Belgium remain No 1 in the world as FIFA release latest rankings

Belgium remain No 1 team in the world as FIFA release latest rankings while Portugal move into top five following Nations League triumph

  • Belgium have extended their lead at the top of the latest FIFA world rankings
  • Nations League winners Portugal have risen two places in the table to fifth
  • England remain fourth after two third-place play-off games in quick succession
  • Three World Cup winners are back on the rise after failing to excel in Russia 

Belgium have increased their lead at the top of the latest FIFA world rankings while Portugal have surged into the top five after winning the Nations League last week. 

The Red Devils have moved 28 points clear of world champions France in second place after winning their recent EURO 2020 qualifying matches against Kazakhstan and Scotland.  

Portugal have risen two places in the table to fifth following their Nations League triumph, while final opponents Holland moved up two places to 14th. 

Belgium have extended their lead at the top of the latest FIFA world rankings

Nations League winners Portugal have risen two places in the table to fifth after their success

England remain in fourth position after reaching third-place play-off matches at consecutive tournaments. 

Spain have returned to form after a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2018, rising two places to seventh after European qualifying victories over Norway, Malta and Faroe Islands. 

Meanwhile, 2014 World Cup winners Germany have risen two places to 11th after a perfect start to their EURO 2020 qualifying campaign. 

England remain fourth after two third-place play-off matches in successive tournaments

Spain and Portugal were both on the rise, while Croatia, Uruguay and Switzerland dropped

Italy are also making steady progress under Roberto Mancini after failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, climbing three places to 14th.    

Austria (26th, up 8), Northern Ireland (28th, up 5), Czech Republic (41st, up 7), Hungary (42nd, up 9), Armenia (97th, up 9) and Malaysia (159, up 9) were among the teams to rocket up the latest rankings. 

Senegal (22nd) and Kosovo (121st) can also celebrate reaching their all-time highest position. 

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings will be published on July 25.

Three World Cup winners are back on the rise after failing to excel in Russia in summer of 2018




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