Canada ranked eighth in CONCACAF region

Canada is the eighth ranked country in CONCACAF on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Canada dropped four points and one place in the region, while Trinidad and Tobago jumped 120 points and three places in the region on the heels of Caribbean qualifiers for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In fact, four different Caribbean nations gained more than 100 points after multiple wins in their official continental matches.

Canada is the eighth ranked country in CONCACAF on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Canada dropped four points and one place in the region, while Trinidad and Tobago jumped 120 points and three places in the region on the heels of Caribbean qualifiers for the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup. In fact, four different Caribbean nations gained more than 100 points after multiple wins in their official continental matches.



Overall, Canada is ranked 85th in the world on the 17 November 2010 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.



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. Matches played more than a year ago are valued 50% of matches played in the last year (matches played more than two years ago are valued at 30% while matches played more than three years ago are valued at 20%).



Within CONCACAF, the top-three nations remain unchanged, with USA, Mexico and Honduras leading the points race. Costa Rica moved into fourth place ahead of Panama while Trinidad and Tobago made its big jump from ninth to sixth. Jamaica (seventh), Canada, Guyana and Grenada round out the CONCACAF top-10.



On the overall FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, there was no change to the top nine spots. The top-five nations are Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Germany and Argentina. Only Egypt moved up into the top-10.



CONCACAF

24 1 USA 847

28 2 Mexico 790

57 3 Honduras 522

63 4 Costa Rica 490

64 5 Panama 480

78 6 Trinidad and Tobago 422

82 7 Jamaica 413

85 8 Canada 403

86 9 Guyana 392

91 10 Grenada 375

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