Top 10 Worst Football (Soccer) National Teams

We always hear about the best in the world, but rarely about those sides that feature towards the lower end of the FIFA rankings. However the rankings aren’t always correct with how good a team actually is, and is calculated with points on which teams you play, the competition and the result. An example is Switzerland, who sit in 8th place in the rankings, whilst France are in 20th. Although most other countries are happy to see France so far down the list, it is a clear misguided table on how good each nation actually is. Looking at the wrong end of the scale, mostly not in the FIFA rankings at all, here is a list of the 10 worst national sides.

The Top Ten

1 Kiribati Kiribati

How can you expect a country no bigger than a peanut to be any good at football

As of June 2012, Kiribati has lost all ten of their games. They lost twice against Papua New Guinea, three times against Fiji, once against Tuvalu, once against Solomon Islands, once against Vanuatu, once against Cook Islands and once against Tahiti. - SamHalls2015

I did not know this country existed

They never won a soccer match. Seriously

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2 Palau

What?! Does Palau play soccer

Don't even know who he is but he probably sucks so much that Dempsey could score 1,000,000,000 goals in one day against Palau and his goaly!

Not bottom of the list for a reason. This nation has only played twice and both came in 1998 at the Micronesian games. They do have a good goals to games record after scoring twice in each game, but conceding 15 goals in one, and 11 in the other, is wasn’t as close as you’d have like. The nations they played? Guam and Northern Mariana Islands who themselves scored 11 out of their 25 overall goals in that game. Clearly they don’t pose a threat to anyone; even the jellyfish on the island have lost their sting. Maybe the guys who are in our next side should give them a go.

3 Eastern Samoa (American Samoa)

They should be number 1 they lost To Australia 31-0 and that's a world record - CoolCat999

31-0 to Australia? That's unimaginable. How can a Island with so many wars and tiny tiny territory can even win a team? It isn't fair for this team to play soccer.

Got absolutely wrecked to Australia and are a joke, don't even know hoe to play!

31-0, that's a record

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4 Bhutan

If you look at the FIFA World Ranking on the Official FIFA app, they're at the very bottom, with 0 POINTS!

The only nation to lose against India, yes India!

Rubbish. How are they even allowed to play

Of course bhutan has lossed much game but remember they are improving. And when they improve, they win by heart not by skill so hats off to bhutan and the dragon people

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5 England

In terms of expectation vs. reality, England is quite easily the worst of the bunch. In every major tournament, they come in with lofty expectations of making the semi-finals, but more often than not, they crash and burn to a team with passion. The England team hasn't put in a decent performance at a major competition since the 1996 Euros, and really shouldn't be expected to considering how little the team seems to care about their nation. In addition, the fans are delusional, as well as, although it has improved, a track record of hooliganism. It also appears as though all England fans love to bash the US, when, in reality, we have consistently outperformed them when it matters most.

England is gonna get crushed every World Cup

No, they shouldn't be here, they actually won something and that's the 1966 world cup. - CoolCat999

We are awful but not the 5th worst national team of all time.

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6 United States

They focus on basket ball not soccer

LeBron James should play for them

That's why they are the worst football team because Donald trump is ugly and old!

I don't know anything about this sport

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7 Pohnpei State's National Team

There just a stupid team playing like there going mad

You guys are way too funny. I had not laughed this much in a very long time.

Pohnpei what?

This is rubbish than england

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8 Vatican City

They are not even a member of FIFA!

How can they even create a soccer team when they have like 1k people living in there?

They're not a team

Monchengladbach (a German club) once beat them 8-1. - thomwim

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9 Saint Pierre and Miquelon

With the smallest population on the list, just 5,774 inhabitants, it was always going to be difficult for this little self-governing French territory. They have played just 7 games as a nation and all since 2010 in the French Territory Cup. Their results are impressive though. They have scored just 2, whilst allowing their opponents 78 goals. An average of 10.1 conceded per game. Jose Mourinho would have a tough time with this nation. Their smallest loss to date is a 7-0 to French Guiana, whilst their largest a 16-1 defeat to New Caledonia. Still, least they scored. With the islands 3 airports, at least they can escape the brutality of their defeats once they are over.

They never won!

As Roma

Oh god

10 Argentina

Whoever put this here is either mad or is a Chilean or Brazilian

What the heck is the person thinking putting Argentina here. Just because they lost the world cup doesn't mean they suck! And they have Messi.

Yeah your exactly right Argentina are a gun team, almost beating Germany in the World Cup and who doesn't know Messi best soccer player in the world and plays for the Argentinian soccer national team!

This not real as Messi is there and they are best teams in the world this worst list

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The Contenders

11 Anguilla

With a population of 15,000 people, Anguilla should be proud of being above 6 other countries. They have won 3 times in their 48 outings as a national side. Their last win was as recent as 2010, in a Caribbean Cup fixture against Saint Martin 2-1. They have had a few big loses, with their biggest being a 14-0 loss back in 1998 to Guyana. For an island that is 16 miles long, and just 3 miles wide, their stats are far more impressive than they appear.

12 San Marino

Lowest FIFA rating out of the 209 countries in FIFA. That is VERY impressive!

The tied Estonia and only scored after 30 seconds like Dempsey against Dempsey

Their only win was against Liechtenstein where they won 1-0 - bumy

It is one of the good team

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13 Turks and the Caicos Islands

No because billy Forbes plays for them

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14 Somalia

They have terrorists which will kill the ref for bribes, that makes me worried putting them on this list

People who act like this are a disgrace and should not be banned because they are incapable of showing sportsmanship.

It's 205th above many


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15 Tonga

Tonga is another small nation in the OFC that will probably never qualify for the World Cup. With a population of around 100k the island nation doesn't have a huge population to choose from. Tonga once lost to Australia 22-0. AKA they suck

They are currently tied for the worst national team in the FIFA rankings.

You are so dumb they are good

They're ranked 209/209

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16 Northern Mariana Islands

They suck! I AFC challenges cup or maybe something else their smallest loss was against Bangladesh it was 4-0 and biggest loss was against Palestine 9-0 and they lost with Nepal by 6-0 in that same competition.

17 South Korea

South Korea isn't bad I think there a pretty good team

They're 50th in FIFA best teams they're not bad

South Korea is the team that tries to cheat, and gets pissed whenever they get caught.

Wow I'm impressed! South korea is very weak! Well yous should train more harder! By the way I'm a varsity! :) I'm just saying!

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18 Ireland

Ireland is actually an alright team they're ranked 27 in the FIFA world rankings

Ireland should not be on this list. They don't often get to semi finals but there good

Ireland isn't bad they even have the soccer club celtic which is a pro team

I'm Irish and were on a good unbeaten streak and were top of our world cup qf group so go ye know urself

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19 Tibet

I don't think they have a football team

Not even a country...

What is this Country?

You don't even know this

20 Indonesia

They have never won any title in last 5 years

FIFA gave a penalty. They can't play anymore

Hahaaahahaaha ha ha ha

Be Strongest

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