FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

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Chile climb eighth, Austria achieve personal best

Claudio Bravo of Chile lifts the trophy after winning the 2015 Copa America Chile Final
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There is no change at the top of the September edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, with Argentina continuing to lead the way ahead of Belgium (2nd, unchanged) and Germany (3rd, unchanged).

Chile (8th, up 2) are the only team to have made significant movement in the top ten, and they are now in their highest-ever position since the revision of the global ladder in 2006. England (10th, down 2), however, have fallen two places, whereas both Austria (13th, up 1) and Congo (42nd, up 1) are in their best positions since 1993.

The following teams have also climbed at least five places: Georgia (147th, up 7), Panama (59th, up 6), Cuba (113th, up 6), the Dominican Republic (123rd, up 6), Armenia (83rd, up 5) and Nicaragua (139th, up 5). Three teams – Rwanda (78th, up 13), Guatemala (98th, up 10) and Fiji (181st, up 17) – have even made gains of at least ten places.

The composition of the top 50 for September 2015 also shows precious little change, with Egypt (49th, up 3) the only newcomer in this group at the expense of Republic of Ireland (51st, down 1) and Cape Verde Islands (56th, down 6), who have both dropped out of last month’s 'top 51'. The regional composition of the top 50 now looks as follows: UEFA: 30 teams (down 1); CAF: 8; CONMEBOL: 8; CONCACAF: 3; AFC: 1; OFC: 0.

A total of 15 new international 'A' matches have been taken into account for this edition of the ranking, all of them friendly matches in the CONCACAF (1 match), Asia (10), Africa (2) or Oceania (2) zones.

Summary

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Leader

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Argentina (unchanged)

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Moves into top ten

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none

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Moves out of top ten

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none

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Matches played in total

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15

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Most matches played

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Cambodia, China PR, Fiji, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic (2 matches each)

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Biggest move by points

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Rwanda (up 57 points)

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Biggest move by ranks

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Fiji (up 17 ranks)

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Biggest drop by points

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Northern Ireland (down 34 points)

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Biggest drop by ranks

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Seychelles (down 7 ranks)

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