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Should teams ranking go up only if they beat a team higher in ranking?

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Re: FIFA Ranking Thread.
« Reply #1650 on: April 09, 2021, 06:23:20 PM »
T&T men stay at 103rd in FIFA rankings, 11th in Concacaf
By Nigel Simon (T&T Guardian).

T&T Soca Warriors remained at 103rd in the latest world rankings released by FIFA on Thursday.

The ranking for T&T, who had the highest ever ranking of 29th in the world in 2000 and a worse of 104 in 2019, represent points gained from their last 16 matches played inclusive of their 3-1 win over Guyana and a 1-1 draw with Puerto Rico last month in their opening two matches in their Qatar 2022 World Cup Concacaf Group stage qualifiers ahead of matches against the Bahamas on June 5, and St Kitts & Nevis on June 8.

T&T is also slated to face Montserrat in a Concacaf Gold Cup preliminary round encounter on July 2 ahead of the potential play-in match four days later, against the Cuba/French Guiana winner ahead of the Gold Cup main draw competition.

The ranking for T&T does not reflect the national team inactivity for almost the entire 2019 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic but also includes in its first match of 2021, a 7-0 drubbing at the hands of the USA on January 31.

With matches to come against 201st ranked the Bahamas and St Kitts & Nevis, ranked 135th in their World Cup Qualifiers as well as a Concacaf Gold Cup Preliminary Round tie versus Montserrat, ranked 180th, there is a big chance for the Terry Fenwick-coached Soca Warriors to move back into the top ten of the Concacaf rankings as they currently sit at 11th best, behind Caribbean Football Union (CFU) nations Jamaica, Curacao and Haiti, who are ranked fourth, eighth and tenth, respectively.

Mexico remains Concacaf’s best team ranked 11th as they slipped down two places followed by the USA (20th) and Jamaica at 45th.

European giants dominate the top 10 with Belgium in first, France second and Brazil in third. England sit fourth, Portugal fifth, Spain sixth, Italy seventh, Argentina in eighth, Uruguay is ninth and Denmark is tenth.

Among the women, T&T is ranked 67th in the world and eighth best in Concacaf behind the USA (No 1), Canada (No 8.), Mexico (No 28th), Costa Rica (No 35th), Jamaica (No 50), Panama (No 59th) and Haiti, ranked 67th in the world.

Top 20 FIFA men’s world rankings (April 7, 2021)

1 Belgium
2 France
3 Brazil
4 England
5 Portugal
6 Spain
7 Italy
8 Argentina
9 Uruguay
10 Denmark
11 Mexico
12 Germany
13 Switzerland
14 Croatia
15 Colombia
16 Netherlands
17 Wales
18 Sweden
19 Chile
20 USA

Top 30 Concacaf rankings:

1 Mexico (11th)
2 USA (20th)
3 Jamaica (45th)
4 Costa Rica (50th)
5 Honduras (67th)
6 El Salvador (69th)
7 Canada (70th)
8 Curacao (76th)
9 Panama (78th)
10 Haiti (83rd)
11 T&T (103rd)
12 Guatemala (127th)
13 Antigua & Barbuda (128th)
14 St Kitts & Nevis (135th)
15 Suriname (136th)
16 Nicaragua (147th)
17 Dominican Republic (156th)
18 Grenada (160th)
19 Barbados (162nd)
20 Guyana (165th)
21 St Vincent and The Grenadines (167th)
22 Bermuda (168th)
23 St Lucia (176th)
24 Puerto Rico (178th)
25 Montserrat (180th)
26 Cuba (181th)
27 Dominica 188th)
28 Cayman Islands (184th)
29 Bahamas (201st)
30 Aruba (205th)


T&T remain 103rd in Fifa rankings and 11th in Concacaf, Belgium top the charts

The Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team remain 103rd in the world according to the latest Fifa rankings, which was updated yesterday.

European outfit, Belgium, led all 210 football nations followed by France, Brazil, England and Portugal. Mexico (11) are the highest ranked team in Concacaf.

The Soca Warriors are the 11th-best football nation in Concacaf and fourth in the Caribbean behind Jamaica (45), Curaçao (76) and Haiti (83).

The twin island republic have played three times in the past year and a half with returns of a 7-0 friendly defeat to the United States, a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Guyana and a 1-1 draw with Puerto Rico in the same competition—all under current coach Terry Fenwick, who inherited a team with one win from 17 matches under his predecessor, Dennis Lawrence.

Trinidad and Tobago were 49th in the world in December 2015, during the reign of coach Stephen Hart, but plummeted since. The collapse coincided with the tenure of former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams, who was elected to office in November 2015 and oversaw the replacement of Hart with Tom Saintfiet and ultimately Dennis Lawrence.

The Warriors fell below 100 in 2019 and have stayed there ever since.

The Fifa rankings are largely ceremonial, however the United Kingdom Home Office uses it as one of several reference points in its determination of work permit applications by overseas footballers.

Concacaf also used the rankings to determine, controversially, which countries could skip the first two World Cup qualifying rounds. As a result, Mexico, the United States, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Honduras were exempted from the ongoing qualifiers.

At present, Trinidad and Tobago trail St Kitts and Nevis by two points in Group F and must win both outings against the Bahamas and the ‘Sugar Boyz’ in June to advance to the next phase.

St Kitts and Nevis are ranked 135th in the world and 14th in Concacaf while Guyana are 165th and 20th respectively. Puerto Rico are 178th in Fifa’s rankings and 25th from Concacaf’s 35 member nations while the Bahamas are 201st and 30th.

« Last Edit: April 12, 2021, 06:47:33 AM by Flex »
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Re: FIFA Ranking Thread.
« Reply #1651 on: April 11, 2021, 11:55:28 PM »
Not one African team in there and never a caribbean team..

That alone should tell both regions they need to break away ... no progress

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Re: FIFA Ranking Thread.
« Reply #1652 on: April 12, 2021, 12:43:47 AM »
Not one African team in there and never a caribbean team..

That alone should tell both regions they need to break away ... no progress
there’s not one afro caribbean or any afro team there not for a lack of talent but because they wank off too much, if you want to join such an illustrious group then you have to spend your money and spend it well. this is not rocket science, those who put in the work will reap the rewards. we in CFU can’t even come together to have a knock out league but we want positions of prominence?

when these jokers in the Caribbean and Africa decide to spend their money on football by implementing a worth while league in their respective countries and start spending on developmental programs, then they will be on that list, and I assure you that no one is holding them back but their own lazy corrupt half stepping disruptive ways. I know you’re gonna come with some fist pumping union leader conspiracy speech to hold on to your point of view, but go right ahead.
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Re: FIFA Ranking Thread.
« Reply #1653 on: July 14, 2021, 03:34:51 PM »
This should be jumping.
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