FIFA World rankings: Who is the best team at the 2022 World Cup? | The SunDecember 9, 2022
WITH the World Cup looming, the Fifa world rankings can offer a big pointer as to how teams stack up against each other.
Every month, FIFA publishes it's updated rankings for all the countries in the world.
A detailed formula involving points based on the importance of matches is used to calculate a team's position.
With England having climbed higher up the charts in recent years, they will be hoping to match their ranking and perform on the biggest stage of all.
Who is the best team in the world?
Five-time World Cup winners Brazil are currently the number one ranked country in the world on 1841 points.
They rose to the top in March of this year, following a 15-match undefeated streak.
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In at number two is Belgium who previously occupied top spot for over three years, but are still waiting for success in a major tournament.
Next on the list are South American giants Argentina, who beat Brazil to lift the Copa America earlier this year.
In at fourth are last tournament's winners France, who will be hoping for a repeat of 2018.
Taking up fifth spot are Euro 2022 finalists England, who have dropped out of the top three following their performances in the Nations League.
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