Belgium in the Rankings

Discussion in 'Belgium' started by Blondo, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    Current FIFA Ranking ... 2. Belgium ...1723 points

    On FIFA's June 2018 Ranking, the last old style one before switching to the new method, Belgium was 3rd with 1298 points. Had there been no changes to the formula Belgium would have gained 320 points, bringing the total up to 1618, after Russia2018. With the introduction of the overhauled formula Belgium's new total on 4 June 2018 was 1592 and here's how it went since then:

    06/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1592) 3 - 0 Egypt (1432) + 1.76
    11/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1593.76) 4 - 1 Costa Rica (1513.69) + 2.12
    18/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1595.88) 3 - 0 Panama (1393.54) + 15.75
    23/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1611.63) 5 - 2 Tunisia (1498.44) + 19.65
    28/06/2018 WCGS England (1597.25) 0 - 1 Belgium (1631.28) + 23.37
    02/07/2018 WCR16 Belgium (1654.65) 3 - 2 Japan (1392.1) + 13.37
    06/07/2018 WCQF Brazil (1656.84) 1 - 2 Belgium (1668.02) + 29.36
    10/07/2018 WCSF France 1 - 0 Belgium *no points deduction
    14/07/2018 WC3PO Belgium (1697.38) 2 - 0 England (1614.61) + 25.28

    => 1722.66 (+130.66)
    => new rank 2nd (+1)

    The next ranking will be published on 20 September 2018. Belgium plays:

    07/09/2018 Friendly, away v. Scotland (1444). W + 2,56 / D - 2,44 / L - 7,44
    11/09/2018 NL League Stage, away v. Iceland (TBD). Roughly W + 4 / D - 3 / L - 11

    - more details about the new formula (PDF)

    - Team Of The Year Award winners

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  2. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    France (after the draw against Germany in their NL opener) - 2.31 => 1724.1
    Belgium would take back the No.1 spot with a win in the upcoming friendly + 2,56 => 1725.22
     
  3. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    Belgium (1725.22) are currently the highest ranked side in world football.

    Iceland (1470.78) after the loss in their NL opener (- 5.72) against the Swiss (1596.89) now have 1465.06 points.

    11/09/2018 NLLS Iceland (1465.06) v. Belgium (1725.22) W + 4.04 / D - 3.46 / L - 10.96
     
  4. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    06/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1592) 3 - 0 Egypt (1432) + 1.76
    11/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1593.76) 4 - 1 Costa Rica (1513.69) + 2.12
    18/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1595.88) 3 - 0 Panama (1393.54) + 15.75
    23/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1611.63) 5 - 2 Tunisia (1498.44) + 19.65
    28/06/2018 WCGS England (1597.25) 0 - 1 Belgium (1631.28) + 23.37
    02/07/2018 WCR16 Belgium (1654.65) 3 - 2 Japan (1392.1) + 13.37
    06/07/2018 WCQF Brazil (1656.84) 1 - 2 Belgium (1668.02) + 29.36
    10/07/2018 WCSF France 1 - 0 Belgium *no points deduction
    14/07/2018 WC3PO Belgium (1697.38) 2 - 0 England (1614.61) + 25.28
    07/09/2018 Friendly Scotland (1444) 0 - 4 Belgium (1722.66) + 2,56
    11/09/2018 NLLS Iceland (1465.06) 0 - 3 Belgium (1725.22) + 4.04


    => 1729.26 (+6.6)
    => new rank 1st (+1)

    Belgium edge out France (1729.12) and once again are the highest ranked side in world football. The "lead" would have been a little bit bigger had Belgium chosen another opponent for the friendly, e.g. Denmark's semi-pros (add another 1.1) or Sweden (add another +1).

    The next ranking will be published on 20 September 2018. For the one that will be released on 25 October Belgium plays:

    12/10/18 NLLS, at home v. Switzerland (1597.65) W + 5.65 / D - 1.85 / L - 9.35
    16/10/18 Friendly, at home v. Holland (TBD). Not as bad as (but quite close) W + 3 / D - 2 / L - 7

    Iceland are playing a friendly in France. Let's hope they somehow get a win and can inject some points back into our group (already was the one with the largest gap). The Swiss just lost some points against England. If Luxembourg can get a result against France...
     
  5. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    06/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1592) 3 - 0 Egypt (1432) + 1.76
    11/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1593.76) 4 - 1 Costa Rica (1513.69) + 2.12
    18/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1595.88) 3 - 0 Panama (1393.54) + 15.75
    23/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1611.63) 5 - 2 Tunisia (1498.44) + 19.65
    28/06/2018 WCGS England (1597.25) 0 - 1 Belgium (1631.28) + 23.37
    02/07/2018 WCR16 Belgium (1654.65) 3 - 2 Japan (1392.1) + 13.37
    06/07/2018 WCQF Brazil (1656.84) 1 - 2 Belgium (1668.02) + 29.36
    10/07/2018 WCSF France 1 - 0 Belgium *no points deduction
    14/07/2018 WC3PO Belgium (1697.38) 2 - 0 England (1614.61) + 25.28
    07/09/2018 Friendly Scotland (1444) 0 - 4 Belgium (1722.66) + 2,55
    11/09/2018 NLLS Iceland (1465.06) 0 - 3 Belgium (1725.21) + 4.04

    12/10/2018 NLLS Belgium (1729.25) 2 - 1 Switzerland (1597.65) + 5.64
    16/10/2018 Friendly Belgium (1734.89) 1 - 1 Holland (1547.79) - 1.72


    => 1733.17 (+ 3.92)
    => new rank 1st (+0)

    Only two games left before the Team of the Year is awarded and Belgium are only 1.24 points clear of France. Would have been more had Iceland seen out the game after going up 2-0 against France, Germany not losing their must-win game or Bobby showing friendlies, even a derby, aren't that important (and the NL is a good thing). Next month Belgium plays:

    15/11/2018 NLLS, at home v. Iceland (1457.7) W + 3.87 / D - 3.63 / L - 11.13
    18/11/2018 NLLS, away v. Switzerland (TBD) W + 5.65 / D - 1.85 / L - 9.35 (= an approximation)

    Best of luck, Bobby.
     
  6. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    After today's games France can't catch us any longer ... Belgium ... Team of the Year 2018!
     
  7. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    2018 was a great year ... Belgium's best finish at the World Cup ... and now crowned Team of the Year.

    Team Of The Year Award winners



    06/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1592) 3 - 0 Egypt (1432) + 1.76
    11/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1593.76) 4 - 1 Costa Rica (1513.69) + 2.12
    18/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1595.88) 3 - 0 Panama (1393.54) + 15.75
    23/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1611.63) 5 - 2 Tunisia (1498.44) + 19.65
    28/06/2018 WCGS England (1597.25) 0 - 1 Belgium (1631.28) + 23.37
    02/07/2018 WCR16 Belgium (1654.65) 3 - 2 Japan (1392.1) + 13.37
    06/07/2018 WCQF Brazil (1656.84) 1 - 2 Belgium (1668.02) + 29.36
    10/07/2018 WCSF France 1 - 0 Belgium *no points deduction
    14/07/2018 WC3PO Belgium (1697.38) 2 - 0 England (1614.61) + 25.28
    07/09/2018 Friendly Scotland (1444) 0 - 4 Belgium (1722.66) + 2,55
    11/09/2018 NLLS Iceland (1465.06) 0 - 3 Belgium (1725.21) + 4.04
    12/10/2018 NLLS Belgium (1729.25) 2 - 1 Switzerland (1597.65) + 5.64
    16/10/2018 Friendly Belgium (1734.89) 1 - 1 Holland (1547.79) - 1.72
    15/11/2018 NLLS Belgium (1733.17) 2 - 0 Iceland (1457.7) + 3.87
    18/11/2018 NLLS Switzerland (1589.76) 5 - 2 Belgium (1737.04) - 9.56


    => 1727.48 (- 5.69)
    => new rank 1st (+0)
     
  8. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    06/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1592) 3 - 0 Egypt (1432) + 1.76
    11/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1593.76) 4 - 1 Costa Rica (1513.69) + 2.12
    18/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1595.88) 3 - 0 Panama (1393.54) + 15.75
    23/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1611.63) 5 - 2 Tunisia (1498.44) + 19.65
    28/06/2018 WCGS England (1597.25) 0 - 1 Belgium (1631.28) + 23.37
    02/07/2018 WCR16 Belgium (1654.65) 3 - 2 Japan (1392.1) + 13.37
    06/07/2018 WCQF Brazil (1656.84) 1 - 2 Belgium (1668.02) + 29.36
    10/07/2018 WCSF France 1 - 0 Belgium *no points deduction
    14/07/2018 WC3PO Belgium (1697.38) 2 - 0 England (1614.61) + 25.28
    07/09/2018 Friendly Scotland (1444) 0 - 4 Belgium (1722.66) + 2,55
    11/09/2018 NLLS Iceland (1465.06) 0 - 3 Belgium (1725.21) + 4.04
    12/10/2018 NLLS Belgium (1729.25) 2 - 1 Switzerland (1597.65) + 5.64
    16/10/2018 Friendly Belgium (1734.89) 1 - 1 Holland (1547.79) - 1.72
    15/11/2018 NLLS Belgium (1733.17) 2 - 0 Iceland (1457.7) + 3.87
    18/11/2018 NLLS Switzerland (1589.76) 5 - 2 Belgium (1737.04) - 9.56
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    2018 Total 1727.48 / +135.48 / from 3rd place to the No.1 ranked side in world football
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    21/03/2019 ECQ Belgium (1727.48) 3 - 1 Russia (1423.5) + 5.94
    24/03/2019 ECQ Cyprus (1279.87) 0 - 2 Belgium (1733.42) + 3.73


    => 1737.15 (+ 9.67)
    => new rank 1st (unchanged)

    In June Belgium plays:

    08/06/2019 ECQ Belgium - Kazakhstan
    11/06/2019 ECQ Belgium - Scotland
     
  9. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    06/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1592) 3 - 0 Egypt (1432) + 1.76
    11/06/2018 Friendly Belgium (1593.76) 4 - 1 Costa Rica (1513.69) + 2.12
    18/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1595.88) 3 - 0 Panama (1393.54) + 15.75
    23/06/2018 WCGS Belgium (1611.63) 5 - 2 Tunisia (1498.44) + 19.65
    28/06/2018 WCGS England (1597.25) 0 - 1 Belgium (1631.28) + 23.37
    02/07/2018 WCR16 Belgium (1654.65) 3 - 2 Japan (1392.1) + 13.37
    06/07/2018 WCQF Brazil (1656.84) 1 - 2 Belgium (1668.02) + 29.36
    10/07/2018 WCSF France 1 - 0 Belgium *no points deduction
    14/07/2018 WC3PO Belgium (1697.38) 2 - 0 England (1614.61) + 25.28
    07/09/2018 Friendly Scotland (1444) 0 - 4 Belgium (1722.66) + 2,55
    11/09/2018 NLLS Iceland (1465.06) 0 - 3 Belgium (1725.21) + 4.04
    12/10/2018 NLLS Belgium (1729.25) 2 - 1 Switzerland (1597.65) + 5.64
    16/10/2018 Friendly Belgium (1734.89) 1 - 1 Holland (1547.79) - 1.72
    15/11/2018 NLLS Belgium (1733.17) 2 - 0 Iceland (1457.7) + 3.87
    18/11/2018 NLLS Switzerland (1589.76) 5 - 2 Belgium (1737.04) - 9.56
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    2018 Total 1727.48 / +135.48 / from 3rd place to the No.1 ranked side in world football
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    21/03/2019 ECQ Belgium (1727.48) 3 - 1 Russia (1423.5) + 5.94
    24/03/2019 ECQ Cyprus (1279.87) 0 - 2 Belgium (1733.42) + 3.73

    08/06/2019 ECQ Belgium (1737.15) 3 - 0 Kazakhstan (1170.72) + 2.55
    11/06/2019 ECQ Belgium (1739.7) 3 - 0 Scotland (1438.92) + 5.99


    => 1745.69 (+ 8.54)
    => new rank 1st (unchanged)


    In 2019 Belgium have yet to play:

    06/09/2019 ECQ San Marino - Belgium
    09/09/2019 ECQ Scotland - Belgium
    10/10/2019 ECQ Belgium - San Marino
    13/10/2019 ECQ Kazakhstan - Belgium
    16/11/2019 ECQ Russia - Belgium
    19/11/2019 ECQ Belgium - Cyprus
     
  10. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    In case Belgium still tops the ranking on 6 Sep. we'll get a peculiar game ... the lowest ranked team against the highest ranked team in the world.

    Belgium can only gain less than a point, 0.75. San Marino would receive over 24 points if they manage to pull off a massive upset.
     
  11. Blondo

    Blondo Member+

    Sep 21, 2013
    Brazil had to win all their games at the Copa to overtake Belgium. Yet they were held to a draw by Venezuela. So Belgium will remain the highest ranked team in the world and in the next game will play the lowest ranked team, San Marino. No.1 against No.211. Quite the clash.
     

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