Explained! How the FIFA rankings are worked out

Stop getting your knickers in a twist – you literally can't argue with mathematics. Here's how it works...

You might have seen the latest chuntering about Wales leapfrogging Spain to 10th in the latest FIFA rankings (the first time that la Roja have been outside the top 10 since 2006). England? Up one place to 12th, of course, despite a dismal Euro 2016. Belgium remain at No.2.

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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