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FIFA Rankings: Macedonia sets new worst ranking!

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FIFA World Rankings logoFIFA World Rankings logoDid you think lasts month's 155th place is the worst Macedonia can get? Well no. From today Macedonia is the 162nd best team in the world!

You can't climb on any table if you constantly lose. The fourth straight defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, this time a 4:0 defeat by Spain, launched a new downfall for Macedonia on the newest FIFA World Ranking list. If last month we set a historic negative record, today, only after a month we managed to overtake it. Macedonia is now just 47 places away from the very bottom of the table.

The FFM did not arrange a friendly game in the date after Spain. With a win or maybe a draw we could have avoided this humiliation, but they probably didn't want to bother. In many cases back throughout the years FFM has shown that friendly games aren't important for them, actually not important at all. It is not the first time Macedonia not to play a friendly and a free date to pass by unused. Before the Albania qualifier there was also a free date, Albania played, we didn't. FFM must change this stubborn behavior!

Our next chance for winning some points is a possible friendly in December. The media reported that there is an idea to play against Poland, Romania or Ukraine with a national team compiled of domestic based players, but still nothing is official. Well here's a thought: if we really play, whѕ not also test some internationals that haven't gotten a chance? There are only a few good Macedonian players in the domestic league and we are doomed if we play only with them. Expect a new downfall if that happens...

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157. Grenada Grenada 150
158. Taiwan Taiwan 149
159. Aruba Aruba 147
160. Tanzania Tanzania 146
161. Belize Belize 141
162. Macedonia Macedonia 138
162. Singapore Singapore 138
162. Moldova Moldova 138
165. Kosovo Kosovo 135
166. Myanmar Myanmar 131
167. Laos Laos 130
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Top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings for November 2016:

1. Argentina Argentina 1634
2. Brazil Brazil 1544
3. Germany Germany 1433
4. Chile Chile 1404
5. Belgium Belgium 1368
6. Colombia Colombia 1345
7. France France 1305
8. Portugal Portugal 1229
9. Uruguay Uruguay 1187
10. Spain Spain 1166

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

1. (14.) Croatia Croatia 1103
2. (24.) Turkey Turkey 851
3. (27.) Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 825
4. (39.) Romania Romania 690
5. (42.) Greece Greece 674
6. (44.) Serbia Serbia 647
7. (49.) Albania Albania 618
8. (50.) Slovenia Slovenia 616
9. (63.) Montenegro Montenegro 549
10. (72.) Bulgaria Bulgaria 492
11. (162.) Macedonia Macedonia 138
12. (165.) Kosovo Kosovo 135

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

41. (97.) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 354
42. (106.) Lithuania Lithuania 324
43. (112.) Latvia Latvia 304
44. (116.) Cyprus Cyprus 290
45. (119.) Georgia Georgia 281
46. (122.) Estonia Estonia 266
47. (132.) Luxembourg Luxembourg 230
48. (162.) Macedonia Macedonia 138
49. (162.) Moldova Moldova 138
50. (165.) Kosovo Kosovo 135
51. (182.) Malta Malta 85
52. (189.) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 75
53. (202.) San Marino San Marino 17
54. (203.) Andorra Andorra 12
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 1166
2. (16.) Italy Italy 108
3. (49.) Albania Albania 618
4. (54.) Israel Israel 595
5. (162.) Macedonia Macedonia 138
6. (189.) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 75

The next rankings will be published on December 22 2016.

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