FIFA World Rankings

FIFA Team Rankings determines the relative balance of power on the world stage between all national football teams. The rating was first introduced in 1993, and in 2006, after the World Cup in Germany, it was reformed. The rating takes into account the performances of national teams over the past 4 years.

Over the twenty-year history of the ranking, only 8 teams have climbed to the top: Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Brazil, Belgium and Argentina. The main purpose of the FIFA National Teams Rating is to separate teams into different seedings during the draw of tournaments under the auspices of the organization. A total of 211 national teams are ranked, the last of which (San Marino, Bahamas and Anguilla) have zero in the Points column.

Country Rating
1 Argentina 1855.20
2 France 1845.44
3 England 1800.05
4 Belgium 1798.46
5 Brazil 1784.09
6 Netherlands 1745.48
7 Portugal 1745.06
8 Spain 1732.64
9 Italy 1718.82
10 Croatia 1717.57
11 Uruguay 1665.99
12 USA 1665.27
13 Morocco 1661.69
14 Mexico 1655.21
15 Colombia 1651.20
16 Germany 1631.22
17 Japan 1620.19
18 Switzerland 1613.44
19 Denmark 1601.31
20 Senegal 1594.31
21 Iran 1565.08
22 Ukraine 1553.35
23 South Korea 1550.65
24 Austria 1546.10
25 Australia 1539.22
26 Sweden 1530.19
27 Hungary 1525.13
28 Tunisia 1523.23
29 Wales 1521.88
30 Algeria 1520.26
31 Poland 1520.24
32 Ecuador 1519.20
33 Egypt 1518.91
34 Serbia 1517.43
35 Peru 1512.68
36 Scotland 1506.89
37 Turkey 1505.28
38 Russia 1498.84
39 Czech Republic 1494.04
40 Chile 1489.82
41 Panama 1475.62
42 Nigeria 1474.44
43 Romania 1472.73
44 Norway 1472.36
45 Slovakia 1465.73
46 Cameroon 1463.06
47 Greece 1453.95
48 Canada 1453.76
49 Venezuela 1448.77
50 Ivory Coast 1447.65
51 Mali 1445.60
52 Costa Rica 1437.57
53 Paraguay 1430.73
54 Slovenia 1427.84
55 Jamaica 1421.54
56 Saudi Arabia 1421.06
57 Burkina faso 1411.01
58 Qatar 1407.30
59 Finland 1401.31
60 Ireland 1399.60
61 Ghana 1384.19
62 Albania 1382.69
63 Iraq 1365.98
64 United Arab Emirates 1364.46
65 North Macedonia 1362.17
66 South Africa 1357.08
67 Congo dr 1356.66
68 Uzbekistan 1345.26
69 Bosnia & Herzegovina 1343.32
70 Montenegro 1342.64
71 Iceland 1338.39
72 Northern Ireland 1333.17
73 Cape Verde 1329.80
74 Oman 1324.89
75 Israel 1323.43
76 Honduras 1313.80
77 Georgia 1312.45
78 El Salvador 1306.14
79 China 1299.49
80 Guinea 1290.01
81 Bulgaria 1289.90
82 Gabon 1289.52
83 Luxembourg 1285.41
84 Zambia 1284.56
85 Bolivia 1284.55
86 Bahrain 1277.29
87 Jordan 1272.63
88 Equatorial Guinea 1268.43
89 Haiti 1262.50
90 Curaçao 1262.48
91 Syria 1245.27
92 Uganda 1245.08
93 Armenia 1237.15
94 Vietnam 1235.58
95 Belarus 1232.80
96 Trinidad and Tobago 1228.05
97 Benin 1225.10
98 Kyrgyzstan 1224.14
99 Palestine 1217.60
100 Kazakhstan 1215.16
101 Kosovo 1202.77
102 India 1200.80
103 Guinea bissau 1197.83
104 New Zealand 1197.47
105 Mauritania 1195.25
106 Tajikistan 1195.07
107 Lebanon 1192.58
108 Guatemala 1189.98
109 Madagascar 1187.63
110 Kenya 1181.92
111 Mozambique 1180.72
112 Congo 1179.80
113 Thailand 1176.75
114 Azerbaijan 1174.22
115 Namibia 1168.38
116 North Korea 1168.12
117 Angola 1168.05
118 Togo 1165.74
119 Comoros 1156.45
120 Libya 1155.23
121 Tanzania 1155.19
122 Estonia 1149.70
123 Malawi 1149.40
124 Zimbabwe 1144.56
125 Cyprus 1143.42
126 Gambia 1140.06
127 Sierra Leone 1138.53
128 Sudan 1128.74
129 Niger 1127.75
130 Malaysia 1122.87
131 Central African Republic 1121.34
132 Solomon Islands 1112.20
133 Rwanda 1107.04
134 Nicaragua 1104.26
135 Faroe Islands 1102.10
136 Kuwait 1098.07
137 Latvia 1097.84
138 Lithuania 1086.93
139 Burundi 1086.62
140 Philippines 1086.17
141 Turkmenistan 1078.25
142 Antigua and Barbuda 1072.66
143 Suriname 1071.85
144 Ethiopia 1068.79
145 Botswana 1064.50
146 Indonesia 1064.01
147 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1057.05
148 Lesotho 1047.27
149 Eswatini 1045.88
150 Hong Kong 1042.93
151 Dominican Republic 1040.77
152 Yemen 1027.94
153 Liberia 1024.11
154 Taiwan 1023.93
155 Moldova 1022.60
156 Singapore 1020.50
157 Guyana 1018.14
158 Afghanistan 1017.68
159 Puerto Rico 1007.19
160 New Caledonia 1004.76
161 Maldives 1003.48
162 Myanmar 1000.46
163 Andorra 998.00
164 French Polynesia 994.97
165 Papua New Guinea 991.01
166 South Sudan 989.29
167 Saint Lucia 988.67
168 Vanuatu 985.26
169 Cuba 980.65
170 Fiji 980.62
171 Bermuda 972.36
172 Malta 967.29
173 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 953.47
174 Grenada 950.99
175 Nepal 948.05
176 Montserrat 946.08
177 Mauritius 944.95
178 Barbados 943.80
179 Cambodia 931.47
180 Dominica 922.25
181 Chad 920.37
182 Belize 918.68
183 Bangladesh 916.75
184 Bhutan 913.02
185 Cook Islands 901.90
186 Macau 896.62
187 Samoa 896.28
188 American Samoa 893.67
189 Laos 889.62
190 Mongolia 889.16
191 SГЈo TomГ© and PrГ­ncipe 888.94
192 Djibouti 881.18
193 Aruba 879.32
194 Brunei 870.63
195 Pakistan 856.54
196 Tonga 853.49
197 Cayman Islands 851.19
198 Somalia 845.66
199 Seychelles 845.53
200 Timor-Leste 843.40
201 Gibraltar 840.80
202 Bahamas 835.81
203 Liechtenstein 833.01
204 Sri Lanka 822.03
205 Guam 821.91
206 Turks and Caicos Islands 818.57
207 British Virgin Islands 807.57
208 United States Virgin Islands 796.78
209 Anguilla 785.69
210 San Marino 741.61

Counting Rules:

The rules for calculating the FIFA rating are quite complicated.
All games of national teams under the auspices of FIFA for the last 4 years are taken into account. In addition, the average score for each year is taken into account in the overall rating.

1) The number of points for each match depends on many factors, all of which cannot be listed. Let the functionaries do it but in short, the system works like this:

- victory in the main or additional. time brings 3 points;
- victory in the penalty shootout - 2 points;
- a draw or defeat in a penalty shoot-out is worth 1 point;
- defeat brings nothing.

There is also one interesting paradox in the system: a team gets 2 points for a victory on penalties, 1 for a loss score regardless of the outcome of playing time. Thus, if the team loses the first match with a score of 3:0, for example, and wins the second with the same score and wins the penalty shoot-out, he gets 2 points. If the team loses the first match with a score of 3:0, and in the second, she wins with a less convincing score and flies out, then she gets 3 points for the victory.

2) There are also coefficients for the importance of matches:

- friendly match - 1.0;
- qualification for the World Cup or continental championship - 2.5 ;
- the final stage of the continental championship and the Confederations Cup - 3.0;
- the final part of the world championship - 4.0 .

3) Also, teams receive different points depending on the strength of the opponent:

- 1st place - 200 points;
- places from 2nd to 149th - 200 minus the opponent's place (a victory over an opponent occupying 10th place, for example, will bring 190 points);
- places from 150th and below bring 50 points.

4) The level of football on different continents is also taken into account. Each of the regions has its own coefficient, which is also calculated according to certain formulas:

- UEFA - 1.0
- CONMEBOL (South America) - 1.0;
- CONCACAF (North America) - 0.88;
- CAF (Africa) - 0.86;
- AFC (Asia) - 0.86;
- OFK (Oceania) - 0.85.

If there are teams from different regions, then the average coefficient is calculated.

5) But that's not all! The age of the match is also taken into account to give more weight to recently played games:

- less than a year ago - 1.0;
- 12-24 months - 0.5;
- 24-38 months - 0.3;
- 36-48 months - 0.2.

The formula for calculating points for a match is as follows: points for the outcome of the match are multiplied by the coefficient of the importance of the match, the result is multiplied by the coefficient of the strength of the opponent, and all this is once again multiplied by the regional coefficient. After that, average ratings are calculated (the sum of points for all matches divided by their number) for each of the 4 time intervals. Points for each time period are multiplied by the prescription coefficient and summed up. The sum is the current score of each of the national teams.

FIFA rankings are updated once a month on Thursdays.