World Football Ranking     
2002

Current Rankings


Pos.
Country
Total Points
2002
Points gained
2002
Move
2002
1   flag Brazil 17.27 3.94 19
2   flag Netherlands 15.43 1.09 2
3   flag Spain 14.81 0.78 7
4   flag France 14.66 -0.31 -2
5   flag Portugal 14.55 -0.59 -4
6   flag Argentina 14.52 0.21 -1
7   flag Germany 14.45 0.36 1
8   flag Turkey 14.44 0.97 9
9   flag England 14.43 -0.03 -6
10   flag Denmark 14.16 0.04 -3
11   flag Colombia 13.92 -0.12 -2
12   flag Russia 13.67 0.2 6
13   flag Uruguay 13.6 -0.17 -1
14   flag Rep Ireland 13.53 -0.01 2
15   flag Mexico 13.52 -0.34 -4
16   flag Cameroon 13.45 1.85 20
17   flag USA 13.44 1.97 24
18    Sweden 13.41 -0.85 -12
19    Yugoslavia 13.35 0.55 6
20   flag Italy 13.32 -0.23 -5
21   flag Czech Rep 13.22 1.41 12
22   flag Norway 13.18 1.15 8
23   flag Senegal 13.17 2.06 25
24   flag South Korea 13.16 0.75 2
25   flag Japan 12.99 -0.26 -4
26   flag Wales 12.97 1.92 24
27   flag Paraguay 12.94 1.51 16
28   flag Belgium 12.89 -0.8 -15
29   flag Venezuela 12.72 0.59 -1
30   flag Romania 12.7 0.34 -3
31   flag Ecuador 12.67 -0.14 -7
32   flag Costa Rica 12.57 -0.53 -10
33   flag Finland 12.55 -0.89 -14
34   flag Croatia 12.47 -0.39 -11
35   flag Nigeria 12.4 0.86 2
36   flag Switzerland 12.39 1.34 15
37   flag Ukraine 12.38 0.34 -8
38   flag Slovenia 12.32 -1.25 -24
39   flag Honduras 12.22 0.72 0
40   flag Bulgaria 12.1 1.6 18
41   flag Greece 12.03 0.53 -3
42   flag Poland 11.99 0.06 -10
43   flag Iran 11.93 0.15 -9
44   flag Israel 11.9 0.75 3
45   flag Slovakia 11.82 0.45 -1
46   flag Tunisia 11.72 0.25 -6
47   flag Belarus 11.55 0.31 -1
48   flag Scotland 11.53 0.26 -3
49   flag Georgia 11.46 -0.31 -14
50   flag Austria 11.4 0.91 9
51   flag Australia 11.22 -0.71 -20
52   flag Hungary 11.16 0.57 5
53   flag Bolivia 11.16 0.08 -4
54   flag Saudi Arabia 11.14 0.37 1
55   flag N.Ireland 11.09 -0.37 -13
56   flag South Africa 11.07 1.65 15
57   flag Chile 10.83 0 -4
58   flag Iceland 10.55 -0.26 -4
59   flag Albania 10.54 -0.09 -3
60   flag China 10.49 0.01 0
61   flag Canada 10.44 1.4 26
62   flag Peru 10.42 -0.5 -10
63   flag Latvia 10.39 1.02 10
64   flag Egypt 10.38 0.58 0
65   flag Jamaica 10.38 0.27 -3
66   flag Estonia 10.19 1.62 27
67   flag Cyprus 10.19 0.42 -2
68   flag Iraq 10.17 0.94 13
69   flag Morocco 10.16 0.81 5
70   flag Macedonia 10.12 1.47 19
71   flag Bosnia-Herzegovina 9.99 0.05 -8
72   flag El Salvador 9.86 0.64 10
73   flag Armenia 9.86 0.21 -5
74   flag Bahrain 9.69 0.24 -4
75   flag Lithuania 9.48 -0.21 -9
76   flag Mali 9.45 1.21 20
77   flag Ghana 9.45 0.15 0
78   flag Ivory Coast 9.43 0.15 1
79   flag Algeria 9.43 -0.09 -10
80   flag Qatar 9.42 0.81 10
81   flag Jordan 9.41 2.74 40
82   flag Azerbaijan 9.39 0.32 2
83   flag Guatemala 9.38 0.2 0
84   flag Oman 9.29 -0.04 -8
85   flag Angola 9.26 -0.15 -13
86   flag Kenya 9.2 1.96 23
87   flag Zambia 9.15 -0.19 -12
88   flag Faroe Islands 9.07 0.48 4
89   flag Uzbekistan 8.98 -0.07 -3
90   flag Moldova 8.86 0.11 -2
91   flag Kuwait 8.85 0.75 10
92   flag Trinidad & Tobago 8.79 -1.43 -31
93   flag Cuba 8.77 1.09 13
94   flag Liberia 8.77 -0.49 -14
95   flag Togo 8.72 -0.96 -28
96   flag Malta 8.71 0.11 -5
97   flag Haiti 8.66 0.65 5
98   flag DR Congo 8.64 0.94 6
99   flag Burkina Faso 8.61 0.16 -5
100   flag Zimbabwe 8.56 -0.73 -22
101   flag North Korea 8.54 0.84 4
102   flag Syria 8.4 0.18 -4
103   flag UAE 8.39 0.15 -6
104   flag Gabon 8.38 -0.67 -19
105   flag Kazakhstan 8.29 0.14 -5
106   flag Thailand 8.23 -0.07 -11
107   flag Martinique 8.19 1.15 7
108   flag Madagascar 8.09 1.43 14
109   flag Sudan 8.08 -0.09 -10
110   flag Guinea 8.04 0.25 -7
111   flag Uganda 8.02 1.31 9
112   flag Lebanon 7.94 0.35 -5
113   flag Malawi 7.78 1.61 19
114   flag Congo 7.76 0.59 -4
115   flag Sierra Leone 7.61 1.16 13
116   flag Libya 7.59 0.44 -4
117   flag Andorra 7.58 0.71 -2
118   flag New Zealand 7.56 1.04 8
119   flag Gambia 7.4 0.84 6
120   flag Benin 7.22 0.93 11
121   flag St Kitts & Nevis 7.16 0.4 -2
122   flag Burundi 6.92 0.14 -4
123   flag Luxembourg 6.89 -0.27 -12
124   flag Rwanda 6.87 0.55 6
125   flag Tanzania 6.85 0.2 -2
126   flag Panama 6.64 -0.5 -13
127   flag Indonesia 6.62 0.03 -3
128   flag Swaziland 6.56 0.98 6
129   flag Ethiopia 6.52 -0.84 -21
130   flag Mauritius 6.49 -0.32 -13
131   flag Central African Rep 6.42 0.04 -2
132   flag Lesotho 6.38 -0.08 -5
133   flag Turkmenistan 6.34 -0.5 -17
134   flag Eritrea 6.22 0.7 3
135   flag Barbados 6.12 0.68 4
136   flag Palestine 6.1 0.85 7
137   flag Malaysia 6.09 0.58 1
138   flag Cape Verde Islands 5.92 0.58 3
139   flag Botswana 5.8 0.91 10
140   flag Vietnam 5.8 0.72 7
141   flag Liechtenstein 5.78 1.03 9
142   flag St Lucia 5.73 1.04 9
143   flag Mozambique 5.7 0.15 -8
144   flag Singapore 5.52 0.33 2
145   flag Namibia 5.39 -0.05 -5
146   flag Tajikistan 5.35 -0.5 -13
147   flag Equatorial Guinea 5.2 -0.34 -11
148   flag Yemen 5.09 0.48 5
149   flag Surinam 4.99 0.37 3
150   flag Guadeloupe 4.94 1.83 12
151   flag Grenada 4.9 -0.32 -6
152   flag Hong Kong 4.78 -0.5 -10
153   flag Zanzibar 4.77 -0.08 1
154   flag San Marino 4.72 0.57 2
155   flag Guinea Bissau 4.72 -0.5 -11
156   flag Mauritania 4.55 0.13 -2
157   flag Kyrgyzstan 4.53 -0.5 -9
158   flag India 4.48 0.33 -3
159   flag Niger 4.24 1.03 2
160   flag Myanmar 4.23 0.48 -1
161   flag Cayman Islands 3.57 -0.25 -3
162   flag Chad 3.56 0.63 2
163   flag St Vincent/Grenadines 3.33 -0.5 -6
164   flag Bermuda 3.2 -0.5 -4
165   flag Dominican Rep 2.85 0.19 1
166   flag Antigua 2.83 0.72 3
167   flag Belize 2.39 0.25 1
168   flag Taiwan 2.3 0.52 3
169   flag Sao Tome & Principe 2.3 -0.5 -4
170   flag French Guiana 2.24 0 -1
171   flag Fiji 2.21 -0.79 -8
172   flag Guyana 2.2 -0.18 -5
173   flag Neth.Antilles 2.02 0.73 -1
174   flag Tahiti 1.78 0.65 1
175   flag Bangladesh 1.33 -0.5 -5
176   flag Maldives Rep 1.15 0.02 -2
177   flag Nicaragua 1.12 -0.15 -4
178   flag Laos 0.95 0.49 2
179   flag Dominica 0.78 -0.08 -2
180   flag Sri Lanka 0.71 0.15 -2
181   flag Nepal 0.47 -0.5 -5
182   flag Cambodia 0.42 0.25 0
183   flag Somalia 0.4 0.85 2
184   flag Solomon Islands 0.14 -0.37 -5
185   flag St Martin 0.1 -0.22 -4
186   flag Seychelles 0.04 1.12 1
187   flag Philippines -0.09 -0.04 -4
188   flag Vanuatu -0.65 1.47 6
189   flag Djibouti -0.78 -0.5 -5
190   flag Aruba -1.07 0 -4
191   flag Pakistan -1.28 0.6 2
192   flag Virgin Islands -1.46 -0.01 -2
193   flag Mongolia -1.72 -0.5 -5
194   flag Brunei -1.87 -0.5 -5
195   flag New Caledonia -1.98 -0.3 -4
196   flag Puerto Rico -2.21 0.05 -1
197   flag Macao -2.35 -0.5 -5
198   flag Papua New Guinea -2.84 1.33 -2
199   flag Bahamas -5.11 -0.5 -2
200   flag Guam -5.49 -0.5 -2
201   flag Montserrat -5.56 -0.46 -2
202   flag US Virgin Islands -7.3 0.28 -2
203   flag Western Samoa -10.3 -0.16 -2
204   flag Cook Islands -12.85 -0.5 -2
205   flag Tonga -12.87 -0.04 -2
206   flag Bhutan -14.2 0.56 -1
207   flag Anguilla -15.07 -0.5 -3
208   flag American Samoa -27.61 0.69 -2

Big Movers of 2002

Brazil moved up 19 places to claim top spot in the rankings after winning the World Cup in South Korea and Japan with a 2-1 victory over Germany having knocked out England 2-1 and Belgium 2-0, while Spain moved into 3rd place after losing to their Korean hosts on penalties in the World Cup but getting off to a good start in the Euro qualifiers which included a 2-0 win away to Greece.

Jordan moved up in the rankings after impressive 3-0 friendly wins against Lithuania in Malta and away to Bahrain. They also defeated Iran with a single goal in Syria and got the better of the Syrians 2-1 away and 3-0 at home.

Estonia who returned from a European qualifier in Croatia with a goalless draw also enjoyed a 2-1 home win against Russia.

Canada Began the Gold Cup in America with a 2-0 victory against Haiti and went on to finish third with a 2-1 triumph over South Korea. The Canadians also registered a 3-1 friendly win away to Switzerland.

Senegal had a successful World Cup stunning France 1-0 in their opener, drawing 1-1 with Denmark and even knocking Sweden out with a golden goal.

Wales defeated Germany 1-0 in a friendly in Cardiff and enjoyed 2 important win in the Euro qualifiers, 2-0 in Finland and 2-1 at home to Italy.

USA won the Gold Cup on home soil with a 2-0 victory over Costa Rica in the final and eliminated Mexico from the World Cup 2-0 having progressed from their group ahead of Portugal whom they beat by the odd goal in five.

Kenya sent Togo back 3-0 losers in an African qualifier and trashed Tanzania 5-0 on their friendly travels.

Mali hosted the Africa Cup of Nations and finished fourth having drawn 0-0 with Nigeria and beaten Algeria 2-0 before knocking South Africa out 3-2.

Cameroon won the Africa Cup of Nations on penalties against Senegal having disposed of hosts Mali 3-0 in the semi-final.

Malawi won by a goal to nil at home to Angola in an African qualifier and also defeated the same team 2-1 in a friendly on home soil where they overcame Zimbabwe 3-2 and won by a solitary goal against Zambia.

Macedonia earned a 2-2 draw against England in a Euro qualifier at Wembley and defeated Finland 1-0 in a friendly at home where they smashed Malta 5-0.

Trinidad & Tobago sank the most in the rankings finishing bottom of their Gold Cup group with a 1-0 loss to Martinique and even losing 1-0 at home to St Lucia in a qualifier for the following year's tournament. In a friendly match they were beaten 1-0 by Taiwan on a neutral ground.

Togo failed to score a single goal in the Africa Cup of Nations and after a goalless draw with DR Congo were dumped out 3-0 by Cameroon. They began the road to the next Africa Cup of Nations with a humiliating 3-0 defeat in Kenya and only managed one goal in a home win over Mauritania.

Slovenia lost all 3 matches of their first ever World Cup going down 3-1 to Spain and Paraguay and losing 1-0 to South Africa. They had been hammered 5-1 by Honduras in Hong Kong earlier in the year and ended the year being taken apart 5-0 in a Euro qualifier away to France.

Zimbabwe lost friendly matches 3-0 in Kuwait and 2-0 at home to Swaziland. They also lost 3-2 in Malawi but their most shocking result was losing an Africa qualifier 1-0 at home to Eritrea.

Ethiopia lost an African qualifier 3-1 in Niger and also lost a friendly 1-0 to Somalia in Kampala having earlier lost 3-2 to Chad in Sudan.

Australia were disappointing in the Oceania Cup managing only 2 goals against Vanuatu and overcoming Tahiti 2-1 before losing the final 2-1 to hosts New Zealand.

Gabon began their campaign for the next Africa Cup of Nations by losing 1-0 at home to Morocco and 2-0 away to Sierra Leone.

The most surprising results came in the Gold Cup where Haiti shocked Ecuador 2-0 and in a qualifier for the next tournament where St Lucia stunned their hosts Trinidad and Tobago with single goal. Papua New Guinea smacked New Caledonia 4-1 in an Oceania qualifier in Samoa and Bulgaria triumphed 2-0 in a European qualifier away to Belgium.

Two new countries entered the rankings. Zanzibar moved into the 154th and French Guiana into the 170th position.

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