The top 10 national teams in the world - according to FIFA's world rankings

Romelu Lukaku
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No one is quite sure how the FIFA World Rankings work - but they're the benchmark for how we measure the top teams in international football. Apart from, you know, World Cups, Euros, Copa Americas...

The World Rankings began in 1993, with the footballing governing body looking to establish some kind of order of who was good and who... wasn't. And it's easy to see them as some kind of seeding ahead of a major tournament - especially if you've not been paying much attention to the CONCACAF qualifiers prior to the World Cup and don't recognise any of the Mexico lads from the Premier League.

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