UEFA release latest rankings

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Updated: October 12, 2011

Much like the FIFA World ranking the UEFA coefficient rankings has proved to a footballing minefield with many football writers requiring calculators prior to the conclusion of the final round of results of the Euro 2012 as they tried to determine the permutations for each of the runner’s up.

Already through to the finals, alongside co-hosts Poland and Ukraine, are holders Spain, Germany, Russia, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Greece, England, Denmark and best runners-up Sweden leaving Croatia, Portugal, Ireland, Czech Republic, Bosnia, Montenegro, Estonia and Turkey to fight it out for the final four spots.

The coefficient ranking are used by UEFA to determine the seeding for the play off’s with France’s late goal in Paris against Bosnia sending Ireland in the seeded pot.

That means that Trapattoni’s side avoid the Croatian’s, Portuguese and Czech’s although with the likes of Turkey and the improving Baltic nations in the pot there will be no easy passage for the boys in green.

The latest coefficient ranking on the back of last night’s results has Ireland as the 13th ranked nation just behind France with England the fifth best team in Europe behind the top four of Italy, Germany, Holland and top side Spain.

The draw for the play off’s will take place on Thursday in Kyiv at 13.00CET.

National Team Coefficient Ranking
EURO 2008 (QC / FT) 20% WC 2010 (QC / FT) 40% EURO 2012 (QC / –) 40% Matches considered up to 12/10/2011
( 1 ) Spain 43,116
( 2 ) Netherlands 40,860
( 3 ) Germany 40,446
( 4 ) Italy 34,357
( 5 ) England 33,563
( 6 ) Russia 33,212
( 7 ) Croatia 32,723
( 8 ) Greece 32,455
( 9 ) Sweden 31,675
( 10 ) Denmark 31,205
( 11 ) Portugal 31,202
( 12 ) France 30,508
( 13 ) Republic of Ireland 28,203
( 14 ) Ukraine 28,029
( 15 ) Czech Republic 27,982
( 16 ) Serbia 27,975
( 17 ) Switzerland 27,745
( 18 ) Turkey 27,601
( 19 ) Bosnia and Herzegovina 27,199
( 20 ) Norway 27,093
( 21 ) Slovakia 27,035
( 22 ) Israel 26,942
( 23 ) Hungary 26,110
( 24 ) Slovenia 25,643
( 25 ) Romania 24,968
( 26 ) Finland 24,673
( 27 ) Scotland 24,426
( 28 ) Poland 23,806
( 29 ) Austria 23,246
( 30 ) Latvia 23,185
( 31 ) Northern Ireland 22,959
( 32 ) Belarus 22,638
( 33 ) Belgium 22,539
( 34 ) Bulgaria 22,189
( 35 ) Montenegro 21,876
( 36 ) Wales 21,633
( 37 ) Estonia 20,355
( 38 ) Armenia 19,746
( 39 ) Lithuania 19,706
( 40 ) FYROM 18,764
( 41 ) Albania 17,904
( 42 ) Georgia 16,563
( 43 ) Cyprus 16,511
( 44 ) Moldova 16,423
( 45 ) Iceland 15,343
( 46 ) Azerbaijan 14,931
( 47 ) Kazakhstan 14,638
( 48 ) Luxembourg 13,145
( 49 ) Liechtenstein 13,005
( 50 ) Faroe Islands 12,176
( 51 ) Malta 10,599
( 52 ) Andorra 8,467
( 53 ) San Marino 7,562

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