World Football Ranking     
2008

Current Rankings


Pos.
Country
Total Points
2008
Points gained
2008
Move
2008
1   football Spain 2988 148.92 5
2   football Brazil 2924 -27.34 -1
3   football Netherlands 2895 95.92 11
4   football England 2891 73.24 7
5   football Italy 2885 -20.66 -3
6   football Argentina 2879 -12.48 -3
7   football Germany 2877 38.88 0
8   football Paraguay 2850 22.46 1
9   football Croatia 2833 -1.04 -1
10   football Uruguay 2832 42.02 6
11   football Russia 2831 57.14 10
12   football Czech Rep 2821 -30.38 -7
13   football France 2820 -33.58 -9
14   football Chile 2818 68.1 15
15   football Turkey 2811 34.74 5
16   football Serbia 2796 49.56 14
17   football Denmark 2794 33.36 9
18   football Greece 2792 -2.92 -3
19   football Romania 2792 -35.9 -9
20   football USA 2790 31.22 7
21   football Portugal 2789 7.08 -3
22   football Colombia 2784 -29.3 -10
23   football Mexico 2782 -26.5 -10
24   football Bulgaria 2778 8.34 -1
25   football Ukraine 2777 42.36 9
26   football Poland 2776 -4.58 -7
27   football Sweden 2775 -7.94 -10
28   football Ecuador 2773 44.82 8
29   football Switzerland 2773 5.38 -4
30   football Israel 2772 17.8 -2
31   football Japan 2761 26.02 2
32   football Scotland 2760 -13.24 -10
33   football Rep Ireland 2755 15.38 -1
34   football Australia 2745 41 8
35   football Norway 2744 -24.6 -11
36   football Iran 2739 28.42 4
37   football Wales 2735 36.92 7
38   football Venezuela 2728 0.6 -1
39   football Lithuania 2726 36.42 7
40   football Honduras 2725 36.2 8
41   football South Korea 2724 52.36 11
42   football Egypt 2723 63.451 17
43   football Bosnia-Herzegovina 2721 59.2 15
44   football Bolivia 2720 55.66 12
45   football Slovakia 2720 5.02 -7
46   football Finland 2719 6.66 -7
47   football Ivory Coast 2715 -27.26 -16
48   football Costa Rica 2714 43.18 5
49   football Peru 2707 6.62 -6
50   football Belgium 2706 24.84 -1
51   football Hungary 2704 52.06 11
52   football Saudi Arabia 2698 9.48 -5
53   football Slovenia 2697 61.8 15
54   football Nigeria 2695 27.32 0
55   football N.Ireland 2693 -10.58 -14
56   football Macedonia 2691 14.5 -6
57   football Latvia 2688 38.8 6
58   football Belarus 2688 29.72 2
59   football Cameroon 2681 39.98 7
60   football Ghana 2681 -49.22 -25
61   football Montenegro 2675 49.3 10
62   football Morocco 2673 9.38 -7
63   football Georgia 2672 8.98 -6
64   football Iraq 2671 -19.42 -19
65   football Austria 2669 -6.54 -14
66   football Cyprus 2667 25.9 -1
67   football Jamaica 2666 81.32 15
68   football Albania 2662 37.64 4
69   football Uzbekistan 2639 27.96 5
70   football Canada 2638 -15.84 -9
71   football Tunisia 2637 2.78 -2
72   football Panama 2637 -3.18 -8
73   football China 2634 21.5 0
74   football North Korea 2633 76 18
75   football Syria 2628 60.54 12
76   football Iceland 2625 59.08 12
77   football Bahrain 2620 67.48 17
78   football Oman 2620 50.88 8
79   football Moldova 2620 -12.96 -9
80   football Estonia 2617 18.56 -1
81   football Guatemala 2616 15.46 -4
82   football Armenia 2616 6.7 -7
83   football Guinea 2615 10.82 -7
84   football Qatar 2611 49.58 7
85   football Angola 2601 2.2 -7
86   football El Salvador 2599 81.36 15
87   football Jordan 2596 23.72 -3
88   football Libya 2588 47.68 9
89   football Trinidad & Tobago 2588 1.66 -9
90   football Azerbaijan 2587 40.7 6
91   football UAE 2587 30.66 2
92   football Senegal 2584 -56.08 -25
93   football South Africa 2581 10.72 -8
94   football Gabon 2580 69.82 12
95   football Kuwait 2577 12.44 -5
96   football Kazakhstan 2575 -9.52 -15
97   football Mali 2565 -8.8 -14
98   football Zambia 2561 9.44 -3
99   football DR Congo 2548 19.48 1
100   football Thailand 2547 31.06 2
101   football Togo 2546 16.86 -2
102   football Benin 2532 26.46 6
103   football Zimbabwe 2525 -13.94 -5
104   football Algeria 2524 36.8 6
105   football Singapore 2523 37.8 6
106   football Kenya 2522 70.08 12
107   football Mozambique 2521 60.42 8
108   football Burkina Faso 2519 71.74 13
109   football Rwanda 2517 72.16 13
110   football Malawi 2515 61.78 7
111   football Liechtenstein 2513 2.18 -6
112   football Uganda 2507 12.06 -3
113   football Malta 2506 -0.72 -6
114   football Sudan 2500 -11.22 -10
115   football Tanzania 2493 43.96 4
116   football Cuba 2492 -20.8 -13
117   football Haiti 2491 -72.74 -28
118   football Faroe Islands 2490 41.8 2
119   football Gambia 2485 57.2 7
120   football Luxembourg 2483 48.58 4
121   football Namibia 2483 41.88 2
122   football Guadeloupe 2477 11.6 -9
123   football Congo 2475 2.1 -11
124   football Vietnam 2464 44.16 5
125   football Botswana 2459 -0.46 -9
126   football Lebanon 2454 -7.62 -12
127   football Cape Verde Islands 2445 38.82 4
128   football Ethiopia 2444 17.1 0
129   football Andorra 2418 0.18 1
130   football Turkmenistan 2417 29.4 4
131   football Madagascar 2409 64.46 12
132   football Burundi 2409 -18.76 -5
133   football Indonesia 2408 14.32 0
134   football Yemen 2406 21.44 2
135   football Equatorial Guinea 2402 3.9 -3
136   football Sierra Leone 2401 62.3 10
137   football Palestine 2400 12.44 -2
138   football New Zealand 2400 -30.2 -13
139   football Liberia 2384 37.7 3
140   football Chad 2379 51.28 10
141   football Lesotho 2373 25.36 0
142   football Grenada 2372 169.94 27
143   football Tajikistan 2372 9.52 -3
144   football Eritrea 2372 -5 -7
145   football Malaysia 2368 29.48 3
146   football Swaziland 2365 27.06 1
147   football Martinique 2359 -17.52 -9
148   football Niger 2356 43.18 6
149   football Barbados 2355 35.16 3
150   football Myanmar 2345 37.16 7
151   football Hong Kong 2344 7.6 -2
152   football Reunion 2338 25.64 3
153   football Zanzibar 2334 -5 -8
154   football Mauritania 2334 -34.8 -15
155   football India 2328 18.36 1
156   football St Vincent/Grenadines 2313 -29.38 -12
157   football Suriname 2302 70.1 8
158   football Kyrgyzstan 2300 -14.84 -5
159   football Antigua & Barbuda 2298 164.62 15
160   football Central African Rep 2298 -5 -1
161   football Mauritius 2298 -29.42 -10
162   football San Marino 2278 10.4 -1
163   football Guyana 2270 -32.62 -5
164   football Seychelles 2264 47.02 4
165   football Guinea Bissau 2252 -5 -3
166   football Mayotte 2251 -25.44 -6
167   football Maldives Rep 2239 22.74 0
168   football Bermuda 2224 -1.74 -2
169   football St Lucia 2211 -39.98 -6
170   football St Kitts & Nevis 2206 -38.72 -6
171   football French Guiana 2191 11.28 -1
172   football Neth.Antilles 2176 89.2 5
173   football Belize 2146 73.52 6
174   football Sri Lanka 2143 -1.08 -2
175   football Taiwan 2138 3.6 -2
176   football Bangladesh 2131 1.72 -1
177   football Nicaragua 2113 -35 -6
178   football New Caledonia 2107 50.58 6
179   football Pakistan 2102 4.96 -3
180   football Fiji 2094 42.9 5
181   football Comoros 2082 13.24 0
182   football Dominican Rep 2071 -13.4 -4
183   football Cayman Islands 2067 45.98 5
184   football Solomon Islands 2066 -5 -4
185   football Laos 2063 3.52 -2
186   football Sao Tome & Principe 2060 -5 -4
187   football Nepal 2054 52.8 2
188   football Vanuatu 2033 -12.2 -2
189   football Somalia 2018 -5 -2
190   football Dominica 2008 37.5 2
191   football Philippines 1989 17.52 0
192   football Cambodia 1973 6.32 1
193   football Brit. Virgin Islands 1963 -11.66 -3
194   football Puerto Rico 1950 103.62 8
195   football Turks & Caicos 1939 37.4 2
196   football Djibouti 1938 14.56 -1
197   football Tahiti 1937 16.72 -1
198   football St Martin 1933 -9.9 -4
199   football Afghanistan 1890 44.56 4
200   football Aruba 1890 38.2 1
201   football Brunei 1889 17.24 -2
202   football Macao 1874 -1.76 -4
203   football Mongolia 1850 -5 -3
204   football Bahamas 1846 17.9 0
205   football Papua New Guinea 1809 -5 0
206   football East Timor 1801 12.88 0
207   football Montserrat 1660 -1.9 0
208   football Guam 1590 5.4 0
209   football US Virgin Islands 1584 21.46 0
210   football Bhutan 1560 71.72 0
211   football Tuvalu 1413 -5 0
212   football Samoa 1368 -5 0
213   football Anguilla 1336 46.8 2
214   football Tonga 1332 -5 -1
215   football Cook Islands 1331 -5 -1
216   football American Samoa 492 -5 0

Big Movers of 2008

Spain were crowned European champions and moved to the top of the rankings while the Netherlands who dominated and won the group of death moved into 3rd place despite going out in the quarter finals to Russia in extra time.

Grenada who drew 2-2 at home to Costa Rica in a World Cup qualifier, were victorious 2-1 over Trinidad & Tobago and 4-2 over Barbados to progress from their Caribbean Cup group behind hosts Jamaica to who they lost in the final.

North Korea picked up important wins on their travels, beating Jordan 1-0 and the UAE 2-1 in World Cup qualifiers.

Egypt won their Africa Cup of Nations group in Ghana ahead of Cameroon whom they defeated 4-2 and then 1-0 in the final to lift the cup having thumped Ivory Coast 4-1 in the semi.

Bahrain picked up 1-0 wins away to Oman and at home to Japan in World Cup qualifiers.

Chile enjoyed away wins 2-0 in Bolivia and 3-2 in Venezuela before thumping Colombia 4-0 at home in World Cup qualifiers.

Bosnia and Herzegovina hammered their Estonian visitors 7-0 in a World Cup qualifier.

Slovenia drew 1-1 away to Poland and defeated Northern Ireland 2-0 at home in World Cup qualifiers.

Jamaica had home wins over Mexico and Honduras 1-0 and Canada 3-0 in World Cup qualifiers and won the Caribbean Cup on home soil with a 2-0 win over Grenada.

El Salvador enjoyed good home wins in World Cup qualifiers, 3-1 against Panama and 5-0 over Haiti.

Antigua & Barbuda began the Caribbean Cup qualifiers by brushing aside Bermuda 4-0 in the Cayman Islands and got the better of Guyana 2-1 in Trinidad & Tobago to qualify for the finals where they earned draws 1-1 against Haiti and 2-2 against Guadeloupe in Jamaica.

Haiti had a poor year, playing a goalless draw at home to Netherland Antilles where they also drew 2-2 against Suriname and lost 3-1 to Costa Rica in World Cup qualifiers. They were also thumped 5-0 away to El Salvador in the same competition.

Senegal were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations after losing 3-1 to Angola in the group stage and failed to reach the World Cup finishing 3rd in their group behind Gambia with whom they drew 1-1 on home soil.

Ghana disappointingly lost in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations they were hosting 1-0 to Cameroon and also lost a World Cup qualifier 2-0 away to Gabon.

Iraq failed to get past the third round of the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup after losing 2-0 away to Qatar and 1-0 in the return match played in the United Arab Emirates.

Ivory Coast were thumped 4-1 by Egypt in the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations and then 4-2 by hosts Ghana in the bronze match. They were also held 0-0 away to Madagascar in a World Cup qualifier.

The biggest surprise of the year was Lithuania's 3-0 romping of Romania in a World Cup qualifier away from home. Bermuda's 2-1 victory away to Trinidad & Tobago in another World Cup qualifier was also a big result.

There were no new entries, but the point unit was changed by multiplying all points by 100 to get rid of decimal points and put more space between teams.

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