FIFA rankings

Macedonia finishes year in 103rd place

FIFA rankings Macedonia finished 2011 in the 103rd position on the FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings, just like in the previous month.

The low position from last month was kept for December as well as Macedonia finds itself in 103rd place with 333 points, the same number as the prior month of November.

In 2011, Macedonia noted only one competitive win – against Andorra on the 6th of September in a EURO 2012 qualifier and also won just one friendly match – against Azerbaijan on the 10th of August.  In the other five competitive matches, the Macedonian national team suffered four defeats and only won a point against Slovakia at home while losing to Cameroon and drawing against Albania in the other two friendlies.

This was one of the worst years for Macedonian football when it comes to the FIFA rankings list.  According to the calculated points, Macedonia had an average of 252 points in 2008, 215.38 in 2009, 202 in 2010, and only 117.35 in 2011.

Macedonia remains the worst-ranked team in Group A for the 2014 World Cup qualifications.  From the other members of the group, Croatia occupies the 8th position on the rankings, Serbia is 27th, Belgium 41st, Scotland 47th, while Wales is a place lower at 48.

Macedonia is also the worst ranked team in the Balkans.  The closest teams are Bulgaria and Albania at 84 and 87, respectively while the other teams in the region are much higher on the rankings.

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