OFC: There were no gains for any of the eleven member OFC national associations in the latest FIFA rankings for October. Despite some positive recent results, top ranked OFC nation, Australia dropped even further, 24 places down to 74th which now ranks them just two places above New Zealand in second place.
The remaining countries all conceded ground also but the pecking order remained largely the same with Tahiti the best of the island nations at 127 and American Samoa bringing up the rear. For the complete OFC rankings, visit the FIFA.com website or click on this link http://www.fifa.com/en/rank/results.ofc.html
The latest FIFA women’s rankings were also released with no real changes except Australia who dropped one ranking to 16 after its recent World Cup campaign in the USA where they failed to advance past the group stage. Australia is still the only OFC nation ranked in the top 20 with second place New Zealand not far behind on 21.
Tonga are the best of the island nations surprisingly ahead of Papua New Guinea on 54 to be the third best in the OFC. Samoa is the bottom ranked women’s nation at 99. Click on this link for a complete look at the FIFA women’s ranking. http://www.fifa.com/en/rank/w/index.html
ranking based on matches played up to 19.10.2003