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All-Time World Cup Ranking Table

Since the first World Cup in 1930, Brazil is the only country to play in all 17 final tournaments. The FIFA all-time table below ranks all nations that have ever qualified for a World Cup final tournament by points earned through 2002. Victories, which earned two points from 1930-90, were awarded three points starting in 1994. Note that Germany's appearances include 10 made by West Germany from 1954-90. Participants in the 2002 World Cup final are in bold type.

  App Gm W L T Pts GF GA
1 Brazil 17 876013 14 141 19182
2 Germany 15 8550 17 18 123 176106
3 Italy 157039 14 17 96 11067
4 Argentina 13603019117210271
5 England1150261315616845
6Spain 1145201510547153
7France114421167498661
8Sweden 10 42151610427165
9 Russia 9 3717146416444
10Yugoslavia93716138406046
 Uruguay10 40151510406557
12Netherlands 7311499375636
13 Poland 6281495344236
14 Hungary 9 3215143338757
 Mexico 12 41102011334380
16Belgium 113610179304663
17Austria 72912134284347
18Czech Republic 8 3011145274445
19Romania 721885213032
20Chile 7257126203140
21Paraguay6 19586182534
 Denmark3 13742182418
23South Korea 6214125171949
24Cameroon 5 17467161529
 USA 7226142162545
26Portugal 312750152516
 Scotland 8 234127152541
 Switzerland 7 226133153351
 Turkey 2 10441152017
30Bulgaria 7263158142253
31Croatia21064013138
32 Ireland 3 13247121010
33Peru 4 15483111931
 No. Ireland 3 13355111323
35 Nigeria 31146191416
36 Morocco 41327481218
 Colombia 4 1338281423
 Costa Rica 2 73318912
 Senegal15212876
40Norway 2 8233778
 Japan27241767
42East Germany 1 6222655
 South Africa261236811
44Saudi Arabia3102715725
 Algeria 2 62315610
 Wales 1 5113544
 Tunisia 391535511
48Iran 2 61413412
 North Korea 1 4121359
 Cuba 1 31113512
 Jamaica13120339
52Ecuador13120224
 Egypt 2 4022236
 Honduras 1 3012223
 Israel 1 3012213
56Bolivia 3 60511120
 Australia 1 3021105
 Kuwait 1 3021126
59 El Salvador 2 60600122
 Canada 1 3030005
 East Indies 1 1010006
 Greece 1 30300010
 Haiti 1 30300214
 Iraq 1 3030014
 Slovenia13030027
 New Zealand 1 30300212
 UAE 1 30300211
 China13030009
 Zaire 1 30300014

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