Thursday, June 05, 2008

FIFA rankings: June

Let's have a gander at the ol' FIFA rankings for this month. They're out early so the Euro Cup doesn't straddle a ranking period.

Argentina is #1, but I don't care. What's shaking in CONCACAF?

Expected Groups





Country Pts Zonal Overall
Group 1
USA 874 2 21
Trinidad and Tobago 365 7 87
Guatemala 350 8 89
Cuba 302 10 104
Total 1891 27 301
Average 472.75 6.75 75.25




Group 2
Mexico 1020 1 14
Honduras 696 3 37
Canada 524 4 60
Jamaica 326 9 98
Total 2566 17 209
Average 641.5 4.25 52.25




Group 3
Panama 524 4 60
Costa Rica 413 6 75
Guyana 289 11 108
Haiti 262 12 113
Total 1488 33 356
Average 372 8.25 89

By any measure, Canada's group is the toughest. And it's not even close.

That said, I couldn't be more excited. The first St. Vincent match may well be taking place within the vortex of uninformation, but the second leg, in Montreal, should be a party, and fun to watch.

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