FIFA Men's World Ranking

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FIFA World Ranking UPDATE November 26 2020 – next release December 10 2020. The FIFA ranking indicates the strength of each country. The world ranking 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. 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 (November 26, 2020). The next release of FIFA is on December 10, 2020.

FIFA RANKING

As of November 2020 (next release on December 26)

1 Belgium 1780 points
2 France 1755
3 Brazil 1743
4 England 1670
5 Portugal 1662
6 Spain 1645
7 Argentina 1642
8 Uruguay 1639
9 Mexico 1632
10 Italy 1625
11 Croatia 1617
12 Denmark 1614
13 Germany 1610
14 The Netherlands 1609
15 Colombia 1601
16 Switzerland 1586
17 Chili 1567
18 Wales 1562
19 Poland 1559
20 Senegal 1558
20 Sweden 1558
22 United States 1545
23 Austria 1531
24 Ukraine 1528
25 Peru 1512
26 Tunisia 1503
27 Japan 1502
28 Venezuela 1501
29 Iran 1496
30 Serbia 1495
31 Algeria 1488
32 Turkey 1487
33 Slovakia 1478
34 Paraguay 1476
35 Nigeria 1474
35 Morocco 1474
37 Romania 1466
38 South Korea 1465
39 Russia 1461
40 Hungary 1460
41 Australia 1457
42 Ireland 1456
42 Czech Republic 1456
44 Norway 1450
45 Northern Ireland 1440
46 Iceland 1438
47 Jamaica 1437
48 Scotland 1436
49 Egypt 1432
50 Cameroon 1428
51 Costa Rica 1427
52 Ghana 1424
53 Greece 1413
54 Finland 1411
55 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1410
56 Equador 1409
57 Mali 1408
58 Burkina Faso 1391
59 Qatar 1387
60 Congo DR 1386

This is full current FIFA list (source: FIFA).

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