Thursday 05 May 2016, 08:57

Argentina hold as Philippines record personal best

With no A-international matches played in April, the May edition of the FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking provided a brief moment of security for teams eager to hold onto their top positions.

All teams in the Top 50 maintained their positions this month, while the regional composition of said teams also remained unaffected since last month’s ranking. For May, UEFA has 30 teams in the Top 50, CONMEBOL 8, CAF 7, CONCACAF 3, AFC 2 and OFC 0.

Kuwait’s forfeiture of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Qualification matches scheduled for March against Korea Republic and Laos (Read the Disciplinary Committee’s decision) were included in the calculation for the May Ranking. Consequently Korea Republic moved into 54th (up 2) and Laos moved up 6 places into 176.

Philippines reach personal best The Philippines may have failed to qualify for the next round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in the AFC region, but the Azkals get to celebrate a milestone in the May Ranking. Thomas Dooley’s men moved up one rank this month to reach their best ever position on the FIFA/Cola-Cola World Ranking (115). The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 2 June 2016.



Moves into top ten


Moves out of top ten


Matches played in total


Most matches played

Kuwait (2 matches)

Biggest move by points

Laos (plus 37 points)

Biggest move by ranks

Laos (up 6 ranks)

Biggest drop by points

Kuwait (minus 40 points)

Biggest drop by ranks

Kuwait (minus 14 ranks)