FIFA rankings: Macedonia back at 68th place

Macedonia got back at the 68th place thanks to the two positive results in the opening matches of the 2020 EURO qualifiers.

After going down three places in the previous rankings, Macedonia got back at the same place at which entered this year. The 3:1 home win over Latvia and the 1:1 road draw with Slovenia in the European qualifiers gave the Lynx 7 points, enough to climb 3 places.

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Interestingly, both best and worst moved are our EURO opponents. Israel accumulated most points (20) and moved up most places (8), while Austria lost most points (30) and went down most places (11).


63. Slovenia Slovenia 1366
63. Bolivia Bolivia 1366
65. Mali Mali 1465
65. Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 1365
67. UAE UAE 1360
68. Macedonia Macedonia 1350
68. Guinea Guinea 1350
70. Algeria Algeria 1348
71. El Salvador El Salvador 1344
72. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 1342
73. South Africa South Africa 1335

Top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings for April 2019:

1. Belgium Belgium 1737
2. France France 1734
3. Brazil Brazil 1676
4. England England 1647
5. Croatia Croatia 1621
6. Uruguay Uruguay 1613
7. Portugal Portugal 1607
8. Switzerland Switzerland 1604
9. Spain Spain 1601
10. Denmark Denmark 1586

FIFA Rankings for 2020 EURO qualifying Group G (actual ranking in brackets):

1. (20.) Poland Poland 1535
2. (34.) Austria Austria 1479
3. (63.) Slovenia Slovenia 1366
4. (68.) Macedonia Macedonia 1350
5. (84.) Israel Israel 1285
6. (133.) Latvia Latvia 1101

FIFA Rankings for the Balkan countries (actual ranking in brackets):

1. (5.) Croatia Croatia 1621
2. (25.) Romania Romania 1496
3. (29.) Serbia Serbia 1484
4. (35.) Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1478
5. (39.) Turkey Turkey 1457
6. (43.) Greece Greece 1433
7. (51.) Bulgaria Bulgaria 1419
7. (51.) Montenegro Montenegro 1419
9. (62.) Albania Albania 1368
10. (63.) Slovenia Slovenia 1366
11. (68.) Macedonia Macedonia 1350
12. (127.) Kosovo Kosovo 1124

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