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Romelu Lukaku is a major contributor to Belgium's National team's success being rated # 1 in the FIFA TOP 10 rankings - (soccer.ru photo)

 

 

 

FIFA TOP 10 - Portugal Into Top Five, Russia on the Move

 

 

International matches resume after six-month hiatus - Top three unchanged in FIFA Ranking - Portugal into top five, Russia up six places - While there has been no movement among the leading quartet – in descending order: Belgium, France, Brazil and England – Portugal (5th, +2) have moved into the top five thanks to victories over Croatia (8th, -2) and Sweden (18th, -1)

 

Zurich, Switzerland

Thursday, September 17, 2020

After more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international matches have finally recommenced. With the exception of Uzbekistan’s 2-1 friendly victory over Tajikistan, the countries back in action have all been European. The successful staging of these games was nonetheless encouraging for teams from other confederations as they seek to resume international fixtures in the weeks ahead.

Meanwhile, the 54 UEFA Nations League games that took place across Europe at the beginning of September had an immediate impact on the FIFA World Ranking, which had remained unchanged since 9 April.

While there has been no movement among the leading quartet – in descending order: Belgium, France, Brazil and England – Portugal (5th, +2) have moved into the top five thanks to victories over Croatia (8th, -2) and Sweden (18th, -1).

Other countries moving in the right direction are Spain (7th, +1), Italy (12th, +1), the Netherlands (13th, +1), and Germany (14th, +1), with each gaining one place in the global classification. Wales (21st, + 2) climbed two rungs but remain just outside the top 20.

Russia, hosts of the last FIFA World Cup, are further back in 32nd but had the biggest gain in this edition, ascending six places courtesy of wins over Serbia (31st, - 2) and Hungary (52nd, unchanged).

Despite not playing, IR Iran (30th, + 3) moved into the top 30 after Serbia and Turkey (32nd, -3) dropped points.


Leader Belgium (unchanged)

Moves into top 10 none

Moves out of top 10 none

Matches played in total 55

Most matches played Several teams with 2 matches in the framework of the UEFA Nations League

Biggest move by points Russia (plus 15 points)

Biggest move by ranks Russia (plus 6 ranks)

Biggest drop by points Cyprus (minus 15 points)

Biggest drop by ranks Estonia, Slovakia (minus 4 ranks each)

Newly ranked teams none

Teams that are no longer ranked none

Inactive teams, not ranked Cook Islands


FIFA TOP 10

1. Belgium - 1773

2. France - 1744

3. Brazil - 1712

4. England - 1664

5. Portugal - 1653

6. Uruguay - 1645

7. Spain - 1642

8. Croatia - 1628

9. Argentina - 1623

10. Colombia - 1622

The Next FIFA TOP 10 release:22 October 2020

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