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  • 12 / 13 / 2006

By Raiko Martin

The International Federation of Soccer Associations (FIFA) made public the world ranking of the month of November, in which Cuba entered to occupy position 46, its best historical location in this important table which began in 1993. From the 207 countries members of FIFA, Cuba was the second best advance in comparison to the previous month, when it was located in position 68, since now was only overcome by Laos which improved 26 position.

This was the extremely positive balance of the international performances of the Cuban selection so far in the year, under the guidance of the TD from Ciego de Ávila, Raúl González Triana.

Two matches with A category held, as visitors against Haiti, with balance of a win and a tie, as well as the five victories and a tie in the first two stages of the Digicel Cup, with distinction of first place in both and balance of 24 goals scored and two goals against.

In order to establish this ranking, FIFA assesses sport criteria among them the reality of the current soccer world and the necessary statistic demands. The data recollection period its four years long and its highlighted the result, importance of the match, opponents strength, factor of regional force and number of players assesses, but the criteria of "goals" and "advantage for playing as home club" are disregarded."

The victory over Switzerland in a friendly match, allowed the leader Brazil (1588) to keep Italy down (1560) which got 20 points after a tie against Turkey. Behind Switzerland appear Argentina (1551) and France (1523).

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