Haiti Retakes Caribbean Lead in FIFA Rankings as Jamaica Tumbles


Above: Les Grenadiers

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti is once again the top-ranked Caribbean football team, despite a somewhat surprising drop of six slots in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings.

Haiti is now at 69th in the world, followed by Jamaica at 77.

Jamaica’s recent poor showings in World Cup Qualifying led to a 28-slot drop from 49th, the single-biggest fall for Jamaica in some time.

Haiti’s slight drop was a bit surprising given recent strong showings in international friendlies, including a miraculous tie against Italy in the final minutes.

FIFA does not release the reasons for its rankings, outside of a point system.

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