Best National Soccer Teams

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

The Top Ten

1 Brazil

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 )

The greatest.

Spain is better than Brazil because Brazil sucks so bad that japan once beat them

Brazil has won the most World Cups! Duhh!

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2 Germany

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 has won 4 world cups, and have some of the best players in the world like Manuel neuer

They should be first

The greatest ever, surely!

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3 Spain

They are sweats the rest are trash

As a Spanish, I agree that Spain is the best soccer team ever! They have won 2 euro cups in a row and one world cup. They are the leading team.

In a fan of Spain's soccer teams.

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!

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4 Argentina

We are not in a good moment right now, but we are one of the most national winning teams and also have the greatest if not best players in history.

Argentina is the best and will always be. Facts

Argentina is the greatest football nation in history. It's currently the best squad in the world, having reached 3 consecutive finals in 3 years in a row. Unfortunately, luck has stopped them from claiming three titles recently but it's not like they need any more championships. They're already the most championship-winning national football team in history and are therefore the most successful football selection of all time with more than 20 Official Championships in:

15 Copa Americas (1910, 1921, 1923, 1927, 1929, 1931, 1935, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1957, 1958, 1991, 1993)

2 FIFA World Cups (1978, 1986)

2 Olympic Gold Medals (2004, 2008)

1 FIFA Confederations Cup (1992)

Argentina gave as all time football legends: Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stefano, Gabriel Batistuta, Daniel Passarella, Javier Zanetti, Diego Simeone, Juan Sabastien Veron, Juan Roman Riquelme, Javier Saviola, and Roberto Ayala.

They have the current best squad:

Angel Di ...more - Leoda1234

Viva Messi!

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5 Italy

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

Best team in history,4 world cups in the bag!

The only exceptions to say they’re not the best is if you say Brazil or Germany but Italy are still better. They have 4 World Cups and have some of the best players in the world. Their defense men are arguably the best defense on current national teams. They only conceded 2 goals in the 2006 World Cup and 1 was an own goal and a penalty

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.

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6 England

You are wrong

England have players like Harry Kane,Dele Alli,Raheem Stirling. These names are not so big but this team has always win against big teams. They know how to fight. They never give up. They can beat teams like Brazil and Argentina.

Man united is the best team in the world


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7 France

Good players

One of the best national teams because they have a lot young talented players and they won the world cup

They won the world cup because of mbappe and greizmann

Favorite national soccer team

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8 Netherlands

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!

Completely agree with you. I'm Brazilian and I've seen Netherlands playing in these last world cups. It's always a great event when Netherlands plays even with Brazil. I always support Netherlands because they are the champions without a trophy.

Holland have been unlucky that they have never won the world cup, in 74 and 78 they were runners up, in 98 they came fourth place, in 2010 they were runners up and in 2014 they came third place.

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

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9 Portugal

Ronaldo is the best soccer player in the world!

Only world cup lefting

Ronaldo rules


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10 Uruguay

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

Best team with lots of passion!

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

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The Contenders

11 Mexico

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.

They one the fifa gold cup while el salvador got beaten badly

Mexico should be ranked number 1

They should be on number 1 for beating Germany

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12 Belgium

They have improved so much in the past few years! Each and every one of them have their own special talents. The team players are also really supportive and kind towards the other teams!

The golden generation

They are number one fro past two years and I love belgium soccer team. They could have easily won against france @ russia world cup but 1-0. If they won they would have easily beat Croatia in Finals. Overall belgium is an awesome team. Just saying my favorite sport is SOCCER!

No words needed...

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13 Colombia

I love my Colombia!

Colombia has some of the best players in the world right now. Brazil may have had it's moments, but it's not as good as it was before. Spain won one world cup and then it all went downhill. Spain lost its first game in the World Cup 2014 right after it had won the World Cup 2010. Spain is not bad, but is not that good. Its chance at the Euro Cup right now got lost somewhere. Sure, Colombia has not won a World Cup before, but it's really possible they will. They were a comeback and definitely a star team in the World Cup 2014. Argentina isn't that good either. Just because it made the final in the Copa America Centenario 2016, doesn't even mean it would win. In fact, I was surprised it didn't win. Anyways, Colombia has a lot of potential and it is young, while other teams aren't.

I wish Good luck to Colombia This year

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

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14 United States

Uh hello the womens team for the usa is the only womens team to win 3 world cups and they are pretty much undefeateable and they won the first world cup for women thanks to Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain

Yeah where are my freedom loving patriots at - RawIsgore


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

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15 Greece

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

Greece has been one of the teams to take seriously.
They can win it one day but it is not going to be easy.
Plus the team is improving a lot.
Also, Greece should have been kick out by the Ivory Coast because Samaras just flopped.

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16 Japan

Japan can win the world cup one day because it beat Uruguay in friendlies

I am from Japan

Amazing, and really has the ability to reach a World Cup Semi Final

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

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17 Chile

Chile is so underrated. I wosh they haf more cups but just seeing the way they play they may start winning more soon tournaments

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

They are a great team they are way better than many of the teams above them they should at least be in the top 10

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18 Costa 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.

How is Japan higher than Costa Rica. Costa Rica is the way better team

I'm from here

19 Sweden

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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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20 Croatia

The croatian players are really good and I think they should be in at least the top 15

They went to the 2018 Fifa World Cup Final and there at 20# what?

They were semi-finalists and finalists so how can they be this low

World Cup finalist 2018.

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21 Switzerland

Bad luck for the Swiss. I hope that England and Switzerland will meet in 2022 world cup. Can't wait to see. My favourite team alongside England

I'm very surprised with a lot of countries that aren't even in the top 20! Switzerland are easily a top 20 team!

They are an amazing team they almost beat Argentina

Why the Switzerland can be the top 49.

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22 Australia

Aussies suck at soccer

Australia, has only been in the world cup a few times, in 2006 they made National history by making it into the finals for the first time.

2006 was Australia's best year at the World Cup

They have won the OFC Championship 4 times

and their biggest win was against American Samoa

31 - 0 - roblist


Aussies are the best

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23 Ghana

Ghana played 2-2 against Germany in the world cup of 2014 and lost to 2-1 to Portugal too. But I would overlook that last goal because of it was made by Christiano Ronaldo in 5 min overtime! They got great players and on a good day they can play with some of the best!

I made a mistake and remembered wrong... That didn't happen against Portugal... their own player made a goal for Portugal but if that didn't happen then they'd have had a draw or actually maybe even a victory because Ronaldo's goal was still a little lucky and they had a hard time getting it!


They are amazing going down in penalties to Uruguay in world cup 2010


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24 Cameroon

Cameroon are not that good and a lot of the countries like Bosnia and Croatia and the Ivory coast should be above them.

Cammaroon should be first there my favourite even do I'm not from cammaroon

25 Hungary

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.

Northern Ireland cam boast about being undefeated in 100 matches

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26 Haiti

They are a team of great passing. They play collectively as Spain and Barcelona. They have a team that can become as great as the top teams in the world but their problems are two things: they need good finishers and good defenders. Again, they pass the ball good and have good stamina. Jean Sony Alcenat and Joseph Peterson as well as Leonel Saint-preux, Maurice and Guerriers are fantastic players. They won the caribean cup and they have been recently analyzsed as the fourth technical team in America after Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico, in term of collective play. When they come back they will move 10 in placement and they will be one of the world rivals in soccer. Mark my word!

Such a great team! Very proud to be Haitian!

This country is the dark knight rising of soccer in Ameica. They are disciplined and trained to play for the sake of the game and they pass the ball well and with precision. Maurice, Saint-preux and Alcenat and Guerrier and Peterson and Tiga will rain next year in any friendly that the fifa might suggest with haiti.

They have some decent players these days. Alcenat, RB, playing for Petrolul Ploiesti in the Romanian league has played amazing there and in Europe... and there is a youngster playing for PSG as well. They could be a good side in the future

27 Poland

They have Robert lewandowski who is a good shooter and a safety when the goalie kicks it down to mid field

I am sorry but this is totally of,f Poland should be at place number 13. How did Uruguay get 10.And how did the united states get 13.Same with Japan.

Poland is in 7th place in the world they have the fourth best striker on there team, and they won against every team to get to the world cup finals except for Denmark and they are one of the only two teams that have beat Germany they should be in the top ten list they are better than 3/4 the teams on this list

Third place in two world cups. And we are in 70th place, something wrong here.

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28 Turkey

Turkey > Haiti & Greece - kedibey

Because they always surprise the other team by coming on hard when they seem to lose ;). They kick more than just ballz.

Greetings from U.S.

The Turkish national team has a lot of great players and the players pass a lot, they do not just sprint away and try to score goals like morons.

Great team! Beautiful play but can be a little lazy ;( other than that they play great football and went onto the finals in 2010.

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29 Iran

Only team that the players play for their people... Iranian players do every thing that they can (for example:Iran - Argentina (FIFA World Cup 2014) or Iran - Australia (Road to World Cup 98)... I know Iran is not the best team but Iran have something Amazing...

Sensational performance against Iraq (Asian cup 2015) proves their players' special power and determination. Good on them!

I ran is the best national team in Asia

One of the strongest team who played against argantina.

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30 Ivory Coast

They have good players and play with passion, I'm German.

Best African Team of the decade and nothing is gonna change that

3 players drogba, ya ya toure and kolo toure enough said

The ivory coast has produced amazing soccer players such as drogba, Yaya Tourè, and THE ALMIGHTY FOREHEAD! Gervinho

31 Russia

The best team ever number 1

the best

#rekt Egypt in world cup 2018 - MagmaFox

Lost to Slovakia ( 2 - 1 ) also lost to Wales ( 3 - 0 ) in Euro 2016

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32 Czech Republic

Czech Republic is beautiful dress and good football point. One point to best goal keeper in world Petr Cech. Czech Republic be last team Czechoslovakia, this team have one silver medal on masters world. To day is best guard to Petr Cech.

They are very under rated. Should be higher. Have one of the best goalies as well

Czech Rep should be much much higher on this list. They were runners up at the World Cup twice (as Czechoslovakia) played in third place at World Cup. Runners ups at the Euro. Have been ranked 2nd, always make most big tournaments and have some of the best players. Cech, Medved, Baros and many more.

Czech Republic is have best goalie keeper name Petr Cech. Petr Cech have of nation team players worst attack and worst defense. Petr Cech is in Chelsea. History team Czechia to be Czechoslovakia. Goalie keeper Planicka, and many great players. Czechia me silver medail last years in Euro, in final lose to team Germany.

33 Egypt

Egypt have never won a World Cup but have won the Africa Nations Cup Seven Times! their biggest win is currently 15 - 0 and I think in the near future, this Nation might be a big contender - roblist

Many Egyptian players are very skilled and they do a great job against Asian and African teams. In 2007 and Egyptian soccer team beat real madrid of Spain 1-0.

I don't really know why Egypt has never won a world cup although they have won the African cup 7 times and people think that this country is crap at football

I really wonder why this team is on the bottom. They may have never won a World cup, but still...

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34 Canada

When canada host quater final 7-1 semi final 5-3 finals 1-0 CANADA WINS BOII

Canada needs to make it to a final soon otherwise they'll keep watching stupid American football! Canada! Amazing people amazing country!

I do not think Canada will win the FIFA world cup for 2014, but I believe they will improve for the next couple of years.

Ha ha! - yanzchenthebest

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35 Bosnia and Herzegovina

We suppose to be higher than that because Bosnia has a lot of good players and they have improved allot we should be like in 18 or 19

Why 44 we belong in first 20

Bosnia is technically one of the best Teams

In Dzeko they trust

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36 Indonesia

Persib the best club

God job Indonesia best national

This is a great team!

Young Garuda Grow Up Now..

37 Nigeria

up nigeria

Has players in all top leagues of the world. Besides, those players are cool and very professional on the field of play. Other teams have foreign players and not professional

I think Nigeria should be better than Haiti

Nigeria is great football state, beautiful dress and of player his manny speed and intellect man and Nigeria is in football werry playable.

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38 Peru

Last 3 Copa Americas:
Last world Cup:
lost 1-0 against France(champions) got knocked out
beat Chile 3-0 and they are 11? haha

They have a really good team and almost got to the world cup all they needed to do was beat one of the best teams, Brazil so yeah they are a lot better than they get credit for.

They are a very good team and should be Number 3 in the world.

They have the best goalie and beat Brazil once 2-0, so, yeah.

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39 Scotland

Best team in the world champions league winner and leigh leigh super leigh super leigh Griffin

Euro2020 team

An Amazing team throughout the years. Unfortuantly Scotland did not managed to suceed in tournaments as expected and if they did, Scotland would definatly be up there with Brazil, Holland ect. - allqueen

OK team - PopGeorge1678

40 Wales

Any team in england is a good team right

They should be at least 16 there great

Any team with Bale is a good team am I right

Wales beat many and are going to the semi-finals in the euros

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41 Romania

Very underrated country of some of the most technical players in the world. Coaches from abroad have noticed that.. the biggest problem has been corruption in the FA, bad owners and agents, etc.. but with a new FA president and a great generation of youth, there shouldn't be as many talents wasted in the coming years! Romania should always be a top 10-15 country...

Romania Is Quite Decent,And It Deserves Rank 23,because It Said ''Their Football Is Back''

Romania had one of the best teams in Europe in the 1990's. Hagi was undoubtedly a football legend. They still produce many talented players and in a few years they may be able to cause serious damage in major tournaments.

Romania is really good

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42 South Korea

South Korea may have their true talents covered up by Japanese who are used to putting them down ever since the 1500s, but the reality of their great nation and spirit will show up in the future.

Korea has been put down by the Japanese and Chinese, especially because they are sandwiched between two greedy nations who attacked them on both sides ever since the 14th century.
Even now, the Japanese tries to claim one of Korea's port islands and claims the East Sea (Korea's for the longest time) as their own and calls it the unofficial name, Japan Sea)

It's no wonder great nations like the US support honest nations like Korea over Japan and China, who are extremely rude and sneaky.

Even statistically Korea is the better soccer team, given their rankings and past acheivements. You have to consider the truth before opinions, and truthfully Korea is the better, more honest, more passionate nation of Soccer. Why is Japan even on this list anyways?

South Korea sure is the best team they came 4th in the 2002 FIFA world cup unfortunately losing by Turkey 3-2 and Turkey only won by ONE NILL.

South Korea definitely deserves to be at least top 25! They are the 2nd best team in Asia and won AFC several times.

The South Korea people have very strong and they eat lot of food. So, they can be the fat and strong.

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43 Iceland

How are they top 40?

They should be way better, 20-25. They won England a few times.

They should at least be in 30

Iceland should be 28 or 27

44 Algeria

In 2013 the algerian soccer team get much better than they was and if they keep going like this they gonna be the best soccer team in africa and that's word.

Algeria rocks to death

Algeria participated in the 2014 world cup whereas many other powerful teams didn't.

It is the best

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45 Philippines

Hey many filipinos work so hard at playing soocer I see them kicking at the goals they relly need to go up at 80+

I come from the Philippines but not really I was born in Canada but my parents are filipino why am I talking about this? - IggyCoolKid

I come from Philippines and it is the best place ever but no dis I would say Spain Germany and brazil and maybe France because of zidane are top 4

The Philippines is a nice place to visit but it's very hot there

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46 Pakistan

Pakistan is better than india

Pakistan is very stupid country India is much better in football than Pakistan

Amazing team, with talent young and old just waiting to flourish. Mark my words, THEY WILL SOON BE A POWERHoUSE.

Amazing team, they can do much better than what they are doing. ! They just need some more practice.. !

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47 Bulgaria


Please Bulgaria is better than all of the 10 teams infront of her

Bulgaria finished fourth in 1994 on the World Cup but deserved maybe even to win it with players such as Stoichkov, Kostadinov, Lechkov and others we should have beaten Italy and got in the final but the French referee didn't let us. Even now Bulgaria still gives good quality players such as Berbatov, Martin Petrov, Stilyan Petrov, Milanov, Manolev and I think if Berbo returns to the Bulgarian national team we will do very good on the upcoming World Cup in Brazil and even if he doesn't we can still do good. We almost beat Italy in 2012 and could've done it but maybe we had no luck cause the match finished 2:2 but even then squadra was still shaking from fear. I think Bulgaria may have a future in football if the black Toto stops and our footballers be more disciplined.

48 Vietnam

The best team.

We are stupid how how how?

This one can easily beat how many countries now,not like the Malaysians.This one should be higher than Malaysia,Kemboja,Myanmmar and how many mote countries from Asia except Korean

49 New Zealand


They should be higher and be better ranked

We're going to get into Russia 2018!

They aren't very good, they can't even beat China. P.S I am part Chinese and New Zealand

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50 Ireland

Robbie Keane. Nobody else in Ireland is good.

Seriously Ireland should be in the top 20.They have beaten Germany

Ireland was great in the mid 2000s but one it's the Keane show they will bounce back.

I voted because I love Ireland

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