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Thursday, February 4, 2010

FIFA rankings 2010 - Complete list

FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings 2010 have been released.

FIFA rankings 2010February 04 2010 : The Indian national team has moved up four places to 130 according to the February FIFA rankings.

This improvement came despite the fact that India didn't play a senior international in either December or January.

The senior team's last match was the final of the Nehru Cup back in August, which they won by beating Syria in the final.

Bob Houghton's team are scheduled to play two friendly matches in February but that won't be considered for the FIFA Rankings as the opposition are two club sides from UAE- Al Shaab and Al Nasr.

Fiji are placed just above India at 129 while Guatemala are placed 131st.

India have also moved up four places to 21 in the Asian Rankings.

Egypt number 10 in FIFA rankings.

The Egyptian national football team jumped into the top 10 of FIFA’s – the world football governing body – recent rankings published on Wednesday, marking the first time the African nation has made it this high. Nigera followed Egypt as the second highest ranked African nation, moving up 7 spots to take the 15th position.

Egypt received a boost after winning their third-straight African Cup of Nations on Sunday in Angola. They haven’t lost in the African continental championship since 2004.

Nigeria’s ranking was also boosted by their third place finish in the tournament.

Ironically, Egypt is the only top ranking nation not to make it to the World Cup this summer in South Africa.

FIFA rankings 2010
Other top ranking African teams include Cameroon, which fell nine places to number 20, and Cote d’Ivoire, which is now ranked 22nd after falling six places.

Nations Cup runners-up, Ghana rose seven places to the 27th position in the world, while Algeria went down five spots to 31. Gabon is now ranked 44, after climbing four places to complete the number of teams from Africa in the top 50.

2010 World Cup host, South Africa, is ranked 81st in the world, with Malawi and Mozambique coming close behind at 82 and 83.

Meanwhile, Spain kept the top spot in the rankings. The United States was unchanged at No. 14, leading the CONCACAF nations. Mexico followed at 17.

European champion, Spain, is followed by Brazil and Netherlands. World champion, Italy, is fourth and Portugal is fifth.

The top nine was unchanged after only No. 8, Argentina, played in the past month, beating Costa Rica 3-2 in a friendly match.

Vietnam jumps seven places in FIFA rankings.

Vietnam’s football team moved up seven places to 116th position in FIFA’s January rankings thanks to good performances during the month.

With the new rating, Vietnam secured second place in Southeast Asia, after Thailand (98th in the FIFA ranking), which also climbed up seven notches. In January, most football teams in the region fell in the ranking, like Indonesia (16 places), Singapore (10) and Myanmar (one).

In Asia, there were almost no remarkable changes in the FIFA rankings, except for China, which became one of the world’s top ten after successfully passing the qualifying round of the 2011 Asian Cup.

The Spanish team is still on top of the FIFA rankings, followed by Brazil and the Netherlands.

FIFA ranking: Poland move up to 57.

The Polish national team have risen up one place in the recent Coca-Cola FIFA ranking update.

In this latest rank chart the white-red now find themselves in the 57th position. In turn, in the first top "10" best included the 2010 African champions Egypt join, which thus is the country's best result in history.

After matches in Thailand at the 40th FAT King's Cup 2010™ the Poles went up slightly in this prestigious classification, which does not alter the fact that they still remain in a shamefully low position.

For the moment supporters can only dream that the team led by Franciszek Smuda rank classification will soon rise as high as The Pharaohs had.

The Egyptians after winning the CAF 2010 African Cup of Nations™ jumped fourteen spots and occupy the high ranked, tenth place.

In the very forefront of the ranking there are no changes. The first still remains as Spain, and behind - Brazil and the Netherlands.

FIFA World rankings: Tunisia drops to 55th position.

The new edition of the FIFA World Rankings for men’s national teams ranks Spain in top spot, just ahead of Brazil.

England maintains its ranking of 9th best team in the world while Argentina is 8th.

Thanks to its performance in the African Cup of Nations, Egypt jumped into the top ten teams to occupy the 10th rank in the FIFA World rankings.

Tunisia in turn drops by two places to 55th position whereas Algeria jumped 23 places to rank 31st.

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