<![CDATA[FIFA.com - FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMTThu, 14 Aug 2014 09:00:33 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Stars and Ticos reach new heights]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2420625/index.htmlIn a month of little international action, there was little movement at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Costa Rica and Sierra Leone achieving all-time high positions of 15th and 50th respectively.

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Super Eagles ride the high currents]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2417265/index.htmlThu, 07 Aug 2014 09:00:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Pura vida and a personal best for Ticos]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2409873/index.htmlFIFA.com charts their progress.]]>Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:20:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Van Gaal leaves the Oranje in bronze seats]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2407455/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look.]]>Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[World champions Germany on top]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2406169/index.htmlThu, 17 Jul 2014 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Aussies go ninth, Swiss reach personal best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2377051/index.htmlFri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[World Cup hosts up to third]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2354349/index.htmlThu, 05 Jun 2014 09:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Kyrgyzstan maintain incremental growth]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2345097/index.htmlThu, 29 May 2014 02:44:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[St. Lucia get the wind in their sails]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2342783/index.htmlThu, 22 May 2014 12:26:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Neveu's Mauritania continue brave climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2338841/index.htmlThu, 15 May 2014 06:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Brazil take continental command, Honduras rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2335121/index.htmlThu, 08 May 2014 09:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Marked move boosts Kazakhstan]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2326068/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at the football progress of one the world's biggest landlocked nations.]]>Thu, 01 May 2014 05:52:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Red Lions hungry to succeed]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2323475/index.htmlThu, 24 Apr 2014 12:31:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Portugal go third, Greece and Scotland soar]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2316770/index.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Bachirou: The Comoros will keep improving]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2313430/index.htmlFIFA.com profiles the Comoros' 15-place rise to 183rd on the global ladder, and hears from France-born midfielder Fouad Bachirou about their progress and the spirit in the camp.]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:41:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Germany close on USA, France hit all-time high]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2304079/index.htmlFri, 28 Mar 2014 09:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Brnovic’s Brave Falcons soaring]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2303981/index.htmlMontenegro moved up six spots to break into the top 50 of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in March, and Branko Brnovic’s men looked poised to climb even higher.

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:34:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Patience is a virtue for Panama ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2300456/index.htmlThu, 20 Mar 2014 14:16:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[England, Egypt and Panama climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2295968/index.htmlThu, 13 Mar 2014 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Portugal and Ronaldo flying high]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2293602/index.htmlThu, 06 Mar 2014 09:52:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Verheijen: Mkhitaryan is one of the best]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2284645/index.htmlFIFA.com about their rise on the global ladder, star man Henrikh Mkhitaryan, former coach Vardan Minasyan and the team’s future prospects.]]>Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:14:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Gorowa brings fight back to the Warriors]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2280595/index.htmlThu, 20 Feb 2014 06:30:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Portuguese, Swiss rise amid African change]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2277787/index.htmlThu, 13 Feb 2014 09:19:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Finland’s qualifying dream on course ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2275748/index.htmlThu, 06 Feb 2014 16:29:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Sharks swimming with the big fish]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2267443/index.htmlTiny Cape Verde's remarkable rise in African football sees them ranked 35th in the world and fifth on the continent in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:26:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Caro restores Saudi sparkle]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2264508/index.htmlSaudi Arabia are this month's highest climbers in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and FIFA.com looks at the impact Spanish coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro has had on the Falcons' rise.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:41:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Top 25 unchanged, Egypt climb]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2261545/index.htmlThu, 16 Jan 2014 09:06:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Spain on top, Ukraine highest climber ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2247360/index.htmlThu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[France move back into the top five]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2244562/index.htmlFri, 13 Dec 2013 09:00:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Azkals progress boosting Filipinos ]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2243315/index.htmlFIFA.com looks at the Philippines who have been on a steady upward trajectory over the past few years resulting in an all-time high on the FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:24:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Colombia reaping the rewards]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2239380/index.htmlColombia are amongst the seeds in the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, and FIFA.com brings you the background behind their surge up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:21:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Portugal and Brazil return to top ten]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2230272/index.htmlThu, 28 Nov 2013 09:55:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Brazilian masterminds Indonesia rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2226708/index.htmlThu, 21 Nov 2013 01:08:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Able Ali engineering Emirati rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2223545/index.html Having overcome the highs and lows offered by football over the past two years, United Arab Emirates are now on a clear upward trajectory thanks in part to the guidance of new coach Mehdi Ali.]]>Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:49:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Caras masterminds Moldovan meridian]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2219340/index.htmlFIFA.com profiles Moldova’s admirable 33-place leap back into the top 100 on the global ladder and speaks to Ion Caras, the brains behind the greatest night in Moldovan history which sparked their ascent.]]>Thu, 07 Nov 2013 08:45:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Maturing Guinea looking for stability]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2209306/index.htmlFIFA.com about the Syli Nationale's climb up the latest rankings and their quest to enter the upper echelons of African football.]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:50:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Swiss climbers conquer new peak]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2205449/index.htmlFIFA.com spoke exclusively to Jakob Kuhn about Swiss progress and delves into the factors behind their ascent. ]]>Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:11:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Pot 1 seeds set for Brazil 2014 draws]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2197884/index.htmlThu, 17 Oct 2013 08:59:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Ranking rise buoys Venezuela belief]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2193361/index.htmlWith Venezuela having just equalled their highest ever FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking position, FIFA.com assesses the progress made by a side still hoping for a place at Brazil 2014.

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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:16:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Slovenia’s solidity helping turnaround]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2183346/index.htmlth in the recent FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, thanks to two wins in Brazil 2014 qualifying. FIFA.com takes a closer look at a side hoping to reach their second consecutive FIFA World Cup.]]>Thu, 03 Oct 2013 09:49:30 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Focus on youth pays off for Crocodiles]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2180368/index.htmlAfter putting significant emphasis on their youth national teams, Lesotho and coach Leslie Notsi are reaping the rewards at senior level as shown in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 07:33:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[American-led Nepal on the up]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2175400/index.htmlWed, 18 Sep 2013 08:22:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Argentina go second, Belgium & Uruguay rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2172489/index.htmlThu, 12 Sep 2013 15:22:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Roots lead to flowers for Botswana]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2158827/index.htmlThu, 29 Aug 2013 05:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Back to basics for El Salvador]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2156088/index.htmlFIFA.com takes a closer look at El Salvador’s recent improvement in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with the La Selecta looking to make up lost ground under the guidance of coach Alberto Castillo.]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:04:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Big-mover Mauritania looking forward to first finals]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2151841/index.htmlAfter a defeat of Senegal and a historic qualification for their first-ever continental competition, Mauritania have leaped up the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.

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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:55:51 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[USA return to top 20 as Panama surge]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2149544/index.htmlThu, 08 Aug 2013 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[USA hold top spot, Germany stationary]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/women/newsid=2141911/index.htmlFri, 02 Aug 2013 09:10:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Lions claw their way back]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2141895/index.htmlThu, 01 Aug 2013 02:16:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Ticos buoyed by Ranking progress]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2140208/index.html At the start of the year Costa Rica occupied a modest 66th place in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, but much has changed in nine months. They're now up to 39th overall - and up to third in the CONCACAF section.

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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:17:54 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Malta’s Knights on the rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/news/newsid=2137739/index.htmlFollowing Malta's 1-0 away win over Armenia in 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifying, the Knights have jumped 23 places to reach 133rd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, Malta's highest spot in nearly six years.

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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:05:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News