Top 20 holds, small gains for African minnows
With many club seasons nearing their climax, it was a quiet month on the international front – a fact reflected in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
Seeing just seven games played, the top 20 places remained static following April, with a one-place drop for Slovakia (24th) accounting for the only movement among the leading 73 nations. Bolivia (73rd, up 1) caused that small ripple of motion.
Outside of the top 100 there was some notable change. A pair of wins for Madagascar (111th, up 9) over Malawi (114th, down 14) saw them claim the honour of being the month’s biggest movers up and down the table respectively, with South Sudan (146th, up 8) not far behind after similarly twice seeing off Somalia (206th, unchanged).
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 1 June 2017.
Leader Brazil (unchanged)
Moves into top 10 none
Moves out of top 10 none
Matches played in total 7
Most matches played Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan (2 matches each)
Biggest move by points South Sudan (plus 31 points)
Biggest move by ranks Madagascar (up 9 ranks)
Biggest drop by points Malawi (minus 42 points)
Biggest drop by ranks Malawi (down 14 ranks)
Newly ranked teams none
Teams that are no longer ranked none
Inactive teams, not ranked none
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