FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams as of December 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 December 2018, the Belgian national team was ranked in first place with 1,727 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
Belgium1,727
France1,726
Brazil1,676
Croatia1,634
England1,631
Portugal1,614
Uruguay1,609
Switzerland1,599
Spain1,591
Denmark1,589
Argentina1,582
Colombia1,575
Chile1,565
Sweden1,560
Netherlands1,560
Germany1,558
Mexico1,540
Italy1,539
Wales1,525
Poland1,518
Peru1,518
Austria1,509
Senegal1,505
Romania1,501
USA1,497
Tunisia1,493
Slovakia1,483
Ukraine1,482
Serbia1,481
Iran1,481
Venezuela1,478
Paraguay1,476
Republic of Ireland1,474
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,472
Northern Ireland1,465
Costa Rica1,464
Iceland1,452
Scotland1,446
Turkey1,443
Morocco1,440
Australia1,436
Czech Republic1,435
Greece1,428
Nigeria1,427
Montenegro1,427
Bulgaria1,425
Norway1,425
Russia1,424
Congo DR1,420
Japan1,414
Ranking points
Belgium1,727
France1,726
Brazil1,676
Croatia1,634
England1,631
Portugal1,614
Uruguay1,609
Switzerland1,599
Spain1,591
Denmark1,589
Argentina1,582
Colombia1,575
Chile1,565
Sweden1,560
Netherlands1,560
Germany1,558
Mexico1,540
Italy1,539
Wales1,525
Poland1,518
Peru1,518
Austria1,509
Senegal1,505
Romania1,501
USA1,497
Tunisia1,493
Slovakia1,483
Ukraine1,482
Serbia1,481
Iran1,481
Venezuela1,478
Paraguay1,476
Republic of Ireland1,474
Bosnia and Herzegovina1,472
Northern Ireland1,465
Costa Rica1,464
Iceland1,452
Scotland1,446
Turkey1,443
Morocco1,440
Australia1,436
Czech Republic1,435
Greece1,428
Nigeria1,427
Montenegro1,427
Bulgaria1,425
Norway1,425
Russia1,424
Congo DR1,420
Japan1,414
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This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In December 2018, the Belgian national team was ranked in first place with 1,727 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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December 2018
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as of December 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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