Rankings of international football federations  

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We determine national men's football teams rankings from the matches played.

The results of the official and friendly matches are used to calculate the results of the missing matches, for example:

Team A 1-0 Team B
Team A 3-0 Team C
We get Team B 2-0 Team C

To determine these results, the following rules are applied:


A calculation on all matches played demonstrates than the advantage of receiving is 0.67 goal, so an adjustement is made to the benefit of the visiting team.


The results retained are those after possible extra time and, to limit the influence of rivers scores, the goal difference is capped at 5 (a score of 7-0 is worth as much a 6-0).

Competition and date of the match

To give more weight to the official matches (FIFA competitions and continental federations competitions) and to the most recent matches, a bonus is granted to the winning teams.

These rules guarantee the fairness of the results, each matche influences the ranking and the value of the opponent is naturally taken into account. 

Under the auspices of FIFA, the International Federation of Football Associations, continental confederations are:

AFC - Asian Football Confederation
CAF - African Football Confederation
CONCACAF - Confederation of North America, Central America and Caribbean Association
CONMEBOL - South American Football Confederation
OFC - Oceania Football Confederation
UEFA - Union of European Football Associations

The major competitions organized by FIFA and these confederations are:

    FIFA - World Cup
    FIFA - Confederations Cup
    AFC - Asian Cup
    CAF - Africa Cup of Nations
    CONCACAF - Gold Cup
    CONMEBOL - Copa America
    OFC - Nations Cup
    UEFA - Euro

Some confederations are composed of regional federations:

    AFC - Asian Football Confederation
            AFF - Association of South East Asian Nations
CAFF - Central Asian Football Federation
EAFF - East Asian Football Federation
SAFF - South Asian Football Federation
WAFF - West Asian Football Federation

    CAF - African Football Confederation

            CECAFA - Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations
Council of Southern Africa Football Associations
    WAFU - West African Football Union
            UNAF - Union of North African Football Federations
UNIFFAC - Central African Football Federations Union
UFFOI - Union of Football Federations of the Indian Ocean 

        Some Arab countries in Africa and Asia are also members of the UAFA (Union of Arab Football Associations).

        CONCACAF -
Football Confederation of North America, Central America and the Caribbean

          NAFU - North American Football Union
            UNCAF - Central American Football Union
CFU - Caribbean Football Union

        For these sub-confederations, the main competitions are:

AFF - Championship
            CFU - Carribbean Cup
            CECAFA - Cup
            COSAFA - Cup
            EAFF - East Asian Cup
            SAFF - Championship
            UAFA - Arab Nations Cup
            UNCAF - Copa Centroamericana
            WAFF - Championship

World ranking and continental rankings from the results of the current year and the previous three years (2017 rankings are based on the offical and friendly matches of 2014 to 2017).

The continental rankings are made only from the matches between the teams from a same continent.

Right columns:

- Direct: number of different teams met.
- Played: number of matches played.

Results since 1872 with the tournament and the match venue.

Colored pellets (green, yellow or red) illustrate the obtained result (win, draw or losse).

World and continental prize list.

Right columns:

- Teams r
anked: number of teams ranked (having played a minimum of matches in the last four years).
- Matches played: number of matches played.


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