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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Zambia jumps 6 spots on FIFA rankings

Sports Zambia jumps 6 spots on FIFA rankings

Zambia have moved six places up the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

Zambia jumped from 73 to 67 in the World following their recent showing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Surprisingly, Nigeria are just ahead of Zambia at number 66 where they stay put for another month.

Chipolopolo are 15th in Africa.

Their 2017 Africa Cup Group E qualifiers opponents in March Congo-Brazzaville are at number 48 while Kenya are at 101 and Guinea Bissau are at 147.

Meanwhile, the CAF top is looks like this: Cote d’Ivoire (19), Algeria (28), Ghana (33), Cape Verde (39), Tunisia (40).

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11 COMMENTS

  1. If you call that an improvement then you are simply deluded. …given the position we were 3 years ago! !

  2. THESE RANKINGS ARE VERY MUCH AFFECTED BY CORRUPTION. PROFESSIONALS FROM WEST AFRICA MAKE SURE TEAMS IN THE SOUTH ARE POORLY RANKED TO PROTECT THERE POSITIONS IN EUROPE WHERE THEY ONLY ACCEPT PLAYERS UPTO A CERTAIN RANKING.
    REFS ALSO ARE NOT WELL BALANCED WHERE WEST AFRICA WILL CONTRIBUTE 70% WHO IN MOST CASES FAVOUR THEM.
    REPRESENTATIVES AT CAF/FIFA COME FROM FRENCH SIDE VOTING IS BIAST
    WHAT MAJOR DIFFERENCES ARE THERE BETWEEN US AND THEM TO HAVE A VERY BIG GAP? IS IT BCOS THEY VE MANY PROFESSIONAL IN BIG LEAGUES?

    • Firstly go and look at the formulae on the FIFA website they use to calculate these rankings before you start to make such utterances …its this selfsame ignorance that is taking Zambian Football nowhere!!
      From FIFA Website [P = M x I x T x C]
      The basic logic of these calculations is simple: any team that does well in world football wins points which enable it to climb the world ranking. A team’s total number of points over a four-year period is determined by adding the average number of points gained from matches during the past 12 months and the average number of points gained from matches older than 12 months (depreciates yearly).

  3. Zambian football can only improve wen management becomes transparent. Too much corruption or & nepotism. Avoid.

  4. I do not think this necessarily means our football is better, but that others have suffered decline or it is just FIFA at it again – awarding ‘corruptly’.

  5. FAZ STRUCTURE;

    1. DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE:
    = FAZ EXECUTIVE
    2. APPEALS COMMITTEE:
    = FAZ EXECUTIVE
    3. ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL:
    = FAZ EXECUTIVE OR NOT EXISTING
    IT TELLS A LOT

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