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FIFA Rankings: Every international football side's current standings

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The FIFA World Rankings determine which football side is the best in the world in between world cups and other tournaments.

Current FIFA men’s Rankings

Powerhouse countries like Argentina, Brazil and Germany traditionally dominate the standings, while Australia typically sits around the 40-50 mark. The rankings are updated on a monthly basis, often on the first or second Thursday of the month (European time).

Rank Country Change
1 Belgium
2 Brazil
3 France +1
4 England +1
5 Argentina +1
6 Italy -2
7 Spain
8 Portugal
9 Denmark +1
10 Netherlands +1
11 Germany +1
12 USA +1
13 Switzerland +1
14 Mexico -5
15 Croatia +3
16 Colombia
17 Uruguay -2
18 Sweden -1
19 Wales
20 Senegal
21 Iran +1
22 Peru +2
23 Serbia +2
24 Chile -3
25 Ukraine +1
26 Japan +2
27 Poland -4
28 Morocco +1
29 Tunisia -2
30 Austria +2
31 Czech Republic
32 Algeria -2
33 Korea Republic
34 Russia +1
35 Australia -1
36 Nigeria
37 Turkey +2
38 Scotland +4
39 Hungary -4
40 Canada +8
41 Norway -4
42 Slovakia -2
43 Paraguay -5
44 Romania -3
45 Egypt -2
46 Ecuador +
47 Republic of Ireland +
48 Saudi Arabia +1
49 Costa Rica -4
50 Cameroon +

To see the standings of all 209 nations, head over to FIFA’s website.

Socceroos’ world ranking

Australia has something of a mixed history in the FIFA rankings.

Their best ever ranking came in September 2009, when they were listed as the 14th-best side in the world.

The side’s worst ranking came five years later in November 2014 following a disastrous lead-up to and group stage of the World Cup, when they lost all three pool matches against Chile, The Netherlands and Spain. They slipped to 102nd in the world, the only time they’ve broken three figures.

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Current FIFA women’s Rankings

The women’s rankings are almost always dominated by the USA.

The Matildas are usually entrenched in the top ten and achieved their highest ranking of fourth in December 2017. They’ve never been outside the top 20, with their lowest ranking being 16th in 2006.

Rank Country Change
1 USA
2 Sweden +3
3 Germany -1
4 Netherlands
5 France -2
6 Canada +2
7 Brazil
8 England -2
9 Korea DPR +2
10 Spain +2
11 Australia -3
12 Norway +1
13 Japan -3
14 Italy
15 Denmark +1
16 Iceland +1
17 China -2
18 South Korea
19 Belgium
20 Switzerland
21 Austria
22 Scotland +1
23 New Zealand -1
24 Russia
25 Finland
26 Colombia
27 Czechia
28 Mexico
29 Poland
30 Portugal
31 Ukraine
32 Vietnam
33 Ireland
34 Wales
35 Argentina
36 Costa Rica
37 Chile
38 Nigeria
39 Thailand
40 Taiwan
41 Serbia
42 Romania
43 Uzbekistan
44 Hungary
45 Slovakia
46 Myanmar
47 Papua New Guinea
48 Northern Ireland
49 Slovenia
50 Paraguay

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