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England's FIFA World Rankings 1999
Date 27 Jan 24 Feb

24 Mar

21 Apr 19 May 16 Jun 21 Jul 18 Aug 15 Sep 13 Oct 17 Nov 22 Dec
Rank 11 11 11 =10 11 13 14 14 12 12 11 12
Points 697 695 693 700 695 684 672 665 683 688 703 695
Change/Last -2 =0 =0 +1 -1 -2 -1 =0 +2 =0 +1 -1
Change/Year - -6 -6 -5 -6 - -4 -4 -1 -2 =0 -3

Five and a half years after the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was introduced, the experience gained in this time and the in-depth study of the issue have prompted FIFA to slightly modify and more finely tune the tried and tested method of calculation. The seven best matches of the last eight years are now taken into account annually and there are new evaluation factors for confederations and competitions.

This change has caused teams which climbed onto the upper rungs of the Ranking ladder only in recent years (e.g. Yugoslavia and Iran) to lose considerable ground against teams which have had a more consistent performance over a longer period or have suffered serious set-backs only recently (e.g. Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland). Furthermore, the new method of evaluating the confederations is reflected in the fact that many teams from AFC and CONCACAF have taken a tumble, although CAF has been less affected, with the amount of shifts up and down staying more or less constant.

FIFA World Rankings 1999 - Top 30 Countries
Date
Rank
27 Jan 24 Feb

24 Mar

21 Apr 19 May 16 Jun 21 Jul 18 Aug 15 Sep 13 Oct 17 Nov 22 Dec
1 Brazil 829 Brazil 827 Brazil 824 Brazil 817 Brazil 817 Brazil 808 Brazil 835 Brazil 842 Brazil 838 Brazil 839 Brazil 838 Brazil 839
2 Fra 787 Fra 786 Fra 786 Fra 786 Fra 785 Fra 781 Fra 762 Fra 755 Cze 772 Cze 771 Fra 770 Cze 774
3 Cro & Ita 745 Cro & Ita 742 Cro 738 Ger 746 Ger 742 Cze 753 Cze 753 Cze 753 Fra 766 Fra 768 Cze 768 Fra 765
4 Ita 737 Ita 743 Ita 740 Ita 750 Ita 726 Ita 720 Esp 757 Esp 767 Esp 758 Esp 753
5 Ger 742 Ger 738 Ger 734 Cze 741 Cze 736 Ger 733 Ger 720 Ger 718 Ger 735 Ger 734 Ger 739 Ger 739
6 Arg 733 Arg 732 Arg 731 Cro 734 Cro 730 Esp 732 Arg & Cro 719 Arg 715 Cro 727 Cro 726 Cro 719 Arg 721
7 Cze 726 Cze 727 Cze 726 Arg 732 Arg 729 Cro 723 Esp 713 Arg 717 Nor 716 Arg & Nor 715 Nor 718
8 Ned 720 Ned 716 Ned 712 Esp 720 Esp 724 Arg 716 Esp 714 Cro 712 Ita 714 Arg & Rom 713 Rom 715
9 Esp 703 Esp 706 Esp 704 Ned 709 Ned 703 Rom 704 Rom 694 Mex 709 Nor 712 Rom 714 Cro 713
10 Rom 698 Rom 698 Rom 697 England & Rom 700 Rom 701 Ned 700 Nor 690 Rom 694 Mex & Rom 709 Ita & Mex 709 Mex 704 Mex 706
11 England 697 England 695 England 693 England 695 Nor 699 Mex 688 Nor 689 England 703 Den 696
12 Mex 690 Mex 688 Mex 687 Nor 685 Nor 690 Por 685 Por 682 Por 679 England 683 England 688 Ita 697 England 695
13 Nor 678 Nor 676 Nor 674 Mex 684 Mex 679 England 684 Ned 680 Ned 669 Por 671 Por 686 Yug 691 Yug 694
14 Swe 652 Swe 659 Swe 656 Swe 677 Swe 673 Mex 672 England 672 England 665 Ned 668 Swe 677 Den 682 Ita 685
15 Den 648 Den 653 Den & Yug 650 Por 667 Por 670 Swe 668 Swe 666 Swe 664 Swe 667 Yug 669 Por 674 Por 672
16 Yug 643 Yug 649 Yug 650 Yug 647 Yug 645 Par 647 Par 647 Den 661 Ned 664 Swe 670 Swe 663
17 Por 636 Por 641 Por 637 Den 636 Aut 642 Den 642 Den 632 Den & Col 627 Yug 656 Den 660 Ned 656 Par 648
18 Aut 633 Aut 631 Aut 635 Aut 633 Den 634 Mar 637 Col 629 Par 647 Par 647 Par 644 Rus 643
19 Mar 632 Mar 629 Mar 627 Mar 624 Mar 631 Aut 632 Mar 626 Mar 625 Rus 642 Rus 639 Rus 641 Ned 641
20 Chi 616 Chi 614 Par 612 Par 609 Par 614 Svk 614 Aut 625 Aut & Usa 623 Usa 621 Sco 630 Svk 634 Sco 639
21 Bel 610 Bel 607 Chi 610 Chi 605 Sco & Ukr 603 Par 613 Yug 624 Mar & Svk 620 Svk 625 Usa 623 Svk 626
22 Par 608 Par 606 Bel 604 Ukr 604 Isr 610 Chi 618 Yug 620 Usa 621 Chi 618 Usa 620
23 Usa 605 Usa 603 Usa 603 Bul 601 Chi 600 Pol & Rus 607 Svk 613 Chi 618 Col 619 Chi & Ukr 618 Sco 617 Chi 618
24 Svk & Rsa 603 Svk 601 Rsa 599 Usa 600 Usa, Svk & Rsa 596 Ukr 611 Svk 612 Chi & Isr 618 Mar & Col 611 Mar 615
25 Rsa 600 Svk 597 Bel 599 Ukr 606 Isr 610 Ukr 610 Aut & Col 616 Col 614
26 Sco 602 Sco 599 Sco 595 Svk 598 Tun 605 Pol 607 Isr 609 Aut & Ukr 615 Isr & Aut 609 Isr & Ukr 609
27 Col 593 Col 593 Pol 590 Rsa 596 Bel 593 Sco 601 Rus 602 Pol 606 Isr 614
28 Tun 592 Pol & Tun 586 Col 588 Sco 592 Tun 591 Rsa 598 Tun 596 Rus 598 Sco 606 Mar 613 Ukr 608 Aut 603
29 Pol 584 Tun 585 Tun 591 Pol 590 Chi 597 Rsa 595 Tun 594 Pol 595 Rsa 594 Tun 597 Tur 598
30 Bul & Rus 580 Bul & Rus 577 Bul 579 Col, Isr & Pol  583 Bul 589  Bel 594  Usa 594 Rsa 593 Tun 593 Gre & Pol 591 Bel 593 Rsa 597
       
total countries 198 countries 198 countries 202 countries 202 countries 202 countries 202 countries 202 countries 202 countries 202
countries
202 countries 202 countries 202 countries

Notes

Brazil were FIFA's "Top Team of the Year" for the sixth year running.  Slovenia, climbing to 40th place from 88th, were named "Best Mover of the Year."

Further Information

The FIFA website contains the complete world rankings from their inception and a description of the method by which the rankings are calculated.

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