FIFA World Rankings

FIFA World Rankings

World football governing body FIFA compile a list of world rankings which rank each international team with points. The idea of this is that you can get a clear idea who the best and worst teams are in International football and it can be used as a quick reference guide before placing your World Cup bets if you don't know too much about the teams that are playing. The points are awarded based on results and the standard of the opposition.

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Make sure you take a few things into account before you place any bets based on the team's world ranking. For example, a team might win all their matches but against opposition that is not very strong in the world game. These points do take the standard of opposition into account but this is still worth considering.

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FIFA World Ranking List

Rank Team Points Zone
1 Germany 1533 Europe
2 Brazil 1384 South America
3 Belgium 1346 Europe
4 Portugal 1306 Europe
5 Argentina* 1254 South America
6 Switzerland* 1179 Europe
7 France 116 Europe
8 Spain 1162 Europe
9 Chile 1146 South America
10 Poland 1118 Europe
11 Peru 1106 South America
12 Denmark 1054 Europe
13 England 1040 Europe
14 Tunisia 1012 Africa
15 Mexico 1008 CONCACAF
16 Colombia 989 South America
17 Uruguay 976 South America
18 Croatia 975 Europe
19 Netherlands 969 Europe
20 Italy 947 Europe
21 Wales 931 Europe
22 Iceland 930 Europe
23 Sweden 889 Europe
24 USA 880 CONCACAF
25 Costa Rica 858 CONCACAF
26 Austria 841 Europe
27 Northern Ireland 837 Europe
28 Senegal 825 Africa
29 Slovakia 786 Europe
30 Ukraine 777 Europe