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Latin America: FIFA ranking of men's national football teams 2020

According to the latest update of the FIFA ranking of men’s national soccer teams, the Brazilian team ranked first in Latin America with 1,725 points, followed by the Uruguayan and the Argentine squads with 1,637 and 1,636 points, respectively.

The power of soccer in Brazil

The Brazilian national soccer team, commonly named just as the Seleção, is one of the best national squads in the world. Brazil has won five FIFA World Cup titles, which makes it the most successful team in the history of this tournament. This South American country is also the main exporter of professional soccer players in the world, with approximately 1,535 athletes playing at a professional level outside Brazil. There is no surprise then, that the interest for Brazilian professional soccer is at its highest with millions of social media users following the latest news about the Brazilian soccer clubs.

Soccer vs. the pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, FIFA cancelled all international friendly and qualification matches in March 2020, restarting in October of that year.

FIFA ranking of men's national soccer teams in Latin America and the Caribbean as of October 2020

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

as of October 22th, 2020

Special properties

includes only the main 27 national teams in the region

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.

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