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FIFA Rankings: Worst ranking in history!

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FIFA World Rankings logoFIFA World Rankings logoThe 155th place is another negative record as it is now the worst ranking in the history of the Macedonian national football team.

The home defeats by Israel and Italy in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers forced Macedonia to fall yet again, reaching the lowest position in its history. If the September's 146th place was the worst since April's 141st, now November will be recorded as the new negative record. Ranked around the likes of Grenada, Myanmar, Barbados, Mauritius, Lesotho etc, Macedonia is also one of the worst European teams placed just eight places above the bottom.

But before the next rankings to be released, Macedonia risks another historic downfall as must face Spain away in another World Cup qualifier.

Five years ago, more precisely in June 2011, we were deeply concerned as we fall on the 103th place. Now we are getting closer to the very bottom of the FIFA rankings.

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150. Lesotho Lesotho 201
151. Mauritius Mauritius 194
151. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 194
153. São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe 197
154. Grenada Grenada 172
155. Macedonia Macedonia 167
156. Myanmar Myanmar 165
157. Barbados Barbados 163
158. Maldives Maldives 161
159. Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 152
160. Aruba Aruba 147
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Top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings for October 2016:

1. Argentina Argentina 1621
2. Germany Germany 1465
3. Brazil Brazil 1410
4. Belgium Belgium 1382
5. Colombia Colombia 1361
6. Chile Chile 1273
7. France France 1271
8. Portugal Portugal 1231
9. Uruguay Uruguay 1175
10. Spain Spain 1168

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

1. (16.) Croatia Croatia 1027
2. (25.) Turkey Turkey 843
3. (28.) Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 807
4. (34.) Romania Romania 746
5. (42.) Greece Greece 656
6. (43.) Serbia Serbia 650
7. (47.) Albania Albania 619
8. (52.) Slovenia Slovenia 595
9. (56.) Montenegro Montenegro 570
10. (89.) Bulgaria Bulgaria 395
11. (155.) Macedonia Macedonia 167
12. (164.) Kosovo Kosovo 135

FIFA Rankings for UEFA members (actual ranking in brackets, showing only the bottom 15):

41. (101.) Finland Finland 337
42. (116.) Latvia Latvia 306
43. (119.) Estonia Estonia 299
44. (122.) Georgia Georgia 276
45. (125.) Armenia Armenia 270
46. (130.) Luxembourg Luxembourg 252
47. (139.) Cyprus Cyprus 228
48. (155.) Macedonia Macedonia 167
49. (164.) Kosovo Kosovo 135
50. (173.) Moldova Moldova 119
51. (178.) Malta Malta 97
52. (183.) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 81
53. (201.) San Marino San Marino 17
54. (203.) Andorra Andorra 11
55. (205.) Gibraltar Gibraltar 0

FIFA Rankings for members of Group G in 2018 World Cup qualifying (actual ranking in brackets):

1. (10.) Spain Spain 1168
2. (13.) Italy Italy 1082
3. (47.) Albania Albania 619
4. (79.) Israel Israel 450
5. (155.) Macedonia Macedonia 167
6. (183.) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 81

The next rankings will be published on November 24 2016.

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