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FIFA world rankings: England 7th, Croatia 4th!


The April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking has brought movement to the top ten. Although the leading trio of Spain, Germany and Argentina remain unchanged, they are now being pursued by Croatia, who have climbed five places to fourth thanks to FIFA World Cup™ qualifying wins against Serbia and Wales, equalling the position achieved when they finished third at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. Meanwhile England (7th, down 3), Italy (8th, down 3) and the Netherlands (9th, down 1) have all lost ground on the leaders. Meanwhile, Ecuador (10th, up 1) have overtaken Russia (11th, down 1) and entered the top ten for the first time thanks to wins against El Salvador and Paraguay.

In the top 50, Peru (32nd, up 9), Ukraine (37th, up 11), Albania (48th, up 16) and Wales (49th, up 22) have all made excellent progress, while outside the top 50, Equatorial Guinea (59th, up 45), Congo (77th, up 24), Tajikistan (112th, up 40) and Kyrgyzstan (142nd, up 59) have each climbed more than 20 places. In addition to Ecuador, Venezuela (36th, up 7), Panama (38th, up 3), Albania, Equatorial Guinea, Tajikistan and Afghanistan (139th, up 2) have all achieved their highest-ever ranking.

A total of 120 “A” international matches have been taken into account for the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, the majority of them qualification matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ (83 matches) and for the AFC Challenge Cup (20 matches), the remaining 17 matches being friendlies. The total number of matches taken into account so far this year is 275.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 9 May 2013.

Ecuador 10th? Croatia 4th? Hmm...

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

@Niall34 really? Wow

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Niall34 · Sunderland fan

Columbia 6th

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AFC_Harry34 · Arsenal fan

It's funny how Brazil are 19th!

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

@slufsar i didnt say they werent a good team i just said there are better teams than Ecuador that are ranked behind them, the FIFA rankings arent always correct everyone knows that

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

@Italian_celt67 The Fifa rankings arent tailored after our own subjective opinions. Its made up by actual results on the pitch. If Ecuador is that high up, its because they've performed well, and their results clearly show that. Just because they havent got that many players you havent heard of, it dont mean they're not good. How can you even have an opinion on them? Who the hell watches Ecuador?

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

@slufsar whats that got to do with anything? One of our best players plays for Kenya internationally so thats a bad example, im not saying they arent a good team just dont think they should be in the top 10

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

@Italian_celt67 It's not a joke that Ecuador is in the top 10. They've basically won all of their matches the last few years and lie 2nd in their qualification group, only behind Argentina, but above Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay. But, hey, they havent got any players playing for Celtic, so they shouldnt be anywhere near top 50.

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

@TheMightyPotter yes i know i said they should be higher than england

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@Italian_celt67 Ecuador are behind Italy and Holland

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Italian_celt67 · Celtic fan

Italy and Netherlands should be higher than England, Ecuador in the top 10? Thats a joke, also Croatia are a good team but no way are they 4th, infact i wouldnt even have them in the top 10

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Baldersmith · Liverpool fan

England should be number 1.

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IanRush · Liverpool fan

@slufsar Took the words out of my mouth...

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TheMightyPotter · Stoke City fan

@Russel Last 4 years.

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Russel · Liverpool fan

@slufsar I'll be the first

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Russel · Liverpool fan

I don't get how England is higher up than Italy in the rankings, what is this based on? Italy won the 2006 World Cup, they finished higher in the last Euro than England, the rankings are a load of crap

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slufsar · Liverpool fan

Looking forward to see all the cünts who will comment on how büllshit the Fifa Rankings are. It happens every time, by people who nothing interesting to say.

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