Singapore move to top of FIFAe Nations Series 2022 rankings
Singapore is also the only Asian country to feature in the world’s top 10 ranking.
Singapore have topped the FIFAe Nations Series 2022 rankings following their win in the competition’s Asia and Oceania regional play-offs earlier in June.
Singapore currently sits in first place out of 86 competing nations with a total of 938.57 points.
Prior to the playoffs, Singapore were in sixth place with 563.57 points.
The points in the playoffs are calculated by multiplying the team’s average points per match up by 75. In the play-ins and main stage, the average points per match up would be multiplied by 25 and 50 respectively instead.
Singapore managed to secure an average of five points per match in the playoffs, which led to the 375 increase in points.
The Singaporean trio of Muhammad Syakir, Ahmad Sufian, and Amraan Gani also secured Singapore’s second consecutive qualification to the FIFAe Nations 2022 Cup Finals following their triumph in the playoffs.
The finals will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark from Jul 27 to Jul 30. Singapore is the only Southeast Asian country among 24 nations to compete.
The global rankings will also be finalised after the cup finals as each stage of the competition will award the nations with a fixed set of points.
While those who do not make it past the group stage will only earn 275 points, champions of the competition will earn as much as 1,750 points.
The final ranking will be determined by adding the nation’s current points and the points it secures during the FIFAe Nations 2022 Cup Finals.