February 2 – Belgium have retained prime spot within the FIFA rating forward of Brazil and world champions France, with just lately topped African champions Senegal and The Gambia among the many largest risers.
Belgium have topped the worldwide rating since September 2018 and with Brazil drawing away to Ecuador in World Cup qualifiers the staff of Roberto Martinez, that exited Euro 2020 within the final eight and failed to achieve the ultimate of the UEFA Nations League, will stay primary a minimum of till March 31 when FIFA will launch a brand new rating.
The Brazilians sit in second place, 5 factors behind Belgium. France full the rostrum on 1786 factors. Argentina have leapfrogged England to fourth place, a mirrored image of their consistency in World Cup qualifying. The remainder of the highest ten stays unchanged.
Final Sunday, Senegal received their first-ever continental crown they usually have claimed 18th place within the FIFA rating. They’ve been Africa’s top-ranked staff for the final three years and their present rating can also be their highest place ever.
The Gambia, who as debutants went on to achieve the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, have been the largest risers, transferring 25 spots up the ladder to a hundred and twenty fifth place. In March, the Scorpions will nonetheless must play pre-qualifiers to progress to the primary qualification draw for the subsequent Africa Cup of Nations.
Elsewhere, each Canada and Costa Rica have been notable strikes within the prime 50. The Canadian are on the verge of qualifying for his or her first World Cup since 1986 and defeated each the US and El Salvador of their newest matches. They moved up seven locations to the thirty third place. Costa Rica climbed seven locations as properly, as much as forty second.