Power Ranking the Top 200 World Football Nations

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Power Ranking the Top 200 World Football Nations
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In just a little over a year, the world's attention will be captured once more by football's World Cup as it arrives in Brazil.

With every confederation's continental cup already past and the final stages of World Cup qualifying approaching, the countdown to Rio is in full swing.

So how is every nation doing in their pursuit of glory?

In an attempt to quantify each nation's standing, I have created a metric to assess every international team's performances over the past four years.

To grade these teams, each match they played was given a score based on four factors:

  • The result of a particular match
  • The importance of the match
  • The quality of their opponent
  • How recently that match was played

Taking together all of these scores and every opportunity that the team missed over the past four years, a metric was created to tabulate the nation's overall performance.

From there, every team was ranked based on their score, out of 1000, and placed in this list of all 209 national sides.

Just how well off is your country's national team?

Without further ado, here is a ranking of all of the world's national sides.

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