgium rounded out the top twenty having climbed up 10 positions.

The highest-ever positions since 1993 were achieved by Algeria, who are 19th, Haiti, who are 57th, Dominican Republic, who are 92nd, St Kitts and Nevis, who are 106th, Philippines, who are 143rd and Timor-Leste, who are 187th.

The hosting country, Brazil, don’t need to qualify and they are ranked 13th. They claimed wins in two friendlies against Iraq and Japan.

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