FIFA Oct. Top 100 World National Soccer Team Rankings

Following is a table for the top 100 national soccer teams ranked by the Federation Internationale de Football Association in Zurich. In July 2006, a new ranking procedure was introduced.

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Country                 Oct.   Oct.  Change  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Spain                   1611      1       0      1      1      1      1      1
Germany                 1459      2       0      2      2      2      3      2
Portugal                1259      3       1      4      5      5     10      5
Argentina               1208      4       3      7      7      7      7      9
England                 1196      5      -2      3      3      4      6      7
Netherlands             1141      6       2      8      8      8      4      4
Uruguay                 1140      7      -2      5      4      3      2      3
Italy                   1106      8      -2      6      6      6     12     12
Colombia                1102      9      13     22     21     22     20     23
Greece                  1029     10       1     11     12     12     15     14
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Country                 Oct.   Oct.  Change  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Croatia                 1023     11      -2      9      9      9      8      8
Russia                  1014     12       1     13     11     13     13     11
France                  1011     13       2     15     14     14     14     16
Brazil                  1001     14      -2     12     13     11      5      6
Switzerland              983     15       5     20     23     21     21     18
Cote d’Ivoire            951     16       0     16     16     16     16     15
Chile                    948     17      -3     14     15     15     11     13
Denmark                  944     18      -8     10     10     10      9     10
Mexico                   925     19       2     21     18     19     19     20
Ecuador                  902     20      -3     17     20     27     36     37
Sweden                   859     21      -3     18     17     17     17     17
Czech Republic           837     22      -3     19     19     18     27     26
Japan                    818     23       0     23     22     20     23     30
Algeria                  802     24       4     28     34     35     32     38
Korea Republic           776     25       2     27     29     28     35     31
Norway                   764     26       8     34     25     24     26     24
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Country                 Oct.   Oct.  Change  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Mali                     759     27       5     32     39     40     43     39
Republic of Ireland      757     28      -2     26     26     26     18     18
Bosnia-Herzegovina       740     29       1     30     31     30     29     27
Belgium                  723     30      10     40     53     53     54     44
Ghana                    722     31       0     31     32     33     25     22
USA                      720     32       1     33     36     36     28     29
Serbia                   706     33       9     42     35     37     34     32
Australia                702     34      -9     25     24     23     24     21
Slovenia                 694     35     -11     24     33     34     30     28
Turkey                   689     36      -1     35     30     29     33     33
Peru                     681     37      14     51     47     32     37     36
Paraguay                 665     38      -9     29     27     25     22     25
Venezuela                635     39      13     52     52     47     40     43
Egypt                    634     40      -2     38     40     42     48     57
Zambia                   631     41       1     42     44     41     43     40
Ukraine                  630     42      -3     39     45     46     52     50
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Country                 Oct.   Oct.  Change  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Panama                   625     43       7     50     54     48     46     52
Montenegro               623     44       4     48     50     50     50     55
Tunisia                  620     45      -4     41     41     43     46     56
Romania                  619     46      11     57     51     52     52     45
Gabon                    610     47      -3     44     43     45     49     42
Slovakia                 608     48      -3     45     42     44     39     34
Hungary                  593     49     -12     37     28     31     31     35
Central African Repub    593     49      15     64     71     73     93    123
Cape Verde Islands       587     51      14     65     78     79     77     76
Jamaica                  583     52       8     60     66     63     60     51
Libya                    578     53     -17     36     38     39     42     46
Poland                   573     54       2     56     54     54     62     65
Bulgaria                 565     55      34     89     94     92     90     96
Scotland                 556     56      -9     47     46     49     41     48
Wales                    551     57     -12     45     37     38     38     41
Iran                     549     58      -4     54     48     50     45     52
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Country                 Oct.   Oct.  Change  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Austria                  528     59     -10     49     60     60     58     73
Haiti                    524     60      17     77     80     62     71     71
Canada                   516     61      12     73     79     68     77     75
Guinea                   515     62       7     69     74     75     67     68
Nigeria                  511     63      -5     58     58     58     60     63
Armenia                  503     64     -11     53     56     55     51     47
Georgia                  501     65      21     86     97     97     95     95
Honduras                 500     66       6     72     65     63     55     62
Sierra Leone             499     67      -8     59     57     65     59     61
Senegal                  492     68      -6     62     61     61     63     77
Estonia                  485     69     -14     55     49     56     57     54
Uzbekistan               479     70       0     70     63     65     66     70
Cameroon                 475     71     -10     61     59     59     64     64
Costa Rica               465     72      -6     66     62     57     65     59
Bolivia                  465     72      -9     63     73     83    110    108
Benin                    453     74      -3     71     77     78     72    124
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Country                 Oct.   Oct.  Change  Sept.   Aug.   July   June    May
                        2012   2012      in   2012   2012   2012   2012   2012
                      Points   Rank    Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank   Rank
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Morocco                  451     75      -7     68     68     71     70     60
South Africa             448     76      -2     74     67     68     68     67
Trinidad and Tobago      442     77       5     82     80     80     82     82
El Salvador              441     78     -11     67     64     67     55     49
Jordan                   441     78       9     87     83     84     80     81
Iraq                     439     80      -2     78     84     81     74     72
Guatemala                431     81      10     91     88     88     85     83
Israel                   423     82      -7     75     82     82     81     58
Angola                   419     83      -3     80     85     86     84     78
Albania                  414     84       0     84     74     75     79     84
China PR                 413     85      -7     78     69     68     73     66
Korea DPR                411     86      -5     81     91     89     89     86
Belarus                  410     87     -11     76     76     77     69     69
Finland                  407     88       8     96     72     74     75     79
Zimbabwe                 396     89       9     98    106    100    106    104
Uganda                   394     90      -2     88     88     85     94     93
Burkina Faso             392     91      -6     85     87     87     86     80
New Zealand              390     92       3     95     95     95    100    130
Togo                     377     93       6     99     99     98     98     88
Congo                    374     94     -11     83     92     91     83     91
Oman                     370     95      -2     93     92     96     97     92
Malawi                   365     96      -6     90     90     93    107    102
Iceland                  362     97      21    118    130    129    131    131
Liberia                  357     98      13    111    117    120    124    112
Mozambique               352     99      10    109    107    107    117    110
Sudan                    351    100       3    103    104    105    101    113
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NOTE: For an explanation of the ranking procedure, visit: http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/ranking/procedure/men.html

Source: Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

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