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Comparing the FIFA and UFWC rankings

FIFA have announced their latest world rankings, and it’s no surprise to see current Unofficial Football World Champions France moving to the the top of the list following their World Cup win. The win also moved Les Bleus up the UFWC rankings, but only up to 10th position. Having unified the official and unofficial titles, France are football’s undisputed champions. And they are one of only four teams are ranked in both the FIFA and UFWC top tens, the others being England, Brazil and Uruguay. Here we take a look at the FIFA and UFWC rankings, ahead of the next UFWC title match, France v Germany on 6 September.


Germany: a UFWC history

As undisputed official FIFA and unofficial UFWC champions, France are on top of the football world. But next UFWC challengers Germany also have impressive FIFA and UFWC form. Like France, Germany have been undisputed champions on three occasions. They have won two more title matches than France and are ranked 7th in the all-time UFWC rankings. Ahead of the France v Germany match, let’s look back at the challengers’ record in the Unofficial Football World Championships.


France: a UFWC history

When France beat Croatia in the World Cup Final this summer Les Bleus became the undisputed official FIFA and unofficial UFWC football world champions. It was France’s 26th UFWC title match win, and it moved them into the all-time UFWC ranking top 10. And it was their third “undisputed” title win – a feat only Brazil, Germany and Italy have matched. France’s long UFWC history goes back to 1927. As they begin their latest title reign, let’s look back at that history.