Fuelled by wins over Mexico and Costa Rica, Canada has risen eight locations to No. 40 within the newest FIFA world rankings, matching its highest-ever place. The Canadian males additionally hit No. 40 in December 1996.
Fuelled by wins over Mexico and Costa Rica, Canada has risen eight locations to No. 40 within the newest FIFA world rankings, matching its highest-ever place.
The Canadian males additionally hit No. 40 in December 1996. FIFA, which beginning the rankings in 1992, revamped its score formulation in 2018.
Canada began the yr at No. 72 however has steadily risen because of a 13-2-4 document in 2021 that has seen John Herdman’s staff high the continued last spherical of World Cup qualifying in CONCACAF, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Canada’s lone losses have been to the U.S. and Mexico on the Gold Cup. The Canadians have outscored their opposition 55-11 this yr.
Canada was 94th, sandwiched between Gabon and the Faroe Islands, when Herdman took over as coach in January 2018. Again then the Canadian males ranked tenth amongst CONCACAF international locations within the FIFA rankings, wanting up at Mexico, the U.S., Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Haiti, Honduras, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Right now they stand third within the area.
World Cup qualifying losses to the U.S. and Canada this month noticed Mexico fall 5 spots to No. 14 whereas the U.S. rose one place to No. 12 to take over high spot in CONCACAF.
The highest three have been unchanged with Belgium main Brazil and France, albeit with a a lot smaller factors cushion. England and Argentina each moved up one place, to No. 4 and 5 respectively, with Italy dropping two rungs to No. 6. Spain and Portugal have been unchanged at No. 7 and No. 8. Denmark and the Netherlands accomplished the highest 10, with each shifting up one place on the expense of Mexico.
No. 11 Germany and No. 13 Switzerland additionally vaulted over the Mexicans.
Equatorial Guinea (No. 114, up 11 ), Ecuador (No. 46, up 9) and Togo (No. 125, up 9) have been the largest movers of the month. Central African Republic was the largest loser (No. 130, down 15) though Mexico suffered the largest drop in factors, down 34.16.
Of the 13 international locations already certified for Qatar 2022, 11 are ranked within the high 15. Serbia (No. 23, up two) and host Qatar (No. 51, down 5) are the opposite certified groups.
In February 2002, Canada jumped 20 locations to No. 73 within the rankings, courtesy of a third-place end on the Gold Cup. On the time, it marked Canada’s greatest climb up the world soccer ladder since successful the 2000 Gold Cup, when it rose 24 spots to 61st total.
In June 2007, Canada climbed 38 locations from No. 94 to No. 56 because it progressed to the Gold Cup semifinals. It reached No. 52 the next month.
Canada’s lowest-ever rating was 122nd, in each August and October 2014.
The Canadian girls, gold medallists on the latest Tokyo Olympics, are presently ranked sixth by FIFA.
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This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Nov. 19, 2021.
Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press