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


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.

Mexico won the gold medal at the last Olympics and also won the Gold Cup last year. After the loss that they had against Chile a few days ago, they should be moved to the bottom of the list of the ten worst.

For who doesn't known Kiribati is just bunch of really small islands located at pacific ocean

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

Eastern Samoa (American Samoa)

The only reason Eastern Samoa are placed so high on the list, is because they have actually won a few more games than the others below it. From 42 games, they have managed 2 wins. Yes, that’s more than San Marino, but they are this low because as any avid football fan will remember, they were on the end of the biggest international defeat in April 2001. Coming off the back of an 8-0 loss Western Samoa, they went into the game against Australia with little hope. They lost by an incredible 31-0, with Australian Archie Thompson scoring 13 times for his country (Making him appear a world beater by his stats alone). Things have gotten far better for Eastern Samoa though. In their last 3 games they have conceded just once in each winning one, drawing one and losing the other. Surprising to say 95% of the country is obese. At least they are number one in something.

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.

Eastern Samoa are so cool they once gave 1 million dollars to Poland for nothing just for fun

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


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!

What?! Does Palau play soccer

Only 2000 people live there and they have a natioal team!

Palau rice am I right

United States

They call Football Soccer. They don't know the real name. They confuse it with rugby. Terrible at football. Just good at Basketball and Baseball.

I doubt most of them even know how the sport works. They probably don't know how the offside rule works.

You know their teams gonna be bad when they think that soccer and football are the EXACT same thing

They reached farther than group stages in recent years... They aren't worst than England anyway...


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.

I don't actually know how to comment without voting, but just hear me out. England is not an amazing football team, that much is obvious. However saying that they are the 5th worst football nation in the world, is utterly misguided. I admit, I am English, but that does not change facts. England can not compete with top tier countries, but they are certainly not the fifth worst football nation in the world.

The usa never even qualified for the 2018 world cup and in the process lost to Trinidad and Tobago. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO OF ALL COUNTRIES! Where as England made it through to the semi finals. I get that most comments where before the world cup but seriously you guys don't have room to talk in terms of world cup recent history

Come on! England has not only qualified for the semifinals of a world cup but won the world cup some time in the nineteens. They couldn't be that bad. I think they are even better than Nigeria


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

The only nation to lose against India, yes India!

Michael carrick would eat bhutan for breakfast

Bhutan you will be like India losing every game

Vatican City

Who even plays for the Vatican. The Vatican only has 800 residents and nearly all of them have a job related to religion like a cardinal or a bishop and even a pope.

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

They played against Monaco on more than one occasion I think

They are not even a member of FIFA!


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!

LoL. Argentina are ranked 1st in Fifa rankings, They have won two world cups, 12 copa Americas, they have got the most points in copa America. I think u are jealous of them that's why you have put them here. oh, they have world's best player Messi

They think they are better then every other national team because they have Messi, and half the time messi is only good when there are other good players with him..

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.

I know, but they are here because they are BULLIES. They bullied Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay.

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.

Pohnpei State's National Team

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

There just a stupid team playing like there going mad

Stop saying teams are not the best

This is rubbish than england

The Contenders

South Korea

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

Heung-min Son is one of my favorite players right now. Korea doesn't belong in the Top 20.

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

They wish they would have beat Italy and Spain fairly in 2002.


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.

They are ranked last, I'm surprised that they have a team.

I mean, last place team, what more to say?


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

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

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

Ireland may not be the best team but I don't think they are this bad

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.

Where the flip is that

They never won!

As Roma


I don't think they have a football team

You don't even know this

Not even a country...

What is this Country?

San Marino

Fun Fact: San Marino has only 1 win (1-0 Liechtenstein in 2004), 4 draws (Turkey 1993, Latvia 2001, Liechtenstein 2003, and Estonia 2014) and lost many other games.

They lost like 8-0 against England.
Why the heck are the Netherlands & Argentina on this list

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

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


FIFA gave a penalty. They can't play anymore

They have never won any title in last 5 years

FIFA gave them a red card

Hahaaahahaaha ha ha ha


The u-23 sucks losing 46-0 and 38-0 in just two games worst team ever hardly winning a match

They reaaally suck.They lost to three teams by more than 30 - 0 and had more than 100 goals conceded on just three games!

Um I forgot what I need to say

The best team ever


I think this opinion is good


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


But Somalia was one of the best country in Africa

ahmed Ibrahim aarka


Bad forwards, bad midfields, bad goalkeeper and bad back people

There a island that knows nothing about football

They play football?

they do not have a national team


Iran is by far in my opinion the best team in asia. Don't believe me? Search it up

They are the worst if don't know how they made it to the World Cup

Iran is not a perfect team but not worst team in world


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.

Ranked 210th in FIFA ranking

worse in fifa ranking


They have a team?


Why would a Serbian province be a national team?

More like Albanian province. Serbia lost the war, just like Serbia lost all wars, you worthless trash.

Not even an official soccer team!

Really are you kidding with population 90 % albanian he is a Albanian province so keep dreaming bye bye

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