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FIFA April Top 100 World National Soccer Team Rankings

April 11, 2012

Following is a table for the top 100 national soccer teams ranked by the Federation Internationale de Football Association in Zurich. In July 2006, a new ranking procedure was introduced.

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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Spain                   1442      1       0      1      1      1      1      1
Germany                 1345      2       1      3      2      3      3      3
Uruguay                 1309      3       1      4      4      4      4      4
Netherlands             1207      4      -2      2      3      2      2      2
Portugal                1190      5       2      7      6      7      7      7
Brazil                  1165      6      -1      5      7      6      6      6
England                 1132      7      -1      6      5      5      5      5
Croatia                 1114      8       2     10      9      8      8      8
Denmark                 1069      9       2     11     10     11     11     11
Argentina               1066     10      -2      8     11     10     10     10
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Russia                  1049     11       1     12     13     13     12     12
Italy                   1041     12      -3      9      8      9      9      9
Chile                    967     13       1     14     12     12     13     13
Greece                   961     14      -1     13     14     14     14     14
Cote d’Ivoire            951     15       0     15     15     18     16     16
France                   938     16       0     16     17     15     15     15
Sweden                   931     17       0     17     18     17     18     18
Switzerland              891     18       0     18     16     16     17     17
Republic of Ireland      891     18       1     19     20     23     22     21
Mexico                   868     20       2     22     21     21     21     20
Australia                862     21      -1     20     22     21     23     22
Ghana                    816     22       1     23     23     26     29     29
Colombia                 815     23       8     31     32     35     36     36
Norway                   805     24       0     24     24     24     25     25
Paraguay                 803     25       0     25     27     27     24     24
Czech Republic           798     26       3     29     29     31     33     33
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Bosnia-Herzegovina       792     27      -6     21     19     19     20     23
Slovenia                 781     28       0     28     27     25     26     26
USA                      779     29      -2     27     31     33     34     34
Japan                    753     30       3     33     30     19     19     19
Korea Republic           746     31      -1     30     34     30     32     32
Serbia                   725     32      -6     26     25     27     27     27
Turkey                   720     33      -1     32     25     29     28     28
Peru                     719     34       0     34     33     34     35     35
Slovakia                 716     35       0     35     38     39     40     40
Hungary                  692     36       1     37     37     37     37     37
Ecuador                  673     37       2     39     40     42     42     42
Algeria                  667     38      -3     35     36     32     30     30
Mali                     656     39       3     42     44     69     67     67
Zambia                   640     40       1     41     43     71     79     79
Wales                    635     41       7     48     42     49     48     50
Gabon                    621     42       1     43     45     91     77     77
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Venezuela                617     43       3     46     46     41     39     39
Belgium                  604     44      -4     40     39     40     41     41
Romania                  603     45       8     53     52     55     56     56
Libya                    602     46       9     55     53     63     63     63
Armenia                  598     47      -3     44     41     45     46     46
Scotland                 596     48       3     51     48     48     47     49
Ukraine                  589     49       0     49     59     54     55     55
El Salvador              589     49       9     58     54     64     69     69
Iran                     578     51       0     51     47     44     45     45
Panama                   575     52      -2     50     49     47     49     51
Estonia                  574     53      -6     47     54     52     57     58
Montenegro               569     54     -10     44     51     50     51     51
Egypt                    566     55       9     64     61     36     31     31
Jamaica                  565     56      -2     54     50     52     54     47
Tunisia                  563     57      -1     56     56     59     59     59
Israel                   558     58     -20     38     35     37     37     37
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Costa Rica               557     59       0     59     63     62     65     64
Nigeria                  554     60      -3     57     56     45     43     43
Honduras                 550     61       2     63     59     51     53     54
Morocco                  548     62      -1     61     62     61     61     60
Sierra Leone             533     63      10     73     64     60     60     61
Cameroon                 526     64       2     66     66     56     50     48
Poland                   514     65      10     75     70     68     66     66
China PR                 503     66       2     68     76     74     71     72
Guinea                   499     67      -2     65     65     79     80     79
Belarus                  494     68       1     69     67     65     64     65
Uzbekistan               493     69      -2     67     77     67     75     76
Iraq                     488     70       6     76     79     73     78     81
South Africa             482     71     -11     60     58     56     52     53
Haiti                    477     72       0     72     71     80     81     78
Austria                  475     73      -2     71     71     71     70     71
Latvia                   465     74       4     78     74     70     68     68
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Canada                   450     75       4     79     71     74     72     72
Cape Verde Islands       449     76     -14     62     69     58     58     57
Senegal                  448     77      -7     70     68     43     44     44
Angola                   440     78       3     81     83     85     83     84
Finland                  430     79       5     84     79     85     86     88
Burkina Faso             426     80      -3     77     75     66     62     62
Jordan                   420     81       2     83     82     81     82     82
Guatemala                419     82       4     86     84     89     90     90
Trinidad and Tobago      417     83      -1     82     85     78     76     86
Albania                  384     84      -4     80     78     77     74     75
Qatar                    384     84       4     88     96     97     93     95
Korea DPR                377     86      25    111    106    107    110    110
Kuwait                   376     87       7     94     91     95     99    100
Togo                     374     88       9     97     94    100    101    101
Saudi Arabia             373     89      -1     88     89     87     96     98
Lithuania                373     89       2     91     93     93     92     94
Congo                    366     91      10    101    130    131    133    131
Uganda                   362     92      -4     88     87     82     89     91
Bahrain                  361     93       0     93     97     95    101    102
Oman                     361     93      -1     92     95     90     85     93
Georgia                  360     95     -21     74     81     76     73     74
Bulgaria                 354     96     -11     85     88     83     84     85
Vietnam                  347     97       1     98    100    101     99    134
FYR Macedonia            342     98       4    102    101    103    103    103
Guyana                   341     99       0     99     92     92     91     97
Northern Ireland         338    100     -13     87     86     87     88     89
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NOTE: For an explanation of the ranking procedure, visit: http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/procedure/men.html

Source: Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

To contact the reporter on this story: Manish Modi in New Delhi at mmodi6@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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