Belgium Ousts Argentina For FIFA Rankings’ Top Spot


The Les Diables Rouges (Red Devils) have moved up two places to replace Argentina at the
top of the November edition of the rankings, the first time in history.

The South Americans drop to third with world champions Germany retaining second place.

Belgium have been rewarded for
their Euro 2016 qualifying victories
over Andorra (4-1) and Israel (3-1)
last month.

The biggest movers in the top 10
were Chile, though, who climbed
four places to fifth thanks to last
month’s Copa America qualifying
victory over Brazil, who drop a place to eighth.

FIFA Rankings as of November 5:

1. Belgium
2. Germany
3. Argentina
4. Portugal
5. Chile
6. Spain
7. Colombia
8. Brazil
9. England
10. Austria

A total of 172 international ‘A’ matches have been taken into account in the November edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, bringing the total number of matches evaluated so far this year to 840. Qualifiers for UEFA EURO 2016 (50 matches) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (66 matches) played a significant role in some of the
major changes to this month’s instalment.

The last FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking of 2015 will be published on 3 December and could see Belgium take the ‘Team of the Year’ title, should they retain its top spot.

Pascal Amoah

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