<![CDATA[FIFA.com - FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTFri, 26 Aug 2016 09:24:19 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-scale-new-heights-on-the-back-of-rio-success-2823388.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Kluivert fires Curacao's rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=kluivert-fires-curacao-s-rise-2823387.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at the tiny Caribbean island of Curacao, who are making an heroic rise up the global world ranking thanks to a little help from a distant relation done good: Patrick Kluivert.

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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:40:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[History-making ranking boosts Kazakhstan]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-making-ranking-boosts-kazakhstan-2822518.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 05:55:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Stability reigns as top 20 hold firm]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stability-reigns-as-top-20-hold-firm-2820701.htmlA quiet month of international football has resulted in a largely static FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking, with no movement whatsoever in the top 20 and Argentina holding on to top spot.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Numbers game adds up for inspiring Iceland ]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-adds-up-for-inspiring-iceland-2819244.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:10:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Kenya win over critics with new coach]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=kenya-win-over-critics-with-new-coach-2813055.htmlA big recent victory and a leap in the FIFA/Coca World Ranking has the Harambee Stars' 36-year-old coach Stanley Okumbi in good graces after a slow start to his time with the team.

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:52:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for new-look Kiwis]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=onwards-and-upwards-for-new-look-kiwis-2812541.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at New Zealand's massive leap in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and their prospects as a new-look side prepares to tackle two major tournaments.]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 01:20:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=7/news=fifa-ranking-argentina-france-portugal-new-zealand-iceland-wales-2811756.htmlThe OFC Nations Cup, Copa America Centenario and UEFA EURO 2016 have had a significant impact on the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Wales among the big movers in July.

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 08:56:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Young Mauritius setting bigger goals]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=young-mauritius-setting-bigger-goals-2804409.htmlInexperienced dark horses in Africa, Mauritius are nonetheless making consistent strides and impressing continental onlookers. We look at their recent rise in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=swiss-on-the-rise-as-all-quiet-up-top-2802885.htmlFri, 24 Jun 2016 08:54:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Syria defying circumstances to climb high]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=syria-defying-circumstances-to-climb-high-2803363.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Madagascar deliver on ambitions]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=madagascar-deliver-on-ambitions-2801952.htmlMalagasy have been ranked since 2003. FIFA.com looks at their recent climb.]]>Thu, 16 Jun 2016 03:56:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Northern Ireland continuing to break new ground]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=northern-ireland-continuing-to-break-new-ground-2800257.htmlFIFA.com heard from their coach, Michael O'Neill.]]>Thu, 09 Jun 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[European teams prepare for continental challenge]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=a-flurry-of-friendlies-as-european-teams-prepare-for-continential-chal-2793728.htmlThu, 02 Jun 2016 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Etheridge setting Filipino sights high]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=etheridge-setting-filipino-sights-high-2790423.htmlThu, 12 May 2016 07:36:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Argentina hold as Philippines record personal best]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=5/news=argentina-hold-as-philippines-record-personal-best-2789429.html With no A-international matches played in April, the May edition of the FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking provided a brief moment of security for teams eager to hold onto their top positions.

 

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Thu, 05 May 2016 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Guinea-Bissau stronger than ever before]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=4/news=guinea-bissau-as-strong-as-never-before-2783218.htmlDjurtus mirrors their stunning position atop Group E in qualifying for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations 2017.]]>Thu, 28 Apr 2016 02:48:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Sweet future for Kittian Sugar Boyz]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=4/news=sweet-future-for-kittian-sugar-boyz-2781811.htmlFIFA.com examines the secrets and players behind St. Kitts and Nevis' rise to their highest-ever perch in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:23:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Abdou: Comoros' young team has a bright future]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=4/news=abdou-comoros-young-team-has-a-bright-future-2780637.htmlFIFA.com sat down with Comoros captain Nadjim Abdou, who talks about leading Comoros to their first-ever victory in a competitive international, while reflecting on his country’s highest position in this month’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:14:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Argentina reclaim top honour, Chile reach all-time high]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=4/news=argentina-reclaim-top-honour-chile-reach-all-time-high-2779807.html2014 FIFA World Cup runners-up Argentina are the new team at the top, according to the April 2016 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:55:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Matildas reach record high as Japan sink to seventh]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=matildas-reach-record-high-as-japan-sink-to-seventh-2772038.htmlFri, 25 Mar 2016 08:53:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[From the streets: Guyana on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=from-the-streets-guyana-on-the-rise-2770644.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the recent progress made by Guyana in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Realism hand-in-hand with ambition for Belarus]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=realism-hand-in-hand-with-ambition-for-belarus-2769616.htmlFIFA.com caught up with Aleksandr Khatskevich, head coach of Belarus since taking charge in December 2014, whose side are currently enjoying their highest position in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking since 2013.

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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:54:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Venezuela and Armenia on the up]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=3/news=venezuela-and-armenia-on-the-up-2767779.htmlThe March edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was marked by few changes in the top 50, with most teams yet to play in 2016.

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Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:56:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Van Marwijk inspiring Saudi awakening]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=van-marwijk-inspiring-saudi-awakening-2766976.htmlFIFA.com looks at Saudi Arabia's recent rise up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking under Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:41:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Rejuvenated Chollima fly high]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=rejuvenated-chollima-fly-high-2765563.htmlChollima's recent rise.]]>Thu, 18 Feb 2016 02:25:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Palestine push up, Rwanda sting and Hungary rejoice]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=2/news=palestine-push-up-rwanda-sting-and-hungary-rejoice-2763523.htmlWith the current 20 best-ranked teams yet to play an A-game in 2016, the top 18 positions remain unchanged for the February edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 08:55:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Qatar's grand plan making progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=qatar-s-grand-plan-continues-to-progress-2757257.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 08:29:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Cranes climb to record height]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=cranes-climb-to-record-height-2756112.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 04:32:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Senamuang spurs Thailand’s rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=senamuang-spurs-thailand-s-rise-2755323.htmlThu, 14 Jan 2016 07:25:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Belgium hold on, Uganda and Kyrgyzstan surprise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=1/news=belgium-hold-on-uganda-and-kyrgyzstan-surprise-2754056.htmlBelgium stay top of the pile, while Uganda and Kyrgyzstan begin 2016 with their highest-ever standing in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neill: Keane partnership has been a joy]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/274/818/9/index.htmlFIFA.com about qualifying for UEFA EURO 2016, beating the world champions, the decision to appoint Roy Keane as his assistant and the evolution of the job of manager.]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:59:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Warrior Chadians keep clawing]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=warrior-chadians-keep-clawing-2747720.htmlThu, 24 Dec 2015 11:36:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Top ten stand firm as Netherlands come knocking ]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=top-ten-stand-firm-as-netherlands-come-knocking-2745109.htmlFri, 18 Dec 2015 09:07:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Kiraly: Qualifying was worth the wait]]>http://www.fifa.com/live-scores/uefaeuro/news/newsid/274/581/8/index.htmlFIFA.com about his long wait to play in a major tournament, the secret to his longevity and, of course, those distinctive grey tracksuit bottoms.]]>Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:22:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016<![CDATA[Qualifying feats send Kyrgyzstan soaring]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=qualifying-feats-send-kyrgyzstan-soaring-2742711.htmlFIFA.com looks at a surging Kyrgyzstan side, who rose 16 places in December's FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking to 108, making them Asia's biggest movers, while other big names on the continent, including Iran, Japan and Korea Republic all lost ground.]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 00:43:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Belgium and Turkey claim awards, Hungary return]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=12/news=belgium-and-turkey-claim-awards-hungary-return-2741598.htmlThu, 03 Dec 2015 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Turkey back among the big guns]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=turkey-back-among-the-big-guns-2735276.htmlFIFA.com looks closer.]]>Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:24:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Sampaoli: Chile's players have earned record ranking]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=sampaoli-chile-s-players-have-earned-record-ranking-2733768.htmlFIFA.com looks at the rise of Jorge Sampaoli's Chile to an all-time high position of fifth in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:47:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Belgium go top, Chile and Austria soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=11/news=belgium-go-top-chile-and-austria-soar-2730157.htmlThu, 05 Nov 2015 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Late heartbreak, big gains for CONCACAF duo]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=late-heartbreak-big-gains-for-concacaf-duo-2722588.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at how minnows Nicaragua and Aruba reached their highest-ever perches in the world ranking, while also tumbling out of Russia 2018 qualifying.]]>Thu, 29 Oct 2015 15:23:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Cook Islands defy the odds to scale new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=cook-islands-defy-the-odds-to-scale-new-heights-2720389.htmlThu, 22 Oct 2015 18:05:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Finland flying high despite EURO disappointment]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=finland-flying-high-despite-euro-disappointment-2711946.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 14:51:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Liberia hoping for repeat of history]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=10/news=liberia-hoping-for-repeat-of-history-2709851.htmlThu, 08 Oct 2015 00:41:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Germany up to second, Spain back in top ten]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=germany-up-to-second-spain-back-in-top-ten-2702884.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Korea DPR climb as USA stay top]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=korea-dpr-climb-as-usa-stay-top-2695985.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Diaz inspires Paraguay climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=diaz-inspires-paraguay-climb-2696046.htmlLa Albirroja's sharp rise.]]>Thu, 24 Sep 2015 06:08:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Fiji’s Pacific star on the rise ]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=fiji-s-pacific-star-on-the-rise-2678345.htmlThu, 17 Sep 2015 08:26:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Austria’s family charge up the rankings]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=austria-s-family-charge-up-the-rankings-2676861.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2015 12:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Chile climb eighth, Austria achieve personal best]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=9/news=chile-climb-eighth-austria-achieve-personal-best-2675057.htmlChile and England have swapped places in the top ten on the global ladder, while Austria and Congo have reached their highest all-time positions.

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Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Albania on the up with De Biasi]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=albania-on-the-up-with-de-biasi-2673315.htmlShqiponjat's astonishing rise to an all-time high of 22nd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News