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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

FIFA World Men Rankings: Brazil remain top as Nigeria move down to 31st position

Brazil remain top in the FIFA World Men Rankings as super eagles of Nigeria drop down to 31st position in the latest rankings.

Three months after taking top spot in the f FIFA World Men Ranking from Belgium (2nd, -), Brazil (1st, -) have widened the gap on their nearest pursuer.

Argentina (3rd, plus 1) take the last of the podium places at the expense of France (4th, minus 1), who have paid the price for four games without a win in the UEFA Nations League.

Making progress among the Top 10 are Spain (6th, plus 1), the Netherlands (8th, plus 2) and Denmark (10th, plus 1), while Italy (7th, minus 1) and Portugal (9th, minus 1) head in the opposite direction.

For their part, Mexico (12th, minus 3) drop out of the Top 10 completely. With a surge of 11 places, Kazakhstan (114th, plus 11) made the most progress in this edition.

 

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Cuba (167th, plus 10), Greece (48th, plus 7), and Malaysia (147th, plus 7) also made notable gains. Kosovo (106th, plus 1) and Comoros (126th, plus 2) continue their ascents to once again achieve all-time Ranking highs.

Nigeria has drop down from 30th to 31st position, according to the latest FIFA world men rankings, published on Thursday.

The winner of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Senegal, is number one in Africa and remain in the same position in the FIFA world men rankings.

The Teranga Lions have earned their spot as the 18th best team according to the FIFA world men rankings.

Morocco follows Senegal as the second-best team in Africa, while Tunisia overtake Nigeria in the third position.

Nigeria and Cameroon rank fourth and fifth, respectively, behind Tunisia who is now third-best in Africa.

 

Between the final qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the UEFA and Concacaf Nations Leagues fixtures, the qualifiers for continental championships in Asia and Africa, and a host of friendly matches, there has been no shortage of international football since the last edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in March.

A total of 280 international fixtures took place during this period with significant ramifications in the Ranking: of the 211 countries listed in the global standings, 177 experienced movement.

Below is the latest FIFA world men rankings:

Brazil still top the list, France drop out of top three, while Kazakhstan make most progress.

RK
Team
Total Points
PTS
Previous Points
+/-
Positions
1
Brazil
BrazilBRA
1837.56
1832.694.87
4.87
2
Belgium
BelgiumBEL
1821.92
1827-5.08
-5.08
3
Argentina
ArgentinaARG
1770.65
1765.135.52
5.52
4
France
FranceFRA
1764.85
1789.85-25.00
-25.00
5
England
EnglandENG
1737.46
1761.71-24.25
-24.25
6
Spain
SpainESP
1716.93
1709.197.74
7.74
7
Italy
ItalyITA
1713.86
1723.31-9.45
-9.45
8
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
1679.41
1658.6620.75
20.75
9
Portugal
PortugalPOR
1678.65
1674.783.87
3.87
10
Denmark
DenmarkDEN
1665.47
1653.611.87
11.87
11
Germany
GermanyGER
1658.96
1650.538.43
8.43
12
Mexico
MexicoMEX
1649.57
1658.82-9.25
-9.25
13
Uruguay
UruguayURU
1643.71
1635.737.98
7.98
14
USA
USAUSA
1635.01
1633.721.29
1.29
15
Croatia
CroatiaCRO
1632.15
1621.1111.04
11.04
16
Switzerland
SwitzerlandSUI
1621.43
1635.32-13.89
-13.89
17
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
1604.07
1600.523.55
3.55
18
Senegal
SenegalSEN
1593.45
1584.169.29
9.29
19
Wales
WalesWAL
1582.13
1588.08-5.95
-5.95
20
Sweden
SwedenSWE
1563.44
1584.77-21.33
-21.33
21
Peru
PeruPER
1562.24
1562.32-0.08
-0.08
22
Morocco
MoroccoMAR
1558.9
1551.887.02
7.02
23
IR Iran
IR IranIRN
1558.64
1564.49-5.85
-5.85
24
Japan
JapanJPN
1552.77
1553.44-0.67
-0.67
25
Serbia
SerbiaSRB
1549.53
1547.532.00
2.00
26
Poland
PolandPOL
1546.18
1544.21.98
1.98
27
Ukraine
UkraineUKR
1542.79
1535.087.71
7.71
28
Korea Republic
Korea RepublicKOR
1526.2
1519.546.66
6.66
29
Chile
ChileCHI
1514.86
1526.4-11.54
-11.54
30
Tunisia
TunisiaTUN
1507.86
1499.88.06
8.06
31
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
1504.7
1504.010.69
0.69
32
Czech Republic
Czech RepublicCZE
1502.9
1500.622.28
2.28
33
Austria
AustriaAUT
1502.47
1500.372.10
2.10
34
Costa Rica
Costa RicaCRC
1500.06
1503.09-3.03
-3.03
35
Russia
RussiaRUS
1493.42
1493.420.00
0.00
36
Norway
NorwayNOR
1488.57
1463.525.07
25.07
37
Hungary
HungaryHUN
1486.76
1466.0820.68
20.68
38
Cameroon
CameroonCMR
1484.95
1480.484.47
4.47
39
Australia
AustraliaAUS
1483.73
1462.2921.44
21.44
40
Egypt
EgyptEGY
1482.63
1500.67-18.04
-18.04
41
Algeria
AlgeriaALG
1480.59
1461.2619.33
19.33
42
Turkey
TurkeyTUR
1475.13
1461.8113.32
13.32
43
Canada
CanadaCAN
1473.82
1479-5.18
-5.18
44
Ecuador
EcuadorECU
1463.74
1452.6311.11
11.11
45
Scotland
ScotlandSCO
1462.96
1472.66-9.70
-9.70
46
Mali
MaliMLI
1447.74
1436.6211.12
11.12
47
Republic of Ireland
Republic of IrelandIRL
1442.48
1449.48-7.00
-7.00
48
Greece
GreeceGRE
1441.45
1421.4320.02
20.02
49
Qatar
QatarQAT
1441.41
1441.410.00
0.00
50
Paraguay
ParaguayPAR
1440.13
1443.3-3.17
-3.17
RK
Team
Total Points
PTS
Previous Points
+/-
Positions
51
Slovakia
SlovakiaSVK
1439.99
1454.98-14.99
-14.99
52
Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'IvoireCIV
1435.91
1435.280.63
0.63
53
Saudi Arabia
Saudi ArabiaKSA
1435.74
1444.69-8.95
-8.95
54
Romania
RomaniaROU
1427.84
1446.54-18.70
-18.70
55
Burkina Faso
Burkina FasoBFA
1425.64
1409.6116.03
16.03
56
Venezuela
VenezuelaVEN
1405.17
1398.147.03
7.03
57
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIH
1403.98
1388.6315.35
15.35
58
Northern Ireland
Northern IrelandNIR
1399.1
1423.55-24.45
-24.45
59
Finland
FinlandFIN
1398.41
1406.87-8.46
-8.46
60
Ghana
GhanaGHA
1389.68
1387.362.32
2.32
61
Panama
PanamaPAN
1386.51
1382.793.72
3.72
62
Jamaica
JamaicaJAM
1382.06
1378.753.31
3.31
63
Iceland
IcelandISL
1379.61
1380.85-1.24
-1.24
64
North Macedonia
North MacedoniaMKD
1375.2
1381.07-5.87
-5.87
65
Slovenia
SloveniaSVN
1372.48
1378.23-5.75
-5.75
66
Albania
AlbaniaALB
1361.81
1371.86-10.05
-10.05
67
Montenegro
MontenegroMNE
1354.59
1342.7911.80
11.80
68
South Africa
South AfricaRSA
1347.91
1356.01-8.10
-8.10
69
United Arab Emirates
United Arab EmiratesUAE
1346.09
1356.99-10.90
-10.90
70
Iraq
IraqIRQ
1338.91
1338.910.00
0.00
71
El Salvador
El SalvadorSLV
1333.48
1331.651.83
1.83
72
Cabo Verde
Cabo VerdeCPV
1332.96
1339.5-6.54
-6.54
73
Congo DR
Congo DRCOD
1332.84
1365.07-32.23
-32.23
74
Bulgaria
BulgariaBUL
1325.16
1338.78-13.62
-13.62
75
Oman
OmanOMA
1323.03
1324.16-1.13
-1.13
76
Israel
IsraelISR
1316.35
1305.9210.43
10.43
77
Uzbekistan
UzbekistanUZB
1306.63
1286.5520.08
20.08
78
China PR
China PRCHN
1304.02
1304.020.00
0.00
79
Gabon
GabonGAB
1301.84
1290.6511.19
11.19
80
Honduras
HondurasHON
1299.69
1289.4710.22
10.22
81
Bolivia
BoliviaBOL
1298.81
1298.810.00
0.00
82
Georgia
GeorgiaGEO
1296.46
1276.3120.15
20.15
83
Guinea
GuineaGUI
1294.89
1293.211.68
1.68
84
Curaçao
CuraçaoCUW
1293.35
1298.39-5.04
-5.04
85
Bahrain
BahrainBHR
1289.25
1262.5526.70
26.70
86
Jordan
JordanJOR
1279.74
1259.8419.90
19.90
87
Haiti
HaitiHAI
1269.07
1261.867.21
7.21
88
Zambia
ZambiaZAM
1268.18
1267.041.14
1.14
89
Syria
SyriaSYR
1265.03
1265.030.00
0.00
90
Uganda
UgandaUGA
1264.56
1275.5-10.94
-10.94
91
Benin
BeninBEN
1262.49
1284.13-21.64
-21.64
92
Armenia
ArmeniaARM
1242.42
1245.13-2.71
-2.71
93
Luxembourg
LuxembourgLUX
1235.36
1229.65.76
5.76
94
Palestine
PalestinePLE
1233.72
1208.924.82
24.82
95
Kyrgyz Republic
Kyrgyz RepublicKGZ
1232.91
1218.4814.43
14.43
96
Belarus
BelarusBLR
1226.55
1243.2-16.65
-16.65
97
Vietnam
VietnamVIE
1218.84
1215.383.46
3.46
98
Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial GuineaEQG
1215.33
1210.075.26
5.26
99
Congo
CongoCGO
1215.09
1211.333.76
3.76
100
Lebanon
LebanonLBN
1211.71
1211.710.00
0.00
RK
Team
Total Points
PTS
Previous Points
+/-
Positions
101
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and TobagoTRI
1205.85
1203.782.07
2.07
102
Kenya
KenyaKEN
1202.26
1202.260.00
0.00
103
New Zealand
New ZealandNZL
1198.96
1206.07-7.11
-7.11
104
India
IndiaIND
1198.65
1174.0424.61
24.61
105
Madagascar
MadagascarMAD
1196.03
1205.61-9.58
-9.58
106
Kosovo
KosovoKOS
1183.9
1173.910.00
10.00
107
Cyprus
CyprusCYP
1180.52
1186.09-5.57
-5.57
108
Tajikistan
TajikistanTJK
1179.1
1159.4219.68
19.68
109
Estonia
EstoniaEST
1177.4
1169.068.34
8.34
110
Mauritania
MauritaniaMTN
1177
1162.4814.52
14.52
111
Thailand
ThailandTHA
1170.69
1167.683.01
3.01
112
Korea DPR
Korea DPRPRK
1169.96
1169.960.00
0.00
113
Sierra Leone
Sierra LeoneSLE
1168.21
1173.89-5.68
-5.68
114
Kazakhstan
KazakhstanKAZ
1166.28
1134.7731.51
31.51
115
Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-BissauGNB
1165.78
1158.627.16
7.16
116
Guatemala
GuatemalaGUA
1161.96
1147.8514.11
14.11
117
Namibia
NamibiaNAM
1160.97
1162.93-1.96
-1.96
118
Mozambique
MozambiqueMOZ
1160.55
1146.0914.46
14.46
119
Niger
NigerNIG
1155.23
1153.232.00
2.00
120
Libya
LibyaLBY
1148.36
1149.63-1.27
-1.27
121
Malawi
MalawiMWI
1146.49
1145.081.41
1.41
122
Angola
AngolaANG
1145.26
1131.7213.54
13.54
123
Zimbabwe
ZimbabweZIM
1138.56
1138.560.00
0.00
124
Gambia
GambiaGAM
1137.22
1138.19-0.97
-0.97
125
Faroe Islands
Faroe IslandsFRO
1136.29
1137.4-1.11
-1.11
126
Comoros
ComorosCOM
1131.88
1130.771.11
1.11
127
Togo
TogoTOG
1130.22
1140-9.78
-9.78
128
Azerbaijan
AzerbaijanAZE
1127.17
1127.050.12
0.12
129
Latvia
LatviaLVA
1125.36
1105.0220.34
20.34
130
Sudan
SudanSDN
1124.91
1118.46.51
6.51
131
Tanzania
TanzaniaTAN
1119.24
1123.79-4.55
-4.55
132
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and BarbudaATG
1117.01
1131.07-14.06
-14.06
133
Central African Republic
Central African RepublicCTA
1116.06
1122.08-6.02
-6.02
134
Philippines
PhilippinesPHI
1113.75
1117.89-4.14
-4.14
135
Turkmenistan
TurkmenistanTKM
1100.47
1117.6-17.13
-17.13
136
Rwanda
RwandaRWA
1095.04
1097.16-2.12
-2.12
137
Solomon Islands
Solomon IslandsSOL
1092.56
1092.560.00
0.00
138
Ethiopia
EthiopiaETH
1086.73
1076.6710.06
10.06
139
Nicaragua
NicaraguaNCA
1079.18
1062.2116.97
16.97
140
Burundi
BurundiBDI
1078.12
1080.62-2.50
-2.50
141
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Kitts and NevisSKN
1076.91
1072.34.61
4.61
142
Lithuania
LithuaniaLTU
1074.08
1092.04-17.96
-17.96
143
Suriname
SurinameSUR
1072.24
1073.39-1.15
-1.15
144
Eswatini
EswatiniSWZ
1066.92
1070.46-3.54
-3.54
145
Hong Kong
Hong KongHKG
1061.15
1053.397.76
7.76
146
Lesotho
LesothoLES
1059.04
1061.72-2.68
-2.68
147
Malaysia
MalaysiaMAS
1057.59
1035.0622.53
22.53
148
Kuwait
KuwaitKUW
1053.41
1059.94-6.53
-6.53
149
Botswana
BotswanaBOT
1050.32
1051.59-1.27
-1.27
150
Liberia
LiberiaLBR
1047.36
1050.5-3.14
-3.14
RK
Team
Total Points
PTS
Previous Points
+/-
Positions
151
Dominican Republic
Dominican RepublicDOM
1031.86
1029.422.44
2.44
152
Andorra
AndorraAND
1028.7
1040.13-11.43
-11.43
153
Yemen
YemenYEM
1023.52
1046.26-22.74
-22.74
154
Afghanistan
AfghanistanAFG
1023.04
1049.77-26.73
-26.73
155
Indonesia
IndonesiaIDN
1019.19
1001.6117.58
17.58
156
Maldives
MaldivesMDV
1018.25
1025.5-7.25
-7.25
157
Chinese Taipei
Chinese TaipeiTPE
1017.78
1017.780.00
0.00
158
Myanmar
MyanmarMYA
1011.91
1044.56-32.65
-32.65
159
Singapore
SingaporeSGP
1004.75
1012.27-7.52
-7.52
160
New Caledonia
New CaledoniaNCL
999.7
999.70.00
0.00
161
Papua New Guinea
Papua New GuineaPNG
997.6
997.60.00
0.00
162
Tahiti
TahitiTAH
995.11
995.110.00
0.00
163
Fiji
FijiFIJ
993.37
993.370.00
0.00
164
Vanuatu
VanuatuVAN
990.55
990.550.00
0.00
165
South Sudan
South SudanSSD
985.53
998.45-12.92
-12.92
166
Barbados
BarbadosBRB
982.27
995.94-13.67
-13.67
167
Cuba
CubaCUB
978.65
950.9127.74
27.74
168
Malta
MaltaMLT
974.68
971.563.12
3.12
169
Puerto Rico
Puerto RicoPUR
974.32
962.7711.55
11.55
170
Bermuda
BermudaBER
970.3
982.43-12.13
-12.13
171
Grenada
GrenadaGRN
969
968.490.51
0.51
172
Guyana
GuyanaGUY
968.74
961.077.67
7.67
173
St. Lucia
St. LuciaLCA
965.66
953.4512.21
12.21
174
Cambodia
CambodiaCAM
954.3
966.61-12.31
-12.31
175
Belize
BelizeBLZ
950.88
962.21-11.33
-11.33
176
Nepal
NepalNEP
950.45
978.86-28.41
-28.41
177
Montserrat
MontserratMSR
947.96
950.71-2.75
-2.75
178
Moldova
MoldovaMDA
944.96
932.7912.17
12.17
179
Mauritius
MauritiusMRI
940.47
940.470.00
0.00
180
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the GrenadinesVIN
939.97
960.71-20.74
-20.74
181
Chad
ChadCHA
931.98
931.980.00
0.00
182
Macau
MacauMAC
922.1
922.10.00
0.00
183
Laos
LaosLAO
914.66
914.660.00
0.00
184
Mongolia
MongoliaMNG
913.55
911.492.06
2.06
185
Dominica