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It’s the farmer who asks to help the little one who is picking up the rice because there’s no one to take it with him.A ranking of FIFA’s men’s member associations in order of rank was first published in December 1992 as a basis for comparing these teams’ relative strengths. This list became more frequently updated in August of that year, with updates appearing every month.[2] In response to criticisms of the system, significant changes were made in January 1999 and again in July 2006.[3] Historical records of the rankings, such as those on, reflect the method of calculation in use at the time, as the current method has not been applied retrospectively to rankings prior to July 2006. Since the rankings began, FIFA membership has increased from 167 to 211; 211 individuals are as of now remembered for the rankings. After not having played any matches between September 4, 2015 and March 17, 2022, the Cook Islands were temporarily dropped from the rankings from September 2019 to February 2022.[4] The ranking formula that was in use from December 1992 to December 1998 was created by Markus Lamprecht and Dr. Hanspeter Stam, two Swiss professors at the University of Zurich. Compared to subsequent revisions, the initial formula was the simplest, but it still required complex calculations. The main idea was to award points for matches between all FIFA-affiliated national A teams based on their results over the past eight years in FIFA-recognised matches (friendlies, World Cup qualifying and finals, Continental championship qualifying and finals):[5] 3 points for a win [6] 1 point for a draw [6] 0 point for a loss [6] Results were not included from matches played by the FIFA associations’: B teams, C teams, League XI teams, women’s, under-17, under-20, and under-23 futsal teams, and futsal teams.[5] The calculation formula was modified by the following elements:[5] Points for winning, drawing, or losing: In order to award more winning points for a lower-ranked team’s victory over a higher-ranked team than for a higher-ranked team’s victory over a lower-ranked team, compensatory factors for the relative strength of the two teams involved are included. Additionally, the lower-ranked team will receive more points from a draw than the higher-ranked team.Goals scored and goals conceded: Whether a goal is scored in normal time or extended time, it receives the same number of points. In a penalty shootout, there were no goals scored or conceded that resulted in a point. When compared to goals scored by a lower-ranked team against a higher-ranked team, goals scored by a higher-ranked team against a lower-ranked team received slightly fewer points. In addition, it was decided that, in the same match, the first goal scored by a team would earn more points than subsequent goals. Because the total number of points earned from goals scored or conceded would be so insignificant, the value of the points earned from the match result—winning or drawing—would always be higher.
Away games earn bonus points: The away team receives 0.3 extra points for playing a match away from home, regardless of the outcome. If the match is held on neutral ground, neither team will receive any away bonus points.Factors to multiply for various competitions: The significance of the match will influence the focuses granted to the groups, so the amount of focuses allowed through the initial three principles referenced above, will be increased by the accompanying elements:Competitive matches: x1.00 Continental championship qualification: x1.10 World Cup Qualification: x1.25 Continental championship finals: x1.25 World Cup Finals: x1.50 regional advantages and disadvantages: Finally, regional strength is also taken into account when determining points. The points awarded are multiplied by 1.0 in matches between teams from different continents. The points awarded in matches between teams from the same continent will be multiplied by: 1.0 for teams from Europe and South America, 0.9 for teams from Africa and North and Central America, and 0.8 for teams from Asia and Oceania.Overall, this FIFA Rank calculation formula yields: Amount of focuses from rule 1+2+3) * Rule4 Element * Rule5 Component, determined for each perceived match played in the beyond 8 years, with the aggregate sum of positioning focuses being the amount of focuses determined for those matches.For instance, England’s world ranking dropped seven places from December 1993 to December 1994 despite being undefeated in all matches played (as per rule 4), as the team only won six lower-factored friendly games. England didn’t play a single competitive game in 1994 because they didn’t qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 1994 and didn’t play qualifiers for the UEFA Euro 1996 because they were an automatically qualified host.[7] The official FIFA website also rounded the rankings’ calculated results to the nearest integer at some point between 1992 and 1998.[8] Other websites, on the other hand, chose to publish the ranking’s unrounded points.[5][9]