FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams as of April 12, 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 April 2018, the Germany national team was ranked in first place with 1,533 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
Germany1,533
Brazil1,384
Belgium1,346
Portugal1,306
Argentina1,251
Switzerland1,179
France1,166
Spain1,162
Chile1,146
Poland1,118
Peru1,106
Denmark1,054
England1,040
Tunisia1,012
Mexico1,008
Colombia989
Uruguay976
Croatia975
Netherlands969
Italy947
Wales931
Iceland930
Sweden889
USA880
Costa Rica858
Austria841
Northern Ireland837
Senegal825
Slovakia786
Ukraine777
Republic of Ireland776
Romania737
Paraguay737
Scotland735
Serbia732
Iran727
Turkey714
Congo DR711
Venezuela709
Australia700
Bosnia and Herzegovina688
Morocco681
Montenegro671
Greece657
Czech Republic647
Egypt636
Nigeria635
Jamaica612
Norway608
Hungary604
Ranking points
Germany1,533
Brazil1,384
Belgium1,346
Portugal1,306
Argentina1,251
Switzerland1,179
France1,166
Spain1,162
Chile1,146
Poland1,118
Peru1,106
Denmark1,054
England1,040
Tunisia1,012
Mexico1,008
Colombia989
Uruguay976
Croatia975
Netherlands969
Italy947
Wales931
Iceland930
Sweden889
USA880
Costa Rica858
Austria841
Northern Ireland837
Senegal825
Slovakia786
Ukraine777
Republic of Ireland776
Romania737
Paraguay737
Scotland735
Serbia732
Iran727
Turkey714
Congo DR711
Venezuela709
Australia700
Bosnia and Herzegovina688
Morocco681
Montenegro671
Greece657
Czech Republic647
Egypt636
Nigeria635
Jamaica612
Norway608
Hungary604

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This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In April 2018, the Germany national team was ranked in first place with 1,533 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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April 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
as of April 12, 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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