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World ranking of Sweden's national football team 1993-2020

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 tenth 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 February 2020, the Swedish men’s national football team ranked on position 17. 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 February 2020 came from Belgium at the first position, followed by France and Brazil, at second and third position.    

FIFA World Ranking of the Swedish national football team from 1993 to 2020

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

1993 to 2020

Special properties

FIFA World Ranking; men's national football team

Supplementary notes

* Since 1993, the FIFA World Ranking is used to rank men's national teams, based on their game results. The most successful team is ranked highest (position 1).

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