FIFA Ranking 1 Week Before Release and Possible Pots for World Cup 2014

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imagesFIFA will update in a week (November 28th) its national teams’ country ranking, but upon using the simulator available on FIFA’s Website one can already know which will be the Top 20 Nations.

Before that you may want to recall how this ranking works.

http://sportsworldintel.com/soccer-fifas-national-teams-ranking-how-it-works/

The new ranking to be disclosed next week will be the following:

Rank Country Points Change Since Previous Ranking
1 Spain 1507 =
2 Germany 1318 =
3 Argentina 1251 =
4 Colombia 1200 =
5 Portugal 1172 9
6 Uruguay 1132 =
7 Italy 1120 1
8 Switzerland 1113 -1
9 Netherlands 1106 -1
10 Brazil 1102 1
11 Belgium 1098 -6
12 Greece 1055 3
13 England 1041 -3
14 USA 1019 -1
15 Chile 1014 -3
17 Croatia 971 2
17 Côte d’Ivoire 918 =
18 Ukraine 907 2
19 France 893 2
20 Mexico 892 4

No changes in Top4 and Portugal is now Top5.

Portugal and Mexico are the best moving up teams.

Belgium, Chile and England are in spite the worst.

Brazil gets back to Top10.

This ranking however won’t matter to define Top seeded countries for next December 6th’s  2014 World Cup draw.

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/final-draw/index.html

Top seeded teams were defined upon the October ranking and are the following: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay, Switzerland,

The other 3 pots are not yet defined but Eurosport.com speculates they will be composed as follows:

Pot 2 (CONCACAF, Asia)

Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, USA, Australia, Iran, Japan, South Korea.

Pot 3 (South America, Africa + lowest-ranked European team)

Chile, Ecuador, Algeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, France

Pot 4 (Europe)

Bosnia-Herzegovinia, England, Italy, Russia, Netherlands, Portugal, Croatia, Greece.

If you want to know more about other important rankings, such as the UEFA’s teams and countries ones, you can check our previous posts.

UEFA Country Ranking

http://sportsworldintel.com/soccer-uefas-country-and-team-rankings-how-it-works/

UEFA Team Ranking

Soccer – UEFA’s Team Ranking: A Calculation to define Top Seed Clubs

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