As per latest list released by FIFA World Rankings, Belgium retained their top position after grabbing it for the first time and World Cup 2014 runners-up Argentina moved up a spot to the second, displacing leading world champions Germany from the spot who dropped to fourth position.
- Way down in 25th place are France, host of Euro 2016 and British bookies joint favourites with Germany to win the tournament. The bookies make Belgium fifth favourite to win the summer event.
Top 10 Rank
- India jumped six places to the 166th spot in the global football rankings in the list released by FIFA. India were 172nd in last month’s rankings after losing five consecutive 2018 World Cup qualifying matches.
- Chile were the biggest climbers among the top 10 teams, rising four places to emerge fifth. Both England and Austria climbed up one notch to take ninth and 10th place respectively.
- This is the first time that Belgium, Chile and Austria have reached such heights on the global football ladder.
Teams who improved most:
Chad, Cyprus, Sao Tome e Principe and Turkmenistan
About FIFA(International Federation of Football Association):
FIFA founded in 1904 is responsible for the organisation of football’s major international tournaments, particularly the World Cup which started in 1930 and the Women’s World Cup which began in 1991.
- HQ: Zurich, Switzerland