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FIFA World Ranking (Men's): France at number 1

FIFA World Ranking (Men's): what is this month's Top 50 ranked nations?

August 16, 2018 By Angela Asante
What is the latest FIFA World Ranking? Which countries are considered among the world's 50 best football nations this month?

The much-criticized FIFA World Ranking developed a new criteria in the aftermath of the 2018 World Cup. In the hopes of presenting a more logic chart, World Football's governing body explained in their August 2018 FIFA Ranking press release:

"The formula, which was approved by the FIFA Council in June after a lengthy period of testing, relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous points total rather than averaging game points over a given time period as in the previous version of the ranking.

"The changes, of which there are several, include the fact that inactive teams now preserve their points totals, with no devaluation of older games. Points are dropped, however, from losing or drawing against weaker opposition, with the only exception to this rule being matches in knockout rounds of major competitions such as the FIFA World Cup™."

Note: this article is updated on a monthly basis since the release of the new formula. Please scroll to the bottom to view the current Top 50 FIFA World Ranking.


August 2018 FIFA World Ranking

After conquering the world in Russia, Les Bleus have also conquered the FIFA World Ranking for the first time since 2002! 

Who is in and out of the Top 10 in August 2018?

With the new system, reigning world champions France have moved from 6th to 1st on the table. World Cup 2018 runners-up Croatia and fourth-placed England have, along with Uruguay and Denmark, broken into the Top 10. Meanwhile, Last 16 victims Argentina have joined fellow South American side Chile out of the Top 10. Germany and Poland, who both surprisingly crashed out of Russia 2018 in the group stages, also follow the Albiceleste and La Roja out of August's FIFA World Ranking Top 10.

Where are Mexico and USA ranked in August 2018?

The two CONCACAF heavyweights head the ranking in the CONCACAF zone. El Tri, who yet again suffered a Round of 16 World Cup elimination, are 16th in the world but 1st in their region. The USMNT, meanwhile, must content themselves with the 22nd position in the world after missing out on this year's biggest sports tournament.

What is the current FIFA World Ranking Top 50?

RankCountryPoints+/-Pos.
1France17266
 
2Belgium17231
 
3Brazil1657-1
 
4Croatia164316
 
5Uruguay16279
 
6England16156
 
7Portugal1599-3
 
8Switzerland1597-2
 
9Denmark15803
 
9Spain15801
 
11Argentina1574-6
 
12Chile1570-3
 
13Sweden156511
 
14Colombia15632
 
15Germany1561-14
 
16Mexico1560-1
 
17Netherlands15400
 
18Poland1538-10
 
19Wales1536-1
 
20Peru1535-9
 
21Italy1532-2
 
22USA15083
 
23Austria15023
 
24Senegal14983
 
24Tunisia1498-3
 
26Slovakia14932
 
27Northern Ireland14922
 
28Romania14902
 
29Ireland Republic14842
 
30Paraguay14772
 
31Venezuela14762
 
32Iran14715
 
32Iceland1471-10
 
32Costa Rica1471-9
 
35Ukraine14680
 
36Serbia1459-2
 
37Congo DR14561
 
38Turkey14550
 
39Bosnia and Herzegovina14521
 
40Scotland14442
 
41Montenegro14402
 
42Greece14362
 
43Australia1431-7
 
44Czech Republic14302
 
45Ghana14242
 
46Morocco1418-5
 
47Cameroon14162
 
47Bulgaria14162
 
49Nigeria1410-1
 
49Russia141021
 

 

 


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