Football: FIFA International Team World Rankings

The governing body of world football FIFA try to evaluate the strength of the different nations by publishing regular ranking lists. The lists aren’t universally regarded as accurate with some fans doubting the position of certain nations but that’s the nature of subjective ranking lists.

FIFA Coca-Cola World Football Rankings (last updated 15th Feb 2012)

1 Spain 1566
2 Germany 1369
3 Netherlands 1359
4 Uruguay 1317
5 England 1179
6 Portugal 1155
7 Brazil 1152
8 Italy 1115
9 Croatia 1101
10 Denmark 1090
11 Argentina 1081
12 Chile 996
13 Russia 989
14 Greece 979
15 Côte d’Ivoire 967
16 Switzerland 950
17 France 930
18 Sweden 924
19 Bosnia-Herzegovina 920
20 Republic of Ireland 893

For the full rankings go to FIFA’s website.

Women’s rankings (updated 23 December 2011)

1 USA 2148
2 Germany 2143
3 Japan 2106
4 Brazil 2093
5 Sweden 2073
6 France 1990
7 Canada 1989
8 England 1983
9 Korea DPR 1967
10 Australia 1956

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