What is FIFA ranking? What is it for? How does it work? Who has not ever asked any of these questions? And it is indeed, the FIFA ranking (Coke also called grounds sponsorship) is one of the largest arithmetic lattices Soccer World, in many unintelligible even to the teams themselves.
Born in August 1993, its origin and current objective is to place the 208 FIFA selections in a classification that meets the merits of each national team. For it, It provides a scoring system that collects the total points accumulated by a team in the last four years by adding (ie the results of the last four years are counted):
– The number of points earned in a match;
– The average of points earned in games over the last 12 months; Y
– The average of points earned in previous matches to the latest 12 months (annual depreciation).
To calculate the points are awarded for each match four variables continue to provide greater justice in the distribution: the famous formula Points = Match Importance x x x Confederation Team Opponent
So referring to the game or match, teams win 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a defeat. In a penalty shootout, the winner gets 2 points and the loser 1 point.
Regarding the importance of the game, of course there are some who score more than others. The friendly gives a point, World Cup qualifying 2,5, finals of Confederations Cup or a European Championship, Copa America similar 3, and a final phase of World 4.
To measure the strength of opponents, FIFA is based on the following formula: 200 - the position in the classification of the contenders. As exception to this formula, It is always assigned to the team at the head of the classification value 200 and ranked teams ranked 150th and subsequent are assigned a minimum value 50. The position in the table is obtained from the latest FIFA / Coca-Cola World Ranking published.
By last, When calculating matches between teams from different confederations, the mean value of the confederations to which the competing teams belong is used. The strength of a confederation is calculated according to the number of victories obtained in the last three editions of the World Cup. The values are as follows: UEFA / CONMEBOL 1.00 CONCACAF 0.88 Y AFC/CAF 0.86 OFC 0.85.
|Germany||August of 1993|
|Brazil||September Y October of 1993|
|Italy||November of 1993|
|Germany||December of 1993 a March of 1994|
|Brazil||April a mayo of 1994|
|Germany||June of 1994|
|Brazil||July of 1994 a April of 2001|
|France||Mayo of 2001 a mayo of 2002|
|Brazil||June of 2002 a January of 2007|
|Italy||February of 2007|
|Argentina||March of 2007|
|Italy||April of 2007 a June of 2007|
|Brazil||July a August of 2007|
|Italy||September of 2007|
|Argentina||October of 2007 a June of 2008|
|Spain||July 2008 a June of 2009|
|Brazil||July 2009 a October of 2009|
|Spain||November 2009 a March of 2010|
|Brazil||April 2010 a June of 2010|
|Spain||July 2010 a July 2011|
|Netherlands||August of 2011|
|Spain||Since September 2011|
What is it for?
As it was initially developed to designate a system seeded in the final stages of World, but the fact that teams often appear without much tradition or importance within FIFA has caused its importance is very nuanced and rather is a list which regards to advertising and marketing more than anything else.