World ranking of Sweden's national football team 1993-2018

FIFA World Ranking of the Swedish national football team from 1993 to 2018

by M. Ridder, last edited Aug 9, 2019
World ranking of Sweden's national football team 1993-2018 The highest position of Sweden’s national football team in the FIFA World Ranking ever reached was in 1994, when they came at fourth place. In this year, Sweden was in the play-off for the third place in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. The teams lowest rank was 44, which was reached in 2014. The women’s national team’s highest position was at third place in 2007, when Sweden was part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and made the 10th position together with Japan.  
The determination of a team’s position in the ranking

     The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) created the ranking. It is based on game results, so the most successful team is ranked highest. Today, a calculation model adapted from the Elo rating system is used, which is known in many sports. The teams get points for single games, that are determined by the relative strength of both opponents. These points must be added or subtracted to get the final position in the ranking.    

 Sweden vs. top teams 

     As of April 2019, the Swedish men’s national football team ranked on position 14. They had already two friendly matches against Finland and Iceland as well as two qualification matches for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 within Group F, consisting of six teams. By comparison, the three leading national teams in the FIFA World Ranking from April 2019 came from Belgium at the first position, followed by France and Brazil, at second and third position.    
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FIFA World Ranking of the Swedish national football team from 1993 to 2018

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