FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams as of September 20th, 2018

FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams 2018 This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In September 2018, the French and Belgian national teams were both ranked in first place with 1,729 points. More statistics and facts on soccer
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Brazil and Germany are among the all-time top ranking national teams that have participated in the World Cup between 1930 and 2014, with a total of 227 and 218 points, respectively. Since 1908, Germany’s national soccer team, governed by the German Football Association, has represented the nation in international soccer competitions. Based on World Football Elo Ratings, Germany obtained the highest rating ever for a World Cup Champion during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, starting the tournament with 2,046 points and ending it with 2,196. Elo Ratings account for team strength in starting a tournament, dominance during the tournament, quality of competition, and any aid from playing at home.

Germany has won the World Cup four times (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) and the European Championships three times (1972, 1980, 1996). In the FIFA World Cup in 2014, Germany had one of the best goal differentials for a World Cup champion with 18 goals scored and only four allowed, a plus-14 difference. During this World Cup, there was an average of 2.7 goals scored per game.

Among national women’s soccer teams, the United States ranked second as of December2017, with a score of 2,114 points. The United States women’s national soccer team has won four Olympic gold medals and nine Algarve Cups. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation.
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Ranking points
France1,729
Belgium1,729
Brazil1,663
Croatia1,634
Uruguay1,632
England1,612
Portugal1,606
Switzerland1,598
Spain1,597
Denmark1,581
Argentina1,575
Chile1,568
Germany1,568
Colombia1,567
Sweden1,550
Mexico1,550
Netherlands1,540
Poland1,537
Wales1,536
Italy1,526
Peru1,525
USA1,510
Tunisia1,503
Austria1,499
Senegal1,492
Slovakia1,491
Romania1,489
Northern Ireland1,487
Ukraine1,483
Republic of Ireland1,478
Paraguay1,477
Venezuela1,476
Iran1,474
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,468
Serbia1,463
Iceland1,461
Costa Rica1,460
Turkey1,456
Scotland1,448
Congo DR1,447
Montenegro1,444
Greece1,433
Australia1,431
Bulgaria1,430
Morocco1,425
Russia1,423
Czech Republic1,418
Nigeria1,415
Hungary1,409
Cameroon1,408
Ranking points
France1,729
Belgium1,729
Brazil1,663
Croatia1,634
Uruguay1,632
England1,612
Portugal1,606
Switzerland1,598
Spain1,597
Denmark1,581
Argentina1,575
Chile1,568
Germany1,568
Colombia1,567
Sweden1,550
Mexico1,550
Netherlands1,540
Poland1,537
Wales1,536
Italy1,526
Peru1,525
USA1,510
Tunisia1,503
Austria1,499
Senegal1,492
Slovakia1,491
Romania1,489
Northern Ireland1,487
Ukraine1,483
Republic of Ireland1,478
Paraguay1,477
Venezuela1,476
Iran1,474
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,468
Serbia1,463
Iceland1,461
Costa Rica1,460
Turkey1,456
Scotland1,448
Congo DR1,447
Montenegro1,444
Greece1,433
Australia1,431
Bulgaria1,430
Morocco1,425
Russia1,423
Czech Republic1,418
Nigeria1,415
Hungary1,409
Cameroon1,408
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This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In September 2018, the French and Belgian national teams were both ranked in first place with 1,729 points. More statistics and facts on soccer
Global soccer rankings – additional information

Brazil and Germany are among the all-time top ranking national teams that have participated in the World Cup between 1930 and 2014, with a total of 227 and 218 points, respectively. Since 1908, Germany’s national soccer team, governed by the German Football Association, has represented the nation in international soccer competitions. Based on World Football Elo Ratings, Germany obtained the highest rating ever for a World Cup Champion during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, starting the tournament with 2,046 points and ending it with 2,196. Elo Ratings account for team strength in starting a tournament, dominance during the tournament, quality of competition, and any aid from playing at home.

Germany has won the World Cup four times (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014) and the European Championships three times (1972, 1980, 1996). In the FIFA World Cup in 2014, Germany had one of the best goal differentials for a World Cup champion with 18 goals scored and only four allowed, a plus-14 difference. During this World Cup, there was an average of 2.7 goals scored per game.

Among national women’s soccer teams, the United States ranked second as of December2017, with a score of 2,114 points. The United States women’s national soccer team has won four Olympic gold medals and nine Algarve Cups. The team is governed by United States Soccer Federation.
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September 2018
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Worldwide
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as of September 20th, 2018
Supplementary notes
This ranking takes into account the relative importance of international matches, the strength of the opponent, regional strength, and the number of games played. Additional information on the calculation and evaluation of the ranking can be found here. This ranking is updated monthly.

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