FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams (as of February 15th, 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 February 2018, the Germany national team was ranked in first place with 1,602 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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Ranking points
Germany1,602
Brazil1,484
Portugal1,358
Argentina1,348
Belgium1,325
Spain1,231
Poland1,213
Switzerland1,190
France1,183
Chile1,153
Peru1,128
Denmark1,099
Colombia1,095
Italy1,052
Croatia1,048
England1,047
Mexico1,034
Iceland1,017
Sweden996
Wales985
Netherlands952
Uruguay924
Tunisia915
USA871
Costa Rica868
Northern Ireland867
Senegal855
Slovakia817
Austria815
Paraguay812
Republic of Ireland798
Scotland798
Iran797
Serbia784
Ukraine781
Australia737
Romania737
Turkey735
Congo DR728
Bulgaria719
Bosnia and Herzegovina693
Morocco692
Egypt683
Montenegro681
Greece680
Czech Republic677
Bolivia674
Venezuela656
Hungary630
Jamaica627
Ranking points
Germany1,602
Brazil1,484
Portugal1,358
Argentina1,348
Belgium1,325
Spain1,231
Poland1,213
Switzerland1,190
France1,183
Chile1,153
Peru1,128
Denmark1,099
Colombia1,095
Italy1,052
Croatia1,048
England1,047
Mexico1,034
Iceland1,017
Sweden996
Wales985
Netherlands952
Uruguay924
Tunisia915
USA871
Costa Rica868
Northern Ireland867
Senegal855
Slovakia817
Austria815
Paraguay812
Republic of Ireland798
Scotland798
Iran797
Serbia784
Ukraine781
Australia737
Romania737
Turkey735
Congo DR728
Bulgaria719
Bosnia and Herzegovina693
Morocco692
Egypt683
Montenegro681
Greece680
Czech Republic677
Bolivia674
Venezuela656
Hungary630
Jamaica627

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This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In February 2018, the Germany national team was ranked in first place with 1,602 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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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
February 15, 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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