November 2020 FIFA Rankings

As the November 2020 window ended there are a couple of things must be addressed:

  1. Only UEFA  had all member associations play at least one out of the three possible games (Only confederation that was allowed to play three games in this window)
    1. Israel, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Romania played two out of the three possible due to COVID-19 cases and mandatory quarantine
    2. Norway only played one game due to COVID-19 cases
  2. OFC nations such as New Zealand and Fiji did not play a single game
  3. Majority of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)  and all of CONMEBOL played a full slate of two games available
    1. Colombia is the biggest loser as the country lost 30 points by having two World Cup Qualification games including a 6-1 drubbing in Ecuador
  4. Only the US, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and Jamaica played two games out of CONCACAF
    1. Costa Rica played the Basque Country which is not a FIFA game as the Basque Country isn’t affiliated with FIFA
  5. Honduras and Guatemala played each other.
  6. Only twelve nations in Asia played two games as allowed by FIFA

With all of that out of the way, the newest rankings are out and here are the changes

  • Malawi went down 11 spots which is the biggest drop overall and in the top 80 is Iceland with them dropping 7 spots
  • Colombia, Libya, Peru, Georgia and Mauritania lost over 20 points
  • Equatorial Guinea was the overall winner as they jumped 10 spots in the rankings while in the top 80 Curaçao jumped seven spots without even playing a game this International Break
    • Mexico is in the top 10 jumping over Germany, Italy and the Netherlands for the first time in nine years
  • Burundi and Equatorial Guinea both gained over 20 points in this International Break competing for the chance to qualify for the African Cup of Nations
  • The top 6 had no change whatsoever even after France lost at home against Finland during a friendly in the International Break

Here is the complete rankings (as of November 26th, 2020)

Rank Country      Points
1 Belgium 1780
2 France 1755
3 Brazil 1743
4 England 1670
5 Portugal 1662
6 Spain 1645
7 Argentina 1642
8 Uruguay 1639
9 Mexico 1632
10 Italy 1625
11 Croatia 1617
12 Denmark 1614
13 Germany 1610
14 Netherlands 1609
15 Colombia 1601
16 Switzerland 1594
17 Chile 1567
18 Wales 1562
18 Poland 1562
20 Senegal 1558
20 Sweden 1558
22 United States 1545
23 Austria 1531
24 Ukraine 1520
25 Peru 1512
26 Tunisia 1503
27 Japan 1502
28 Venezuela 1501
29 Iran 1496
30 Serbia 1495
31 Algeria 1488
32 Turkey 1487
33 Slovakia 1478
34 Paraguay 1476
35 Nigeria 1474
35 Morocco 1474
37 Romania 1466
38 South Korea 1465
39 Russia 1461
40 Hungary 1460
41 Australia 1457
42 Ireland 1456
42 Czech Republic 1456
44 Norway 1450
45 Northern Ireland 1440
46 Iceland 1438
47 Jamaica 1437
48 Scotland 1436
49 Egypt 1432
50 Cameroon 1428
51 Costa Rica 1427
52 Ghana 1424
53 Greece 1413
54 Finland 1411
55 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1410
56 Ecuador 1409
57 Mali 1408
58 Burkina Faso 1391
59 Qatar 1387
60 DR Congo 1386
61 Ivory Coast 1384
62 Slovenia 1379
63 Montenegro 1370
64 Honduras 1367
65 Northern Macedonia 1362
66 Albania 1360
67 Saudi Arabia 1353
68 Bulgaria 1350
69 Iraq 1347
70 El Salvador 1346
71 South Africa 1341
72 Canada 1332
73 Guinea 1329
74 UAE 1326
75 China PR 1323
76 Syria 1313
76 Curaçao 1313
78 Panama 1311
79 Uganda 1307
79 Bolivia 1307
81 Cape Verde 1306
82 Oman 1303
83 Benin 1302
84 Haiti 1285
85 Uzbekistan 1283
86 Gabon 1280
87 Israel 1279
88 Belarus 1269
89 Georgia 1267
90 Zambia 1266
91 Congo 1264
92 Lebanon 1263
93 Vietnam 1258
94 Madagascar 1257
95 Jordan 1244
96 Kyrgyz Republic 1240
97 Bahrain 1238
98 Luxemburg 1235
99 Armenia 1233
100 Cyprus 1224
101 Mauritania 1207
102 Palestine 1204
103 Trinidad and Tobago 1201
104 Kenya 1187
104 India 1187
106 Mozambique 1185
107 Faroe Islands 1183
108 Zimbabwe 1181
109 Azerbaijan 1180
109 Estonia 1180
111 Thailand 1178
111 Libya 1178
113 Niger 1173
114 Central African Republic 1171
115 North Korea 1170
116 Sierra Leone 1165
117 Kosovo 1155
118 New Zealand 1149
119 Namibia 1147
120 Guinea-Bissau 1146
121 Tajikistan 1143
122 Kazakhstan 1142
123 Malawi 1140
124 Philippines 1136
125 Angola 1134
126 Antigua y Barbuda 1127
127 Sudan 1124
128 Togo 1115
129 Lithuania 1114
130 Comoros 1112
131 Guatemala 1111
132 Turkmenistan 1107
133 Ruanda 1099
134 Equatorial Guinea 1097
135 Tanzania 1085
136 Latvia 1082
137 Myanmar 1081
138 Taipei China 1078
138 Burundi 1078
140 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1074
141 Suriname 1073
141 Salomon Islands 1073
143 Lesotho 1072
143 Hong Kong 1072
145 Yemen 1071
146 Botswana 1066
147 Ethiopia 1064
148 Kuwait 1060
149 Nicaragua 1055
150 Afghanistan 1052
151 Andorra 1048
152 Liberia 1047
153 Malaysia 1040
153 Eswatini 1040
155 Maldives 1038
156 Nueva Caledonia 1035
157 Gambia 1034
158 Singapore 1020
159 Dominican Republic 1019
160 Grenada 1015
161 Tahiti 1014
162 Barbados 1009
163 South Sudan 998
164 Fiji 996
164 Vanuatu 996
166 Papua New Guinea 991
167 Guyana 988
168 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 986
169 Bermuda 983
170 Belize 974
171 Nepal 968
172 Mauritius 965
173 Indonesia 964
173 Cambodia 964
175 Saint Lucia 953
176 Malta 951
177 Moldova 950
178 Chad 947
179 Puerto Rico 941
180 Cuba 936
181 Liechtenstein 924
182 Macau 922
183 Monserrat 921
184 Bangladesh 920
185 Djibouti 919
185 Dominica 919
187 Sao Tomé y Príncipe 914
188 Laos 912
189 Bhutan 911
190 Mongolia 906
191 Brunei Darussalam 904
192 American Samoa 900
193 Cayman Islands 897
194 Samoa 894
195 Gibraltar 888
196 Bahamas 880
197 Timor-Leste 879
197 Somalia 879
199 Guam 873
200 Pakistan 867
200 Aruba 867
202 Seychelles 866
203 Turks and Caicos Islands 862
203 Tonga 862
205 Eritrea 856
206 Sri Lanka 853
207 US Virgin Islands 844
208 UK Virgin Islands 842
209 Anguilla 821
210 San Marino 810

 

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