Canada’s Men’s National Team slipped three spots in the latest FIFA rankings to 114th.
On the heels of a pair of competitive games against high-quality opposition, Canada’s Men’s National Team slipped three spots in the latest FIFA rankings to 114th.
The current ranking is a drop of three places from October’s rankings.
This past month, Canada lost 2:0 on the road to the Czech Republic and 1:0 to Slovenia in what were very competitive games with Canada giving a number of young players a look in the absence of veterans like Atiba Hutchinson, Julian de Guzman, Will Johnson, and David Edgar.
A full listing of the FIFA World Ranking is available at FIFA.com.
The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking looks at each country’s international results from the last four years. The ranking takes into account the result, the importance of the match, the strength of the opponent, the regional strength, the time period, and the number of matches per year. Matches played more than a year ago are valued 50% of matches played in the last year; matches played more than two years ago are valued at 30% while matches played more than three years ago are valued at 20%.
The final rankings of 2013 will be released on 19 December.
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