Latest FIFA Ranking Puts Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz at 80

Jamaica will end the year as the 80th ranked team in world football after climbing one place on the last FIFA World Ranking list for 2013.

The rankings see Jamaica being the third best ranked team in the Caribbean behind Trinidad and Tobago at 78 and Haiti at 79th.

Jamaica is also the 7th ranked team in CONCACAF behind the United States at 14, Mexico at 21, and panama at 38 and Honduras at 42.

World and European champion Spain tops the final FIFA Ranking of the year ahead of second placed Germany and third placed Argentina.

Spain have now topped the rankings at the end of each of the last six calendar years following an unbeaten World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign.

Colombia and Portugal complete the top five followed by Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Brazil.

USA USMNT Fifa ranking 2013 2014 2015The highest climbers of 2013, thanks to nine wins, two draws and only one defeat, are Ukraine, who have collected no fewer than 312 points since December 2012, moving up 29 places to 18th and gaining the title of Mover of the Year for the first time.

It has also been an extremely successful year for Armenia (35th, up 259 points since December 2012) and the USA (14th, up 237 points since December 2012).
A look at the changes in the regional composition of the top 50 since December 2012 shows that the number of teams from CONCACAF (five teams in the top 50, plus 2) and CAF (9, plus 1) has increased slightly at the expense of UEFA (26, minus 1), CONMEBOL (8, minus 1) and the AFC (2, minus 1), while the OFC still does not have any teams in the top 50.

The results of 30 international matches have been taken into account for the current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. In total in 2013, the results of 918 matches have been taken into account, many of which were friendlies (415) and more than a third of which (347) were qualifying matches for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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