Friday, October 20, 2006

Macedonia rise to 50th in FIFA World Rankings

Macedonia have moved into the top 50 in FIFA world rankings, as it was ranked 50th with 563 points.

Macedonia has nine more points than September's rankings. Macedonia's national team, led by new coach Srecko Katanec, made a significant progress and marked a fantastic jump in world rankings.

Brazil still tops the rankings with world cup winners Italy in second place, followed by France. Argentina have moved one place down to fourth, with six-placed Germany one place behind England.

The other Euro 2008 qualifying countries that are in the same group with Macedonia - Croatia was ranked 19th, Russia 33rd, Israel 36th, Estonia 112th and Andorra 167th.

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