FIFA World Ranking UPDATE May 27 2021 – next release August 12 2021. The FIFA ranking indicates the strength of each country. The world ranking football is one of the factors that determines the ‘pot’ classification for the 2026 World Cup draw(s), starting with regard to the 2026 World Cup qualification.
FIFA Men's World Ranking | next release August 12 2021
As of May 2021 (next release on August 12)
|FIFA MEN'S RANKING||COUNTRY||POINTS||PREVIOUS|
|56.||Bosnia and Herzegovina||1405|
|61.||Congo DR Kinshasa||1377|
|73.||United Arab Emirates||1330|
The FIFA men’s ranking has existed since 1992. A new ranking is released several times per football season. The score includes qualifying matches for continental finals, the finals themselves, the World Cup and friendly international matches, among other things. Part of the method of weighting the awarded points and achievements is also ensuring that all countries have as many equal opportunities as possible.
Each country can get points per game played, but can also decrease in number of points. There are several weighting factors. How many points can be scored in a match between two countries depends, among other things, on the importance of that match. This is determined according to a (fairly complex) methodology of the World Football Association that takes into account the creation of the mentioned equal opportunities for all countries.
World Ranking (partly) determines the World Cup draw
This ranking of all countries worldwide in football also partly determines the draws for the World Cup. First, the draw for the qualification stage takes place (the preliminary draw), concerning all continental football zones CONCACAF (North America, Central America, and the Caribbean), CONMEBOL (South America), CAF (Africa), AFC (Asia), UEFA (Europe), and OFC (Oceania), in 2025 followed by the official 2026 World Cup Final Round Draw.
Men’s World Ranking football: how does it work?
Qualifying matches for the several continental and World Championships, international friendlies and matches at the World Cup and those in a continental final round, count. The FIFA ranking gives an indication of the strength of each country. More recent achievements and points count more heavily than those from the distant past.
This the current FIFA Ranking: world ranking football
Find here the most recent update of the FIFA Men’s World Ranking (May 27, 2021). The next release of FIFA is on August 12, 2021.
This is full current FIFA list (source: FIFA).
Host Cities USA
The 2026 American Dream: the United States is one of the three hosts of the World Cup Soccer in North America. It is the host country with the most host (Candidate) Host Cities.
The United States will have ten stadiums for the 2026 World Cup. The Rose Bowl Stadium in Los Angeles is aiming for the opening match. The MetLife Stadium, New York/New Jersey, is candidate for the final.
Host Cities Canada
There are currently 23 Candidate Host Cities for the world's football, of which three are located in Canada: Edmonton, Montréal, and Toronto. Each host city has its own characteristics.
During the 2026 World Cup final, the following three stadiums in Canada are contenders: the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the Olympic Stadium in Montréal and the BMO Field in Toronto.
Host Cities Mexico
With Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico has three candidate host cities for the World Cup in 2026. Each host with its specific ambience, history, attractions, hotspots and other features.
An important part of the 2026 World Cup will take place in Mexico. Candidate stadiums: Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City and the BBVA Bancomer Stadium in Monterrey.