World Cup winners Argentina move up to second in FIFA rankings

FIFA World Cup: Argentina beats France in final© AFP

World Cup champions Argentina moved up to second place in the FIFA rankings, with quarter-finalists Brazil still at the top, FIFA announced on Thursday. Lionel MessiThe team that lifted the trophy in Qatar on Sunday moved up one place, as did runners-up France, who are currently third, while Belgium dropped to fourth. Last weekend’s final was decided on penalties, and if a side wins the game after 90 minutes, they will overtake Brazil under FIFA rules.

Croatia moved up from 12th to seventh after finishing third in the tournament, while fourth-placed Morocco is now 11th, the highest-ranked African nation.

FIFA Top 10:

1. Brazil 1840.77 points

2. Argentina 1838.38

3. France 1823.39

4. Belgium 1781.30

5. England 1774.19

6. Netherlands 1740.92

7. Croatia 1727.62

8. Italy 1723.56

9. Portugal 1702.54

10. Spain 1692.71

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