(Photo Caption: Team Saint Kitts & Nevis)
SKN PULSE, Thursday 9th April, 2015 – Anticipation was high for the release of the FIFA Ranking, (Thursday 9th April 2015) as most countries across the globe anticipated that there would be a shift in guard in some instances in light of recent games played in the qualifiers. Saint Kitts and Nevis rose 10 spots to be positioned at No. 111 in the latest FIFA monthly rankings, which are led by World Cup Winner Germany.
The Saint Kitts and Nevis National Team after qualifying for the second round of the CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers after winning both games against Turks And Caicos convincingly gave themselves enough breathing room to jump as high as they did in the standings surpassing St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Canada and Namibia just to name a few as they sit comfortably on 281 points. The next scheduled release is slated for May 6th 2015.
Friendly International encounters also allowed for the shift in position in some instances. The top five teams after Germany include Argentina which is ranked second and Belgium traded places with No. 4 Colombia. Additionally Brazil, which beat France in a friendly encounter last month, rose to No. 5 and swapped places with the Netherlands at No. 6.
Switzerland and Spain return to the top 10, at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
Costa Rica fell two spots to No. 15 but still leads CONCACAF nations. While Mexico rose three spots to position themselves at No. 18 and the United States is at No. 27 as they were able to move up five places.
Algeria is Africa’s best at No. 21, and No. 40 Iran is the best-ranked Asian team.
It is our hope that Team Saint Kitts and Nevis would continue to climb in the standings as they continue to grow from strength to strength.
Posted by SKN PULSE.