FIFA Men's World Ranking | next release August 12 2021

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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 RANKING

As of May 2021 (next release on August 12)

FIFA MEN'S RANKINGCOUNTRYPOINTSPREVIOUS
1.Belgium1783
2.France1757
3.Brazil1743
4.England1687
5.Portugal1666
6.Spain1648
7.Italy1642
8.Argentina1642
9.Uruguay1639
10.Denmark1632
11.Mexico1630
12.Germany1609
13.Switzerland1606
14.Croatia1606
15.Colombia1601
16.The Netherlands1598
17.Wales1570
18.Sweden1570
19.Chili1570
20.USA1555
21.Poland1550
22.Senegal1542
23.Austria1523
24.Ukrain1515
25.Serbia1513
26.Tunisia1513
27.Peru1512
28.Japan1509
29.Turkey1505
30.Venezuela1501
31.Iran1500
32.Nigeria1487
33.Algeria1487
34.Morocco1479
35.Paraguay1476
36.Slovakia1475
37.Hungary1469
38.Russia1463
39.South Korea1460
40.Czech Republic1458
41.Australia1457
42.Norway1452
43.Romania1449
44.Scotland1441
45.Jamaica1433
46.Egypt1433
47.Ireland1427
48.Northern Ireland1426
49.Ghana1425
50.Costa Rica1423
51.Greece1419
52.Iceland1416
53.Equador1413
54.Finland1411
55.Cameroon1405
56.Bosnia and Herzegovina1405
57.Mali1401
58.Qatar1398
59.Ivory Coast1398
60.Burkina Faso1393
61.Congo DR Kinshasa1377
62.North Macedonia1375
63.Slovenia1370
64.Montenegro1368
65.Saudi Arabia1364
66.Albania1362
67.Honduras1361
68.Iraq1353
69.El Salvador1341
70.Canada1341
71.Bulgaria1339
72.Guinea1332
73.United Arab Emirates1330
74.Cape Verde1330
75.South Africa1326
76.Curacao1323
77.China1323
78.Panama1322
79.Syria1304
80.Oman1302
81.Bolivia1300
82.Benin1293
83.Haiti1291
84.Uganda1287
85.Israel1283
86.Uzbekistan1281
87.Zambia1280
88.Gabon1278
89.Belarus1277
90.Armenia1273
91.Georgia1260
92.Vietnam1258
93.Lebanon1256
94.Congo1256
95.Jordan1252
96.Luxembourg1245
97.Cyprus1241
98.Bahrain1240
99.Kyrgyzstan1240
100.Madagascar1238

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).

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