FIFA introduced a new formula for calculating the points that brought significantly more points to all national teams. Macedonia now shares the 70th place with Saudi Arabia. As you can see by the rankings below, Macedonia jumped one place but has trice more points than the last rankings. That is thanks to the new formula
The Macedonian national team did not play any matches but still recorded increase in points which resulted into moving up six places on the newest FIFA world ranking list for June. In this pre-World Cup period when all national teams play friendly matches, Macedonia was inactive. The football federation failed to find an opponent after
No changes for the Macedonian national team on the FIFA world ranking list for May. Same place, same points during this inactive period. As only seven international games were played since the previous rankings, there are only minor changes at the table. Macedonia did not play any games nor was affected by other teams’ games.
The two draws in the friendly matches against Finland and Azerbaijan sent Macedonia two places down to find itself on the 77th spot on the newest FIFA world ranking list. We expected a bigger drop having in mind that Macedonia played a draw against the similar ranked team of Finland and far worse ranked Azerbaijan,
The inactive period resulted only in minor changes without effecting the Lynx who end this successful year 2017 as 76th footballing nation in the world having climbed 86 places since last January. The Football federation of Macedonia received an invitation by the United Arab Emirates for a friendly this month, but decided that it is