September 2012: Canada remain eighth in CONCACAF

Canada gained 15 points and moved up six places on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.

Canada gained 15 points on the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking published on 5 September 2012. With 454, Canada moved up six places to 73rd on the overall ranking. Canada remains eighth amongst CONCACAF teams.

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%.

21 1 Mexico 845
33 2 USA 697
50 3 Panama 591
60 4 Jamaica 515
66 5 Costa Rica 487
67 6 El Salvador 481
72 7 Honduras 460
73 8 Canada 454
77 9 Haiti 439
82 10 Trinidad and Tobago 420

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.