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England's FIFA World Rankings 2006
Date 18 January 15 February

15 March

19 April 17 May 12 July 16 August 13 September 18 October 22 November 20 December
Rank 9 9 9 10 10 5 5 4 5 5 5
Points 757 758 756 744 741 1434 1434 1477 1370 1359 1359
Change/Last =0 =0 =0 -1 =0 +5 =0 +1 -1 =0 =0
Change/Year -1 -1 -1 -4 -4 +3 +2 +7 +4 +4 +4

Thursday, 6 July 2006 - FIFA has announced an overhaul of its world ranking system after complaints that it was too complicated.  The main change is that a national team's ranking will be based on results from the last four years, not eight.  Goals scored and home advantage will no longer have any bearing on placings and other aspects, including importance and strength of matches, have been revised.  The changes will come into effect after the World Cup ends on Sunday, with the first new rankings revealed on 12 July.  FIFA president Sepp Blatter said: "I am convinced that our experts have come up with a satisfactory solution for a new way of calculating the ranking.  We have acknowledged the need for a substantial revision. We are aware that it is difficult to meet everybody's expectations but are confident that the new system will provide an accurate measure of the strength of each of our member associations."

FIFA World Rankings 2006 - Top 50 Teams
Date
Rank
18 January 15 February

15 March

19 April 17 May 12 July 16 August 13 September 18 October 22 November 20 December
1 Brazil 839 Brazil 837 Brazil 837 Brazil 830 Brazil 827 Brazil 1630 Brazil 1649 Brazil 1574 Brazil 1560 Brazil 1588
2 Cze 796 Cze 793 Cze 789 Cze 779 Cze 772 Ita 1550 Ita 1550 Fra 1534 Ita 1540 Ita 1560
3 Ned 790 Ned 791 Ned 788 Ned 774 Ned 768 Arg 1472 Arg 1479 Arg 1492 Fra 1483 Arg 1551
4 Arg 772 Arg 769 Arg 765 Usa 760 Mex 758 Fra 1462 Fra 1462 England 1477 Arg 1446 Fra 1523
5 Esp & Fra 768 Fra 766 Usa 764 Esp 759 Usa & Esp 756 England 1434 England 1434 Ita 1474 England 1370 England 1359
6 Esp, Mex & Usa 765 Esp 763 Mex 758 Ned 1322 Ned 1322 Ned 1327 Ger 1339 Ger 1348
7 Mex & Usa 767 Mex 762 Fra 754 Por 750 Esp 1309 Esp 1309 Cze 1312 Ned 1313 Ned 1305
8 Fra 760 Por & Arg 753 Fra 749 Por 1301 Por 1301 Ger 1291 Cze 1253 Por 1258
9 England 757 England 758 England 756 Arg 746 Ger 1229 Ger 1229 Por 1272 Por 1224 Nga 1242 Nga 1244
10 Por 753 Por 756 Por 755 England 744 England 741 Cze 1223 Cze 1223 Esp 1255 Esp 1198 Cze 1190
11 Tur 748 Tur 746 Tur 743 Den 738 Nga & Den 736 Nga 1149 Nga 1156 Nga 1166 Nga 1139 Cmr 1160
12 Ita 741 Nga & Ita 738 Nga & Ita 738 Nga 737 Cmr 1109 Cmr 1109 Cmr 1062 Cmr 1110 Esp 1154
13 Den 733 Tur 733 Ita 728 Sui 1028 Sui 1028 Ukr 1029 Ukr 1054 Ukr 1054
14 Swe 731 Den 735 Den 736 Ita 731 Tur 726 Uru 985 Uru 985 Sui 1016 Gre 979 Swe 958
15 Jpn 714 Swe 729 Cmr 726 Cmr 723 Cmr 722 Ukr 961 Ukr 954 Uru 960 Sui 978 Cro 948
16 Gre 708 Cmr 727 Swe 725 Swe 717 Swe 709 Usa 933 Mex 928 Den 940 Swe 975 Gre 945
17 Ger 707 Egy 714 Egy 714 Jpn 709 Egy 708 Den 927 Den 927 Mex 891 Uru 903 Sui 937
18 Uru 705 Jpn 712 Jpn 712 Egy 708 Jpn 705 Mex 924 Civ 909 Swe 888 Civ 893 Civ 919
19 Irn 703 Gre & Ger 706 Irn & Cro 705 Gre & Ger 699 Ger 696 Par 915 Par 892 Civ 879 Mex & Cro 882 Rom 912
20 Cro 701 Gre 694 Civ 909 Swe 886 Col 867 Mex 887 Mex 883
21 Crc 700 Uru 703 Gre 704 Tun 694 Tun 693 Col 902 Cro 854 Par 854 Tur 873 Den 865
22 Pol 695 Irn 702 Ger 700 Irn & Uru 692 Uru 689 Swe 886 Gui 850 Gre 833 Den 872 Pol 859 Rus 858
23 Cmr 694 Tun 685 Uru 699 Irn & Cro 686 Cro 854 Usa 848 Gha 830 Rom 870 Rus 858 Gui 856
24 Col & Nga 692 Cro 701 Tun 698 Cro 694 Gui 850 Egy 841 Cro 825 Gha 826 Sco 847 Pol 854
25 Crc 700 Crc 694 Rom 687 Rom 685 Gha 839 Gha 839 Rom 817 Egy & Sco 810 Tur 845 Sco 847
26 Irl 691 Pol 697 Pol & Rom 691 Crc 686 Crc 683 Rom 834 Rom 834 Gui 815 Egy 828 Tur 845
27 Rom 686 Col & Irl 689 Col 684 Col 681 Tur 824 Ecu 826 Egy 814 Pol 804 Gui 819 Egy 835
28 Tun 685 Sen 689 Pol 682 Sen 679 Ecu 821 Tur 824 Tur 810 Tun 802 Gha 814 Gha 816
29 Kor 680 Sen 686 Irl 687 Sen 681 Pol & Kor 677 Egy 819 Col 814 Usa 805 Par & Usa 787 Uru 806
30 Sen & Par 672 Rom 685 Col 686 Kor & Irl 678 Pol 809 Pol & Tun 805 Ecu 785 Ecu 802
31 Kor 679 Kor 683 Irl 671 Tun 805 Tun 780 Gui 780 Usa 792
32 Egy 666 Civ 674 Civ 671 Civ 668 Civ 669 Gre 780 Gre 780 Ser 759 Ser 767 Tun 790
33 Ksa 663 Par 669 Par 666 Par 657 Par 653 Aus 738 Rus & Scg 733 Sen 756 Rus 764 Ser 765
34 Rus 661 Rus 664 Ksa 660 Ksa 655 Ksa 651 Rus 733 Sco 746 Ecu 760 Col 758
35 Mar 660 Ksa 661 Rus & Sui 657 Sui 651 Sui 648 Sen 726 Sen 726 Pol 737 Col 750 Par 745
36 Sui 655 Mar 654 Mar 649 Mar 646 Scg 724 Bul 716 Isr 731 Isr 741 Mal 732
37 Nor 649 Sui 653 Mar 653 Rus 648 Rus & Bul 645 Bul 716 Aus 708 Bul 728 Aus 710 Svk 723 Svk 720
38 Ecu 647 Ecu 650 Ecu 644 Bul 642 Hon 695 Irl 694 Aus 727 Bul 707 Irn 716
39 Bul 638 Nor 647 Nor & Bul 643 Ecu 636 Ecu 631 Irl 694 Mar 681 Rus 702 Sen 701 Aus & Mar 703
40 Ukr 629 Bul 638 Nor 634 Nor 627 Mar 681 Sco 677 Nor 698 Mar 691
41 Hon 628 Ukr 627 Svk 627 Ukr & Hon 616 Svk 613 Sco 677 Per 662 Mar 694 Svk & Mli 680 Sen 700 Sen & Chi 700
42 Civ & Jam 626 Hon 626 Ukr 624 Hon & Aus 612 Per 661 Bih 660 Svk 685 Chi 697
43 Jam 624 Hon 623 Svk 615 Bih 660 Svk 659 Irl & Irn 658 Irn 670 Bul 677 Bul 684
44 Isr & Svk 621 Isr 622 Aus 621 Aus & Jam 614 Scg 610 Svk 659 Chi 642 Chi 655 Isr 667
45 Svk 620 Jam 620 Ukr 609 Crc 636 Irn 639 Chi 637 Nir 600 Uzb 645
46 Fin 614 Fin 612 Scg 616 Scg 612 Jam 607 Chi 630 Tog 622 Per 611 Jpn 597 Cub 643 Cub 641
47 Scg 612 Scg 611 Isr 615 Tri & Isr  607 Tri 604 Irn 624 Crc 621 Jpn 594 Bel 583 Jpn 630 Jpn 640
48 Aus 610 Gha & Aus 609 Fin 610 Gha 600 Tog 622 Jpn 610 Tog 589 Kor 575 Nir 625
49 Rsa 609 Tri 607 Fin 604 Fin & Isr 599 Jpn 615 Nor 604 Kor 580 Irl 568 Irl 596
50 Gha & Tri 608 Rsa 608 Gha & Bel 605 Gha 602 Uzb 605 Gua 582 Bel 572 Mkd 563 Nor 587
                 
total countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 205 countries 206 countries 207 countries

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Further Information

The FIFA website contains the complete world rankings from their inception and a description of the method by which the rankings are calculated.

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