Best International Soccer Rivalries

This is about matches most exciting between international teams (countries) or also known as rival nations in soccer.

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1Argentina - Brazil

In both countries are experiencing a passion for football as anywhere else

Brazil is going win 2014 world cup. I like both countrys but I live in Brazil and at the end of the day IT IS AWALYS I MEAN AWALYS Brazil. Go Brazil go.

These two teams are the powerhouse of world football. both nations are so much passionate about the game that if they meet up in the world cup, then it will be a classic classsic encounter. it will be a dream match which no one will bear to loose.

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2Mexico - USA

Its more than just football. These two countries hate each other for many reasons and football is the best way to compete against each other. A win for either counrty is more than just 3 points and the fans know it. Its a ridiculous atmosphere, there has to be at least 3 fights that break out in the stands during a game.

North vs south. This game goes beyond soccer, culture, race, immigration, it just all adds up. It's never a dull game with these 2 countries

This rivalry passes well beyond soccer so I would put this up to number one laugh out loud...

Mexico usual always wins

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3France - Italy

neither made it to the fifa 2010 playoffs but still it was a good game they had in 06' - anthonybecerra831

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4England - Germany

Mostly a perception of the English. How much of a rivalry can it be if only one team always wins? Germanys despise lies with the Netherlands and Italy. Spain is too fresh, all the other possible candidates (Austria, Poland etc. ) don't punch in the same weight class.

Great fantastic competition between these two rivals game FIFA

this is one of the biggest for more reasons - MatrixGuy

Sorry but two world wars and one world cup

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5Netherlands - Germany

The Germans are very nice people. But if they play soccer, I just can't stand them. That's why I will always support the Netherlands when they play against those awful Germans.

Spitting, punching, arse wiping - and that's just on the field! This rivalry has had it all - brilliant sides, plenty of spite, big matches, controversy and of course an upset in a World Cup final. Should be higher in my opinion.

From my piont of view I think they are two most powerful teams in Europe beside Spain, but if I had to put my money on one of the team I would have to pick the Netherlands.

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6Portugal - Spain

Actually Portugal vs Brazil is the total joga bonito... The beautiful soccer, these two are what soccer is about and they share the best passion for soccer. A rivalry with pleasure and fun

7Greece - Turkey

This rivalry became interesting when both Greece and Turkey had success on international level. Greece won Euro 2004 and Turkey reached the semi-finals of the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2008.

Turkey has the upper hand in the head to head fixture as Greece only managed to beat Turkey one time in 9 games.

8England - Scotland

We both just don't like each over and that's why it's the biggest rivalry in the world. We hate everything about them. They hate everything about us. No matter what we will never like each over.

Scotland are no competition for us in anything. No one even hates the Scottish in England, they're just minor to us.

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9Japan - Korea
10Denmark - Sweden

It's the battle of Scandinavia. The "beer-loving" Sanish men (Sometimes too "beer-loving") against their big bad brother across the sea. The Euro qualifier in 2007 were stopped in the end after a drunk (Obviously) Danish man ran onto the pitch and punshed the referee. The standings were 3-3 but it were later changed to 0-3 (Swedish victory). As a Swede, I think the Danish people are a bit jealous since Zlatan Ibrahimovic is from Malmö, located 30 km from Copenhagen. Bad luck Denmark...

The Contenders

11Croatia - SerbiaV1 Comment
12El Salvador - Honduras

Culturally Honduras and El Salvador are the most similar compared to the rest of Central America and a fight almost always breaks out either on or off the field.

Both of them bring passion to the game and have a lot of tradition

Known as the Clasico centroamericano and it is one of the best atmospheres in world football.

13Hungary - Romania

this rivalry I know from little distance - MatrixGuy

This rivalry is since Transsylvania became part of Romania, after the Treaty of Trianon. Romanians hate Hungarians, and Hungarians hate Romanians. That's all.

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14Algeria - Egypt

Egypt and Algeria actually have competition... you never know who's gna win!
Not voting for Egypt-Algeria is voting for Hosni Mubarak. --Hassan Amin, from the U.S.A.

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15Spain - Brazil
16Belgium - Netherlands

Netherlands win by far

17Australia - New Zealand
18Austria - Germany
19Cameroon - Ivory Coast
20Indonesia - Malaysia

Both players are very fierce on the field and both supporters are very fanatic and sometimes teased each other and fight. So far my country Indonesia wins most matches.

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