Two more defeat for San Marino and Bhutan means no movement in the latest World Rankings for our three World’s Worst. And with no planned action for any of them until March, when San Marino play two World Cup qualifiers, there will be no ranking movement for a little while.
With San Marino’s two latest defeats being the only action for us, there are no changes at the foot of the World Rankings. So San Marino, Bhutan and Turks & Caicos remain the three worst teams in the world.
Next month sees action for two of our teams however, so two opportunities for ranking points. San Marino continue their World Cup odyssey with a trip across the Adriatic to Montenegro and Bhutan are back in action with a friendly match in Thailand. Continue reading
Confirmation came today in the latest FIFA rankings that Montserrat have finally climbed off the bottom of the world rankings, following their stunning 7-0 win over the British Virgin Islands last month. That lone victory, a first in 18 years has earned Montserrat an incredible 66 ranking points and resulted in a climb up to 181st place in the current rankings table, a climb of 25 places. Utterly astonishing. Continue reading
Despite no action for our World’s Worst contenders this month does see some significant movement at the foot of the rankings table as old matches are expunged from the point scoring. Joining Montserrat, Turks & Caicos Islands and San Marino propping up the rankings are Bhutan, part inspiration for this whole endeavour. Continue reading
No action for any of the three nations currently ranked bottom, but they have been joined by a fourth country who have descended the slippery slope to ineptitude. A warm basement welcome to the Turks & Caicos Islands whose fall to the foot of the world rankings was confirmed this month after their results from 4 years ago no longer scored ranking points.
That was a 2-1 win over St Lucia on 6th February 2008 in the first leg of a 2010 World Cup qualifier. That high point was followed by a 2-0 defeat in the return match and TCI (as I’ll call them to keep things brief) were eliminated. They weren’t seen again for over three years before another two legged preliminary World Cup tie, this time against the Bahamas.
In what was something of a local derby, the near neighbours from the Bahamas proved rather tough opposition with TCI losing 0-4 at home and 0-6 in Nassau a week later.
History suggests that it will be a few years until TCI see any action again since preliminary World Cup qualifiers seem to be the only action they see. So it’s welcome to the Turks & Caicos Islands, we don’t expect you’ll be leaving us anytime soon.