FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams (as of November 23rd, 2017)

FIFA world ranking of men's national soccer teams 2017 This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In November 2017, the Germany national team was ranked in first place with 1,602 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 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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Ranking points
Germany1,602
Brazil1,483
Portugal1,358
Argentina1,348
Belgium1,325
Spain1,231
Poland1,209
Switzerland1,190
France1,183
Chile1,162
Peru1,128
Denmark1,099
Colombia1,078
Italy1,052
England1,047
Mexico1,032
Croatia1,018
Sweden998
Wales985
Netherlands952
Uruguay924
Iceland910
Senegal884
USA867
Northern Ireland867
Costa Rica850
Tunisia838
Slovakia817
Austria815
Paraguay812
Egypt805
Republic of Ireland798
Iran798
Scotland798
Ukraine781
Congo DR764
Serbia756
Bosnia and Herzegovina753
Australia747
Morocco738
Romania737
Turkey735
Bulgaria719
Burkina Faso705
Cameroon696
Montenegro681
Greece680
Czech Republic677
Bolivia674
Nigeria671
Ranking points
Germany1,602
Brazil1,483
Portugal1,358
Argentina1,348
Belgium1,325
Spain1,231
Poland1,209
Switzerland1,190
France1,183
Chile1,162
Peru1,128
Denmark1,099
Colombia1,078
Italy1,052
England1,047
Mexico1,032
Croatia1,018
Sweden998
Wales985
Netherlands952
Uruguay924
Iceland910
Senegal884
USA867
Northern Ireland867
Costa Rica850
Tunisia838
Slovakia817
Austria815
Paraguay812
Egypt805
Republic of Ireland798
Iran798
Scotland798
Ukraine781
Congo DR764
Serbia756
Bosnia and Herzegovina753
Australia747
Morocco738
Romania737
Turkey735
Bulgaria719
Burkina Faso705
Cameroon696
Montenegro681
Greece680
Czech Republic677
Bolivia674
Nigeria671

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This statistic presents the world ranking of men's national soccer teams worldwide. In November 2017, 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 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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November 2017
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
November 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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