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Top Ten FIFA World Ranking - 2018

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The FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for national teams in association football. The men’s national team is currently led by Germany whereas women’s team is led by the U.S. The teams of the member nations of FIFA, are ranked based on their game results with the most successful teams being ranked highest.

The rankings were introduced in December 1992, where eight teams (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain) held the top position, of which Brazil has spent the longest ranked first.

The rankings system are used by FIFA to rank the progression and current ability of the national teams. FIFA first published a ranking list in December 1992.

Germany debuted as the top-ranked team during that time, following their extended period of dominance in which they had reached the three previous World Cup finals winning one of them.

Spain took over the lead for the first time in 2008, having won Euro Cup 2008. Germany took over the lead once again in 2014, after winning the 2014 World Cup.

Argentina first reached the top spot, after reaching both the 2014 World Cup final and the 2015 Copa America final.

After many ups and downs in the ranking, Germany has finally regained the top position, after winning the Confederations Cup.

Here's the top ten ranking list of the country, as of April 12, 2018.

Top Ten Men's Ranking

CAPTION: FIFA Men's Ranking  SOURCE: FIFA

Rank

Team

Total Points

Previous Points

2018 (100 %) 2017 (50 %) 2016 (30 %)

 

 

 

 

Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT Avg. AVG WGT

1

Germany

1533(1532.68)

1609

784.89

784.89

804.19

402.09

463.51

139.05

2

Brazil

1384(1384.24)

1489

560.52

560.52

990.59

495.29

565.90

169.77

3

Belgium

1346(1345.65)

1337

684.48

684.48

594.99

297.50

592.33

177.70

4

Portugal

1306(1306.35)

1360

687.22

687.22

658.47

329.23

576.48

172.94

5

Argentina

1254(1253.61)

1359

418.94

418.94

839.74

419.87

769.42

230.83

6

Switzerland

1179(1179.21)

1197

594.33

594.33

716.99

358.49

390.85

117.26

7

France

1166(1166.42)

1185

517.68

517.68

828.04

414.02

347.19

104.16

8

Spain

1162(1161.59)

1228

571.55

571.55

593.19

296.59

684.65

205.39

9

Chile

1146(1145.74)

1161

435.51

435.51

714.45

357.22

850.55

255.17

10

Poland

1118(1117.94)

1228

499.90

499.90

764.51

382.25

450.51

135.15

Top Ten Women's Ranking

CAPTION: FIFA Womens World Ranking SOURCE: Womens Soccer United
Rank Team Total Points Previous Points
1 USA  2115  2114

2

England

2042

2033

3

Germany

2033

2052

4

Canada

2029

2023

5

France

2025

2019

6

Australia

2018

2030

7

Netherlands

1972

1972

8

Brazil

1968

1968

9

Sweden

1963

1955

10

Korea DPR 1955 1948
Also, look at this World Cup Schedule for more details about the matches.