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1997

  Points 1996
Rank
1 Brazil 73.451
2Germany 65.412
3Czech Republic64.925
4England61.2612
5Mexico60.8011
6France60.363
7Romania60.3516
8Denmark59.956
9Italy59.5910
10Colombia59.444
11Spain59.138
12Russia58.357
13Norway58.2914
14Japan57.9821
15Morocco57.8727
16Chile57.7526
17Argentina57.7422
18Sweden57.4717
19Croatia56.9524
20Yugoslavia56.9055
21Zambia56.7320
22Netherlands55.899
23Tunisia55.5823
24Bolivia54.8239
25Austria54.5934
26USA54.4218
27South Korea54.3544
28Ecuador54.2333
29Paraguay53.9738
30Portugal53.1113
31South Africa53.0819
32Egypt53.0428
33Saudi Arabia52.9437
34Slovakia52.8930
35Australia52.6850
36Bulgaria52.3615
37Scotland52.2729
38Peru51.7054
39Jamaica51.6132
40Uruguay50.7843
41Belgium50.4942
42Greece49.9235
43Turkey49.3031
44Kuwait48.4762
45Lithuania47.3248
46Iran47.1083
47Ireland47.0736
48Poland46.1553
49Ukraine45.9159
50United Arab
Emirates
45.8660

FIFA Top 50 World Rankings1998 (as of Sept. 16)