The men's member nations of FIFA, the world governing body of football, rank their teams based on their game results, with the most successful teams rated first. Since the rankings' inception in December 1992, eight teams (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain) have held the top spot. Belgium presently leads the men's FIFA World Rankings.
The outcomes of all FIFA-recognised full international matches are utilized to award points. The ranking system has been updated multiple times in response to criticism that the previous method of calculation did not accurately reflect the relative importance of the items. The current version of the ranking system has employed the Elo rating system used in chess since August 16, 2018. Coca-Cola is the current sponsor of the rating; hence, it is referred to as the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
FIFA Ranking 2021
The latest FIFA World Rankings for 2021 are officially available, and Belgium is ranked at the top with 1828.45 points. They did, however, narrowly beat out Brazil, who came in second with 1826.35 points, and France, who came in third with 1786.15 points. This is the fourth year in a row that Belgium has finished the year in the first place.
Canada (40th) is the 'Most Improved Side,' having gained a total of 130.32 points during the past 12 months. Their rise has been fueled by their run to the 2021 Gold Cup semi-finals, as well as outstanding results in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers.
List of FIFA World Ranking 2021
FIFA World Rankings and Formula
The FIFA World Rankings are the result of a scientific system that attempts to rationalize an inexplicable game. For each team, the algorithm uses four elements to determine its ranking. The first is quite straightforward; it refers to points earned throughout a match (M). A team receives three points for a win, one for a tie, and two for a penalty shootout victory.
The match's importance is the next consideration (I). Friendly matches and small tournaments receive one point, World Cup or Continental qualifications receive two points, Continental competition finals or Confederations Cup finals receive three points, and the World Cup receives four points.
The opposition's standing, according to the most recent FIFA World Rankings, is the third element to consider (T). This component is calculated by deducting 200 from the team's ranking and then dividing by 100.
The strength of the confederation is the ultimate consideration (C). The confederations' strength is determined by the average of their victories over the previous three World Cups.
P = M x I x T x C x 100 is the formula.
When it comes to important competitions, consistency is not a factor.
FAQs About FIFA Rankings
- Who ranked first during FIFA 2021?
Belgium ranked first during FIFA 2021.
- What is the formula for calculating the points?
P = M x I x T x C x 100
- When was the FIFA association inaugurated?
The FIFA association was inaugurated in December 1992.