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FIFA Men's World Ranking

The FIFA World Ranking compares men's national football teams. It was created in December 1992 and became operational in August 1993. The results of the last four years are taken into account to elaborate the FIFA ranking.

Latest update: 2022-02-10


RankTeamPoints
1BelgiumBelgium1828.45
2BrazilBrazil1823.42
3FranceFrance1786.15
4ArgentinaArgentina1766.99
5EnglandEngland1755.52
6ItalyItaly1740.77
7SpainSpain1704.75
8PortugalPortugal1660.25
9DenmarkDenmark1654.54
10NetherlandsNetherlands1653.73
11GermanyGermany1648.33
12MexicoMexico1647.9
13United StatesUnited States1643.34
14SwitzerlandSwitzerland1642.83
15CroatiaCroatia1620.74
16UruguayUruguay1614.05
17SwedenSweden1588.26
18SenegalSenegal1587.78
19ColombiaColombia1585.89
20WalesWales1578.01
21IranIran1572.89
22PeruPeru1563.45
23JapanJapan1549.82
24MoroccoMorocco1547.42
25SerbiaSerbia1547.38
26ChileChile1543.16
27UkraineUkraine1535.08
28PolandPoland1530.62
29Republic of KoreaRepublic of Korea1522.85
30AustriaAustria1511.56
31Czech RepublicCzech Republic1510.42
32NigeriaNigeria1509.91
33CanadaCanada1497.82
34EgyptEgypt1497.05
35RussiaRussia1493.42
36TunisiaTunisia1489.92
37AustraliaAustralia1486.86
38CameroonCameroon1480.82
39TurkeyTurkey1472.72
40ScotlandScotland1471.82
41HungaryHungary1465.62
42Costa-RicaCosta-Rica1464.06
43AlgeriaAlgeria1460.93
44EcuadorEcuador1458.63
45NorwayNorway1455.43
46SlovakiaSlovakia1455.36
47RomaniaRomania1453.18
48MaliMali1446.49
49Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1444.29
50ParaguayParaguay1440.53
51Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire1439.62
52QatarQatar1437.91
53Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia1433.95
54Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland1424.97
55GreeceGreece1421.99
56Burkina-FasoBurkina-Faso1418.58
57FinlandFinland1411.77
58VenezuelaVenezuela1411.45
59Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1391.19
60IcelandIceland1382.81
61GhanaGhana1381.45
62JamaicaJamaica1378.62
63PanamaPanama1375.56
64SloveniaSlovenia1375.42
65AlbaniaAlbania1374.98
66Dem. Rep. of the CongoDem. Rep. of the Congo1369.53
67North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia1367.23
68South AfricaSouth Africa1358.24
69United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates1353.1
70El SalvadorEl Salvador1346.04
71BulgariaBulgaria1345.47
72MontenegroMontenegro1342.89
73Cape VerdeCape Verde1336.88
74IraqIraq1325.44
75ChinaChina1313.81
76BoliviaBolivia1308.12
77IsraelIsrael1306.7
78HondurasHonduras1303.96
79OmanOman1301
80CuracaoCuracao1298.39
81GuineaGuinea1292.58
82GabonGabon1290.65
83BeninBenin1282.53
84UgandaUganda1279.18
85UzbekistanUzbekistan1277.02
86GeorgiaGeorgia1269.24
87HaitiHaiti1268.05
88ZambiaZambia1264.64
89BahrainBahrain1263.61
90JordanJordan1259.84
91Syrian Arab RepublicSyrian Arab Republic1251.22
92ArmeniaArmenia1242.24
93LuxembourgLuxembourg1236.45
94BelarusBelarus1233.43
95LebanonLebanon1228.97
96KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan1228.69
97CongoCongo1221.4
98VietnamVietnam1218.55
99Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea1210.07
100PalestiniaPalestinia1208.9
101Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago1205.99
102MadagascarMadagascar1205.61
103KenyaKenya1202.26
104IndiaIndia1182.75
105CyprusCyprus1178.65
106EstoniaEstonia1176.5
107Sierra-LeoneSierra-Leone1173.81
108Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDemocratic People's Republic of Korea1169.96
109KosovoKosovo1163.05
110NamibiaNamibia1162.93
111New ZealandNew Zealand1161.66
112ThailandThailand1160.14
113Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau1158.62
114NigerNiger1158.39
115TajikistanTajikistan1152.56
116MauritaniaMauritania1152.52
117MozambiqueMozambique1151
118LibyaLibya1149.51
119MalawiMalawi1145.08
120KazakhstanKazakhstan1140.71
121AzerbaijanAzerbaijan1139.02
122ZimbabweZimbabwe1138.56
123GuatemalaGuatemala1138.4
124Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands1136.99
125GambiaGambia1135.18
126TogoTogo1133.24
127AngolaAngola1131.72
128Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda1131.07
129PhilippinesPhilippines1129.91
130Central African RepublicCentral African Republic1127.2
131ComorosComoros1126.2
132TanzaniaTanzania1118.76
133SudanSudan1118.31
134TurkmenistanTurkmenistan1117.6
135LatviaLatvia1100.03
136RwandaRwanda1097.16
137LithuaniaLithuania1091.77
138EthiopiaEthiopia1081.24
139Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis1077.76
140SurinameSuriname1077.57
141BurundiBurundi1075.82
142Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands1072.78
143KuwaitKuwait1065.56
144NicaraguaNicaragua1062.21
145LiberiaLiberia1058.28
146LesothoLesotho1057.62
147EswatiniEswatini1054.14
148Hong KongHong Kong1053.39
149BotswanaBotswana1051.59
150AfghanistanAfghanistan1049.77
151Yemen PDRYemen PDR1046.26
152MyanmarMyanmar1044.56
153New CaledoniaNew Caledonia1035.12
154MalaysiaMalaysia1034.53
155AndorraAndorra1030.28
156Dominican RepublicDominican Republic1029.42
157MaldivesMaldives1021.58
158TaiwanTaiwan1017.78
159TahitiTahiti1014.27
160IndonesiaIndonesia1001.61
161SingaporeSingapore1000.78
162FijiFiji996.27
163BarbadosBarbados995.94
164VanuatuVanuatu995.62
165Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea990.55
166BermudaBermuda982.43
167NepalNepal982.22
168South SudanSouth Sudan977.81
169GrenadaGrenada974.03
170BelizeBelize967.42
171CambodiaCambodia966.61
172Puerto-RicoPuerto-Rico962.77
173Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines960.71
174MaltaMalta958.95
175GuyanaGuyana958.87
176MauritiusMauritius955.18
177Saint-LuciaSaint-Lucia953.45
178MontserratMontserrat950.71
179CubaCuba948.96
180ChadChad935
181MoldovaMoldova926.85
182MacauMacau922.1
183DominicaDominica916.72
184MongoliaMongolia916.68
185BhutanBhutan910.96
186BangladeshBangladesh907.83
187LaosLaos904.6
188Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam903.9
189São Tomé and PríncipeSão Tomé and Príncipe903.31
190American SamoaAmerican Samoa900.27
191LiechtensteinLiechtenstein899.52
192DjiboutiDjibouti896.62
193SamoaSamoa894.26
194SomaliaSomalia873.71
195Cayman IslandsCayman Islands873.64
196SeychellesSeychelles870.63
197PakistanPakistan866.81
198Timor-LesteTimor-Leste865.47
199TongaTonga861.81
200ArubaAruba859.97
201BahamasBahamas858.5
202EritreaEritrea855.56
203GibraltarGibraltar853.6
204Sri LankaSri Lanka842.93
205Turks and CaicosTurks and Caicos839.84
206GuamGuam838.33
207United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands816.13
208British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands812.94
209AnguillaAnguilla792.34
210San MarinoSan Marino780.33

How is the Fifa World Ranking calculated?

Since 2018, the Fifa men's world ranking is based on an Elo system, which gives more or less points to a winning team depending on the level of the other team. For example, a low-ranked team that beats a high-ranked team receives a large number of points; conversely, a high-ranked team that beats a low-ranked team receives a relatively small number of points.

Note that there is a weighting according to the importance of the international match: a friendly match has only a small impact on the Fifa ranking, unlike a match during the final stages of the World Cup.

Has France ever been top of the Fifa ranking?

Yes, the French football team was number one in the Fifa football rankings from 1 May 2001 to 31 May 2001, i.e. 396 consecutive days. This first place also enabled the Tricolores to receive the 2001 Team of the Year award, a title given by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to the team that finished the year at the top of the ranking.

Why isn't the reigning World Cup champion necessarily the top team in the Fifa rankings?

The Football World Cup is a major event in the Fifa ranking, but it is not the only one that counts for the classification of teams: any international match is counted.

This explains why France, the winner of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia, was only ranked second in the Fifa ranking for the same year, behind Belgium. Similarly, France's 1998 World Cup victory did not allow Les Bleus to dethrone the Brazilian team, which remained at the top of the ranking until 2001.

What are the records of the Fifa football ranking?

Here are some figures about the Fifa ranking, which has existed since 1992:

  • Brazil's football team has topped the ranking the most times, winning the Team of the Year award 12 times and staying on top for almost 4,731 days, including 2,496 consecutive days between 1994 and 2000.
  • The Belgian football team is the only team to have topped the ranking without winning a World Cup. The team nicknamed Les Diables Rouges (the Red Devils) went from 57th place in the Fifa ranking in 2010 to first place in 2015 and then in 2018.
  • The Dutch football team, 3 times finalist of the World Cup and winner of the European Football Championship in 1988, has never reached the first place of the ranking.
  • One notable variation: Poland's football team, 78th in November 2013, reached 5th place in August 2017, before gradually dropping to 27th place in 2021;

See also: Fifa women's ranking

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