Brazil replace Germany atop Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings

Paterniano Del Favero
Agosto 10, 2017

In July, South Korea moved out of the top 50 for the first time since June 2016 after the men's national team lost 3-2 to Qatar in the final Asian qualifying round for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and played to a scoreless draw with Iraq in a friendly match in June.

Brazil on 1604 points have overtaken Germany who are second on 1549 while Argentina remain third on 1399.

The Indian football team, also known as Blue Tigers, had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot last month.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal dropped from fourth place to sixth, while Alexis Sanchez' Chile stayed at seventh.

Ahead of two absolute crunch World Cup qualifiers, Australia remains in the mid-40s position.

Italy are in 12th place, followed by England in 13th. Mexico, Peru, Croatia, Uruguay, Wales, Sweden and Iceland round out the top 20.

The Maltese national football team has fallen to an inglorious 190 place in the FIFA World rankings, with only 10 other nations featuring in a lower position. Mexico lead the North, Central American and Caribbean Associations in 14th, while New Zealand are Oceania's highest representative in 123rd.

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