<![CDATA[FIFA.com - FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2015 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 12 Jan 2017 08:53:00 GMTTue, 17 Jan 2017 10:54:14 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Argentina stay top, Suriname start strong]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=argentina-stay-top-suriname-start-strong-2863074.htmlWith only 12 A matches played since the final ranking of 2016, there are few big changes in the January edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Argentina, Brazil and Germany still holding first, second and third place respectively.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:53:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[France's almost perfect year]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=france-s-almost-perfect-year-2862095.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 11:45:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Africans make a move, USA end 2016 on top]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=africans-make-a-move-usa-end-2016-on-top-2861370.htmlFri, 23 Dec 2016 08:56:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Women Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Argentina and France take Ranking awards]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=argentina-and-france-take-ranking-awards-2861406.htmlThe final FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2016 sees Argentina sit atop the pile, with France ranked as the 'Mover of the Year', thanks to their outstanding Ranking points total across the calendar year.

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Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:55:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Israel coping well with reality check]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=israel-coping-well-with-reality-check-2860280.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Israel's progress in recent times after a tough draw on the road to Russia 2018.]]>Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:22:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Last-gasp winner fuels Armenia’s Ranking rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=last-gasp-winner-fuels-armenia-s-ranking-rise-2856730.htmlThu, 08 Dec 2016 11:12:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[A long wait ends for Namibia]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=a-long-wait-ends-for-namibia-2857029.htmlThe Brave Warriors of Namibia have managed to fight their way into the top 100 of the FIFA Coca-Cola World Rankings for the first time in 15 years.

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Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:28:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[O'Neill: Austria win will have shocked our rivals]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2016/m=11/news=o-neill-austria-win-will-have-shocked-our-rivals-2854863.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 07:42:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=brazil-close-in-on-argentina-as-race-for-team-of-year-heats-up-2853981.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been plenty of movement in the latest edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Jankauskas: We have to know who we are]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=jankauskas-we-have-to-know-who-we-are-2852538.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 15:37:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Queiroz's Iran close in on history]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=11/news=queiroz-s-iran-close-in-on-history-2847751.html FIFA.com looks at the Russia 2018 qualifying success and FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking rise of Iran, who are on course to qualify for successive FIFA World Cups for the first time.

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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:07:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Fast-improving Azerbaijan making all the right moves]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=fast-improving-azerbaijan-making-all-the-right-moves-2846889.htmlThu, 27 Oct 2016 13:05:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Germany, Brazil climb to close in on Argentina]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=10/news=germany-brazil-climb-to-close-in-on-argentina-2844703.htmlFollowing another packed round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifiers, there has been a reshuffle on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking podium as Germany and Brazil moved into second and third respectively.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:57:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Kosovo looking to continue rise]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=kosovo-looking-to-continue-rise-2837772.htmlKosovo played their first FIFA World Cup™ qualifier at the start of September, just weeks after contesting their maiden official international match. Now, having remained unbeaten in both games, they are beginning their ascent of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:01:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=brazil-return-as-gibraltar-and-kosovo-makes-history-2832918.htmlThu, 15 Sep 2016 08:58:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for ambitious Morocco ]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=9/news=onwards-and-upwards-for-ambitious-morocco-2831420.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Morocco's recent rise in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking ahead of the nation's opening third round FIFA World Cup qualifier next month. 

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Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:27:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News
<![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