Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New rankings, same as the old rankings

Well, not quite.

The first of FIFA rankings in the New Year are out, and not a lot has changed since the end of 2007. That's no big surprise, given that not a lot of matches were played in December.

Canada drops one spot to number 56, and maintains its fourth place standing among CONCACAF countries. Here's the rest:

151Mexico Mexico9820Equal0
202USA USA876-1Down0
543Honduras Honduras578-1Down0
564Canada Canada576-1Down0
645Panama Panama4943Up7
696Costa Rica Costa Rica4671Up1
717Cuba Cuba4450Equal-8
738Haiti Haiti438-4Down-29
789Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago4113Up5
9810Jamaica Jamaica345-1Down-3
10511Guatemala Guatemala3231Up-1
12912Guyana Guyana210-1Down-11
13013St. Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines209-29Down-132
13514El Salvador El Salvador188-1Down0
14215Barbados Barbados159-14Down-62
14716Bermuda Bermuda1340Equal-6
15117St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis1249Up27
15218Suriname Suriname1181Up2
15619Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda110-5Down-10
15820Nicaragua Nicaragua963Up0
16421Dominican Republic Dominican Republic832Up0
17422Bahamas Bahamas580Equal0
17623Grenada Grenada450Equal0
17924Turks and Caicos Islands Turks and Caicos Islands322Up0
17925Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles324Up2
18126St. Lucia St. Lucia31-1Down-3
18827Dominica Dominica211Up0
19128Cayman Islands Cayman Islands131Up0
19329British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands12-1Down-1
19630Puerto Rico Puerto Rico70Equal0
19831Anguilla Anguilla40Equal0
20132Belize Belize00Equal0
20133Aruba Aruba00Equal0
20134US Virgin Islands US Virgin Islands00Equal0
20135Montserrat Montserrat00Equal0

Teams of note: Canada's next friendly opponent, St. Lucia, is going strong at 181. First WCQ foe St. Vincent and Grenadines drops a whole bunch of spots (29!) to 130. Likely semi-final round opponents Mexico, Honduras, and Jamaica remain 1st, 3rd and 10th zonally (15, 54, and 98 overall), which really makes Canada's group look like the group of death.

Assuming we beat St. V&G, of course.

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