The Ten Greatest Soccer Nations

1) Brazil
Current FIFA Ranking: 5
Hardware: 5 World Cups (11 semifinal appearances), 4 Confederations Cups, 8 Copa Americas
Top Club League: Brasileirão

 

2) Germany
Current FIFA Ranking: 1
Hardware: 4 World Cups (13 semifinal appearances), 3 Euro Cups, 1 Olympic gold medal (East Germany)
Top Club League: Bundesliga

 

3)  Italy
Current FIFA Ranking: 13
Hardware: 4 World Cups (8 semifinal appearances), 1 Euro Cup, 1 Olympic gold medal
Top Club League: Serie A

 

4)  Argentina
Current FIFA Ranking: 3
Hardware: 2 World Cups (5 semifinal appearances), 1 Confederations Cup, 14 Copa Americas, 2 Olympic gold medals
Top Club League: Argentine Primera División

 

5)  Spain
Current FIFA Ranking: 10
Hardware: 1 World Cup (2 semifinal appearances), 3 Euro Cups, 1 Olympic gold medal
Top Club League: La Liga

Greatest Players: Xavi, Andres IniestaEmilio ButraguenoTelmo ZarraLuis SuárezAmancioLászló KubalaFrancisco Gento, Iker Casillas, Ricardo ZamoraDavid Villa, Carlos Puyol

6)  France
Current FIFA Ranking: 9
Hardware: 1 World Cup (5 semifinal appearances), 2 Confederations Cups, 2 Euro Cups, 1 Olympic gold medal
Top Club League: Ligue 1

 

7)  England
Current FIFA Ranking: 15
Hardware: 1 World Cup (2 semifinal appearances), 3 Olympic gold medals
Top Club League: Premier League

 

8)  Uruguay
Current FIFA Ranking: 8
Hardware: 2 World Cups (5 semifinal appearances), 15 Copa Americas, 2 Olympic gold medals
Top Club League: Primera División Uruguaya

 

9)  Netherlands
Current FIFA Ranking: 6
Hardware: 1 Euro Cup, 5 World Cup semifinal appearances
Top Club League: Eredivisie

 

10)  Portugal
Current FIFA Ranking: 7
Hardware: 2 World Cup semifinal appearances, 2004 Euro Cup runner-up
Top Club League: Primiera Liga

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