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FIFA Nov. Top 100 World National Soccer Team Rankings

November 07, 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                 Nov.   Nov.  Change   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Spain                   1564      1       0      1      1      1      1      1
Germany                 1421      2       0      2      2      2      2      3
Argentina               1349      3       1      4      7      7      7      7
Portugal                1178      4      -1      3      4      5      5     10
Italy                   1169      5       3      8      6      6      6     12
England                 1167      6      -1      5      3      3      4      6
Netherlands             1128      7      -1      6      8      8      8      4
Colombia                1110      8       1      9     22     21     22     20
Russia                  1084      9       3     12     13     11     13     13
Croatia                 1078     10       1     11      9      9      9      8
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Country                 Nov.   Nov.  Change   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Uruguay                 1047     11      -4      7      5      4      3      2
Greece                  1004     12      -2     10     11     12     12     15
Brazil                   994     13       1     14     12     13     11      5
Mexico                   984     14       5     19     21     18     19     19
Cote d’Ivoire            974     15       1     16     16     16     16     16
Switzerland              966     16      -1     15     20     23     21     21
Ecuador                  951     17       3     20     17     20     27     36
France                   938     18      -5     13     15     14     14     14
Algeria                  907     19       5     24     28     34     35     32
Belgium                  881     20      10     30     40     53     53     54
Chile                    853     21      -4     17     14     15     15     11
Denmark                  851     22      -4     18     10     10     10      9
Sweden                   826     23      -2     21     18     17     17     17
Japan                    810     24      -1     23     23     22     20     23
Czech Republic           806     25      -3     22     19     19     18     27
Norway                   778     26       0     26     34     25     24     26
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Country                 Nov.   Nov.  Change   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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USA                      776     27       5     32     33     36     36     28
Mali                     772     28      -1     27     32     39     40     43
Ghana                    762     29       2     31     31     32     33     25
Hungary                  753     30      19     49     37     28     31     31
Bosnia-Herzegovina       746     31      -2     29     30     31     30     29
Korea Republic           728     32      -7     25     27     29     28     35
Australia                719     33       1     34     25     24     23     24
Montenegro               691     34      10     44     48     50     50     50
Paraguay                 690     35       3     38     29     27     25     22
Republic of Ireland      682     36      -8     28     26     26     26     18
Romania                  669     37       9     46     57     51     52     52
Turkey                   639     38      -2     36     35     30     29     33
Zambia                   633     39       2     41     42     44     41     43
Egypt                    627     40       0     40     38     40     42     48
Bulgaria                 627     40      15     55     89     94     92     90
Serbia                   626     42      -9     33     42     35     37     34
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Country                 Nov.   Nov.  Change   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Slovakia                 619     43       5     48     45     42     44     39
Iran                     611     44      14     58     54     48     50     45
Peru                     611     44      -7     37     51     47     32     37
Tunisia                  609     46      -1     45     41     41     43     46
Panama                   609     46      -3     43     50     54     48     46
Venezuela                600     48      -9     39     52     52     47     40
Slovenia                 593     49     -14     35     24     33     34     30
Jamaica                  586     50       2     52     60     66     63     60
Bolivia                  585     51      21     72     63     73     83    110
Gabon                    581     52      -5     47     44     43     45     49
Central African Repub    581     52      -3     49     64     71     73     93
Poland                   579     54       0     54     56     54     54     62
Ukraine                  575     55     -13     42     39     45     46     52
Honduras                 572     56      10     66     72     65     63     55
Nigeria                  553     57       6     63     58     58     58     60
Haiti                    553     57       3     60     77     80     62     71
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Country                 Nov.   Nov.  Change   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Libya                    545     59      -6     53     36     38     39     42
Canada                   526     60       1     61     73     79     68     77
Sierra Leone             521     61       6     67     59     57     65     59
Cameroon                 520     62       9     71     61     59     59     64
Cape Verde Islands       511     63     -12     51     65     78     79     77
Costa Rica               509     64       8     72     66     62     57     65
Georgia                  499     65       0     65     86     97     97     95
Wales                    497     66      -9     57     45     37     38     38
Albania                  496     67      17     84     84     74     75     79
Austria                  492     68      -9     59     49     60     60     58
Uzbekistan               490     69       1     70     70     63     65     66
Scotland                 488     70     -14     56     47     46     49     41
Guinea                   485     71      -9     62     69     74     75     67
Morocco                  482     72       3     75     68     68     71     70
Togo                     479     73      20     93     99     99     98     98
Belarus                  478     74      13     87     76     76     77     69
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Country                 Nov.   Nov.  Change   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July   June
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Senegal                  471     75      -7     68     62     61     61     63
Guatemala                467     76       5     81     91     88     88     85
Benin                    457     77      -3     74     71     77     78     72
Israel                   452     78       4     82     75     82     82     81
Angola                   446     79       4     83     80     85     86     84
Trinidad and Tobago      446     79      -2     77     82     80     80     82
Korea DPR                445     81       5     86     81     91     89     89
Armenia                  444     82     -18     64     53     56     55     51
FYR Macedonia            431     83      21    104     97    102    103    101
South Africa             430     84      -8     76     74     67     68     68
Estonia                  430     84     -15     69     55     49     56     57
Uganda                   428     86       4     90     88     88     85     94
Oman                     428     86       9     95     93     92     96     97
China PR                 424     88      -3     85     78     69     68     73
Burkina Faso             423     89       2     91     85     87     87     86
Jordan                   420     90     -12     78     87     83     84     80
Finland                  411     91      -3     88     96     72     74     75
Dominican Republic       406     92      10    102    103    118    130    133
New Zealand              404     93      -1     92     95     95     95    100
El Salvador              402     94     -16     78     67     64     67     55
Equatorial Guinea        397     95      10    105    107    111    111    114
Iceland                  392     96       1     97    118    130    129    131
Iraq                     390     97     -17     80     78     84     81     74
Zimbabwe                 383     98      -9     89     98    106    100    106
Congo DR                 360     99       4    103    110    115    114    127
Northern Ireland         356    100      17    117    129    101    102    103
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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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