FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

FIFA Ranking

Uruguay, England edge forward as podium unchanged

Harry Kane of England celebrate after scoring

While there were 150 games played across the globe during the international period, things remain tight at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as the top three remained unchanged.

This sees Belgium (1st, unchanged) maintain a slender lead – growing it marginally to three points – over 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ winners France (2nd, unchanged). Brazil (3rd, unchanged), however, are looking over their shoulders somewhat as England (4th, up 1) leapfrogged World Cup finalists Croatia (5th, down 1).

Uruguay (6th, up 1) are the only other movers within the top ten, whereas a dramatic win for Germany (13th, up 3) saw them overtake defeated opponents the Netherlands (16th, down 2), as well as Sweden (14th, unchanged) and Chile (15th, down 2).

Israel (84th, up  8) enjoyed the biggest jump of all, followed closely by Guatemala (143rd, up 6) and Tanzania (131st, up 6) after the latter booked their CAF Africa Cup of Nations place. Two other sides preparing to appear at Africa’s showpiece in June, Congo DR (46th, up 5) and Ghana (49th, up 3), were the only two sides to breach the top 50, while Kosovo (127th, plus 3) continued their steady climb up the World Ranking.

Leader Belgium (unchanged)
Moves into top ten None
Moves into out of top ten None
Matches played in total 150
Most matches played Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia (five matches each)
Biggest move by points Israel (plus 20 points)
Biggest move by ranks Israel (plus 8 ranks)
Biggest drop by points Austria (minus 30 points)
Biggest drop by ranks Austria (minus 11 ranks)
Newly ranked teams None
Teams no longer ranked None
Inactive teams, not ranked None

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