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 2.39 49-8-14
2 Germany 2.31 44-9-14
3 France 2.02 41-13-11
4 Argentina 1.94 39-9-18
5 Chile 1.83 36-20-16
6 Spain 1.83 41-11-9
7 Belgium 1.78 39-8-10
8 Netherlands 1.75 33-15-12
9 England 1.72 33-9-16
10 Colombia 1.69 33-14-16
11 Portugal 1.68 42-11-11
12 Uruguay 1.56 32-20-12
13 Italy 1.46 30-12-23
14 Croatia 1.40 29-12-13
15 United States 1.36 53-22-19
16 Poland 1.29 25-10-15
17 Mexico 1.29 52-20-28
18 Denmark 1.28 23-14-14
19 Ecuador 1.27 20-24-14
20 Sweden 1.24 27-17-13
21 Ukraine 1.23 28-11-8
22 Serbia 1.22 22-14-10
23 Peru 1.21 25-19-14
24 Switzerland 1.20 31-11-10
25 Iceland 1.12 24-20-12
26 Wales 1.11 18-12-13
27 Costa Rica 1.10 36-21-25
28 Slovakia 1.06 25-13-11
29 Republic of Ireland 1.04 20-16-20
30 Austria 1.03 20-13-11
31 Russia 1.00 23-16-14
32 Paraguay 0.99 11-24-14
33 Ghana 0.91 34-22-22
34 Turkey 0.90 26-15-12
35 Scotland 0.88 17-13-9
36 Nigeria 0.88 36-16-23
37 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.87 25-14-7
38 Senegal 0.86 30-10-18
39 Ivory Coast 0.83 31-19-23
40 Iran 0.81 35-6-14
41 Morocco 0.80 31-13-20
42 Algeria 0.80 29-16-11
43 Romania 0.78 19-12-17
44 Egypt 0.78 30-15-7
45 Japan 0.77 38-17-12
46 Czech Republic 0.75 22-16-11
47 Slovenia 0.74 15-20-8
48 Australia 0.74 25-20-15
49 Venezuela 0.70 12-24-16
50 Northern Ireland 0.69 18-17-11
51 Greece 0.63 18-16-16
52 Cameroon 0.60 32-17-27
53 South Korea 0.59 34-22-12
54 Panama 0.57 27-27-28
55 Congo DR 0.53 30-19-21
56 Albania 0.51 16-19-9
57 South Africa 0.51 36-17-30
58 Burkina Faso 0.48 27-23-23
59 Tunisia 0.47 24-16-22
60 Finland 0.42 11-20-13
61 Bulgaria 0.38 15-17-5
62 Montenegro 0.37 10-16-8
63 Hungary 0.37 18-16-14
64 Israel 0.35 12-17-6
65 Zambia 0.33 31-20-36
66 Honduras 0.32 28-35-24
67 Guinea 0.27 22-16-16
68 Bolivia 0.25 9-26-10
69 Uganda 0.23 33-21-21
70 Mali 0.23 23-21-24
71 Georgia 0.22 8-24-10
72 Saudi Arabia 0.19 25-17-8
73 United Arab Emirates 0.18 36-15-12
74 FYR Macedonia 0.17 12-25-6
75 Uzbekistan 0.17 29-18-10
76 Jamaica 0.17 18-29-11
77 Belarus 0.15 15-22-13
78 Norway 0.13 16-26-10
79 Cape Verde Islands 0.10 15-11-8
80 Armenia 0.07 11-23-6
81 China 0.05 22-16-18
82 Zimbabwe 0.02 26-17-20
83 Canada 0.00 11-21-16
84 Qatar -0.03 40-25-15
85 Gabon -0.06 16-23-25
86 Libya -0.07 14-17-16
87 Congo -0.10 15-21-14
88 Equatorial Guinea -0.15 7-10-7
89 Syria -0.15 19-15-12
90 Trinidad and Tobago -0.15 18-27-14
91 Kenya -0.16 20-13-19
92 Iraq -0.17 25-26-16
93 Jordan -0.18 29-21-22
94 Haiti -0.20 12-20-6
95 Togo -0.23 13-19-10
96 Benin -0.25 10-10-11
97 Cyprus -0.29 8-25-4
98 Rwanda -0.30 19-23-12
99 Oman -0.31 27-18-16
100 El Salvador -0.33 12-28-14
101 Mauritania -0.34 16-21-9
102 Estonia -0.36 23-24-12
103 Angola -0.37 12-21-19
104 Moldova -0.39 7-29-12
105 Kuwait -0.40 17-14-13
106 Namibia -0.40 18-17-12
107 Azerbaijan -0.40 10-19-13
108 Burundi -0.42 12-11-15
109 Sierra Leone -0.44 7-12-6
110 Luxembourg -0.44 7-25-10
111 Lithuania -0.45 8-22-10
112 Kazakhstan -0.46 9-22-11
113 Mozambique -0.48 17-22-17
114 Tanzania -0.49 13-23-23
115 Madagascar -0.52 14-8-11
116 Latvia -0.53 7-22-14
117 Malawi -0.55 16-21-15
118 Liberia -0.56 8-10-3
119 Botswana -0.56 17-27-12
120 Guatemala -0.60 11-19-11
121 New Zealand -0.62 12-15-9
122 Comoros -0.64 5-12-9
123 Nicaragua -0.65 11-20-6
124 Ethiopia -0.67 17-29-13
125 Lebanon -0.68 14-15-21
126 Bahrain -0.70 22-16-20
127 Niger -0.74 9-22-13
128 Swaziland -0.77 10-18-13
129 Guinea-Bissau -0.82 5-11-6
130 Thailand -0.83 25-22-8
131 Lesotho -0.84 11-25-19
132 Faroe Islands -0.85 5-21-4
133 North Korea -0.86 15-13-10
134 Sudan -0.87 8-23-9
135 Palestine -0.96 19-11-10
136 Chad -0.98 4-7-1
137 Malta -0.99 4-32-6
138 Gambia -1.01 4-10-6
139 Curacao -1.04 10-6-6
140 Vietnam -1.28 18-11-10
141 Indonesia -1.29 13-14-10
142 Liechtenstein -1.32 2-30-5
143 Belize -1.32 3-16-7
144 Turkmenistan -1.33 9-12-2
145 Kyrgyzstan -1.41 11-13-8
146 Central African Republic -1.42 3-11-3
147 Hong Kong -1.43 17-17-11
148 Philippines -1.45 23-20-11
149 St. Kitts and Nevis -1.48 12-7-6
150 Antigua and Barbuda -1.60 12-7-2
151 Mauritius -1.62 6-23-9
152 Andorra -1.66 2-31-3
153 Montserrat -1.70 1-1-1
154 Cuba -1.71 5-15-3
155 Suriname -1.71 6-6-1
156 Barbados -1.83 8-8-4
157 Singapore -1.86 17-31-8
158 Yemen -1.88 6-23-11
159 Tajikistan -1.90 13-12-7
160 Sao Tome and Principe -1.90 2-12-0
161 Bermuda -1.93 4-5-3
162 New Caledonia -1.95 6-6-4
163 India -1.97 20-13-7
164 Seychelles -2.04 4-20-3
165 Dominican Republic -2.07 6-9-1
166 Myanmar -2.08 16-22-10
167 Guyana -2.16 6-7-4
168 Afghanistan -2.16 18-16-11
169 South Sudan -2.18 6-16-5
170 St. Lucia -2.20 8-9-4
171 Puerto Rico -2.22 3-8-5
172 Grenada -2.23 8-13-7
173 Malaysia -2.28 13-28-14
174 Cayman Islands -2.34 0-1-2
175 Guam -2.34 6-14-6
176 Papua New Guinea -2.35 5-7-3
177 Fiji -2.52 4-7-7
178 St. Vincent / Grenadines -2.58 11-15-6
179 Eritrea -2.58 0-5-0
180 Solomon Islands -2.61 6-11-3
181 Vanuatu -2.70 5-3-2
182 Tahiti -2.73 4-6-2
183 Chinese Taipei -2.81 15-21-4
184 Maldives -2.82 12-22-5
185 Pakistan -2.85 6-8-3
186 Dominica -2.94 4-11-7
187 Aruba -3.08 4-7-1
188 Cambodia -3.10 13-33-4
189 Nepal -3.13 5-16-10
190 Gibraltar -3.24 0-11-0
191 San Marino -3.29 0-31-1
192 Somalia -3.36 0-10-0
193 Netherlands Antilles -3.58 1-1-0
194 US Virgin Islands -3.64 1-6-0
195 Laos -3.66 10-27-9
196 Bangladesh -3.70 6-18-8
197 Macau -3.75 4-11-6
198 Timor-Leste -4.01 3-18-4
199 Djibouti -4.07 1-15-0
200 Brunei Darussalum -4.28 2-9-1
201 Sri Lanka -4.43 3-15-2
202 American Samoa -4.61 2-2-0
203 Mongolia -4.88 1-10-1
204 Turks and Caicos Islands -4.94 1-3-0
205 Cook Islands -5.01 2-1-0
206 British Virgin Islands -5.13 0-6-1
207 Bhutan -5.23 3-20-1
208 Samoa -5.52 2-4-0
209 Anguilla -5.60 0-7-0
210 Bahamas -5.93 0-2-0
211 Tonga -6.23 0-7-0