Germany back atop FIFA rankings | The Daily Star
06:05 PM, July 06, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 06:27 PM, July 06, 2017

Germany back atop FIFA rankings

Germany leapfrogged Brazil and Argentina to move back atop the FIFA rankings released Wednesday thanks to the team winning the Confederations Cup last week.

The world champions beat Chile 1-0 in the Russia-based tournament a year out from the 2018 World Cup to ensure a first return to the top of the rankings in more than two years.

Brazil fall to second and Argentina third, just ahead of European champions Portugal who have climbed up four places to fourth.

2010 World Cup Champion Spain fell one place down to 11th in the FIFA rankings.  

Bangladesh are a lowly 190th in the FIFA rankings having climbed two places.

Already qualified for next year's World Cup, Iran jumps seven spots to lead Asia's contingents at No.23 ahead of Australia, who move up three places from No.48.

FIFA rankings as of July 6

1. Germany (+2 places)

2. Brazil (-1)

3. Argentina (-1)

4. Portugal (+4)

5. Switzerland (+4)

6. Poland (+4)

7. Chile (-3)

8. Colombia (-3)

9. France (-3)

10. Belgium (-3)

11. Spain(-1)

12. Italy

13.England

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23. Iran (+7)

45. Australia (+3)

96. India (+4)

190. Bangladesh (+2)

 

Leader

Germany

Moves into top ten

none

Moves out of top ten

Spain (11th, down 1)

Matches played in total

177

Most matches played

Mexico (10 matches)

Biggest move by points

Andorra (up 177 points)

Biggest move by ranks

Andorra (up 57 ranks)

Biggest drop by points

Argentina (down 213 points)

Biggest drop by ranks

Namibia (down 62 ranks)

Newly ranked teams

none

Teams that are no longer ranked

none

Inactive teams, not ranked

none

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