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FIFA Rankings: Andorra ahead of Macedonia

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FIFA World Rankings logoFIFA World Rankings logoMacedonia climbed two places but this FIFA World ranking list will be remembered by the fact that Andorra surpassed Macedonia by five places.

Macedonian national team played two matches in June: a goalless draw in a friendly match against Turkey, and a 2:1 defeat by Spain in the World Cup qualifications. Ten points gained Macedonia since the last rankings moving up two places to the 134th position.

The surprising win on Andorra against Hungary in the World Cup qualifications awarded the Andorrans 177 points and an unbelievable move of 57 places, or from the 186th to the 129th, ahead of Macedonia. Worst moved is Namibia who dropped 62 places and is now bellow Macedonia.

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129. Andorra Andorra 246
130. Latvia Latvia 242
131. Thailand Thailand 235
132. Swaziland Swaziland 232
133. Vietnam Vietnam 231
134. Macedonia Macedonia 228
135. Luxembourg Luxembourg 223
136. Ethiopia Ethiopia 215
137. Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 214
138. Lesotho Lesotho 204
138. Botswana Botswana 204
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Top 10 in the FIFA World Rankings for July 2017:

1. Germany Germany 1609
2. Brazil Brazil 1603
3. Argentina Argentina 1413
4. Portugal Portugal 1332
5. Switzerland Switzerland 1329
6. Poland Poland 1319
7. Chile Chile 1250
8. Colombia Colombia 1208
9. France France 1199
10. Belgium Belgium 1194

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

1. (15.) Croatia Croatia 1007
2. (30.) Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 815
3. (33.) Turkey Turkey 779
4. (38.) Greece Greece 716
5. (42.) Serbia Serbia 713
5. (42.) Romania Romania 713
7. (53.) Slovenia Slovenia 652
8. (54.) Bulgaria Bulgaria 643
8. (54.) Montenegro Montenegro 643
10. (63.) Albania Albania 583
11. (134.) Macedonia Macedonia 228
12. (177.) Kosovo Kosovo 90

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

41. (98.) Estonia Estonia 334
42. (99.) Lithuania Lithuania 333
43. (106.) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 308
44. (110.) Finland Finland 293
45. (112.) Georgia Georgia 290
46. (129.) Andorra Andorra 246
47. (130.) Latvia Latvia 242
48. (134.) Macedonia Macedonia 228
49. (135.) Luxembourg Luxembourg 223
50. (158.) Moldova Moldova 154
51. (177.) Kosovo Kosovo 90
52. (191.) Malta Malta 56
52. (191.) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 56
54. (204.) San Marino San Marino 12
55. (206.) Gibraltar Gibraltar 0

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

1. (11.) Spain Spain 1114
2. (12.) Italy Italy 1059
3. (63.) Albania Albania 583
4. (70.) Israel Israel 512
5. (134.) Macedonia Macedonia 228
6. (191.) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein 56

The next rankings will be published on 10 August 2017.

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