October 2013: Canada slips worldwide, up one spot in CONCACAF

Canada slipped five spots compared to last month but at the same time has moved up into 12th place in the CONCACAF region.

Canada’s Men’s National Team has slipped down to number 111 in the latest FIFA rankings. Canada slipped five spots compared to last month but at the same time has moved up into 12th place in the CONCACAF region, ahead of Guatemala.

With likely two years to go before Canada plays its next competitive fixtures, Head Coach Benito Floro is taking his time to try and identify which players will likely carry the team into the next Gold Cup and then into qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia.

In their last game on Tuesday, Canada went down early and, despite some promising offensive play in the first half, couldn’t find the equalizer and ended up on the losing end of a 0:3 result against Australia at Craven Cottage in London, ENG.

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 next rankings will be released on 28 November.

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