World Football Ranking     
1999

Current Rankings


Pos.
Country
Total Points
1999
Points gained
1999
Move
1999
1   flag Brazil 24.46 0.63 1
2   flag Spain 23.5 2.78 4
3   flag Denmark 22.89 5.52 26
4   flag Czech Rep 21.38 2.4 13
5   flag Norway 21.23 3.35 20
6   flag Argentina 20.89 -0.52 -2
7   flag Yugoslavia 20.69 1.08 1
8   flag Germany 20.33 1.1 4
9   flag France 19.79 -4.11 -8
10   flag Switzerland 19.73 3.54 31
11   flag Netherlands 19.65 -1.79 -8
12   flag Portugal 19.53 1.18 8
13   flag Russia 19.45 2.5 21
14   flag Turkey 19.1 2.87 26
15   flag Rep Ireland 19.06 0.15 3
16   flag England 18.78 -0.26 -2
17   flag Sweden 18.71 -0.29 -1
18   flag Scotland 18.6 2.41 24
19   flag Greece 18.58 0.49 4
20   flag Belgium 18.47 0.51 4
21   flag Croatia 18.45 -1.92 -14
22   flag USA 18.39 2.54 26
23   flag Romania 18.21 -0.86 -10
24   flag Mexico 18.16 -0.59 -5
25   flag Iran 17.81 0.66 6
26   flag Honduras 17.76 2.8 34
27   flag Slovenia 17.75 2.13 26
28   flag Paraguay 17.71 -1.58 -17
29   flag Chile 17.71 0.31 -1
30   flag Colombia 17.61 0.8 5
31   flag Austria 17.41 -1.6 -16
32   flag Ukraine 17.3 0.33 1
33   flag Bulgaria 17.07 1.66 22
34   flag Peru 17.04 -1.2 -12
35   flag Italy 17.03 -4.35 -30
36   flag Morocco 17.01 -2.59 -27
37   flag Poland 16.83 -2.63 -27
38   flag Uruguay 16.67 -0.46 -6
39   flag Iceland 16.54 0.23 0
40   flag Latvia 16.24 0.11 5
41   flag Ghana 16.19 1.65 26
42   flag Ecuador 16.05 -0.14 1
43   flag Israel 15.84 -2.48 -22
44   flag Finland 15.83 -1.74 -17
45   flag Nigeria 15.83 -0.01 4
46   flag Slovakia 15.78 1.29 22
47   flag Senegal 15.71 4.43 52
48   flag Costa Rica 15.69 0.62 10
49   flag Bosnia-Herzegovina 15.46 2 29
50   flag Tunisia 15.4 -1.39 -14
51   flag South Korea 15.29 0.73 15
52   flag South Africa 15.2 -0.81 -6
53   flag Saudi Arabia 14.89 -0.11 6
54   flag Bolivia 14.78 0.05 9
55   flag Macedonia 14.78 -1.17 -8
56   flag Wales 14.76 -2.57 -26
57   flag China 14.6 -1.1 -6
58   flag Albania 14.6 -1.53 -14
59   flag Trinidad & Tobago 14.55 3.41 42
60   flag Egypt 14.53 -3.07 -34
61   flag Armenia 14.53 1.18 20
62   flag Belarus 14.37 -1.31 -10
63   flag Kuwait 14.31 -0.58 -2
64   flag Moldova 14.3 -0.3 1
65   flag Guinea 14.19 1.46 21
66   flag Cyprus 14.17 -0.07 3
67   flag Zambia 14.05 0.41 8
68   flag Cuba 13.97 3.88 42
69   flag Mali 13.96 2.36 29
70   flag Cameroon 13.82 -0.9 -6
71   flag Guatemala 13.81 -2.9 -34
72   flag Georgia 13.72 -2.09 -22
73   flag Canada 13.69 0.24 7
74   flag Zimbabwe 13.59 0.03 2
75   flag Japan 13.49 -0.33 -3
76   flag Lithuania 13.47 0.53 8
77   flag Gabon 13.44 -0.36 -4
78   flag Uzbekistan 13.3 1.34 17
79   flag Jamaica 13.23 -1.88 -22
80   flag Algeria 13.18 1.06 12
81   football DR Congo 13.17 -1.97 -25
82   flag Iraq 12.89 3.12 31
83   flag Ivory Coast 12.87 -2.56 -29
84   flag Hungary 12.69 -3.7 -46
85   flag Estonia 12.53 0.23 5
86   flag Burkina Faso 12.38 -1.07 -7
87   flag Kazakhstan 12.32 -1.17 -10
88   flag Venezuela 12.29 0.2 5
89   flag New Zealand 12.22 1.73 16
90   flag Angola 12.19 -1 -7
91   flag Congo 12.12 -1.16 -9
92   flag N.Ireland 12.1 -2.71 -30
93   flag Liberia 12.02 1.17 10
94   flag Thailand 11.94 2.4 22
95   flag Qatar 11.83 -1.06 -10
96   flag Togo 11.55 -2.25 -22
97   flag El Salvador 11.29 -2.89 -27
98   flag Australia 11.24 -1.14 -10
99   flag Indonesia 11.04 0.77 9
100   flag Libya 11 7.41 56
101   flag Malta 10.88 0.55 6
102   flag Haiti 10.83 1.09 13
103   flag Syria 10.74 -1.61 -14
104   flag Benin 10.48 -1.33 -7
105   flag Jordan 10.46 0.53 6
106   flag Luxembourg 10.43 -1.65 -12
107   flag Kenya 10.25 -2.13 -20
108   flag Faroe Islands 10.16 -3.83 -37
109   flag Sierra Leone 9.84 -2.09 -13
110   flag UAE 9.81 -2.36 -19
111   flag Azerbaijan 9.81 0.69 11
112   flag Namibia 9.66 -1.38 -10
113   flag Mauritius 9.52 3.59 29
114   flag Ethiopia 9.38 -0.99 -8
115   flag Tajikistan 9.01 -0.47 3
116   flag Uganda 8.89 -1.94 -12
117   flag Oman 8.63 -2.56 -17
118   flag Lebanon 8.54 0.31 9
119   flag Vietnam 8.38 3.9 33
120   flag Mozambique 8.31 -0.76 3
121   flag Madagascar 8.18 1.86 19
122   flag Turkmenistan 8.15 -0.2 3
123   flag Andorra 8.15 -1.06 -3
124   flag Sudan 8.13 -1.63 -10
125   flag Singapore 7.93 -1.59 -8
126   flag Palestine 7.48 -0.42 0
127   flag Eritrea 7.45 -2.8 -22
128   flag Burundi 7.43 0.62 8
129   flag Panama 7.28 -0.37 1
130   flag Myanmar 7.17 -3.02 -21
131   flag Barbados 7.01 -0.45 2
132   flag Malawi 6.97 -2.36 -13
133   flag St Vincent/Grenadines 6.89 -2.25 -12
134   flag Gambia 6.87 -1.47 -8
135   flag Niger 6.86 -1.33 -7
136   flag St Kitts & Nevis 6.85 0.37 3
137   flag Tanzania 6.72 -0.84 -5
138   flag North Korea 6.68 0.44 3
139   flag Grenada 6.66 -0.94 -8
140   flag Hong Kong 6.59 -0.14 -3
141   flag Martinique 6.46 -1.46 -12
142   flag Mauritania 6.4 -2 -18
143   flag St Lucia 6.27 0.82 3
144   flag Kyrgyzstan 6.27 -3.65 -32
145   flag Bahrain 6.18 -1.16 -11
146   flag Swaziland 6.1 3.23 17
147   flag Guadeloupe 5.47 -0.07 -3
148   flag Malaysia 5.28 -0.35 -3
149   flag Liechtenstein 5.19 1.18 5
150   flag Bermuda 4.73 4.08 24
151   flag Guinea Bissau 4.57 -2 -13
152   flag Surinam 4.55 0.71 3
153   flag Cape Verde Islands 4.54 -1.25 -9
154   flag Antigua 4.49 -2.35 -19
155   flag Rwanda 4.19 1.57 10
156   flag India 4.09 -0.97 -7
157   flag Yemen 3.92 -2 -14
158   flag Lesotho 3.88 0.29 -1
159   flag Fiji 3.49 -1.11 -8
160   flag Bangladesh 3.21 -0.29 -2
161   flag Botswana 3.15 -1.09 -8
162   flag San Marino 2.99 -2.3 -15
163   flag Dominica 2.99 -0.29 -3
164   flag Laos 2.88 -0.54 -5
165   flag Nicaragua 2.74 0.92 3
166   flag Cayman Islands 2.57 -2.52 -18
167   flag Guyana 2.56 0.5 -1
168   flag Chad 2.14 -0.61 -4
169   flag Dominican Rep 1.99 -2.83 -19
170   flag Neth.Antilles 1.84 -1.17 -8
171   flag Solomon Islands 1.58 0.45 1
172   flag Tahiti 0.38 -1.11 -1
173   flag Taiwan -0.09 -2 -6
174   flag Philippines -0.12 -1.18 -1
175   flag Belize -1.4 -0.5 4
176   flag Macao -1.41 -2 -1
177   flag Virgin Islands -1.51 4.06 10
178   flag Nepal -1.53 -3.02 -8
179   flag Aruba -1.55 -1.33 -3
180   flag Seychelles -1.56 -1.33 -3
181   flag Maldives Rep -1.64 6.22 7
182   flag Cambodia -1.93 -1.45 -4
183   flag Djibouti -2.12 -0.24 -1
184   flag Brunei -2.53 -1.35 -4
185   flag Sri Lanka -2.76 -5.88 -24
186   flag Somalia -2.85 -0.88 -3
187   flag Vanuatu -2.87 -1.14 -6
188   flag Puerto Rico -3.17 -4.83 -19
189   flag Papua New Guinea -3.46 -1.2 -5
190   flag Pakistan -4.25 -1.27 -4
191   flag Guam -4.81 -2 -6
192   flag Bahamas -6.13 0 0
193   flag Cook Islands -20.36 -1.14 -4
194   flag Tonga -20.54 -1.2 -4

Big Movers of 1999

World champions France qualified for Euro 2000 without much conviction and lost their place at the top of the rankings.

Lowly ranked Libya were the biggest movers with friendly wins over Senegal, Iraq, UAE, Togo (twice), Malawi and Gabon.

Senegal, whose only loss of the year was a 2-1 friendly away to big movers Libya, qualified for the 2000 African Cup of Nations beating Zimbabwe 2-0 along the way.

Trinidad & Tobago were almost unstoppable, losing their last match of the year in a friendly 3-2 away to Honduras after having beaten Jamaica 2-0, South African 2-0 and Colombia 4-3 in friendly matches and winning the Caribbean Cup by defeating Jamaica 1-0, Grenada 7-0, Guadeloupe 3-2, Haiti 6-1 and Cuba in the final.

Cuba had a good run in the Caribbean Cup with wins over Cayman Islands 4-1, Bahamas 7-0, Bermuda 2-1, Haiti 3-1 St Kitts & Nevis 2-0 and Jamaica 2-0, losing eventually 2-1 in extra time to hosts Trinidad & Tobago in the final.

Honduras finished 3rd in the UNCAF Cup despite twice defeating hosts and eventual winners Costa Rica on their way. In friendly matches the Hondurans held Peru to a goalless draw in Lima and thumped Zambia 7-1 in San Pedro Sula before returning to Costa Rica for a 1-1 draw in an end of the year friendly.

Vietnam had a good run in the Southeast Asian games played in Brunei where they finally conceded their only goals of the year losing 2-0 to Thailand. Among their wins were the 9-0 demolition of Laos and a 2-0 success over Myanmar.

Iraq put together a set of wins in Dushanbe, beating hosts Tajikistan 2-1 and going on to defeat Oman 2-0 and Kyrgyzstan 5-1 to qualify for the 2000 Asian Cup.

Switzerland ended the year with a 2-0 away win in Wales and moved up into 10th place despite narrowly missing out on the play-offs for Euro 2000.

Denmark picked up impressive wins in Croatia, Israel and Italy, while Norway and The Czech Republic qualified convincingly for the Euros.

Hungary slipped down the most after suffering a 1-0 home loss to Slovakia and drawing 0-0 in Liechtenstein to leave them with no hope of qualifying for Euro 2000.

Faroe Islands finished bottom of their qualifying group for Euro 2000 after losing their home matches 2-0 to Estonian and 1-0 to Lithuania.

Guatemala found it a tough year of friendly matches with home losses against Bolivia 3-0 and Jamaica 4-2 among their poor results.

Egypt returned from Mexico having been thumped 5-1 by Saudi Arabia in the Confederations Cup. Losing 2-1 at home to Ghana in a friendly later on that year was also a disappointment for the Egyptians.

Kyrgyzstan lost all 3 matches in Tajikistan as they failed to make an impression in the Asian qualifiers, losing 3-2 to their host and 3-0 to Oman before going out 5-1 to Iraq.

Italy struggled to qualify for Euro 2000, drawing home and away against Belarus, losing 3-2 at home to the Danes and only managing a 0-0 draw in Switzerland. The Italians ended the year in an unfamiliar 35th spot after suffering a 3-1 friendly home loss to Belgium.

In the most unexpected results of the year, British Virgin Islands triumphed 5-0 over Puerto Rico in a Caribbean qualifier in Port-Au-Prince, and Liberia celebrated a 2-0 win over Tunisia in an African qualifier. In Euro qualifiers Bosnia & Herzegovina rallied to a 4-1 win away to Estonia, England were defeated 1-0 at home by the Scots and Israel were trounced 5-0 at home by Denmark.

Four more countries joined the rankings with Eritrea the highest of the newcomers after holding Cameroon to a draw at home and losing only 1-0 in the away match, before gaining a 1-0 home win against Mozambique in the African qualifiers. Palestine joined after respectable results in Jordan which included a 1-0 win over UAE and draws against Libya and Syria. Guadeloupe moved in on the back of 1-0 home wins over Dominica and Barbados, while Bahamas moved in close to the bottom of the rankings after heavy defeats in Bermuda 6-0 to their host and 7-0 to Cuba.

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