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FIFA World Ranking: Qatar and Japan jump high

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

February 7, 2019 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.

February 2019 FIFA World Ranking

No changes in the world's Top 20 due to lack of international matches played since the start of the year. Qatar, however, came out as the biggest winners by jumping 38 places to occupy the 55th spot. The surprise 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions have gone levels ahead of their average 82nd position since the creation of the chart. Their Asian counterparts, Japan, also made the most of their Asian Cup runners-up status by going 23 places up, hence breaking into the world's Top 30.

Elsewhere Panama, who lost 3-0 to the USMNT in January, slipped five places onto 76th but the U.S. (25th) and Mexico (17th) keep their title as second and first respectively in the CONCACAF zone. In Africa, it's bad news all over as continental leaders Senegal (24th), Tunisia (28th), Morocco (43rd), Nigeria (46th), Congo (51st), Ghana (52nd), and all the other countries in CAF's 16 best ranked nations have all gone one, two or three places down in the February 2019 FIFA World Ranking. 


November 2018 FIFA World Ranking

It's an unchanged Top 10 in the November 2018 FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking but Portugal, now sixth, have traded their seventh spot with CONMEBOL's Uruguay. 

There's good news for the Messi-less Argentines who leapfrogged Colombia into 11th and reduced the gap over Denmark to seven points only. Elsewhere, the Senegalese (23rd) are the highest-ranked African nation. The United States complete the list of the 25 best football nations according to the chart.

Tunisia, whose performance at the FIFA World Cup was abysmal, recorded the biggest demotion by point (22). However, no country did worse than Benin and Russia in November 2018. Both dropped seven places. 

The FIFA World Ranking's Top 50 can be viewed at the bottom of this article.


October 2018 FIFA World Ranking

France's dominance atop the world ranking did not last for too long. World Cup 2018 bronze medalist Belgium have dethroned Les Bleus, according to FIFA's criteria. 

In the UEFA Nations League, both France and Belgium are doing well. With a game in hand, the Red Devils are poised to open a three-point lead over Switzerland (6) and Iceland (0) in League A's Group 2. In Group 1, the World Cup champions kept the Netherlands and Germany in check on Matchday 2 and 3 with 2-1 wins. French and Belgian football is enjoying an era of young talents and solid results.

Meanwhile, Neymar's Brazil (3rd), Luka Modric's Croatia (4th), Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal (7th), Switzerland, Spain, and Denmark have not moved places in the October 2018 edition of the FIFA Ranking's top 10. 

Where are Mexico and USA in CONCACAF and the world?

It's minus one for both. El Tri is now 16th in the world while the USMNT has fallen into the 23rd position. Costa Rica (37th), Jamaica (53rd), and Honduras (62nd) did not record any move. They wrap up CONCACAF's list of the five best-placed nations. 

Changes in the CONMEBOL zone

Whereas Argentina (12th) keep further dropping out of the Top 10, Colombia are diligently making their way into it. James Rodriguez's side, third in South America, has jumped three places and now occupies the 11th position on the FIFA Men's Ranking.

Where are African nations in the FIFA Men's Ranking?

There's a little bit of good news for Nigeria who have gone four places up. However, they remain only 44th on the chart while the highest-ranked African nation is Tunisia (22nd) who are still outside the Top 20. Senegal maintain their second spot in the CAF zone which translates into 25th in the world. Congo DR (46th) and Morocco (47th) complete CAF's Top 5.

When is the release of the next FIFA Men's Ranking?

The next edition of the FIFA Men's ranking is scheduled for November 29, 2018. AFC's Top 4 -- made of World Cup 2018 participants Iran (30th), Australia (42nd), Japan (50th), and Korea Republic (53rd) -- will be hoping to continue their ascension in the standings come next month. 


September 2018 FIFA World Ranking

For the first time in history, FIFA has two teams sharing the number one spot in their world ranking!

What does the Top 10 look like in September 2018?

Belgium has moved up one place to join France at the number one spot, becoming the joint-highest ranked nation in the world in the month of September. There were little changes elsewhere, with England retaining the sixth spot. Denmark has been overtaken by Spain, with the Scandinavian side moving into 10th. Germany has moved from 15th to 12th to edge closer to a top-10 return.

How are Mexico and USA doing in September 2018?

Mexico continues to lead the CONCACAF table, moving up one spot to 15th in the world. USA, on the other hand, has not moved at all and remains in the 22nd position.


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.
1Belgium17270
 
2France17260
 
3Brazil16760
 
4Croatia16340
 
5England16310
 
6Portugal16140
 
7Uruguay16090
 
8Switzerland15990
 
9Spain15910
 
10Denmark15890
 
11Argentina15820
 
12Colombia15750
 
13Chile15650
 
14Sweden15600
 
14Netherlands15600
 
16Germany15580
 
17Mexico15400
 
18Italy15390
 
19Wales15250
 
20Peru15180
 
20Poland15180
 
22Iran15167
 
23Austria1509-1
 
24Senegal1505-1
 
25Romania1501-1
 
25USA15010
 
27Japan149523
 
28Tunisia1493-2
 
29Slovakia1483-2
 
30Ukraine1482-2
 
31Serbia1481-2
 
32Venezuela1478-1
 
33Paraguay1476-1
 
34Ireland Republic1474-1
 
35Bosnia and Herzegovina1472-1
 
36Northern Ireland1465-1
 
37Costa Rica1461-1
 
38Korea Republic145115
 
38Iceland1451-1
 
40Scotland1446-2
 
41Turkey1443-2
 
42Australia1441-1
 
43Morocco1440-3
 
44Czech Republic1435-2
 
45Greece1428-2
 
46Montenegro1427-2
 
46Nigeria1427-2
 
48Norway1425-2
 
48Bulgaria1425-2
 
50Russia1424-2
 
51Congo DR1420-2
 
52Hungary1412-1
 
52Ghana1412-1
 
54Jamaica14040
 
55Qatar139838
 
56Cameroon1394-1
 
57Egypt1393-1
 
58Ecuador1382-1
 
59Finland1375-1
 
60Bolivia1374-1
 
61Albania1372-1
 
62Burkina Faso1371-1
 
63Slovenia1369-1
 
63Honduras1369-1
 
65Mali1363-1
 
66Côte d'Ivoire1356-1
 
67United Arab Emirates135512
 
68Guinea1354-2
 
69Algeria1349-2
 
70Saudi Arabia1344-1
 
71North Macedonia1343-3
 
72China13394
 
73El Salvador1327-3
 
74South Africa1325-2
 
74Cape Verde Islands1325-2
 
76Panama1324-5
 
77Uganda1320-2
 
78Belarus1317-2
 
79Canada1314-1
 
80Iraq13108
 
81Curaçao1306-1
 
82Zambia12921
 
83Syria1286-9
 
84Congo12800
 
85Gabon12770
 
87Luxembourg1276-1
 
87Cyprus1276-1
 
89Uzbekistan12756
 
90Oman1273-8
 
91Georgia1269-2
 
92Israel1265-2
 
93Trinidad and Tobago1260-1
 
94Benin12570
 
95Kyrgyzstan1253-4
 
96Estonia12460
 
97Faroe Islands12381
 
97Jordan123812
 
99Vietnam12271
 
100Palestine1224-1
 
101Armenia12220
 
101Mauritania12220
 
103India1219-6
 
103Haiti12190
 
105Libya1217-1
 
106Kenya1210-1
 
107Madagascar1209-1
 
108Azerbaijan1206-1
 
109Niger1205-1
 
110Namibia11911
 
111Bahrain11882
 
112Central African Republic11800
 
113Zimbabwe11751
 
114Sierra Leone11721
 
115Thailand11693
 
116Mozambique11671
 
117Kazakhstan11592
 
118Guinea-Bissau11582
 
119New Zealand11573
 
120Tajikistan11550
 
121Korea DPR1152-12
 
122Togo11361
 
123Philippines1135-7
 
124Chinese Taipei11340
 
125Angola11310
 
126Antigua and Barbuda11260
 
127Sudan11200
 
128Nicaragua11191
 
129Malawi11151
 
131Latvia11121
 
132Lithuania11111
 
132Andorra11111
 
134St. Kitts and Nevis11052
 
135Rwanda10942
 
136Turkmenistan1089-9
 
137Tanzania10871
 
138Myanmar10851
 
138Burundi10851
 
140Swaziland10781
 
140Hong Kong10781
 
142Comoros10761
 
143Yemen1073-8
 
143Solomon Islands10731
 
145Botswana10710
 
146Lesotho10690
 
147Afghanistan10660
 
148Equatorial Guinea10630
 
149Guatemala10610
 
150Liberia10510
 
151Ethiopia10490
 
152Maldives10460
 
153Suriname10370
 
154Dominican Republic10360
 
154New Caledonia10360
 
156Mauritius10220
 
157Tahiti10200
 
158Kuwait10180
 
159Indonesia10030
 
160Belize10020
 
161Nepal10010
 
162Barbados9980
 
163Vanuatu9960
 
164South Sudan9940
 
165Singapore9910
 
166Gambia9860
 
167Malaysia9850
 
168Papua New Guinea9840
 
169Fiji9810
 
170Moldova9790
 
171St. Lucia9760
 
172Cambodia9700
 
173Grenada9680
 
174Cuba9630
 
175Chad9560
 
176Bermuda9520
 
177Guyana9510
 
178Dominica9500
 
179Puerto Rico9480
 
180Saint Vincent and the Grenadines9460
 
181Liechtenstein9370
 
182Malta9260
 
183Macau9250
 
184Laos9230
 
185Sao Tome e Principe9200
 
186Bhutan9170
 
187Aruba9160
 
188Mongolia9150
 
189Seychelles9110
 
190American Samoa9080
 
190Cook Islands9080
 
192Bangladesh9070
 
192Guam9070
 
194Gibraltar9050
 
195Brunei Darussalam9030
 
196Timor-Leste9000
 
197Samoa8960
 
197Djibouti8960
 
199Pakistan8880
 
200Montserrat8870
 
201Sri Lanka8860
 
202U.S. Virgin Islands8810
 
203Cayman Islands8740
 
204Somalia8680
 
204Eritrea8680
 
204Tonga8680
 
207British Virgin Islands8670
 
208Anguilla8640
 
208Turks and Caicos Islands8640
 
210Bahamas8580
 
211San Marino8540
 

 

 


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