We say farewell to Andorra who climbed 6 places to 199thafter picking up 15 ranking points for their 0-0 draw with Azerbaijan at the end of May. Andorra’s tenure as a basement dweller has lasted only a year, since dropping to the foot of the rankings in May 2011; a brief stay by Worst in the World standards.
Ahead of a World Cup qualifying campaign where they face a tough group with very little prospect of picking up any point the rise from the bottom is welcome relief. Qualification matches against Netherlands, Hungary, Estonia, Romania and Turkey should see Andorra revert to type and park the bus in the hope of limiting the defeats to a mere handful of goals.
Whatever happens, it will be a little while until they descend all the way to the foot of the rankings again, so farewell Andorra, and bona sort.