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England's FIFA World Rankings 1998
Date 18 February

18 March

22 April 20 May 15 July 19 August 16 September 21 October 18 November 23 December
Rank 5 5 5 5 10 10 11 10 11 9
Points 60.89 60.70 59.46 60.06 62.66 62.59 61.36 62.16 61.70 63.13
Change/Last -1 =0 =0 =0 -5 =0 =0 +1 -1 +2
Change/Year +7 - +9 +8 -2 -3 -4 -3 -5 -5

 

FIFA World Rankings 1998 - Top 30 Countries
Date
Rank
18 February

18 March

22 April 20 May 15 July 19 August 16 September 21 October 18 November 23 December
1 Brazil 72.58 Brazil 72.40 Brazil 72.28 Brazil 71.75 Brazil 73.84 Brazil 73.70 Brazil 73.67 Brazil 73.57 Brazil 73.59 Brazil 73.44
2 Ger 65.01 Ger 66.48 Ger 65.45 Ger 64.84 Fra 70.18 Fra 70.06 Fra 69.21 Fra 69.01 Fra 68.98 Fra 68.86
3 Cze 64.54 Cze 62.82 Cze 64.29 Cze 64.81 Ger 68.65 Ger 68.54 Ger 67.75 Ger 67.37 Ger 67.07 Ger 66.87
4 Mex 61.67 Mex 61.16 Mex 60.76 Mex 61.39 Cro 66.62 Cro 66.58 Cro 66.64 Cro 66.47 Cro 66.75 Cro 66.75
5 England 60.89 England 60.70 England 59.46 England 60.06 Arg 65.14 Arg 65.26 Arg 65.29 Arg 65.77 Arg 66.22 Arg 66.22
6 Fra 59.45 Ned 60.32 Chi 59.01 Arg 60.04 Cze 64.90 Cze 64.71 Cze 64.79 Ita 65.04 Cze 64.37 Yug 64.70
7 Chi 59.14 Arg 59.15 Arg 58.98 Nor 59.65 Yug 64.17 Yug 64.12 Ita 64.53 Cze 64.43 Yug 64.34 Ita 63.82
8 Yug 58.97 Chi 59.01 Yug 58.12 Yug 59.36 Ned & Ita 64.07 Ita 64.01 Yug 64.16 Yug 64.19 Ita 64.29 Cze 63.80
9 Jpn 58.90 Jpn 58.95 Esp 57.96 Chi 58.98 Ned 63.67 Ned 62.77 Ned 62.71 Ned 62.41 England 63.13
10 Nor 58.87 Nor 58.94 Mar 57.91 Col 58.16 England 62.66 England 62.59 Mex 61.89 England 62.16 Mex 62.27 Mex 61.93
11 Rom 58.84 Mar 58.87 Jpn 57.88 Usa 58.08 Nor 62.26 Nor 62.17 England 61.36 Mex 61.76 England 61.70 Ned 61.67
12 Usa 58.63 Yug 58.67 Nor 57.82 Jpn 57.74 Mex 62.04 Mex 61.96 Chi 59.49 Rom 59.81 Rom 59.87 Rom 60.01
13 Mar 58.61 Ita 58.24 Col 57.80 Mar 57.15 Rom 60.31 Rom 60.21 Rom 59.08 Mar 59.62 Mar 59.66 Mar 59.58
14 Ita 58.40 Fra 58.18 Ned 57.45 Ita 56.71 Esp 60.21 Esp 59.77 Esp 58.63 Nor 59.12 Nor 59.12 Nor 58.99
15 Col 58.05 Rom 57.94 Usa 57.18 Esp 56.37 Chi 59.30 Chi 58.91 Mar 58.60 Chi 58.69 Esp 58.37 Esp 58.63
16 Cro 56.64 Usa 57.85 Ita 57.16 Rus 56.23 Mar 58.69 Mar 58.50 Nor 58.51 Esp 58.63 Chi 57.81 Chi 57.81
17 Arg 56.26 Col 57.74 Rus 56.64 Egy & Fra 56.08 Col 57.90 Den 57.72 Usa 57.04 Usa 57.04 Swe 56.32 Kor 57.17
18 Zam 55.95 Cro 56.47 Egy 56.34 Den 57.86 Usa 57.26 Den 55.91 Den 55.33 Den & Kor 55.19 Swe 56.27
19 Tun 55.94 Zam 56.40 Zam 56.28 Cro 55.55 Usa 57.06 Col 56.70 Egy & Kor 55.49 Kor 55.12 Den 55.10
20 Kor 55.70 Rsa 56.29 Den 56.15 Kor 55.40 Egy 56.83 Egy 56.37 Egy 55.07 Tun 54.85 Jpn 55.01
21 Swe 55.62 Egy 56.19 Rsa 56.14 Tun 55.07 Kor 55.34 Kor 55.42 Jpn 54.57 Jpn 54.88 Aut 54.76 Tun 54.88
22 Rus & Esp 55.49 Tun 56.01 Rom 55.96 Rom 54.97 Jpn 55.24 Jpn 55.32 Par 54.37 Aut 54.78 Usa 57.74 Aut 54.76
23 Rus 55.51 Cro 55.78 Zam 54.96 Aut 55.06 Zam 54.97 Zam 54.23 Zam 54.55 Egy 54.61 Usa 54.74
24 Den 55.29 Kor 55.45 Kor 55.73 Rsa 54.75 Zam 54.98 Aut 54.94 Col 53.92 Par 54.26 Par 54.57 Kuw 54.69
25 Ned 55.09 Esp 55.11 Fra 55.67 Ned 54.20 Tun 54.97 Par 54.60 Swe 53.13 Swe 54.05 Kuw 54.29  Par 54.57
26 Egy 54.63 Den 55.09 Tun 55.66 Ecu 53.05 Par 54.43 Tun 54.11 Tun 52.96 Tun 53.88 Zam 54.03 Rsa 53.64
27 Aut 54.27 Swe 54.58 Swe 54.35 Den 52.88 Rsa 53.34 Jam 53.14 Rus 52.87 Col 53.05 Ksa 52.72 Irn 53.61
28 Bol 54.16 Aut 54.11 Aut 53.88 Swe 52.84 Rus 53.27 Rsa 53.01 Bel 52.52 Rsa 52.73 Rsa 52.70 Egy 53.56
29 Svk 53.46 Bol 54.00 Par 53.57 Par 52.49 Jam 52.90 Rus 53.00 Aut 52.45 Svk 52.56 Pol 52.30 Zam 53.31
30 Par 53.43 Par 53.32 Ecu 52.91 Jam 52.25 Swe 52.71 Bel 52.14 Jam 52.32 Ksa 52.32 Jpn 52.14 Ksa 53.25
total countries 192 countries 192 countries 192 countries 192 countries 192 countries 194 countries 194 countries 196 countries 196 countries 198 countries

Notes

Brazil were FIFA's "Top Team of the Year" for the fifth year running.  Croatia, climbing to 4th place from 19th, were named "Best Mover of the Year."

Further Information

The FIFA website contains the complete world rankings from their inception and a description of the method by which the rankings are calculated.

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