Brazil, who dethroned Belgium in the FIFA rankings in MarchIn June, it revalidates its first world position, according to the new ranking published on Thursday, while France, current world champion, falls from the podium to fourth position, surpassed by Argentina.
In the fifth month of the World Cup in Qatar (November 21 to December 18), the Seleçao (1837.56 points) increased the difference with the ‘Red Devils’ (1821.92 points), who had dominated the hierarchy worldwide between October 2018 and March 2022.
Lionel Messi’s Argentine team, vigorous champion of the Copa América and victorious in June in the “Finalissima” against Italy, European champion (3-0), jumps to the third step of the podium with 1770.65 points. This advance of the Albiceleste benefited from the fall of France, after a difficult month of June.
The team led by Didier Deschamps have not won any of their four Nations League games during the June international window and have 1764.85 points. The other main change in the ‘Top 10’ is the fall of three positions for Mexico, which now ranks 12th. This allows Denmark to climb to 10th position, ahead of Germany (11th).
This is Colombia
The Colombian National Team, which does not modify its qualification for the Qatar World Cup and is getting ready for its new process under the command of the Argentine DT Néstor Lorenzo, had no variation in this classification.
Colombia remains in 16th place, with 1618 points, very close to Uruguay, Switzerland and the United States.
The curious thing is that Colombia is still ahead of teams that will be in the World Cup in Qatar. such as Tunisia, Japan, Australia, Costa Rica and Qatar itself.
Between the final qualifications for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the UEFA and CONCACAF Nations Leagues, the qualifying phases for the African Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup, and the number of matches, the News of national team football it has been especially intense since the previous publication of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, last March.
In total, 280 international matches were played during this period, and there was a significant impact: of the 211 countries that made up the world hierarchy, 177 were moved up the table.
Three months after snatching the top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking from Belgium (2nd), Brazil (1st) widened the gap on their immediate rival.
In turn, Argentina (3rd, +1) climbs to the podium displacing France (4th, -1), who pays dearly for his 4 games without winning in the UEFA Nations League.
Within the top 10, Spain (6th, +1), the Netherlands (8th, +2) and Denmark (10th, +1) also advance. Italy (7th, -1) and Portugal (9th, -1) regress, while Mexico (12th, -3) leaves that privileged group.
With an increase of 11 places, Kazakhstan (114th, +11) makes the biggest advance. Cuba (167th, +10), Greece (48th, +7) and Malaysia (147th, +7) also stand out for significant advances. For their part, Kosovo (106th, +1) and Comoros (126th, +2) continue their climb and, once again, obtain the best position in the FIFA ranking in their history.
The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on August 25, 2022.
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