World Football Ranking     
2003

Current Rankings


Pos.
Country
Total Points
2003
Points gained
2003
Move
2003
1   flag France 14.49 1.3 3
2   flag Brazil 14.16 -1.38 -1
3   flag Czech Rep 14.03 2.13 18
4   flag Spain 14.02 0.69 -1
5   flag Argentina 13.85 0.78 1
6   flag Netherlands 13.62 -0.27 -4
7   flag Uruguay 13.44 1.2 6
8   flag Portugal 13.37 0.27 -3
9   flag Italy 13.35 1.36 11
10   flag England 13.08 0.09 -1
11   flag Denmark 12.94 0.2 -1
12   flag USA 12.88 0.78 5
13   flag Greece 12.71 1.88 28
14   flag Mexico 12.71 0.54 1
15   flag Paraguay 12.55 0.9 12
16   flag Russia 12.48 0.18 -4
17   flag Germany 12.47 -0.54 -10
18   flag Turkey 12.45 -0.55 -10
19   flag Cameroon 12.31 0.2 -3
20   flag Croatia 12.27 1.05 14
21   flag Belgium 12.23 0.63 7
22   flag Rep Ireland 12.18 1.25E-16 -8
23   flag Sweden 12.16 0.09 -5
24   flag Poland 12.04 1.25 18
25   flag Romania 11.99 0.56 5
26   flag Japan 11.98 0.29 -1
27   flag Finland 11.91 0.61 6
28   flag Ecuador 11.78 0.38 3
29   flag Bulgaria 11.77 0.88 11
30   flag Peru 11.71 2.33 32
31    Serbia & Montenegro 11.7 -0.32 -12
32   flag Switzerland 11.65 0.5 4
33   flag Colombia 11.59 -0.94 -22
34   flag Costa Rica 11.57 0.26 -2
35   flag Venezuela 11.45 5.55E-17 -6
36   flag Slovenia 11.41 0.32 2
37   flag Senegal 11.3 -0.55 -14
38   flag Slovakia 11.26 0.62 7
39   flag Ukraine 11.21 0.07 -2
40   flag Wales 11.17 -0.5 -14
41   flag Nigeria 11.16 0 -6
42   flag Chile 11.08 1.33 15
43   flag Egypt 11.07 1.73 21
44   flag Austria 11.04 0.78 6
45   flag South Korea 11.04 -0.8 -21
46   flag Iran 11.02 0.28 -3
47   flag Honduras 10.97 -0.03 -8
48   flag Latvia 10.96 1.61 15
49   flag Norway 10.95 -0.91 -27
50   flag Scotland 10.89 0.51 -2
51   flag Israel 10.78 0.07 -7
52   flag Albania 10.76 1.27 7
53   flag Australia 10.76 0.66 -2
54   flag Bosnia-Herzegovina 10.67 1.68 17
55   flag Georgia 10.65 0.34 -6
56   flag Tunisia 10.65 0.1 -10
57   flag Bolivia 10.6 0.56 -4
58   flag Iceland 10.58 1.08 0
59   flag South Africa 10.48 0.52 -3
60   flag Jamaica 10.26 0.92 5
61   flag Oman 10.24 1.88 23
62   flag Macedonia 10.21 1.1 8
63   flag Saudi Arabia 10.04 0.01 -9
64   flag Hungary 9.98 -0.06 -12
65   flag N.Ireland 9.96 -0.02 -10
66   flag China 9.85 0.41 -6
67   flag Iraq 9.83 0.68 1
68   flag Belarus 9.75 -0.65 -21
69   flag Ivory Coast 9.72 1.23 9
70   flag Armenia 9.71 0.84 3
71   flag Estonia 9.71 0.54 -5
72   flag Guatemala 9.67 1.23 11
73   flag Lithuania 9.65 1.12 2
74   flag Canada 9.64 0.24 -13
75   flag Jordan 9.59 1.12 6
76   flag Morocco 9.48 0.34 -7
77   flag El Salvador 9.47 0.6 -5
78   flag Moldova 9.45 1.48 12
79   flag Cyprus 9.38 0.21 -12
80   flag Azerbaijan 9.29 0.84 2
81   flag Bahrain 9.26 0.54 -7
82   flag Kuwait 9.22 1.25 9
83   flag Algeria 8.83 0.34 -4
84   flag Mali 8.71 0.2 -8
85   flag UAE 8.67 1.12 18
86   flag DR Congo 8.59 0.81 12
87   flag Burkina Faso 8.57 0.82 12
88   flag Kenya 8.49 0.21 -2
89   flag Qatar 8.34 -0.14 -9
90   flag Cuba 8.26 0.37 3
91   flag Uzbekistan 8.2 0.12 -2
92   flag Angola 8.19 -0.14 -7
93   flag Guinea 8.05 0.81 17
94   flag Zimbabwe 8.03 0.33 6
95   flag Faroe Islands 7.96 -0.2 -7
96   flag Gabon 7.89 0.35 8
97   flag Martinique 7.84 0.47 10
98   flag Malta 7.84 0 -2
99   flag Trinidad & Tobago 7.83 -0.08 -7
100   flag Kazakhstan 7.8 0.34 5
101   flag Uganda 7.79 0.57 10
102   flag Ghana 7.78 -0.73 -25
103   flag Sudan 7.76 0.49 6
104   flag Zambia 7.73 -0.51 -17
105   flag Togo 7.72 -0.13 -10
106   flag Haiti 7.7 -0.09 -9
107   flag Lebanon 7.68 0.53 5
108   flag Libya 7.61 0.78 8
109   flag Thailand 7.58 0.17 -3
110   flag North Korea 7.49 -0.2 -9
111   flag Congo 7.46 0.48 3
112   flag Syria 7.39 -0.17 -10
113   flag New Zealand 7.38 0.58 5
114   flag Benin 7.25 0.75 6
115   flag Rwanda 7.22 1.04 9
116   flag Malawi 7.21 0.21 -3
117   flag Liberia 7.2 -0.69 -23
118   flag Gambia 7 0.34 1
119   flag Panama 6.99 1.01 7
120   flag Mauritius 6.93 1.09 10
121   flag Sierra Leone 6.9 0.05 -6
122   flag Luxembourg 6.86 0.66 1
123   flag St Kitts & Nevis 6.82 0.38 -2
124   flag Cape Verde Islands 6.74 1.41 14
125   flag Andorra 6.67 -0.15 -8
126   flag Tanzania 6.6 0.43 -1
127   flag Botswana 6.52 1.3 12
128   flag Turkmenistan 6.4 0.69 5
129   flag Madagascar 6.3 -0.98 -21
130   flag Ethiopia 6.28 0.41 -1
131   flag Lesotho 6.27 0.53 1
132   flag Barbados 6.23 0.72 3
133   flag Mozambique 6.17 1.04 10
134   flag Burundi 6.13 -0.1 -12
135   flag Vietnam 6.07 0.85 5
136   flag Liechtenstein 5.98 0.78 5
137   flag Reunion 5.92 5.92 -1
138   flag Tajikistan 5.92 1.1 8
139   flag Central African Rep 5.9 0.12 -8
140   flag Malaysia 5.82 0.34 -3
141   flag Equatorial Guinea 5.8 1.12 7
142   flag Palestine 5.79 0.3 -6
143   flag Swaziland 5.77 -0.13 -15
144   flag St Lucia 5.72 0.56 -2
145   flag Eritrea 5.72 0.12 -11
146   flag Hong Kong 5.63 1.33 7
147   flag Indonesia 5.56 -0.4 -20
148   flag Mauritania 5.31 1.21 8
149   flag Singapore 5.31 0.34 -5
150   flag Niger 5.06 1.24 9
151   flag Guadeloupe 5.02 0.57 0
152   flag Yemen 5 0.42 -3
153   flag Namibia 5 0.15 -8
154   flag Zanzibar 4.94 0.17 -7
155   flag India 4.93 0.9 3
156   flag Myanmar 4.78 0.97 4
157   flag Chad 4.55 1.35 5
158   flag Guinea Bissau 4.47 0.22 -3
159   flag San Marino 4.38 0.13 -5
160   flag Surinam 3.99 -0.5 -10
161   flag Kyrgyzstan 3.93 -0.15 -4
162   flag Grenada 3.91 -0.5 -10
163   flag Bermuda 2.93 0.05 1
164   flag Antigua 2.76 0.21 2
165   flag Cayman Islands 2.71 -0.5 -4
166   flag French Guiana 2.6 0.36 1
167   flag Seychelles 2.56 2.52 19
168   flag St Vincent/Grenadines 2.5 -0.5 -5
169   flag Taiwan 2.46 0.39 0
170   flag Sao Tome & Principe 2.16 0.09 0
171   flag Fiji 2.13 0.14 0
172   flag Sri Lanka 2.12 1.48 8
173   flag Dominican Rep 2.07 -0.5 -8
174   flag Bangladesh 1.92 0.72 1
175   flag Nicaragua 1.88 0.87 2
176   flag Belize 1.65 -0.5 -8
177   flag Guyana 1.48 -0.5 -5
178   flag Maldives Rep 1.41 0.37 -2
179   flag Neth.Antilles 1.32 -0.5 -6
180   flag Tahiti 1.27 -0.33 -6
181   flag Laos 0.91 0.05 -3
182   flag Somalia 0.66 0.3 1
183   flag Solomon Islands 0.47 0.34 1
184   flag Nepal 0.44 0.02 -3
185   flag Vanuatu 0.24 0.82 3
186   flag Dominica 0.2 -0.5 -7
187   flag Pakistan -0.01 1.14 4
188   flag Cambodia -0.12 -0.5 -6
189   flag St Martin -0.41 -0.5 -4
190   flag Philippines -0.58 -0.5 -3
191   flag New Caledonia -0.77 1.01 4
192   flag Djibouti -1.2 -0.5 -3
193   flag Brunei -1.34 0.34 1
194   flag Aruba -1.46 -0.5 -4
195   flag Virgin Islands -1.81 -0.5 -3
196   flag Macao -1.84 0.28 1
197   flag Mongolia -2.28 -0.73 -4
198   flag Puerto Rico -2.49 -0.5 -2
199   flag Papua New Guinea -2.93 -0.37 -1
200   flag Afghanistan -3.07 0.16 0
201   flag Bahamas -4.55 0.05 -2
202   flag Montserrat -5.5 -0.5 -1
203   flag Guam -6.1 -1.16 -3
204   flag US Virgin Islands -7.07 -0.5 -2
205   flag Bhutan -9.23 3.55 1
206   flag Western Samoa -9.77 -0.5 -3
207   flag Tonga -11.06 0.52 -2
208   flag Cook Islands -12.07 -0.5 -4
209   flag Anguilla -14.06 -0.5 -2
210   flag American Samoa -25.35 -0.5 -2

Big Movers of 2003

France moved to the top of the rankings overtaking Brazil who lost the Gold Cup final to hosts Mexico while the Czech Republic moved into 3rd place.

Peru, who were formidable at home, climbed the most in the rankings. Their most satisfying results were a 4-1 victory over Paraguay and a 1-1 draw against World champions Brail in World Cup qualifiers. They beat Chile 3-0 at home and defeated Venezuela 1-0 and Mexico 3-1 both in the USA.

Greece moved up in the rankings mostly on the strength of two European qualifiers where they hit a double at Northern Ireland and more significantly stunned Spain with a single goal.

Oman impressed on their way to the Asian Cup, putting 6 past Vietnam in South Korea and later shocking the South Koreans 3-1 in a home match to finish above them in their group.

Egypt had their scoring boots on in home qualifiers for the Africa Cup of Nations hitting Madagascar for six and Mauritius for seven. They also hammered Qatar 6-0 in a home friendly.

Seychelles not only sent Zimbabwe away 2-1 losers in an African qualifier but also held their Zambian hosts to a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifier. Among other good results was their goalless draw in a friendly away to Mauritius.

UAE did the double over Syria 3-1 in Asian Cup qualifiers and even won a friendly 2-0 against Kuwait in Kuwait City.

Poland moved in the right direction thanks to 2-0 and 2-1 wins away to Latvia and Hungary respectively in Euro qualifiers and a 3-1 victory over Italy in a Warsaw friendly.

Czech Republic finished the year without receiving any negative points in the rankings and qualified for Euro 2004 ahead of the Netherlands whom they drew 1-1 away and defeated 3-1 at home. Among friendly matches they beat France 2-0 in Saint Denis and smashed Turkey 4-0 at home.

Bhutan hosted and won their group in the preliminary round of the Asian Cup after demolishing Guam 6-0 and holding Mongolia to a goalless draw. In the qualifying round the lowest ranked Asian side achieved some respectable results in Saudi Arabia losing on 2 occasions 2-0 to Indonesia and also letting in only 4 goals against their hosts.

Norway moved down the most in the rankings losing 1-0 in Bosnia & Herzegovina and 3-0 at home to Spain in Euro qualifiers. A narrow 1-0 home win over Luxembourg was also a low point for the Norwegians.

Ghana finished bottom of their qualifying group for the Africa Cup of Nations after losing 1-0 in Rwanda and drawing 1-1 at home to Uganda. They also lost a friendly 3-1 at home to Kenya.

Liberia lost 1-0 away to Ethiopia and Niger and 2-1 to Guinea in a match played in Ghana finishing bottom of their group. They lost a World Cup qualifier 2-0 in Gambia but did however salvage some pride with a 3-0 win in the return fixture.

Colombia were beaten 1-0 at home to Venezuela and thumped 4-0 in Bolivia in World Cup qualifiers and also drew 1-1 with Guatemala in a Gold Cup match in Miami.

South Korea were stunned 1-0 by Vietnam in an Asian qualifier in Oman where they also lost 3-1 to their hosts.

Belarus were hammered 5-0 in Austria and lost 2-1 in Moldova in European qualifiers.

Madagascar lost 2-0 at home to Mauritius and were taken apart 6-0 in Egypt in African qualifiers.

The most surprising result of the year was little Bhutan's 6-0 thrashing of Guam. Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2-0 Euro qualifier victory in Denmark was also a big shock.

Two new countries entered the rankings with Reunion occupying the 136th and Afghanistan the 200th place.

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