Norway at 70th place in FIFA rankings

The Norwegian coach Per-Mathias HøgmoThe Norwegian coach Per-Mathias Høgmo.Photo: Jon Olav Nesvold / NTB scanpix

Norway declined as expected on the FIFA rankings. The team is at 70th place.

The team fell 20 places. Norway is behind Burkina Faso (67th) and Trinidad and Tobago (69th), while small nations Benin, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau are the next.

Among the hundred best nations, only Finland and Israel have plummeted more in the rankings than Norway. They have dropped 23 and 22 places.

It is one of the weakest positions in FIFA rankings since the rankings were introduced in 1993. Only September in 2014, where Norway was on 76-space, is weaker. Last November, it was also 70th.

Before the losses in matches against Belarus (0-1) and in the World Cup qualifying match against Germany (0-3) in August Norway was at 50th place.

Argentina thrones still top of FIFA rankings ahead of Belgium, which is a good distance behind. Germany moves up one place and is number three. Brazil makes a solid jump and shares fourth place with Colombia.

Chile, Portugal, France, Uruguay and Wales follows respectively in the last five positions within the top ten.

Spain, England and Italy on the follow the top ten teams in placement.

Åge Hareide and his Danish crew falls two positions from 44.- to 46th-place, five places behind Sweden.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today



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