Soccer: World Cup-Brazil vs Mexico

Updated FIFA Rankings – Round of 16

The FIFA rankings won’t be officially updated until after the World Cup but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun and figure out who currently is the best team in the world (according to FIFA).

T1) Colombia – 1555 points currently – 1137 points before World Cup – 8th before WC

T1) Argentina – 1555 points currently – 1175 points before World Cup – 5th before WC

3) Germany – 1486 points currently – 1300 points before World Cup – 2nd before WC

4) Belgium – 1468 points currently – 1074 points before World Cup – 11th before WC

5) Netherlands – 1393 points currently – 981 points before World Cup – 15th before WC

6) Uruguay – 1330 points currently – 1147 points before World Cup – 7th before WC

7) France – 1254 points currently – 913 points before World Cup – 17th before WC

8) Spain – 1229 points currently – 1485 points before World Cup – 1st before WC

9) Switzerland – 1216 points currently – 1149 points before World Cup – 6th before WC

10) Brazil – 1174 points currently – 1242 points before World Cup – 3rd before WC

11) Portugal – 1148 points currently – 1189 points before World Cup – 4th before WC

12) Chile – 1090 points currently – 1026 points before World Cup – 14th before WC

13) Greece – 1085 points currently – 1064 points before World Cup – 12th before WC

14) Italy – 1056 points currently – 1104 points before World Cup – 9th before WC

15) United States – 989 points currently – 1035 points before World Cup – 13th before WC

16) Croatia – 955 points currently – 903 points before World Cup – 18th before WC

17) Mexico – 930 points currently – 882 points before World Cup – 20th before WC

18) Costa Rica – 927 points currently – 762 points before World Cup – 28th before WC

19) Bosnia and Herzegovina – 917 points currently – 873 points before World Cup – 21st before WC

20) England – 911 points currently – 1090 points before World Cup – 10th before WC

21) Ecuador – 901 points currently – 791 points before World Cup – 26th before WC

22) Ukraine – 898 points currently – 915 points before World Cup – 16th before WC

23) Russia – 897 points currently – 893 points before World Cup – 19th before WC

24) Algeria – 872 points currently – 858 points before World Cup – 22nd before WC

25) Ivory Coast – 850 points currently – 809 points before World Cup – 23rd before WC

A few notes:

– If both Colombia and Argentina win their Quarterfinal games, Colombia will be #1 by two points.

– Netherlands and France (10) gain the most spots out of any country while England (-10) loses the most spots out of any country.

– USA will finish the World Cup 15th unless Costa Rica wins their Quarterfinal game against the Netherlands. Costa Rica will be 15th and USA will drop to 16th.

– Final eight teams consist of the world #’s 1, 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10 and 18.

Phillip Bupp

About Phillip Bupp

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