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 Germany 2.27 35-8-12
2 Brazil 2.26 36-6-10
3 France 2.18 36-8-9
4 Argentina 1.88 32-8-14
5 Spain 1.78 30-9-6
6 Belgium 1.77 32-6-8
7 Chile 1.77 27-18-13
8 Portugal 1.76 35-10-8
9 Netherlands 1.73 26-15-7
10 England 1.68 27-7-12
11 Poland 1.67 21-5-12
12 Colombia 1.61 26-12-13
13 Denmark 1.50 16-11-11
14 Uruguay 1.49 23-15-9
15 Italy 1.47 24-10-13
16 Mexico 1.45 45-13-20
17 Sweden 1.42 21-12-11
18 Croatia 1.39 23-8-11
19 Switzerland 1.28 26-10-7
20 United States 1.26 37-18-17
21 Peru 1.26 21-15-11
22 Iceland 1.25 20-17-9
23 Wales 1.24 15-9-10
24 Ecuador 1.22 17-19-10
25 Slovakia 1.21 23-10-6
26 Morocco 1.19 32-11-14
27 Senegal 1.14 27-8-14
28 Republic of Ireland 1.13 15-12-15
29 Costa Rica 1.13 24-16-21
30 Serbia 1.07 16-11-9
31 Austria 1.04 15-9-10
32 Russia 0.99 18-14-12
33 Paraguay 0.99 10-20-11
34 Egypt 0.98 24-10-7
35 Romania 0.98 14-9-14
36 Scotland 0.95 12-9-8
37 Ukraine 0.93 19-10-6
38 Northern Ireland 0.93 17-12-9
39 Turkey 0.91 20-12-9
40 Algeria 0.90 22-13-8
41 Nigeria 0.87 28-13-17
42 Japan 0.86 31-10-9
43 Ghana 0.85 24-18-19
44 Iran 0.80 28-5-13
45 Tunisia 0.77 21-12-15
46 Ivory Coast 0.75 23-18-21
47 Czech Republic 0.73 16-13-9
48 Australia 0.73 21-15-12
49 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.72 18-12-8
50 Congo DR 0.71 28-17-14
51 Montenegro 0.67 8-13-5
52 Venezuela 0.66 9-21-13
53 South Korea 0.66 33-16-9
54 Cameroon 0.65 28-16-24
55 Slovenia 0.64 9-15-8
56 Albania 0.61 14-16-6
57 South Africa 0.57 27-13-24
58 Hungary 0.56 15-14-10
59 Greece 0.54 11-15-14
60 Panama 0.52 20-21-20
61 Burkina Faso 0.50 17-17-22
62 Zambia 0.46 26-16-23
63 Bulgaria 0.40 11-13-4
64 Uganda 0.39 26-20-19
65 Finland 0.36 8-17-10
66 Mali 0.36 19-15-20
67 Guinea 0.34 20-16-14
68 Bolivia 0.33 9-22-5
69 Zimbabwe 0.26 21-12-15
70 Georgia 0.26 8-18-9
71 Jamaica 0.25 18-22-7
72 Saudi Arabia 0.23 21-14-8
73 Honduras 0.21 20-27-18
74 Cape Verde Islands 0.18 13-10-4
75 Norway 0.18 13-19-8
76 Uzbekistan 0.18 23-16-7
77 Belarus 0.16 11-17-9
78 China 0.15 17-12-15
79 Canada 0.15 11-11-13
80 United Arab Emirates 0.10 25-15-15
81 Qatar 0.09 30-20-12
82 Libya 0.07 11-15-16
83 Congo 0.07 15-18-14
84 Israel 0.06 9-15-2
85 Gabon 0.05 14-20-21
86 FYR Macedonia 0.04 9-18-6
87 Equatorial Guinea 0.02 7-12-6
88 Syria 0.01 18-9-11
89 Rwanda -0.01 18-15-10
90 Iraq -0.02 19-17-16
91 Haiti -0.11 11-13-5
92 Benin -0.14 9-7-10
93 Trinidad and Tobago -0.15 14-22-10
94 Namibia -0.16 17-12-9
95 Kenya -0.20 14-11-14
96 Burundi -0.24 11-11-11
97 Armenia -0.27 8-19-4
98 Mozambique -0.27 13-18-12
99 New Zealand -0.29 9-12-8
100 Madagascar -0.29 14-8-11
101 Jordan -0.30 20-20-16
102 Mauritania -0.30 14-22-7
103 El Salvador -0.30 10-23-11
104 Togo -0.32 11-15-9
105 Luxembourg -0.33 5-20-7
106 Botswana -0.34 13-22-9
107 Estonia -0.35 19-18-9
108 Angola -0.35 10-18-15
109 Guatemala -0.38 11-12-7
110 Cyprus -0.38 8-19-2
111 Oman -0.42 23-16-11
112 Kazakhstan -0.44 5-17-10
113 Latvia -0.48 6-17-10
114 Sierra Leone -0.48 6-10-5
115 Malawi -0.49 14-17-12
116 Lithuania -0.54 6-18-8
117 Tanzania -0.55 9-16-18
118 Swaziland -0.55 10-12-12
119 Nicaragua -0.55 11-18-5
120 Niger -0.56 8-16-10
121 Moldova -0.57 4-25-10
122 Sudan -0.59 7-18-7
123 Comoros -0.59 5-12-9
124 Faroe Islands -0.59 5-13-3
125 Lebanon -0.63 12-8-12
126 Azerbaijan -0.63 7-17-8
127 Guinea-Bissau -0.65 5-11-6
128 Bahrain -0.66 17-14-17
129 Liberia -0.66 6-8-3
130 Thailand -0.66 24-17-8
131 Kuwait -0.72 7-13-11
132 North Korea -0.73 15-13-10
133 Gambia -0.76 3-7-6
134 Ethiopia -0.79 10-23-10
135 Palestine -0.83 17-8-9
136 Lesotho -0.83 9-21-15
137 Malta -0.85 2-25-5
138 Chad -0.90 4-7-1
139 Curacao -0.95 10-6-6
140 Vietnam -0.97 17-6-10
141 Central African Republic -1.10 3-7-3
142 Turkmenistan -1.28 8-11-2
143 Hong Kong -1.30 15-13-10
144 Indonesia -1.37 11-8-9
145 St. Kitts and Nevis -1.39 12-7-6
146 Philippines -1.39 18-17-10
147 Kyrgyzstan -1.40 8-10-6
148 Antigua and Barbuda -1.47 12-7-2
149 Mauritius -1.55 5-20-8
150 Belize -1.55 2-10-4
151 Andorra -1.57 2-25-2
152 Montserrat -1.60 1-1-1
153 Suriname -1.61 5-6-1
154 Tahiti -1.63 3-2-2
155 Cuba -1.64 4-12-3
156 Liechtenstein -1.65 3-22-3
157 New Caledonia -1.67 5-7-4
158 Yemen -1.67 6-17-11
159 Singapore -1.70 12-26-8
160 Barbados -1.72 8-8-4
161 Bermuda -1.74 4-5-3
162 Sao Tome and Principe -1.74 2-12-0
163 Papua New Guinea -1.79 5-7-3
164 Seychelles -1.83 2-18-3
165 Tajikistan -1.91 10-11-7
166 Solomon Islands -1.95 7-10-3
167 India -1.98 15-8-5
168 South Sudan -2.04 6-14-5
169 Fiji -2.05 6-7-7
170 Guyana -2.06 6-7-4
171 Myanmar -2.07 14-20-9
172 St. Lucia -2.08 6-7-4
173 Afghanistan -2.09 11-16-9
174 Puerto Rico -2.14 3-8-5
175 Dominican Republic -2.17 5-9-1
176 Grenada -2.18 6-13-7
177 Guam -2.18 4-12-5
178 Vanuatu -2.21 6-3-2
179 Cayman Islands -2.31 0-1-2
180 Malaysia -2.33 12-23-13
181 Eritrea -2.34 0-2-0
182 St. Vincent / Grenadines -2.47 11-13-6
183 Pakistan -2.57 1-2-1
184 Chinese Taipei -2.64 14-18-3
185 Maldives -2.83 9-19-3
186 Aruba -2.86 4-6-1
187 Dominica -2.89 3-10-7
188 Cambodia -2.92 13-29-4
189 San Marino -3.13 0-24-1
190 Gibraltar -3.29 0-11-0
191 Nepal -3.32 3-11-8
192 Somalia -3.49 0-7-0
193 US Virgin Islands -3.54 1-6-0
194 Macau -3.76 4-8-6
195 Laos -3.79 9-25-6
196 Timor-Leste -3.98 3-18-4
197 Djibouti -4.00 1-15-0
198 Bangladesh -4.03 5-15-7
199 Brunei Darussalum -4.15 2-9-1
200 Turks and Caicos Islands -4.80 1-3-0
201 Sri Lanka -4.87 1-11-2
202 British Virgin Islands -5.04 0-6-1
203 American Samoa -5.05 2-2-0
204 Mongolia -5.11 1-8-0
205 Bhutan -5.18 3-17-1
206 Cook Islands -5.41 2-1-0
207 Anguilla -5.50 0-7-0
208 Samoa -5.68 2-4-0
209 Bahamas -5.74 0-2-0
210 Tonga -6.20 0-8-0