World Football Ranking     
2006

Current Rankings


Pos.
Country
Total Points
2006
Points gained
2006
Move
2006
1   flag Brazil 30.53 0.14 0
2   flag Italy 30.51 1.63 9
3   flag France 29.95 0.94 6
4   flag Germany 29.79 0.93 8
5   flag Argentina 29.53 0.41 2
6   flag Croatia 29.46 0.69 9
7   flag Netherlands 29.33 -0.19 -4
8   flag England 29.21 0.12 0
9   flag Denmark 29.17 0.28 1
10   flag Czech Rep 29.16 -0.41 -8
11   flag Portugal 29.09 -0.13 -6
12   flag Sweden 28.95 -0.34 -8
13   flag Turkey 28.89 0.11 1
14   flag Greece 28.81 0.41 6
15   flag Romania 28.79 0.22 2
16   flag Mexico 28.79 0.1 0
17   flag Switzerland 28.76 0.47 7
18   flag Spain 28.73 -0.45 -12
19   flag Ukraine 28.67 0.43 7
20   flag Colombia 28.67 0.28 1
21   flag Poland 28.63 -0.17 -8
22   flag Ecuador 28.52 0.52 7
23   flag Uruguay 28.5 0.15 -1
24   flag Paraguay 28.4 0.1 -1
25   flag Ivory Coast 28.38 1.05 21
26   flag Russia 28.35 0.36 4
27   flag Norway 28.3 0.27 1
28   flag Chile 28.24 0.33 4
29   flag Serbia 28.2 -0.21 -11
30   flag Scotland 28.19 0.7 11
31   flag Bulgaria 28.16 0.3 2
32   flag USA 28.14 -0.15 -7
33   flag Ghana 28.05 1.68 37
34   flag Slovakia 28.05 0.35 2
35   flag Israel 27.98 0.14 -1
36   flag Iran 27.96 -0.02 -5
37   flag Japan 27.96 -0.44 -18
38   flag Rep Ireland 27.85 -0.29 -11
39   flag Australia 27.83 0.69 13
40   flag Honduras 27.83 0.25 -1
41   flag Finland 27.81 0.46 4
42   flag Venezuela 27.65 0.26 2
43   flag Cameroon 27.64 0.49 8
44   flag Costa Rica 27.59 -0.16 -9
45   flag Egypt 27.56 0.06 -5
46   flag Peru 27.56 -0.05 -8
47   flag Nigeria 27.46 0.02 -5
48   flag Austria 27.38 -0.04 -5
49   flag Belgium 27.34 0.07 0
50   flag Saudi Arabia 27.32 0.55 10
51   flag South Korea 27.3 -0.03 -4
52   flag Trinidad & Tobago 27.21 0.33 7
53   flag Macedonia 27.15 0.81 20
54   flag N.Ireland 27.15 0.6 11
55   flag Wales 27.15 0.1 -1
56   flag Hungary 27.06 -0.16 -6
57   flag Angola 27.05 0.77 20
58   flag Belarus 27.02 0.09 -1
59   flag Bolivia 27.02 0.03 -4
60   flag Tunisia 27.02 -0.66 -23
61   flag Morocco 27.01 0.31 3
62   flag Albania 26.97 0.2 -1
63   flag Georgia 26.9 0.56 11
64   flag Lithuania 26.9 0.47 4
65   flag Latvia 26.89 0.35 1
66   flag Bosnia-Herzegovina 26.88 -0.43 -18
67   flag Senegal 26.87 -0.07 -11
68   flag Slovenia 26.74 -0.19 -10
69   flag Canada 26.7 0.36 7
70   flag Cyprus 26.65 0.62 13
71   flag Guatemala 26.59 -0.14 -9
72   flag Iceland 26.54 0.2 3
73   flag Iraq 26.5 0.3 5
74   flag China 26.44 -0.66 -21
75   flag Jamaica 26.42 -0.29 -12
76   flag Jordan 26.34 0.67 13
77   flag Estonia 26.34 -0.15 -10
78   flag Panama 26.32 0.34 6
79   flag Oman 26.28 -0.11 -10
80   flag Moldova 26.11 -0.02 -1
81   flag Guinea 26.1 0.49 11
82   flag Bahrain 26.09 -0.25 -10
83   flag Kuwait 26.05 0.58 12
84   flag Qatar 26.05 -0.02 -2
85   flag Armenia 26.04 0.14 2
86   flag UAE 25.95 0.2 2
87   flag Syria 25.93 0.59 11
88   flag Uzbekistan 25.88 -0.07 -3
89   flag North Korea 25.86 -0.05 -3
90   flag Zambia 25.86 -0.23 -10
91   flag Zimbabwe 25.85 -0.22 -10
92   flag DR Congo 25.81 0.37 4
93   flag Azerbaijan 25.78 0.25 0
94   flag Mali 25.76 0.39 3
95   flag Togo 25.75 -0.59 -24
96   flag Libya 25.73 0.11 -5
97   flag South Africa 25.67 0.03 -7
98   flag Cuba 25.63 0.16 -4
99   flag Kazakhstan 25.39 0.52 4
100   flag Burkina Faso 25.34 0.28 1
101   flag Algeria 25.14 0.15 1
102   flag Malta 25.08 0.3 2
103   flag Gabon 24.99 -0.14 -3
104   flag El Salvador 24.87 0.11 2
105   flag Uganda 24.86 0.09 0
106   flag Malawi 24.78 0.34 10
107   flag Thailand 24.78 0.18 5
108   flag Liechtenstein 24.77 0.1 1
109   flag Haiti 24.77 -0.49 -10
110   flag Lebanon 24.74 0.1 0
111   flag Sudan 24.71 0.46 8
112   flag Ethiopia 24.68 -0.07 -5
113   flag Congo 24.67 0.14 1
114   flag Botswana 24.66 -0.08 -6
115   flag New Zealand 24.42 0.59 8
116   flag Benin 24.42 0.01 1
117   flag Singapore 24.41 0.45 4
118   flag Rwanda 24.35 -0.14 -3
119   flag Faroe Islands 24.33 -0.27 -6
120   flag Kenya 24.32 -0.32 -9
121   flag Tanzania 24.25 1.07 15
122   flag Palestine 24.23 0.75 10
123   flag Cape Verde Islands 24.23 0.21 -3
124   flag Andorra 24.22 -0.09 -6
125   flag Gambia 23.9 0.32 5
126   flag Burundi 23.8 0.41 7
127   flag Sierra Leone 23.8 0.04 -3
128   flag Yemen 23.79 0.14 -2
129   flag Mozambique 23.75 0.12 0
130   flag Indonesia 23.72 0.07 -3
131   flag Hong Kong 23.71 0.21 0
132   flag Martinique 23.63 -0.01 -4
133   flag Turkmenistan 23.6 -0.05 -8
134   flag Mauritius 23.57 -0.33 -12
135   flag St Vincent/Grenadines 23.53 0.23 -1
136   flag Luxembourg 23.49 0.69 11
137   flag Vietnam 23.45 0.36 1
138   flag Equatorial Guinea 23.36 0.64 11
139   flag Tajikistan 23.35 0.19 -2
140   flag Namibia 23.29 0.64 11
141   flag Malaysia 23.25 0.16 -2
142   flag Liberia 23.24 0.2 -2
143   flag Swaziland 23.23 0.38 2
144   flag Lesotho 23.16 0.27 -1
145   flag Madagascar 23.05 -0.15 -10
146   flag Zanzibar 23.04 0.1 -4
147   flag Eritrea 23.02 0.4 5
148   flag Mauritania 23.01 0.67 9
149   flag Myanmar 22.93 0.48 4
150   flag Reunion 22.92 0.04 -6
151   flag Central African Rep 22.9 0.11 -3
152   flag Guadeloupe 22.79 0.11 -2
153   flag Barbados 22.74 -0.09 -7
154   flag Niger 22.66 0.51 5
155   flag Chad 22.59 0.26 3
156   flag India 22.5 0.14 0
157   flag Kyrgyzstan 22.48 0.09 -3
158   flag Guyana 22.46 2.45 20
159   flag St Lucia 22.29 -0.72 -18
160   flag St Kitts & Nevis 22.15 -0.21 -5
161   flag Guinea Bissau 22.09 -0.05 -1
162   flag Suriname 22.06 0.47 1
163   flag San Marino 21.99 -0.09 -2
164   flag Bermuda 21.89 0.36 0
165   flag Grenada 21.69 -0.34 -3
166   flag Seychelles 21.35 0.95 7
167   flag French Guiana 21.32 -0.05 -2
168   flag Maldives Rep 21.29 -0.05 -2
169   flag Nicaragua 20.71 -0.05 -1
170   flag Solomon Islands 20.7 -0.05 0
171   flag Sri Lanka 20.66 -0.1 -2
172   flag Antigua & Barbuda 20.64 -0.56 -5
173   flag Bangladesh 20.59 0.28 1
174   flag Taiwan 20.44 0.21 1
175   flag Neth.Antilles 20.27 -0.42 -4
176   flag Dominican Rep 20.23 0.7 5
177   flag Fiji 20.11 -0.05 -1
178   flag Comoros 20.01 0.03 2
179   flag Pakistan 20 0.75 5
180   flag Sao Tome & Principe 19.99 -0.05 -3
181   flag Belize 19.87 -0.05 -2
182   flag Laos 19.83 0.03 -2
183   flag Somalia 19.45 0.13 0
184   flag Cayman Islands 19.45 -1.02 -12
185   flag Vanuatu 19.31 -0.05 -3
186   flag Tahiti 19 -0.05 -1
187   flag Nepal 18.87 0.04 -1
188   flag Dominica 18.82 0.21 0
189   flag Brit. Virgin Islands 18.71 -0.05 -2
190   flag Philippines 18.55 0.2 0
191   flag St Martin 18.49 0.52 1
192   flag New Caledonia 18.33 -0.05 -3
193   flag Cambodia 18.31 0.24 -2
194   flag Turks & Caicos 17.98 0.16 -1
195   flag Djibouti 17.88 0.23 -1
196   flag Brunei 17.61 0.12 -1
197   flag Macao 17.53 0.37 1
198   flag Aruba 17.36 -0.05 -2
199   flag Puerto Rico 17.29 -0.05 -2
200   flag Bahamas 17.07 1.6 3
201   flag Mongolia 17.05 -0.05 -2
202   flag Afghanistan 16.81 0.24 -1
203   flag Papua New Guinea 16.76 -0.05 -3
204   flag East Timor 16.3 0.02 -2
205   flag Montserrat 15.02 -0.05 -1
206   flag Guam 13.94 0.08 0
207   flag US Virgin Islands 13.79 -0.22 -2
208   flag Bhutan 12.66 0.35 -1
209   flag Samoa 11.25 -0.05 -1
210   flag Tonga 10.81 -0.05 -1
211   flag Anguilla 10.41 0.72 0
212   flag Cook Islands 9.98 -0.05 -2
213   flag American Samoa 0.36 -0.05 -1

Big Movers of 2006

World champions Italy finished the year 2nd in the rankings after losing a friendly 2-0 in Croatia, drawing a Euro qualifier 1-1 at home to Lithuania and losing another Euro qualifier 3-1 away to World Cup finalists France.

Ghana had a poor Africa Cup of Nations where their only win was by a single goal against Senegal, but they excelled in the World Cup beating the Czech Republic 2-0 and the Americans 2-1 to reach the next round.

Ivory Coast reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations having defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the semi final but lost out to hosts Egypt on penalties.

Macedonia held England to a goalless draw at Wembley and picked up 3 points with a goal in Estonia in European qualifiers. Angola played in the World Cup where they drew 0-0 with Mexico.

Guyana won their first round qualification group for the Caribbean Cup played in Netherlands Antilles with convincing 5-0 wins over their hosts and Suriname. They hosted and won their second-round group with 3 more wins including the 6-0 thrashing of Antigua and Barbuda.

Togo moved down the most after losing 2-0 to DR Congo and continuing with 2 more defeats to finish bottom of their Africa Cup of Nations group.

Tunisia were brushed aside 3-0 by Guinea in a group match at the Africa Cup of Nations and began their qualification campaign for the next tournament with a goalless draw in Mauritius.

China finished behind Iraq in the Asian Cup qualifiers after losing to them 2-1 in Iraq's adopted home the UAE.

St Lucia finished bottom of their first qualifying group played in Jamaica, suffering an 8-0 spanking by St Vincent and the Grenadines in the process.

Bosnia and Herzegovina were stumped 3-1 by Hungary and humiliated 4-0 by Greece in home qualifiers for the next Euros.

Japan got off to a disappointing start in the World Cup losing 3-1 to Australia and ended up bottom of their group. Despite winning their qualifying-round group they had a disappointing 1-0 loss in Saudi Arabia.

The biggest surprise of the year was Bahamas splendid 3-1 victory over the Cayman Islands in a Caribbean Cup qualifier played in Cuba. Another big result was Botswana's 4-0 humiliation in an African qualifier away to Mauritania.

The only country to join the rankings was Comoros while Australia moved to the Asian Football Confederation and Serbia became an independent nation.

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