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

There rubbish

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2 Palau

What?! Does Palau play soccer

Palau rice am I right - crazycat9999

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!

I prefer western samoa bring back the wall - crazycat9999

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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!

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

Michael carrick would eat bhutan for breakfast - crazycat9999

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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

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.

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6 United States

They focus on basket ball not soccer

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

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

Soccer is more portin then basketball

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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?

Didn't that get burnt down - crazycat9999

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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

Pope mcdope whats occurin - crazycat9999

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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 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.

The Contenders

11 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.

I know, but they are here because they are BULLIES. They bullied Chile, Brazil, and Uruguay. - Gabo147

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!

How? it hurts me (I'm english by the way) they have messi and had maradona (never forgive him for what he did) and greats like di Stefano and crespo still though hate maradona

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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

Despite their position they can beat teams like Costa Rica or Martinica

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13 Turks and the Caicos Islands

No because billy Forbes plays for them

No way

Turks and the Caicos have been described as the worst team in the world on more than one occasion. They sit joint bottom of the FIFA Rankings with two other sides on this list with 0 points. This island paradise in the Bahamas chain hasn’t played a game since 2011, but that hasn’t stopped for teacher from England Matthew Green attempting to get them off the bottom. Their last win was in 2008 against St. Lucia. They have only played 14 games, whilst winning 2 have scored 8 and conceded 51. As an island, they are more interested in Cricket, but we’re more interested in their capital, Cockburn Town (How childish).

14 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.

15 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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16 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.


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17 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.

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

They're ranked 209/209

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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

Not even a country...

I don't think they have a football team

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

FIFA gave them a red card

Be Strongest

V 5 Comments
21 Micronesia

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

Um I forgot what I need to say

The best team ever

They are tiny 'micro'nesia

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22 U.S. Virgin Islands

Not as bad as some other nations, but included because of their large goals conceded per game ratio. Letting in an average of 5.31 goals per game, their keeper spends more time in his own net picking out the ball than out of it altogether. Having only played 35 times, the last a 6-1 defeat to Curacao in 2011. With a population of 106,000, this small nation might not be qualifying for a major tournament anytime soon.

They have a good player called Bryan Melendez.


23 India

I agree with you guys India sucks I highly doubt that they will ever win a cup they are the worst team ever

India is a champ stop saying that our country sucks,1 day. India will win every fifa world cup

What India are so good they are rated 1 star on FIFA 15 and have won the World Cup 3 times also Ronald's plays for them and he is born in kolkata

India has defeated Australia 5 - 0 australia should come here in this place

Here is the thing. Australia made it into at least one world cup. How many world cups have India competed in? - AnLSUQB

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24 Iraq

I think this opinion is good

best team


25 Nauru

There a island that knows nothing about football

They play football?

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

26 Iran

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

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

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

27 Niue

They have a team?

28 Guam

Once Iran defeated them with 20 goal - Rhapsody

They just stand there

They beated India

29 Kosovo

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

Not even an official soccer 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. - 32537690968969


30 Monaco

They're epic!

As Monaco Has Radmel Facol

31 Mexico

Mexico isn't one of the worst teams In the world

After the loss that they had against to Chile, they deserve to be demoted all the way down to the bottom. They were not even trying; as the fans alleged they gave the game away. The fans were so pissed off after some of them paid $500 dollars to watch that trash.

They can't be here just because they lost 7-0 other teams lost more and there not here.

Mexico should not be in this list. They are great team.

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32 Canada

I live in Canada! ;( And none of the teams are bad! It's just they don't win every year are you SMART!

Ok, Canada was boss in 1986, but so far, I will never forget them making the world cup in 1986 - SuperBacca

I only think that Canada should be the worst because they do not make it a lot to the World Cups but I think once they did.

Canada only plays hockey that's why there not that good

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33 Portugal

Yeah also back in 2005 the Portugal national team were charged with stealing money from Japan to not be poor also they were so stupid to have told Spain what they did and how there better than Spain

I just had to vote for Portugal, because they have the two worst soccer player of all time, Ronaldo and Pepe. I have nothing against the rest of the team, but Portugal gets my vote.

True Ronaldo will go to prison for 2 years being a the world meanest show off and being mean Ronaldo get out of football fighting is his sport

Portugal sucks, specially ronaldo

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34 United Arab Emirates

Liars they are not bad, They are at least better than average

35 El Salvador

Won 2-1 to honduras

No that bad

they sexy

7-0 Against Cuba

36 Australia

I'm sorry, they are trying.

They are alright I like them

Australia is just too gritty and disorganised

They lost to france 2-1 peru I fogot the srocr Denmark I also forgot the scor no I'm not in year 1 I wrote mistakes on purpose I'm from Australia and our team n terrible

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37 Spain

They may have got flattened but they produce good players

Only reason I voted is because of Diego Costa

They're like #3 on FIFA ratings right now

This is the worst list ever

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38 China

Stop with all the lotion, you guys need to age

They are actually getting better players

They produce bad players

They are getting better - PopGeorge1678

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39 Italy

Jeez just because you hate Italy doesn't mean that they are bad at playing football
I am from Denmark by the way - Skrimby

Take Italy Germany and Argentina out and this would be a good list

Come on, 4 world cups, 2 euros not enough?.

What the hell Italy are the best

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40 Saint Barthelemy
41 Venezuela
42 Barbados

There all right

43 Germany

Fake info! Germany won the world cup they are the best team in the world!?!?!?

They have lately been awful, though.

Well they got knocked out in the group stage by South Korea, and lost against Mexico.

Ok. This person has tobe argentinian or swedish. Germany is the best team in the world.

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44 Russia

In such a big country they can't find 11 decent players..

What? They tied with Spain, so how are they a bad team?

They tied with Spain, a powerhouse. They are great.

They made World Cup and their GK is hella good

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45 Gibraltar

Their biggest win was 1-0 against Malta in 1994.

46 Afghanistan

These people are horrible I don't know why they even play

They should piss off

My god wathing these guys play makes me wanna cry

47 Malaysia
48 Namibia Namibia Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia, is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean.
49 Serbia

they suck


50 Malta

Malta sucks at everything

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