Explained! How the FIFA rankings are worked out


Brazil will be back on top of the FIFA rankings for the first time in six years when the latest table is published next week. And yes, Wales are still above England, but still four places behind Switzerland who have moved to an all-time high of ninth after beating Latvia in a 2018 World Cup qualifier.

But before you get angry, it's probably worth finding out how it's all worked out – because behind the madness there's plenty of method that makes FFT's brain hurt.

We've tried to break it down for you, though. Just click the icons on the interactive image below to find out more. Remember: keep that formula in mind...

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