World Football / Soccer Rankings

These rankings, which are updated daily, consider margin of victory when adjusting for strength of schedule in international soccer / football.

The rankings use a 4 year window of matches and weight matches by their importance, e.g. a World Cup match has 4 times the weight of a friendly.

The predictions based on these rankings performed well in an academic study of world football/soccer rankings.


Rk Team Rating Record
1 Brazil 2.42 48-8-13
2 Germany 2.33 44-9-12
3 France 2.02 40-13-10
4 Argentina 1.99 38-8-18
5 Chile 1.86 36-20-16
6 Spain 1.83 40-11-8
7 Belgium 1.80 38-8-9
8 Netherlands 1.75 31-15-12
9 Colombia 1.73 32-13-16
10 England 1.72 33-9-14
11 Portugal 1.68 41-11-10
12 Uruguay 1.60 32-19-11
13 Italy 1.49 30-11-22
14 United States 1.38 53-22-18
15 Croatia 1.38 28-12-12
16 Ecuador 1.30 20-24-14
17 Poland 1.30 25-9-14
18 Mexico 1.29 51-20-27
19 Peru 1.26 24-19-13
20 Serbia 1.23 21-14-9
21 Ukraine 1.22 27-11-8
22 Switzerland 1.21 30-11-9
23 Sweden 1.20 26-17-12
24 Denmark 1.17 22-14-13
25 Costa Rica 1.15 36-19-25
26 Iceland 1.14 24-19-11
27 Wales 1.14 18-11-12
28 Republic of Ireland 1.13 20-15-19
29 Slovakia 1.08 24-12-11
30 Paraguay 1.03 11-24-14
31 Austria 1.02 19-13-11
32 Russia 0.98 23-15-13
33 Turkey 0.92 26-13-12
34 Ghana 0.90 34-22-21
35 Scotland 0.90 17-12-9
36 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.89 25-14-7
37 Ivory Coast 0.85 31-18-23
38 Nigeria 0.82 35-16-22
39 Algeria 0.79 28-16-10
40 Japan 0.78 37-15-12
41 Iran 0.78 33-6-14
42 Senegal 0.78 28-10-18
43 Romania 0.78 18-11-17
44 Egypt 0.75 30-15-6
45 Slovenia 0.75 15-20-8
46 Venezuela 0.75 12-23-16
47 Morocco 0.74 30-13-20
48 Czech Republic 0.73 20-16-11
49 Australia 0.72 24-20-14
50 Northern Ireland 0.69 18-16-10
51 Greece 0.69 18-15-15
52 Panama 0.60 26-26-27
53 Cameroon 0.60 32-17-26
54 South Korea 0.56 33-22-10
55 South Africa 0.55 36-15-30
56 Albania 0.49 15-19-9
57 Congo DR 0.48 29-19-21
58 Tunisia 0.46 24-16-21
59 Finland 0.41 10-20-13
60 Burkina Faso 0.39 26-23-23
61 Hungary 0.37 17-15-14
62 Honduras 0.36 28-34-23
63 Israel 0.36 12-17-6
64 Bulgaria 0.36 14-17-5
65 Montenegro 0.35 10-16-8
66 Zambia 0.31 31-20-35
67 Bolivia 0.30 9-26-10
68 Guinea 0.30 22-15-16
69 Georgia 0.23 7-24-9
70 Mali 0.23 23-21-23
71 Uganda 0.22 32-21-18
72 Saudi Arabia 0.21 25-15-8
73 Jamaica 0.20 18-29-11
74 Cape Verde Islands 0.18 15-10-8
75 Belarus 0.17 15-21-12
76 United Arab Emirates 0.17 35-15-12
77 Uzbekistan 0.16 29-17-10
78 FYR Macedonia 0.16 11-25-6
79 Norway 0.14 16-24-10
80 China 0.06 22-14-17
81 Canada 0.03 11-21-16
82 Zimbabwe 0.03 26-16-20
83 Armenia 0.00 9-23-6
84 Qatar -0.05 40-24-14
85 Libya -0.09 14-17-12
86 Gabon -0.10 16-23-23
87 Trinidad and Tobago -0.13 18-27-14
88 Congo -0.14 15-21-12
89 Syria -0.16 19-15-11
90 Haiti -0.16 12-20-6
91 Equatorial Guinea -0.17 7-10-7
92 Iraq -0.18 25-26-15
93 Jordan -0.19 28-21-22
94 Kenya -0.22 18-13-18
95 Cyprus -0.26 8-23-4
96 Togo -0.27 12-19-10
97 Benin -0.28 10-10-9
98 El Salvador -0.30 12-28-14
99 Rwanda -0.31 17-22-10
100 Oman -0.32 26-18-16
101 Estonia -0.32 20-23-12
102 Mauritania -0.34 16-21-9
103 Moldova -0.38 7-29-12
104 Angola -0.39 12-21-19
105 Azerbaijan -0.40 10-19-13
106 Kuwait -0.41 17-14-13
107 Lithuania -0.44 8-22-10
108 Sierra Leone -0.44 7-12-6
109 Namibia -0.45 17-17-12
110 Luxembourg -0.45 6-25-10
111 Kazakhstan -0.46 9-22-11
112 Mozambique -0.48 17-22-17
113 Burundi -0.50 11-11-13
114 Tanzania -0.52 13-21-21
115 Latvia -0.52 7-22-14
116 Madagascar -0.54 14-8-10
117 Guatemala -0.56 11-19-11
118 Malawi -0.56 16-21-14
119 Liberia -0.57 8-10-3
120 Botswana -0.59 17-27-11
121 Nicaragua -0.61 11-20-6
122 Comoros -0.67 5-12-8
123 Ethiopia -0.68 16-27-11
124 Lebanon -0.71 12-15-21
125 Bahrain -0.74 20-16-20
126 Niger -0.77 9-22-13
127 Swaziland -0.78 10-18-13
128 Thailand -0.83 25-22-8
129 Faroe Islands -0.83 5-21-4
130 Guinea-Bissau -0.85 5-11-6
131 New Zealand -0.85 12-14-8
132 Lesotho -0.86 11-25-18
133 Sudan -0.89 8-23-9
134 North Korea -0.92 13-12-10
135 Malta -0.97 4-31-6
136 Palestine -1.00 18-11-10
137 Chad -1.01 4-7-1
138 Curacao -1.02 10-6-6
139 Gambia -1.02 4-10-6
140 Vietnam -1.27 18-11-9
141 Belize -1.28 3-16-7
142 Indonesia -1.29 12-14-10
143 Liechtenstein -1.31 2-30-5
144 Turkmenistan -1.34 8-12-2
145 St. Kitts and Nevis -1.38 12-6-6
146 Hong Kong -1.40 17-15-11
147 Philippines -1.40 22-18-10
148 Kyrgyzstan -1.41 11-13-8
149 Central African Republic -1.42 3-10-3
150 Mauritius -1.56 6-22-9
151 Antigua and Barbuda -1.57 12-7-2
152 Andorra -1.65 2-31-3
153 Cuba -1.67 5-15-3
154 Montserrat -1.68 1-1-1
155 Suriname -1.68 6-6-1
156 Singapore -1.83 17-29-8
157 Barbados -1.84 7-8-4
158 Bermuda -1.85 4-4-3
159 Yemen -1.89 6-23-10
160 Tajikistan -1.91 13-12-6
161 Sao Tome and Principe -1.92 2-12-0
162 India -1.98 20-13-6
163 Dominican Republic -2.03 6-9-1
164 Seychelles -2.06 4-20-3
165 New Caledonia -2.10 5-5-4
166 Myanmar -2.10 15-22-9
167 Guyana -2.13 6-6-4
168 South Sudan -2.17 6-14-4
169 St. Lucia -2.17 8-9-4
170 Afghanistan -2.19 18-16-10
171 Puerto Rico -2.21 3-8-5
172 Malaysia -2.23 13-26-14
173 Grenada -2.26 7-12-7
174 Cayman Islands -2.30 0-1-2
175 Guam -2.35 6-14-6
176 Papua New Guinea -2.52 5-7-3
177 St. Vincent / Grenadines -2.56 11-15-6
178 Eritrea -2.60 0-5-0
179 Maldives -2.70 12-21-5
180 Fiji -2.75 4-6-5
181 Solomon Islands -2.86 5-11-2
182 Pakistan -2.87 6-8-3
183 Tahiti -2.90 4-6-2
184 Dominica -2.92 4-11-7
185 Chinese Taipei -2.95 12-20-4
186 Aruba -3.06 4-7-1
187 Cambodia -3.11 13-31-4
188 Nepal -3.20 5-16-9
189 Gibraltar -3.21 0-11-0
190 San Marino -3.27 0-31-1
191 Vanuatu -3.32 3-2-1
192 Somalia -3.38 0-10-0
193 Netherlands Antilles -3.54 1-1-0
194 US Virgin Islands -3.64 1-6-0
195 Laos -3.68 9-25-9
196 Bangladesh -3.71 6-18-8
197 Macau -3.76 4-11-6
198 Djibouti -4.09 1-15-0
199 Timor-Leste -4.17 2-16-4
200 Brunei Darussalum -4.35 2-9-1
201 Sri Lanka -4.46 3-15-2
202 American Samoa -4.83 2-2-0
203 Turks and Caicos Islands -4.88 1-3-0
204 Mongolia -4.94 1-10-1
205 British Virgin Islands -5.10 0-6-1
206 Bhutan -5.17 3-19-1
207 Cook Islands -5.19 2-1-0
208 Anguilla -5.57 0-7-0
209 Samoa -5.74 2-4-0
210 Bahamas -5.85 0-2-0
211 Tonga -6.88 0-4-0