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FIFA April Top 100 World National Soccer Team Rankings

April 13 (Bloomberg) -- Following is a table for the top 100 national soccer teams ranked by the Federation Internationale de Football Association in Zurich. In July 2006, a new ranking procedure was introduced.

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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2011   2011      in   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Spain                   1857      1       0      1      1      1      1      1
Netherlands             1702      2       0      2      2      2      2      2
Brazil                  1425      3       2      5      4      4      4      3
Germany                 1386      4      -1      3      3      3      3      4
Argentina               1276      5      -1      4      5      5      5      5
England                 1163      6       0      6      6      6      6      6
Uruguay                 1094      7       0      7      7      7      7      7
Portugal                1052      8       1      9      8      8      8      8
Italy                   1019      9       2     11     13     14     14     14
Croatia                  991     10      -2      8      9      9     10      9
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2011   2011      in   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Norway                   987     11       0     11     11     12     12     12
Greece                   985     12      -2     10     10     11     11     11
Japan                    961     13       2     15     17     29     29     30
Chile                    952     14       0     14     14     15     15     16
Ghana                    918     15       1     16     15     16     16     17
Serbia                   907     16       4     20     23     23     23     25
Slovenia                 903     17       0     17     16     17     17     15
Russia                   896     18      -5     13     12     13     13     13
France                   883     19      -1     18     19     18     18     21
Australia                876     20       1     21     21     26     26     20
Côte d’Ivoire           867     21       4     25     26     21     21     19
USA                      855     22      -3     19     18     18     18     24
Paraguay                 843     23       1     24     24     24     24     23
Montenegro               820     24       1     25     25     25     25     26
Switzerland              819     25      -2     23     22     22     22     21
Mexico                   818     26       1     27     27     27     27     28
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2011   2011      in   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Slovakia                 809     27      -5     22     20     20     20     18
Denmark                  808     28       0     28     28     28     28     27
Sweden                   802     29       1     30     29     33     33     35
Turkey                   795     30       2     32     31     31     31     29
Korea Republic           750     31      -2     29     32     39     40     39
Czech Republic           722     32      -1     31     30     30     30     31
Israel                   709     33      25     58     52     50     50     55
Republic of Ireland      681     34       0     34     35     35     36     32
Ukraine                  678     35      -2     33     34     34     34     36
Egypt                    676     36      -1     35     33     10      9     10
Belgium                  654     37      25     62     58     58     57     62
Nigeria                  637     38       1     39     40     32     32     33
South Africa             616     39       7     46     47     51     51     50
Algeria                  609     40      15     55     55     36     35     34
Romania                  607     41      11     52     57     56     56     52
Burkina Faso             600     42      -2     40     41     42     41     41
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2011   2011      in   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Honduras                 597     43      -5     38     39     56     59     57
Bosnia-Herzegovina       594     44      12     56     42     45     44     51
Bulgaria                 592     45       2     47     51     49     49     45
Lithuania                577     46       8     54     55     55     55     46
Iran                     575     47      -4     43     44     65     66     66
Cameroon                 572     48      -6     42     43     38     37     38
Colombia                 568     49       1     50     50     48     48     47
Albania                  564     50      23     73     66     64     65     58
Senegal                  561     51      18     69     69     70     70     75
Hungary                  559     52     -16     36     37     41     42     43
Belarus                  557     53     -16     37     36     37     38     40
Peru                     548     54       5     59     68     66     68     52
Costa Rica               540     55      -2     53     48     69     69     63
Ecuador                  536     56      -7     49     54     52     53     61
Georgia                  536     56      16     72     71     72     73     78
Libya                    534     58      13     71     70     71     72     81
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2011   2011      in   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Gabon                    529     59       1     60     61     40     39     37
New Zealand              528     60      -4     56     64     63     63     59
Tunisia                  527     61     -16     45     48     44     45     44
Guinea                   524     62     -18     44     46     46     46     47
Armenia                  524     62       3     65     62     60     60     59
Jamaica                  522     64     -16     48     59     59     58     82
Northern Ireland         520     65     -25     40     38     43     43     42
Scotland                 517     66     -16     50     53     52     52     54
Venezuela                501     67      -4     63     63     60     60     56
Panama                   488     68       0     68     60     67     64     64
Botswana                 479     69      -2     67     67     54     53     67
Mali                     451     70      15     85     84     68     67     64
Poland                   449     71      -1     70     71     72     73     71
Morocco                  445     72      -6     66     74     77     79     80
Austria                  443     73     -12     61     45     46     46     49
Estonia                  440     74       8     82     87     86     82     74
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Country                April  April  Change  March   Feb.   Jan.   Dec.   Nov.
                        2011   2011      in   2011   2011   2011   2010   2010
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Canada                   439     75       9     84     80     84     84     85
Latvia                   438     76      -1     75     76     76     78     73
China PR                 432     77      -1     76     75     79     87     89
Malawi                   430     78      10     88     89     91     86     77
Cape Verde Islands       421     79      -6     73     73     75     75     83
Benin                    418     80       0     80     83     72     71     72
Finland                  416     81      -3     78     78     79     83     87
Cuba                     411     82     -18     64     65     62     62     94
Uzbekistan               403     83      -6     77     77    108    109    106
Uganda                   402     84       2     86     86     83     80     69
FYR Macedonia            398     85      -2     83     79     81     76     76
Moldova                  394     86       1     87     81     84     84     84
El Salvador              388     87       5     92     98    116    117    117
Saudi Arabia             386     88      -9     79     82     78     81     68
Zambia                   383     89       8     97    101     81     76     69
Cyprus                   383     89       2     91     91     89     90     93
Iraq                     380     91      -2     89     88     98    101     99
Qatar                    380     91      -1     90     90    105    114    113
Jordan                   379     93     -12     81     84    107    104     95
Trinidad and Tobago      344     94       1     95     94     87     89     78
Bahrain                  338     95       1     96     93     93     93     87
Mozambique               337     96      -3     93     94     92     96     98
Niger                    335     97       7    104     96     94     94    102
Haiti                    334     98       1     99     96     90     90    101
Grenada                  331     99      -5     94     92     94     94     91
Antigua and Barbuda      322    100       1    101    104    103    106    115
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NOTE: For an explanation of the ranking procedure, visit: http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/procedure/men.html

Source: Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

To contact the reporter on this story: Manish Modi in New Delhi at mmodi6@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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