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FIFA World Rankings: Luxembourg defeat drops Macedonia one place

FIFAThe defeat by Luxembourg dropped Macedonia just one place on the newest FIFA World Ranking list for March.  Macedonia is now ranked as the 102nd national team in the world.

Macedonia dropped one place to #102 in the FIFA World rankings unveiled today for the month of March.  Even though the national team suffered an embarrassing defeat against Luxembourg, ranked #133 when the game was played, Macedonia lost 17 points and that moved it back one position.  Meanwhile, Luxembourg moved up six places to #127 for the March rankings.  Macedonia is now surrounded on the rankings by numerous African countries with Bermuda just behind the Macedonian national team at #103.


97. alt Togo 349
98. alt Vietnam 347
99. alt Guyana 341
100. alt Botswana 338
101. alt Congo 331
102. alt Macedonia 328
103. alt Bermuda 321
104. alt Mozambique 319
105. alt Rwanda 316
106. alt Bolivia 307
106. alt Zimbabwe 307

Top 10 in the March FIFA World Rankings:

1. alt Spain 1561
2. alt Netherlands 1379
3. alt Germany 1332
4. alt Uruguay 1289
5. alt Brazil 1157
6. alt England 1121
7. alt Portugal 1106
8. alt Argentina 1102
9. alt Italy 1062
10. alt Croatia 1049

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

1. (10.) alt Croatia 1049
2. (13.) alt Greece 953
3. (21.) alt Bosnia-Herzegovina 850
4. (26.) alt Serbia 779
5. (28.) alt Slovenia 765
6. (32.) alt Turkey 747
7. (44.) alt Montenegro 601
8. (53.) alt Romania 573
9. (80.) alt Albania 432
10. (85.) alt Bulgaria 406
11. (102.) alt Macedonia 328

FIFA rankings for members of Group A of the 2014 WC qualifications (in brackets is the actual ranking):

1. (10.) alt Croatia 1049
2. (26.) alt Serbia 779
3. (40.) alt Belgium 642
4. (48.) alt Wales 580
5. (51.) alt Scotland 574
6. (101.) alt Macedonia 345

The next FIFA rankings will be released on 11 April 2012.

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