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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Solomon Islands drop further in latest World Football Ranking to 163rd

Solomon Islands has recorded all time low for this year in the FIFA world football ranking by dropping another ten places to rank 163rd, in the latest rankings released yesterday (October 8 2008).

This month's fall of around 40 points indicated that Solomon Islands is now trailing OFC neighbours New Zealand (54th), New Caledonia (122nd), Fiji (138th), and Vanuatu (147th).

Last month, Solomon Islands experienced the most significant fall of 24 places corresponding to around 85 vital points resulting in a world ranking of 153rd.

The relative decline of Solomon Islands ranking in the world football scene started in June 2008 when the country's ranking fell from 120th in both April and May to 127th in June. In July, Solomon Islands' ranking fell again to 136th.

Calculation of the FIFA ranking takes into account the last four years of results and other factors including result, importance of match, strength of opponents, regional strength, and the number of matches considered.

Source: FIFA

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