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FIFA / Coca Cola World Ranking announced ahead of Russia 20182 min read

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Wales (18th, up 3) have also climbed into that elite group, while further down the ranks El Salvador (72, up 13), Azerbaijan (105, up 21), New Zealand (120, up 13), Kosovo (141, up 11), and Papua New Guinea (166, up 14) all registered significant gains.

There is cause to celebrate, too, for Syria (73, up 3), Lebanon (79, up 3) and Gibraltar (195, up 1), with all three – along with the aforementioned Kosovans – having ascended to their best-ever positions on the global ladder.

The Ranking makes less pleasant reading for Spain (10th, down 2), who swapped places with the Poles, Tunisia (21, down 7) and the Turks and Caicos Islands (206th, down 4), who slumped to the bottom of the table after joining Anguilla, Bahamas, Eritrea, Somalia and Tonga on zero points.

The table representing the top ten teams.

Rank Team Total Points Previous Points +/-
1 GERGermany 1558(1558.49) 1544 0
2 BRABrazil 1431(1430.57) 1384 0
3 BELBelgium 1298(1298.32) 1346 0
4 PORPortugal 1274(1273.69) 1306 0
5 ARGArgentina 1241(1241.45) 1254 0
6 SUISwitzerland 1199(1198.72) 1179 0
7 FRAFrance 1198(1198.13) 1166 0
8 POLPoland 1183(1182.61) 1128 +2
9 CHIChile 1135(1134.66) 1146 0
10 ESPSpain 1126(1125.5) 1162 -2

 The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 19 July 2018.

9 out of 10 teams are going to the World Cup and that means it is going to be a hefty competition. This list gives us the basic idea of the power index just before the start of the upcoming World Cup. Below are few of the main pointers to take away from the latest addition to the FIFA Men’s Team Rankings.

Leader
Germany (unchanged)

Moves into top 10
None

Moves out of top 10
None

Matches played in total
74

Most matches played
Botswana, Madagascar (4 each)

Biggest move by points
Azerbaijan (up 76 points)

Biggest move by ranks
Azerbaijan (up 21 ranks)

Biggest drop by points
Tunisia (down 102 points)

Biggest drop by ranks
Guyana (down 18 ranks)

Newly ranked teams
None

Teams that are no longer ranked
None

Inactive teams, not ranked
None

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