World champion in Qatar in 2022, Argentina took first place in the FIFA rankings at the expense of Brazil demoted to third place.
After adding a third star to his shirt, the Albiceleste climbed to the top step of the FIFA rankings podium. Argentina confirmed in friendly matches its state of form by presenting to its public the World Cup won in Qatar in December 2022. The best footballing nation also demoted its rival and sworn enemy, Brazil to third place in the rankings. . The Seleçao, which was in the lead, was therefore also overtaken because of its poor results by another nation, in particular because of its defeat against Morocco during the international break.
The France team despite its failure in the World Cup final against Argentina took second place in this Fifa ranking. Well placed, the French continue to shine since their coronation in Russia in 2018. The only real sprain experienced by the Blues is the Euro football tournament which was played in 2021. They were eliminated in the round of 16 against Switzerland. Otherwise, Didier Deschamps' men have always responded. The country is rewarded for this consistency and its recent victories during the Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Ireland. At the gates of first position, the tricolor will have the opportunity in the coming months to overtake their executioner in Qatar provided they perform in the next matches and that the Albiceleste loses a few matches.
Here is the latest FIFA ranking with points, positions won or lost (the top 10 on our page):
Since April 6, 2023, Argentina has taken over the top of the FIFA rankings. She is the best nation in the world. It is slightly ahead of France 2nd, and Brazil 3rd.
All continents are mixed to establish the FIFA ranking. Here is the African top 20 of April 6, 2023:
A new method, which came into effect in August 2018, is currently used by FIFA. FIFA called this new version "SUM". Before this reform, the ranking was based on an average, established over a certain period of time. The new system proceeds by addition/subtraction on a total of points, according to the matches gained or lost. FIFA explains that the points added or subtracted are partly defined by the relative strength of the two opponents. The model therefore takes into account the logic that would like a higher ranked team to obtain better results against an opponent who occupies a lower position in the ranking. For more information, you can find the press release right here.
As for men, the FIFA ranking exists for women's national teams, here is the latest ranking dating from April 6, 2023: