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 )

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.

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

Ok I'm not a Brazilian but I see the skills of the Brazil really Incredible...

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 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

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

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

3 Spain

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!

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.

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!

Euro cup tournaments are probably more competitve than confederations cups.

Spain is the only team ever to win 3 major tournaments in a row.

Historically Spain does not match Brazil, but that does not mean the current Spanish team isn't better than any team Brazil ever had. If Spain win another World Cup it will be impossible to deny Spain is the best international team of all team. That says how much they've accomplished already.

4 Argentina

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

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.

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

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

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.

They have been excellent through out football history from winning 2 world cups in a row in 1934 and 1938 then to winning the European championship in 1968, then to winning the world cup again in 1982 and again in 2006 along with several other world cup and European finals dotted around. They play like no other team with their unique style which makes their football so beautiful to watch.

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..!

6 England

England have a lot of talent and I personally think they have a very good future

It should be 4. Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, are not big names but they have beaten teams like Argentina and Brazil. Lionel Messi has 5 goals in four world cups and Kane has 5 goals in one match

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.

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

7 France

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.

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

France is amazing! In my opinion they deserve to be second place according to their wins against Germany plus my grandparents live there and my dad speaks French there should be a lot more votes for them

8 Netherlands

They are good and they play football different from every other national team

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!

Totaal voetbal, this is the best way to play. Mechanical orange all the way. I love the way they play, fast, accurate, short passes and great finishes.
My favorite team.

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

9 Portugal

Portugal have the best player in Europe: Cristiano Ronaldo and I think a very good future

Portugal is the best I'll be Ronaldo
Yay!
Am love Portugal
Ronaldo is the best
Yay

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

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.

10 Uruguay

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.

Uruguay have wonderful players like Suarez and Cavani they are the best strikers. Suarez scored 31 goals in 34 matches. EVERYONE VOTE FOR Uruguay

The Contenders

11 Belgium

Belgium team is the best! They have one of the best goalies in the world and they have super good professional players. On the Nintendo Switch FIFA 19, Belgium is my favorite team. Also I always beat my brother with Belgium when he uses like any team. Such as Brazil, Argentina and so on. I believe Belgium should be at least in the top 3.

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!

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!

Won THIRD Place @ Russia World Cup 2018. Deserved More. Had a better team than Croatia. Half of our players are @ Big-name Premier League clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea, and Manchester United!

12 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.

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

Mexico is the best no cap USA should be last Mexico should be ranked top 5

They make so many plays and score.The opposition teams make some plays and the Mexican defense or goalie take care of it.

13 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.

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

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

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

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

It is cool and it might become much better

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

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.

16 Japan

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

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

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

They only have fast players but that doesn't help

17 Chile

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!

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

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

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

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

20 Croatia

Croatia should be among 10 best nations 1998 3-rd in world cup 2018 2-and next world cup winners.

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

Come one Croatia should be in top 15. They have amazing players and they could have made to the second round but The ref was terrible and made calls that should have made Croatia win 3-2.

I have no idea how Croatia ended up all the way down here. I mean, I'm not Croatian, but this country deserves something much better than 104th.

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.

22 Australia

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

Aussies are the best

I love soccer don't play the sport play FIFA 15 ultimate team that's as close as I get to it I love watching it don't make fun of me If I have this wrong but didn't we win the Asian cup this year 2015 so out of all the tournaments in the world I'm pretty sure that's one of them so I do believe that should make our Australians a little bit higher than 35

If Australia can get through the group stage in Brazil this year that shows that they have the potential to do anything in the world cup if they beat Chile Netherlands and Spain

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!

GHANA SHOULD BE IN THE BEST TOP 10 BECAUSE WHEN WE SEE IN THE LIST FROM 11 UP 19 ALL THOSE TEAM WAS UNDER GHANA DURING THE WORLD CUP IN 2010

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

THEY'RE GOOD AND THEY WERE THE FARTHEST AFRICAN TEAM IN WORLD CUP 2010

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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