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FIFA Ranking

Men's Ranking Procedure

Antoine Griezmann of France battles for possession with Jefferson Farfan of Peru
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After a long period testing and analysing the best way to calculate the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, a new model took effect in August 2018 after approval by the FIFA Council.

This new version developed by FIFA was named "SUM" as it relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the World Ranking.

The points which are added or subtracted are partially determined by the relative strength of the two opponents, including the logical expectation that teams higher in the ranking should fare better against teams lower in the ranking.

More details about the formula used in the algorithm, weightings of matches and other characteristics can be found HERE.

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