Drop in ranks - Solomon Star News

Drop in ranks

16 February 2014

The Solomon Islands has experienced a drop in the recent FIFA ranking.

The recently released rankings show Solomon Islands dropped by two spots from 172 to 174 in the world ranking.

Solomon Islands are the only side which saw any downward movement in the Oceania ranking but remain fourth ahead of Vanuatu.

This is the second drop for this year.

According to reports, the upper section of Oceania’s ranking table has seen the most movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings.

Still on top, New Zealand has moved up two places to 89th in the world, while just behind them are Francophone neighbours New Caledonia who have leapt up four spots to claim 117th.

Third in the region, fellow French territory Tahiti have moved up one spot to 140, while in the mid-section of OFC’s zonal ranking is Fiji and Samoa who have both moved up a place to 181 and 192 respectively.

The remaining member associations saw no movement at all, leaving Cook Islands sitting behind American Samoa at the bottom of the regional rankings.