Canada remains fifth on CONCACAF list

Canada’s men’s national team remains fifth amongst CONCACAF nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. Canada stayed even at 516 points, but moved up one spot on the global ranking from 64th to 63rd. Canada trails USA, Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica within its own confederation.

Canada’s men’s national team remains fifth amongst CONCACAF nations on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. Canada stayed even at 516 points, but moved up one spot on the global ranking from 64th to 63rd. Canada trails USA, Mexico, Honduras and Costa Rica within its own confederation.



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.



While Canada did not play any matches in April, it did announce its schedule upcoming international friendly matches for this 2010 season. That schedule includes a match against the world’s number-seven ranked Argentina on 24 May.



As for the overall world ranking, Brazil has returned to the top spot ahead of Spain. There were no new countries in the top-10, but still plenty of movement. The new ranking features Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Argentina, England, Croatia and France.



CONCACAF

14 USA 950

17 Mexico 936

40 Honduras 727

42 Costa Rica 706

63 Canada 516

71 El Salvador 452

76 Panama 421

79 Jamaica 412

87 Haiti 381

91 Trinidad and Tobago 367

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