<![CDATA[FIFA.com - mensRanking - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedThu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMTWed, 18 Jul 2018 14:08:56 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Australia well placed ahead of latest Dutch odyssey]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2018/m=1/news=australia-well-placed-ahead-of-latest-dutch-odyssey-2926964.htmlWith Ange Postecoglou at the helm, Australia commenced 2017 at 44 on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and facing a significant challenge to qualify for a fourth successive FIFA World Cup. Now they are flying high and bound for Russia, as FIFA.com reports.

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 07:33:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Australia hit all-time high as USA end 2017 on top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=australia-hit-all-time-high-as-usa-end-2017-on-top-2924260.htmlUSA will bring in another new year as the top-ranked women’s national team after holding on to top spot in the final FIFA Women's World Ranking of 2017.

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Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Atlas Lions on the march ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=12/news=atlas-lions-on-the-march-2922953.htmlAfter returning to the FIFA World Cup™ for the first time since 1998, Morocco also climbed eight places in November’s FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. We take a closer look at the Atlas Lions' rise under head coach Herve Renard.

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Thu, 07 Dec 2017 08:13:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Troubleshooter White lifts Chinese Taipei to new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=10/news=troubleshooter-white-lifts-chinese-taipei-to-new-heights-2917632.htmlFIFA.com looks at Chinese Taipei's unlikely push for AFC Asian Cup qualification, and the coach with a remarkable track record of creating history in smaller nations that have been starved of success.]]>Thu, 26 Oct 2017 09:03:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Cape Verde Islands bounce back in style]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=10/news=cape-verde-islands-bounce-back-in-style-2913502.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 23:34:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Germany oust Brazil as qualifying heroes soar]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=germany-oust-brazil-as-qualifying-heroes-soar-2907633.htmlFIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, continuing this year’s ongoing tug-of-war with Brazil for top spot.]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[EURO effect triggers all-time highs]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=9/news=euro-effect-triggers-all-time-highs-2905633.htmlThe fallout from the UEFA Women's Championship has seen the likes of winners Netherlands, Austria and England all reach their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's Ranking positions, with the latter stepping onto the podium.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[New-look Nepal harbouring fresh hopes]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=new-look-nepal-harbouring-fresh-hopes-2904314.htmlThu, 17 Aug 2017 00:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Brazil back on top while Gold Cup performers climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=brazil-back-on-top-while-gold-cup-performers-climb-2903380.htmlBrazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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Thu, 10 Aug 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Mauritania reach record Ranking high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=8/news=mauritania-reach-record-ranking-high-2902729.htmlMauritania have made a significant leap up the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after climbing 23 places in one month. FIFA.com takes a closer look at their remarkable Ranking rise and hears from manager Corentin Martins.

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Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:01:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Leopards on the prowl again]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=7/news=leopards-on-the-prowl-again-2901668.htmlClimbing to an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, Congo DR are chasing the dream of a return to the FIFA World Cup, more than four decades since they last set foot at the global finals.

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:31:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[USA back on top, Women’s World Cup qualifiers make impact]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=6/news=usa-back-on-top-women-s-world-cup-qualifiers-make-impact-2897489.htmlA busy few months across the world of women’s football has seen qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ get underway across Europe and Asia.

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[New Zealand climb ahead of Confed Cup, Poles into top ten]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=new-zealand-climb-ahead-of-confed-cup-poles-into-top-ten-2890741.htmlAhead of a busy month in senior international football, with FIFA World Cup™ qualifying and the FIFA Confederations Cup set to take centre stage in June, there has been a small amount of notable movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. 

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Ambitious South Sudan rising fast]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=ambitious-south-sudan-rising-fast-2888447.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Constantine-led India return to top 100]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=constantine-led-india-return-to-top-100-2884124.htmlThu, 18 May 2017 05:35:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Madagascar moving in right direction]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=madagascar-moving-in-right-direction-2883667.html

Madagascar, led by new coach Nicolas Dupuis, have reached their highest World Ranking position since 2002. We find out the secret to their recent success.

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Thu, 11 May 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Top 20 holds, small gains for African minnows]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=5/news=top-20-holds-small-gains-for-african-minnows-2881940.htmlWith many club seasons nearing their climax, it was a quiet month on the international front – a fact reflected in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 04 May 2017 08:59:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[PNG ticking off more milestones]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=4/news=png-ticking-off-more-milestones-2880130.htmlFIFA.com examines the rise and rise of Papua New Guinea football, which has culminated in a record high on the FIFA/Coca-Coca World Ranking.]]>Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:29:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Stallions spring to new heights]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=stallions-spring-to-new-heights-2878194.htmlHaving climbed on to the podium at the 2017 CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Burkina Faso have found themselves in uncharted territory, currently sat at an all-time high in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

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Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:22:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Germany on top as USA’s ranking reign ends]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=germany-on-top-as-usa-s-ranking-reign-ends-2876620.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 08:58:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Status quo maintained as South Americans stay top]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=status-quo-maintained-as-south-americans-stay-top-2875123.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Peru pushing on and dreaming big]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=3/news=peru-pushing-on-and-dreaming-big-2869137.htmlHaving been showing impressive signs during the two years under Ricardo Gareca, positivity abounds for Peru at present, with the South American nation climbing to their highest-ever FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking spot. 

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 13:20:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Pharaohs rise again after impressive AFCON]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=pharaohs-rise-again-after-impressive-afcon-2867518.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 14:04:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[AFCON performances rewarded with ranking surge]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=2/news=afcon-performances-rewarded-with-ranking-surge-2866571.htmlThu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Spirited Swaziland continue climb]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=spirited-swaziland-continue-climb-2865898.htmlFIFA.com hears from Swaziland defender Siyabonga Mdluli about the southern African nation rising to their highest-ever standing in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 02 Feb 2017 06:03:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A special day for Suriname ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=a-special-day-for-suriname-2865129.htmlFIFA.com takes a look at Suriname who continue to rise on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking despite facing many challenges.]]>Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:24:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Green Falcons charting an upward curve]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2017/m=1/news=green-falcons-charting-an-upward-curve-2863834.htmlFIFA.com looks closer.]]>Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top, Suriname start strong]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[France's almost perfect year]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=12/news=france-s-almost-perfect-year-2862095.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 11:45:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Africans make a move, USA end 2016 on top]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina and France take Ranking awards]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Last-gasp winner fuels Armenia’s Ranking rise]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[A long wait ends for Namibia]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil close in on Argentina as race for Team of Year heats up]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Jankauskas: We have to know who we are]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Fast-improving Azerbaijan making all the right moves]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Kosovo looking to continue rise]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Brazil return as Gibraltar and Kosovo make history]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for ambitious Morocco ]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Canada scale new heights on the back of Rio success]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Kluivert fires Curacao's rise]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[History-making ranking boosts Kazakhstan]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=history-making-ranking-boosts-kazakhstan-2822518.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 05:55:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Stability reigns as top 20 hold firm]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Numbers game adds up for inspiring Iceland ]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=8/news=numbers-game-adds-up-for-inspiring-iceland-2819244.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:10:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Onwards and upwards for new-look Kiwis]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Argentina stay top as All Whites and EURO heroes soar]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Young Mauritius setting bigger goals]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News
<![CDATA[Swiss on the rise as all quiet up top]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Women RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Syria defying circumstances to climb high]]>/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2016/m=6/news=syria-defying-circumstances-to-climb-high-2803363.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[Madagascar deliver on ambitions]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News<![CDATA[European teams prepare for continental challenge]]>/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 GMTArea=World RankingSection=Men RankingKind=News