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FIFA TOP 10 - Belgium and Canada Take 2021 Honours

 

 

• Belgium top the FIFA Rankings for the fourth consecutive year • This year’s ‘Most Improved Side’ are Canada with a 130.32-point gain • Qatar in Top 50 as we head into 2022 - While the quantity of games changed radically from one year to the next, the top ranked team in the FIFA World Ranking has remained the same! For the fourth year in a row, Belgium (1st) end the calendar year in pole position

 

Zurich, Switzerland

Thursday December 23, 2021

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, only 352 full internationals were played in 2020. Not since 1987 (323 matches) had so few games been played in a calendar year. By contrast, planet football made up for lost time in 2021 with a record breaking 1116 matches played.

And while the quantity of games changed radically from one year to the next, the top ranked team in the FIFA World Ranking has remained the same! For the fourth year in a row, Belgium (1st) end the calendar year in pole position, albeit only just ahead of Brazil (2nd)by 2.1 points. France (3rd) complete the podium for 2021.

For their part, Canada (40th) are the year’s ‘Most Improved Side’ having picked up no fewer than 130.32 points over the last 12 months. Their journey to the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup as well as impressive results in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying have been major factors in their rise.

Winners of UEFA EURO 2020 and the Copa America 2021 respectively, Italy (6th + 115.77 points compared to December 2020) and Argentina (5th +108.51 points compared to December 2020), have also seen their points tally increase dramatically this year.

The same goes for the USA (11th + 103.51 points compared to December 2020) and England (4th + 85.52 points compared to December 2020). Equatorial Guinea (114th + 59.78 points compared to December 2020) made the most impressive progress among African teams, while Saudi Arabia (51st + 81.71 points compared to December 2020) did the same in Asia.

However, just in terms of last month, the most improved Asian team are Indonesia (164th + 11.13 points). Winners of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021™, Algeria (29th +3) jointly made the best progress in terms of places, along with Qatar (48th + 3), who finished third at the tournament, and Thailand (115th +3).


Leader Belgium (unchanged)

Countries entering the Top 10 None

Countries exiting the Top 10 None

Total matches played 58 Most matches played Algeria, Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia (6 matches)

Biggest increase in points Indonesia (up 11.13 points)

Biggest increase in places Algeria, Qatar, Thailand (plus 3 places)

Biggest drop in points Myanmar (minus 8.01 points)

Biggest drop in places Myanmar (minus 4 places)

Countries joining the Ranking None

Countries leaving the Ranking None

Unranked inactive teams Cook Islands


FIFA TOP 10

1. Belgium - 1832

2. Brazil - 1820

3. France - 1779

4. Italy - 1750.52

5. England - 1750.16

6. Argentina - 1738

7. Spain - 1687

8. Portugal - 1681

9. Mexico - 1672

10. Denmark - 1668

The Next FIFA TOP 10 release 10 February 2022

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