The FIFA world ranking table is a source of much debate among football fans, with arguments over whether or not it is a true reflection of a nation's quality persisting through the years in between World Cups and other major tournaments.
Nevertheless, it remains an important aspect of the international game, with the world governing body using the system to determine the seeding order for tournament and qualification draws.
Powerhouse countries like Argentina, Brazil and Germany traditionally dominate the standings, but just which is the highest ranked national team in the world? GOAL provides you with an up-to-date, comprehensive list, with all the details below.
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(October 26, 2023 edition)
*FIFA men's rankings will be next updated on December.