No changes in the top ten
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In comparison to last month’s action, there are only a few changes in the current edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. In many countries, the national championships are drawing to a close, which explains the small number of matches played at international level: only seven matches were played in the last month, all of which were friendlies. Spain continue to top the table ahead of Germany and Argentina, followed by Croatia and Portugal. The only movers within the top 20 are Switzerland (14th, up 1) and Belgium (15th, up 1), who have both climbed one place, overtaking Mexico (16th, down 2). Belgium have achieved their highest-ever ranking, as have Albania, who have moved up five places to 43rd.

There is only a slight change to the composition of the top 50 by confederation. Honduras have jumped to 50th place, joint with Burkina Faso, meaning there are currently 51 teams in the top 50. CONCACAF now has five teams in the top 50, while there have been no changes for the other confederations (UEFA: 26; CONMEBOL: 9; CAF: 8; AFC: 3; OFC: 0).

More movement is to be expected in the table in June, when the teams qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup play their first warm-up matches ahead of the showdown in Brazil.

Summary

Leader

Spain (unchanged)

Moves into top ten

none

Moves out of top ten

none

Matches played in total

7

Most matches played

Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines (2 matches each)

Biggest move by points

Grenada (up 68 points)

Biggest move by ranks

Grenada (up 20 ranks)

Biggest drop by points

St Vincent and the Grenadines (down 35 points)

Biggest drop by ranks

St Vincent and the Grenadines (down 10 points)

Newly ranked teams

none

Teams that are no longer ranked

none

Inactive teams (not ranked)

none