All Whites drop in official FIFA international team world rankings

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New Zealand’s All Whites have dropped three places in the FIFA men’s world rankings.

New Zealand are now rated #107, in the revision of the rankings since they were last published in April 2024.

New Zealand’s position was #122 when Danny Hay took over as head coach in late 2019.

When Darren Bazeley was appointed to the role in March 2023, the side was ranked #104.

The highest position achieved by New Zealand has been 47th (in August 2002); the lowest has been 161st (April-May 2016).

The last five years

How the rankings are calculated

Points are allocated to teams from their most recent games and are weighted using the following criteria:

  • Result of the match.
  • Home vs away, or neutral ground.
  • Importance of the match.
  • Difference in ranking between the teams.

Beating a highly-rated team, away, and in a tournament, rather than a friendly, can boost a team’s momentum up the rankings.

A win over a lowly-rated team can have little impact.

Winning or losing, of course, is the most important criteria, but goal difference and goals scored are also taken into account, as is shown in the following table.

READ MORE: The methodology used to rank teams >>>>>

Oceania rankings

The ratings of OFC nations, and movement since last rankings:

107 (-3) New Zealand
133 (-1) Solomon Islands
158 New Caledonia
161 (+1) Tahiti
165 (+1) Papua New Guinea
166 (+2) Fiji
170 (+2) Vanuatu
181 Samoa
187 Cook Islands
188 (+1) American Samoa

Current top 10 teams

The leading international men’s teams, as ranked by FIFA, are:

1 Argentina
2 France
3 Belgium
4 (+1) Brazil
5 (+1) England
6 Portugal
7 Netherlands
8 Spain
9 Croatia (+1)
10 (+1) Italy

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