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Looking Into How Teams Are Ranking Themselves In The FIFA World Cup Play Offs

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Bernard Ford
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With the FIFA World Cup taking place in a month’s time, football fans are keeping themselves updated with the latest news surrounding their favourite teams and players.

The FIFA global ranking, as its name suggests, is a system the world governing body of football uses to rank national teams. The 211 member associations of FIFA are included in the ranking. Each month, FIFA updates its rankings based on matches that have received FIFA recognition throughout the course of the previous month.

Since its first introduction in December 1992, it has undergone a lot of alterations, and it has regularly drawn criticism from both players and fans of the game. According to the calculating process, the top-performing clubs should move up the list.

Only eight teams have climbed to the top of FIFA’s world rankings in the past 25 years – Brazil, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. Brazil retained the top rank at that time for the longest total amount of time.

Let’s have a look at the current ranking of the teams. Keep reading to see if your team made it to the top 5!

How Are The Games Ranked?

The men’s national teams of FIFA are ranked based on their game outcomes, with the winningest sides being ranked at the top.

Betting On The World Cup

Watching the World Cup is already exciting. You’re kept at the edge of your seat, waiting and hoping that your team scores the winning goal. However, what will make the match even more interesting is if bets were placed.

Place bets on your favorite team with reliable sportsbooks that have World Cup betting offers to make the World Cup experience even better!

Which Teams Are In The Top 5?

1.  Brazil

Thinking about how effective Brazil’s attacking is in preparation for the World Cup? Gabriel Jesus is still not confirmed for making Tite’s team.

Despite the Arsenal player missing recent friendlies against Tunisia and Ghana, the Selecao still managed 8 goals, with Neymar leading the way.

Due to their strong midfield and defense, the five-time winners are now the top favourites.

2.  France

The 2022 season for the defending champions has certainly not been a successful one, as the team only secured one win in six Nations Competition games and narrowly avoided being kicked out of the league.

The fact that they lost to Denmark twice, whom they will play again in Qatar’s group stages, is very worrying.

Didier Deschamps’ situation is not one wants to be in when injuries to players like Paul Pogba, Jules Kounde, and N’Golo Kante are taken into consideration. Concerns about Kylian Mbappe’s mentality have also been raised.

Even though France has a talented and determined team, the chances of another team beating them is high.

3.  Argentina

The Copa America champions seem to be in tip-top shape overall and ready to play at a high level.

Messi is once again at the top of his game, and Scaloni has given his squad a spirit of togetherness and collaboration that could help them acquire the title.

Argentina has already won the FIFA World Cup twice and they’re coming to take the trophy home once again!

4.  Spain

Spain was placed in Pot Two with Germany, brewing up a crucial first-round encounter between two of the match favourites.

La Roja may still win, but facing Hansi Flick’s squad increases the possibility that they will place second, which might make their game in the round of 16 more difficult.

Leading up to the World Cup they won their Nations League group, despite questions on whether they have the offense to fully utilize their midfield talent. Going into Qatar, Luis Enrique’s team is in respectable condition.

5.  Germany

Despite losing six of their eight games in 2022, Germany appears to be building a team that will be dreaded in the future under Hansi Flick. But Germany can triumph because of their seasoned and tenacious coach, Hansi Flick!

Jamal Musiala is rapidly becoming one of the top players in European football, despite the fact that their team has a lot of experience in the form of Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich, and Ilkay Gundogan.

After being placed in the same group as Spain, their best chance of winning the World Cup may be if they face a challenging foe in the knockout round.

Final Thoughts

Predictions and theories are currently flooding the internet, however, we will only know if those predictions are true once the games begin as you never know what might happen!

Make sure to keep an eye out on related news to know where your team stands!

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