The first 9 places remained unchanged, Brazil ranking first, followed by Spain and Portugal. Ukraine, Romania’s opponent in the friendly football match on Saturday, ranks 23rd, two places upwards. Macedonia, which Romania will meet on June 2, ranks 61st, while Honduras, the opponent on June 5, ranks 38th. Romania’s opponents in the 2012 European Championship preliminaries rank as follows: France, 9th, Bosnia, 51st, Belarus, 82nd, Luxembourg, 127th.
Romania’s national football team ranks 28th, with 853 points, in the May ranking published on Wednesday by the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA).