Greatest Soccer Nations


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Only country not have missed a world cup (record impossible to be matched now), 5 championships in their pocket, no fear for any other team, players such Pele with 3 world cups wins... I respect Germany, Italy, Argentina, Spain, Argentina, but there is no equivalent to Brazil yet. Almost a third of all world cups won by this nation, amazing!
5 world cup wins, countless legendary players, and is recognized as the best by most of the world
I am certainly no fan of Brazil in soccer, but even I must admit that, historically, they are the greatest. First of all, they have the most World Cup titles. Second, they are tied first in appearances in the Final. Third, they have qualified for every single tournament-also first place there. In conclusion, they are first in every relevant statistic and, though Germany comes close, there is just no beating Brazil.


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I believe its more than just how many world cups a nation has won..germany for me outrightly deserves first place because of its consistency to always reach the semis or finals of the worlds most cherished championship...this alone proves that germany shall forever be a mighty force to reckon with..its the only team you can surely always place amongst the top three of every competition.the other two can change but germany has to keep its position
Germany have won more first, second, and third place titles in Fifa world cups than any other team in the world. Although they haven't taken first most, they are the most consistent team. They don't have star players that carry the team, but use strategy to overcome their opponents. Also, their average age is like 23!
Football is a sport where luck always will be a part of the game. Germany mostly anytime was a member of the close finalists like, I guess, any other nation. After almost 120 years of football history, germany has proven to be one of the most consistent nations in football history, even if they didn't win a title every time. But how I've said in the first sentence, football includes a lot of luck.
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Baggio, Totti, Maldini, Buffon, Cannavaro, Conti, Rivera we are the best team
ITALY better than germany. Listen it doesn't matter how many times you reach the final, a win IN THE FINAL IS WORTH 10X A LOSS IN POINTS. You didn't see spain share the spotlight with holland because holland reached the final more than spain. ALSO besides italy 4 germany 3 (world cups) GERMANY HAS NEVER WON ITALY! In recent memory, Italy has always won them.. EURO RECORDS don't MATTER fifa world cup the only metric measurement and ITALY ARE FAR BETTER!
Italy and Brazil! Can't stand how great Mexico thinks they are.
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Hasn't been as strong as other nations in the past, but is quickly becoming the strongest soccer nation on the planet.
Spain needs to be at least 2nd, we have Xavi, Iniesta, Torres, Villa, Pedro, Busquets, Alonso, Fabregas, Puyol, Ramos, Pique and the best goalkeeper ever... Casillas!


there national team has too many amazing players, not sure through history, but right now amazIng
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Argentina lives and breathes football. They continue to produce amazing players, from both argentina and from other countries, through their local leagues: think of messi (newells), aguero (independiente), falcao (river. These are just a few examples

Not to mention a history with some of the greatest players of all time
Argentina is a football nation that is always looking for innovating techniques to make their games better. Using they're valuable and priciest resources, Messi, Aguero, Higuain, Mascherano, DiMaria, Palacio, Lamela, Rodriguez, and many more stars on the bench, Argentina has everything to be number 1. They just need to find the best & exact combination to make it work. My vote for them!
Argentina deserve to be in the second place after Brazil. I'm talking about tradition and the quality of players are they produced over the decades. ex: Alfredo de stefano, Maradona(God of Soccer), Messi, Batistuta, Burruchaga, Valdano, Cannigia,
Bilardo... endless list.
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2 time world cup finalists and the 1988 Euro cup winners - consistently ranked amongst the top when it comes to fifa and elo world rankings- considered the best team never to have won the world cup - has generated some of the best players the game has ever seen - examples: cruyff, neeskens, bergkamp and van nistelrooy - all coming from a relatively small nation of just over 16 million - that compared to the 160 million brazilians - in other words... per capita, holland is tops when it comes to footballing quality - remember total football!
They're Much Better Than 8
Didn't You See How They Played At The World Cup 2010?!
They Were Absolutely Pwning.
They Should Be Number 3 Or 4
According to all players netherlands has the most good players total than any country. Their players and strategy games are so exciting to watch. Even according to fifa, Netherlands should be rated number 1 country in soccer
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Best place for footballer
Absolutely smashing in the European league!
OK, spain have the best team in the world currently but in history they have just one major legend, Di Stefano. England have loads, Bobby Moore, Bobby Charlton, Duncan Edwards, Jimmy Greaves, Alan Shearer, Gary Linekar ect...


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Portugal had and has legendary players such as Eusebio, Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and many others. Even though they never won any World Cup, they are definitely in top 10.
Let's take population size into consideration. Portugal has only 10 million people, but currently has two world-class trainers, in the premier league as well as Cristiano Ronaldo possibly the best player in the world, and a host of other world-class and premier-league players (Meirelles, Postiga, Pauleta, etc.. ).
Greatest soccer nation never to have won the World Cup...
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France should definitely be in the top 5. I like to think that any football tournament before the 70s should not really count because back then, only a few nations competed and the organization was awful, giving the teams that cared the most the best chance (Italy, england, Uruguay, Brazil... ) France used to be horrible because they really did not care, and as a result not many people give them a change. However, if you look at their modern performance, they are definitely one of the greatest football nations ever. Euro 1984 winners, 1998 world cup winners, euro 2000 winners, confederation cup winners 2001 and 2003, world cup finalists in 2006 (which they frankly should have won)... I would honestly that France's 1998 through 2001 team was the second best team in the history of football, second only to Spain's current team. Of course, Brazil dominated in the earlier part of the 20th century, but if you look at the competition back then, it really is not saying much. Now, with all the best players being payed ridiculous amounts of cash and playing high level soccer in youth academies/clubs etc, the best each nation has to offer is put to the test, more so than before. And with that, you have to give France credit where credit is due. They have produced better players recently than most other nations. Those are my two cents.
France were one of the first nations to play football they were always in the top 50 France has so many titles to there name and produced the greatest football players of time including players like zidane, platini, Raymond kopa one of the greatest goalkeepers ever barthez france truly is a great football nation
Zidane, Henry, Thuram, Barthez, Vieira


Mexico keeps producing a lot of young players to great levels, it's only a matter of bringing them together with good management and they will rival any country of the world.
Mexico is flat out a new super power in the soccer world. With talent like Dos Santos, Barrera, Guardado, Hernandez and many more I think they will soon see a WC title. Viva Mexico carbrones!
They won the Olipics vs Brazil so those people who say Brazil do not now soccer.
I saw Mexico win all their games in the leage they play in!
Mexico rules by the way!
Almost forgot VIVA MEXICO!
Mexico has won Brazil 2-1 and 4-3! Mexico is way better than Brazil!
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The Contenders

Wow there is something wrong here. How can Mexico be rated better than Uruguay? Someone must be on hallucinogenic drugs! That only serves to promote agreeing with me that France, Spain, Argentina, Portugal, England, and the Netherlands, should not be ranked higher than Uruguay. It's simple math: Uruguay = 3.5 million - England 63.5 million look at these numbers and compare tournaments won. Yeah Uruguay should be way way way higher. This is a crappy list.
How can you forget the team who have won 2 World Cups and 15 times winners of the Copa America (South American Championship).


Uruguay is the best all around nation. Having won more trophies than any other nation in the world and with only 3million people. Soccer is LIFE in URUGUAY.
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Egypt is the only nation that won its contents cup of Africa 7 times and all the Arab are saying Egypt should take 10 so how wort this sucks in soccer
Best country in history of football
Best country of all times

They may not have as many legends, but with players like benteke, kompany, and hazard you don't need any
At this moment in time, Belgium is with out doubt a top 10 national team. Lukaku, mirallas, benteke, hazard, dembele, de bruyne, witsel, fellaini, vermaelan, kompany, courtois... Team is absolutely loaded, and they're bound to have young Man you stud Januzai opt to join them.. All young, all class players, bound for great things in coming years

Croatia is currently 7th in the world, 3rd in the world cup in 1998, only 4 million people, plus 160 in goals overall. Croatia is also undefeated against Italy.
Once agian Croatia is under rated, they diserve a much higher ranking as they beat many high-leved team.

Stoichkov, Berbatov, Balakov... CSKA Sofia

Nigeria is one of the great soccer teams in the world. They have the capacity to win the World Cup if politics in the country is separated from soccer.Excellent team and the best in Africa. The world should expect a surprise from the great Nation.
Nigeria should be in the top 10 because they won three African cup of nations, two FIFA world cups and their womens soccer team won eight staight African championship in a row
Can anything thing good come from Nazareth? Nigeria you will always be my home.
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17South Korea
Korea came 4th in 2002 world cup
South Korea is the best soccer nation in asia
Korean soccer is way better than any other countries in Asia... Even Japan!
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The whole country lives and breathes soccer! Although they've only won once, they are currently #3 in the world! They definitely deserve a spot here.
Dude really in the real 2013 soccer chart Colombia is top 4th best playing soccer country
Great team, great coach... A new soccer era, even better than Maturanas 1994.

Way better then South Korea and best in Asia

The only reason they didn't get to the world cup final is because italy cheated by faking a trip
Australia is the best country in the world in soccer
Where r the auzys?
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Lots of skills and they've got a lot of tricks up their sleeves

If your talking women then yes the usa is number one. If your talking men then I think top 30 maybe
The U.S. team is awesome
Usa is the best
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We are up there and very elite in women's soccer. But we are very poor at men's soccer.
Best At Soccer, Period.
Canada is Judy pure awesomeness laugh out loud! :D
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Ghana is four time Africa champion and for past eight years has been shaking world by wining against some countries USA, Brazil, England, Nigeria and rest. In fact, Ghana is the only Africa country that stand a chance to win the World cup before any country in Africa. No wonder soccer is major sports in Africa, especially Ghana. Go Ghana Go.
They have very talented players. They have also won the most youth competitions and are by far the best in Africa. Great performance in world cup, they will make it far next summer. Should be in top 15 at least.
Ghana has the most talented players, and they are so dedicated too. Love them
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Russia is better than any Mexicans but Brazil on the other hand is sick

26New Zealand
I am from New zealand and they got the advantage from rugby
New zealand is doing well keep pushing

27Ivory Coast
Drogba! Toure YAYA pro

Best football team! Ever!

They will win everyday I tell you and they won't lose but they'll beat the wicked and undefeated Brazil in their socks and will be th champion of the world that nobody can beat ever again yo. Sampan Chaudhuri
The craze of soccer is spreading throughout the country.

When Pakistan isn't bombing, they like to look at each other's penises on the field. seems fair... I didn't even know Pakistan even knew what soccer even was
Their football team is best.


32Czech Republic
Czech Republic have best goalie keeper of world name Petr Cech. In national teams me worst defense and attack. Czech Republic have great history, Czechia have in old year silver medail of Euro, in finaly lost fight of the Germany. Good play to oldest Czechoslovakia team.


So underrated...guatemala better than serbia...laugh out offense, just proving some points
Wales beter than serbia laugh out loud
Serbia is the best team ever they wouldve won the world cup if it wasnt for tim cahills handball

I mean they won south asian cup
I hope next time bangladesh go to world cup
They won asian world cup 3 times

They are rising in concacaf

Should be top ten

Scotland aren't the best but they are the best to me
Scots should be in the tops!



41South Africa
South africa have won the african cup of nations a few times and is coming for the fifa world cup.
They are coming up don't wori they will be 1 of the best


They have young talented players

Haiti is in the top 15 if they weren't the poorest country in western hemisphere

Best soccer side in the gulf
Kuwait is the best

Many young talents and just such a great team with their pace, strength and agility, they will soon be in the top ten. I mean they have stars like Blazczyowski, ( sorry if that's a spelling mistake ) Lewandowski, Obraniak, piszczek and the list goes on.


48North Korea

There is a good chance we will go to the World Cup and become a pro team

50Saudi Arabia


My back ground yeah


Greece is in the top 20 best soccer countries

Turkey is a growing soccer power, they already finished third in the world. They have so many talented players who are playing all over for the world's best teams.
I play in turkey league but I want to play for spain or europe
Umm... Turkey is an amazing country, but my question is... WHERE THE HE. LL IS GHANA!

56San Marino




Only Arab country that went into the world cup three times.
Ranked currently 19


We're gonna get the world cup 2014 I guarantee it. Swag

61Faroe Islands

It will better in future



They beat France after they won the World Cup

This nation has become the new African leader with four African cup of nation, one Olympic, great worldly acknowledged players such as Roger milla, nkono, Omam biyick, and latest Samuel Etoo. Finalist of conferation cup against France. Winner 1-0 in opening match of 1990 world cup against the world champion Argentina. African continent was granted five places in the world cup tournament because of Cameroon performance in the 1990 world cup. The nation hit the quarter final against England and we all know how referee led this encounter to stop this nation's path through the trophee. Cameroon should be ranked among the top world ten.

67Masons M8

68Solomon Islands


Norway is a pretty good team they've never wine a world cup but they should be placed much higher


That's not true idiots

They are with no doubt the best Asian side.
There cool I guess
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74Bosnia and Herzegovina
You ididots bosnia qualifing 2014 for the first time ever for the world cup
He defeats Greece 3:1 and was first in the group.

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