July 8, 2014: updated for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. This series of interactive maps shows the FIFA rankings as well as FIFA ratings for all countries in the world. The FIFA world ranking is a system for ranking men's national football (soccer) teams introduced in 1992. The top position has been held by seven teams since then: Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. Points are awarded based on the results of national football teams in FIFA-recognized international matches. It is based on a football team's performance over the last four years.