Canada keeps CONCACAF fourth place in latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings

Canada’s men’s national team remains in fourth place amongst all CONCACAF nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings which were released today. None of the top-four CONCACAF countries picked up any new points in the January 2008 ranking, although the United States (20), Honduras (54) and Canada (56) all dropped one place in the world rankings. Mexico (15) remains the top-ranked CONCACAF country in the world rankings.



While the top-four countries did little in the world rankings, there was some movement in the rest of the confederation. Saint Kitts and Nevis made the biggest jump (27 points and 9 places in the world rankings) while Saint Vincent & the Grenadines made the biggest drop (132 points and 29 places).

Canada’s men’s national team remains in fourth place amongst all CONCACAF nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings which were released today. None of the top-four CONCACAF countries picked up any new points in the January 2008 ranking, although the United States (20), Honduras (54) and Canada (56) all dropped one place in the world rankings. Mexico (15) remains the top-ranked CONCACAF country in the world rankings.



While the top-four countries did little in the world rankings, there was some movement in the rest of the confederation. Saint Kitts and Nevis made the biggest jump (27 points and 9 places in the world rankings) while Saint Vincent & the Grenadines made the biggest drop (132 points and 29 places).



Within the CONCACAF top-10, Haiti dropped from sixth to eighth within the confederation as Costa Rica and Cuba moved up.



The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings looks at each country’s international results from the last four years. The ranking takes into account the result, the importance of the match, the strength of the opponent, the regional strength, the time period, and the number of matches per year.



World – CONCACAF – Country – Points

15 1 Mexico 982

20 2 USA 876

54 3 Honduras 578

56 4 Canada 576

64 5 Panama 494

69 6 Costa Rica 467

71 7 Cuba 445

73 8 Haiti 438

78 9 Trinidad and Tobago 411

98 10 Jamaica 345

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