Best National Soccer Teams

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Which county has the best current soccer squad and don't base your choices on the world cup.

The Top TenXW

1Brazil

Spain PlayStation very well but I don't understand why many considers them the best of all time. They have been 35 consecutive official matches undefeated before been destroyed by young brazil team ( first match playing brazil what may justify why took so long to loose ), but this record is shared with Brazil. Brazil and Argentina can not play europian cups, but in all major world wide cups brazil is far more successful. 7 world cups finals, 5 World Cup wins and 4 confederation cups. What about Spain? Just one World Cup and 0 confederation cups? Before comparing with brazil Spain must match the success of many other nations... ( Italy, Germany, Argentina e Uruguay are far more successfull )

Five world cups.
Top team in FIFA World Cup - All-time rankings (best numbers overall)

It doesn't matter how good the "current" European sensation is --recent years, Spain; before them, Italy; before, France, before Germany, etc. -- Brazil IS ALWAYS THE TEAM TO BEAT.

Brazil won the confederations cup in 2013. When Spain won the confederations cup in South Africa, they won the world cup in 2010. Further more, the teams are playing in Brazil. Perhaps the players will be inspired by their giant audience. I'm pretty sure it's the biggest in the world. Neymar, Oscar, and Fred have shone in the confederations cup. Probably Neymar is one of the players in the top 10 best players in the world. The world's greatest football legend Pele said that Neymar is better than Messi who has better experience. Brazil won 5 world cups. they will win the 6th this year. They are the best. Germany is the worst.

Brazil could of won the 2014 World Cup only if Columbia didn't injure Neymar Brazil could of won Germany and went to the final against Argentina

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2Germany

Germany is historically one of the three most successful national teams at international competitions, having won a total of three World Cups and three European Championships. They have also been runners-up three times in the European Championships, four times in the World Cup, and further won four 3rd places. East Germany won Olympic Gold in 1976. Germany is the only nation to have won both the men's and women's World Cups. Germany's rivals include England, The Netherlands, and Argentina.

Germany have a really good chance of winning the World Cup this year. Neur, Phillip Lahm, Bastian Shcweinshwigher ( If I spell your name wrong I am sorry) Mesut Ozil, Muller, Reus, Kroos, Gotze and so may more players that are star quality. 4 time winners of the world cup have been in the semi-finals 4 times plus there other 4 wins that is 8 times. Germany also are the only teams to ever have the men and the women both win the world cup. Germany is one of those big teams when you think about football. They are in the group of death and very one thinks that they are going to walk out with 9 points. In the group of death I don't think that is possible. They are the top 5 teams in the world. All of Spain's stars are getting old Xavi 33 years old this is his last world cup. ( I think because a 37 year old man can't compete) Inestia 30 years old. England's players are getting destroyed. Argentina only has Messi. There real threats are Netherlands Brazil and Italy. Italy almost got beaten ...more - zotz99

Germany should be in 2nd place because they have one more cups than Spain

7 - 0; how is Brazil ahead of them

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3Spain

Spain winning both the world and European cup in the last couple of years, are proving they are the best team ever. Yes this is certainly a golden age for Spanish football. But some of the players they have we'll be all time legends, not just in Spain but in history(Casillas, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyols). People we're talking about the best team ever!... Not the number of cups won. I hope they win Euro 12" that'll put the nail in the coffin!

Spain has won 3 major tournaments in the last 4 years and they have enough firepower to be major threat in 2014. Brazil got lucky in the confederations cup. Spain is fully capable of defending their World Cup if they recruit more young talent onto their squad. They also manage to dominate possession in almost every game. VIVA ESPANA!

They just play soccer in an incredibly way. The 3 Best Major tournaments. No one wanna play against this squad. They just play as good as they know in against the best sides in the best matches. I am not talking about friendlies or honor tournaments like confederations one.

They are just the best

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4Argentina

MAradona, the best player of the 20th century was from Argentina. Messi, the best current player is from Argentina. That says it all. Argentina has the most entertaining football ever, and they have some of the best players too. The reason that they are not achieving top level success right now is the don't have a high quality coach.

Argentina not my home state but still a great soccer country - 123wmx

I am from India, Here peoples support Brazil mostly with Germany and Argentina resting at no. 2 position with tie... Definitely Argentina is not best right now but I feel special bonding with their team and attack of Argentina is by far the best... Argentina has shown good defense in FIFA 2014 wc in Brazil and its goalkeeper is not bad, he showed his skills against Netherlands in Semifinal... GO Argentina... FOREVER Argentina IN HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF IndianS

No matter the loss tonight Argentina is still the best team in my mind. Forever Messi!

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5Italy

Nobody can match their talent, they have a beret of great players, including one of the best goalkeepers in the world

During the earliest days of Italian nation football, it was common for a Technical Commission to be appointed. The Commission took the role that a standard coach would currently play. Ever since 1967, the national team has been controlled by the coaches only.

For this reason, the coach of the Italian national team is still called Technical Commissioner (Commissario tecnico or CT).

Technical Commission (1910-1912)
Vittorio Pozzo (1912)
Technical Commission (1912-1924)
Vittorio Pozzo (1924)
Technical Commission (1924-1925)
Augusto Rangone (1925-1928)
Carlo Carcano (1928-1929)
Vittorio Pozzo (1929-1948) - World Champions 1934, World Champions 1938
Ferruccio Novo (1949-1950) - as Technical Commission Chairman
Technical Commission (1951)
Carlino Beretta (1952-1953)
Technical Commission (1953-1959)
Giuseppe Viani ...more - roblist

4 world cups the best team in Europe. In 2006 they only conceded two goals: 1 an own goal by Zaccardo against USA and zidane penalty in the final.

Guys seriously, If we're talking about history Italy should've been at least 3rd, Everybody knows that Brazil is 1st. What comes after it? Italy then Germany, Spain should've been 8th. Spain has no history anyways, Please rank Italy to be at least 3rd..!

Forza italia

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6Netherlands

Dude they are the best team... you all suck for making them 21! I mean they have Robin Van Persie! He is amazing! I mean Brazil deserves to be number 1 because they have been to the world cup the most but Netherlands should be in the top 5!

I'm not dutch but you must admire there skills and contribution for the beautiful game over the past 4 decades, and that for such a small country, they really are the Brazil of Europe, football is in there genes

The dutch are the founders of total football. There legacy is not only in there game and for Holland, but the made football more interesting for the whole world.

There really good

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7England

1. Gary Linekar
2. Bobby Moore
3. Gordon Banks
4. Wayne Rooney
5. Bobby Charlton
6. Stanley Matthews
7. David Beckham
8. Bryan Robson
9. Jimmy Greaves
10. Kevin Keegan
11. David Beckham

All great players for England, England have a spirit for there footy matches, they have won the World Cup only once in 1966 - roblist

England are all way on the minds of every other team in every World Cup, they know that even when they play bad they still can beat you. And when they are on there game nobody can beat them.

Not had the best couple of years but with now a strong goalkeeper and experienced players but also a young team I reckon they will win the world cup in Rio

Beckham is the legend

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8France

France should be in the top 5 France produced so many incredible players like Raymond Kopa Michele Pltini and of course the Legendary Zindine Zidane they won the 1998 World Cup the 1984 and 2000 euro cup they also won the two confederation cup and the 1984 Olympics.

France are much more successful than England... How come they are so low? They are a one time world champion, 2 times European champions and 1 time world cup runners up.. They should be placed after Brazil, Italy, Germany, Spain and Argentina. For me, France is the sixth most successful country in the world.

Lately France has produced an amazing batch of players such as Samir Nasri and Karim Benzema. They deserve, in my opinion, at least a five spot.

Amazing team

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9Portugal

One of the most decorated teams ever, this team is famous for Christiano Ronaldo, they have never won a world cup, they have been runners up in 1966 but lost to England 2-1, and have been runners up in the 2004 Euro Cup were they lost to Greece. But in the 2010 World Cup smashed North Korea 7 - 0 in a match were Christiano Ronaldo scored 3 or 4 goals, and could be one of portugals best performances - roblist

Portugal may be a small country, with very few football players comparing to other top national squads, but despite all of that, they still face the big ones in outstanding matches. Portugal may have never won a major competition but they already have a title: the most underrated team.

Although we have never won any title, we play good football, enjoyable and organized. The only thing left is a bit of luck...

Best team in the world

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10Uruguay

Won first world cup EVER in 1930 very good team luiz suarez is a fantastic player

Respect from Romania! You're an amazing team, and I hope cause you will win the World Cup in 2014!

Uruguay is a very underrated team, they can play football, they showed one of the best efforts at the 2010 World Cup and have won the World Cup itself 3 times, A good effort. - roblist

A country with only 3 million people. They should be ranked number 1.

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The Contenders

11Colombia

Colombia is an amazing team and knows their ways just cause they have some bad days we all do and Yea Brazil is good but only cause they cheat Colombia made Plenty of goals except since Brazil cheated on the World Cup against Colombia the referees didn't count most of them AND the referees have our cards when we didn't deserve them

Colombia has such a great team, they proved it today October 11 against Chile, they were losing 3-0 and they ended up tying. Now they have a spot in the World Cup and I'm pretty sure they will surprise us.

What the heck why isn't Colombia in the top ten best teams I mean they have Falcao and James with those to players they could beat teams like Portugal

They're better than Mexico

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12Mexico

Mexico is playing in such a better level, they have beaten The US almost half the time with 4 or more goals & they have beat Brazil over the past years more times than any other country I think they deserve to be higher in the rank.

Mexico is a great team because they beated france 2-0 I think. They might as well beated and lose against italy in the world cup. France too in the world cup and someone said they beat brazil like 2 times already. But never won a world cup in history

I believe they will win a World Cup in the future, they are an amazing team and have shown their skills clearly in every game they've played. They always have something to offer to make the game more intriguing.

Mexico is great its beaten so many teams. I don't know why Mexico is top 12, it should be top 1

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13Belgium

Wait and see in 2014... Quarter finals at least

I love most of the players in Belgium and I feel like they are better than Uruguay and Colombia.

Just look at the team, its great, they are maybe not so good as spain or germany, but Wait and see..

They have Hazard, come on

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14United States

The united States are underrated and you shouldn't under estimate their ability to play Soccer. They have been Runners up in the World Cup, there biggest win was 11 - 0 and they have won the Gold Cup Four Times - roblist

This is the only country that calls football soccer and instead of calling soccer football they call American football, football that's why sometimes United States soccer team can't be taken seriously they are good but just sometimes dumb, but they are more American Football that's there excuse. Hopefully they don't call FIFA some other crap

It is cool and it might become much better

United States should be 10 because we beat number 9 Portugal number 12 Mexico and tied Argentina

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15Greece

Greece have never won a world cup, but have won a euro cup. When Greece are on their best day you better watch out for this team, they have a lot of talent to give - roblist

I am greek and I hate haters we are better than Albania and england I do not care what you say

Keep up the good work HELLAS OLE OLE

I'm greek and we r bad and we r never going to beat Italy again

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16Chile

Chile could have the fastest rising talent than any other team, they have been runners up in the World Cup and have won the copa America Four times. And they put on a good show at the 2010 World Cup, when they shocked everybody by leaving the Group Stage undefeated. They may have only had 8 appearances, but in those 8 appearances they have shown a lot of talent and have been great! - roblist

Chile should be at least 5th they are better then the teams that are above them and they made it into the quarter finals in the COPA America Brazil is first and didn't get to the quarter finals

It is a very good team as they have beat argentina in the copa america

Wonderful team

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17Japan

What we r way better then most of the teams above us

Japan should at least be in the top 10! They are an amazing team!

They only have fast players but that doesn't help

Japan was win Asian cup 2011

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18Sweden

Their present is not their best, I'll give you that. However, even though they didn't make it to the last WC, they have a good place in world football with Zlatan Ibrahimovic as their leading figure. There are nine "Greats" in football history: The eight champions plus the Netherlands. After that Sweden has the best record and presence throughout the years. Sweden played in a World Cup Final (even if it was theirs). Got in third place twice. It should be way higher on this list.

Sweden has a much better record than many of the teams above on this list. What are people thinking?

Come on Sweden we are playing a game in Ireland and I got Sweden so hope you win. Best of luck Olivia

19Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a good team as you saw in the world cup qualifying the beat the us and Mexico I think Honduras to some of the best teams in North America.

Costa Rica is the most underrated national team in the world. They got into the quarterfinals in 2014 and it is only 19? Come on people.

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20Hungary

Please do your research. Hungary under puskas was best national team ever.

In early fifties Hungary's national team was the best national team. They destroyed the self-confident English team twice (6:3 and 7:1), and they lost the only (but the most important) match in the final of the World Cup 54. After having win against Brazil and Uruguay in the quarter final and semi final they could not win against West Germany team which did not missed the help of the English referee (Mr. Ling).

Hungary was undefeated in 100 friendly and championship matches in the early 50's. How many national teams can boast about that? NONE.

Best team ever for sure!

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