March 2013: Canada up four places in FIFA Ranking

Canada remain in 8th position in CONCACAF.

Canada has climbed four places to 68th position in the March 2013 edition of the FIFA World Ranking.

The Canadians remain in 8th position in CONCACAF.

The Men’s National team will take part in a pair of Men’s International Friendlies later in the month when they take on Japan (22 March) and Belarus (25 March) – with both matches to take place in Doha, Qatar.

FIFA World Ranking: March 2013

The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking 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%.


Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.