FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams (as of October 16th, 2017)

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Ranking points
Germany1,631
Brazil1,619
Portugal1,446
Argentina1,445
Belgium1,333
Poland1,323
France1,226
Spain1,218
Chile1,173
Peru1,160
Switzerland1,134
England1,116
Colombia1,095
Wales1,072
Italy1,066
Mexico1,060
Uruguay1,034
Croatia1,013
Denmark1,001
Netherlands931
Iceland920
Costa Rica914
Northern Ireland889
Slovakia885
Sweden872
Republic of Ireland866
USA843
Tunisia834
Scotland821
Egypt818
Ukraine818
Senegal815
Turkey807
Iran784
Congo DR751
Paraguay750
Bulgaria750
Serbia748
Austria745
Bosnia and Herzegovina744
Nigeria721
Cameroon718
Australia714
Japan711
Romania705
Czech Republic699
Greece682
Morocco680
Panama670
Bolivia664

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This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In October 2017, the Germany national team was ranked in first place with 1,631 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 March 2017, with a score of 2,105 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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Release date
October 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
October 2017
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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