Latest FIFA World Rankings

FIFA published on 14th July the latest World rankings and there were a few changes after the Copa America and the Euro 2016.

There were no modifications in the first five places of the rankings, Argentina retaining the top spot despite losing the Copa America Centenario final against fifth placed Chile.
Belgium remained on second place even though they did not met the initial expectations, being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2016.

Colombia remained in third position, reaching the semi-finals at the Copa America, where they lost against Argentina. On fourth place it's still World Champions Germany, who reached the semi-finals at the Euro 2016, where they were eliminated by the home side, France.

New European Champions Portugal, runners-up France, Spain, Brazil and Italy completing the top 10.

Looking at the top 50 countries Venezuela, Peru, Wales, Poland, Iceland and Croatia climbed the most places after impressing in the Copa America or Euro 2016. In the other hand Austria, Ukraine and Netherlands dropped the most places.

Venezuela moved up 31 places until the 46th place after reaching the quarter-finals at the Copa America, Peru with the same performances climbed 14 positions until the 34th place. Wales moved up 15 places and they now sit in 11th position, after a great Euro tournament reaching the semi-final.

Iceland was another surprise of the Euros reaching the quarter-finals, they have climbed 12 places until the 22nd position. Croatia started the competition as one of the favourites but they were eliminated by eventual winners Portugal but despite this fact they moved up to the 15th place, jumping 12 places.

Ukraine and Austria dropped 11 places both after exiting the competition early, both finishing last in their groups despite having high hopes. Netherlands is another team that dropped over 10 places. 12 more precisely, they are now 26th in the rankings, after failing to qualify to the European Championship.

The top 50:

# Nation Conf. Pts
1 Argentina
CONMEBOL 1585
2 Belgium
UEFA 1401
3 Colombia
CONMEBOL 1331
4 Germany
UEFA 1319
5 Chile
CONMEBOL 1316
6 Portugal
UEFA 1266
7 France
UEFA 1189
8 Spain
UEFA 1165
9 Brazil
CONMEBOL 1156
10 Italy
UEFA 1155
11 Wales
UEFA 1137
12 Uruguay
CONMEBOL 1130
13 England
UEFA 1107
14 Mexico
CONCACAF 1044
15 Croatia
UEFA 1022
16 Poland
UEFA 1011
17 Ecuador
CONMEBOL 1002
18 Switzerland
UEFA 957
19 Turkey
UEFA 915
19 Hungary
UEFA 915
21 Austria
UEFA 875
22 Iceland
UEFA 871
23 Slovakia
UEFA 867
24 Romania
UEFA 856
25 USA
CONCACAF 855
26 Netherlands
UEFA 848
27 Costa Rica
CONCACAF 840
28 N. Ireland
UEFA 822
29 Bosnia
UEFA 813
30 Ukraine
UEFA 801
31 Ireland
UEFA 800
32 Algeria
CAF 781
33 Czech Rep.
UEFA 768
34 Peru
CONCACAF 765
35 Ivory Coast
CAF 751
36 Ghana
CAF 749
37 Albania
UEFA 739
38 Russia
UEFA 728
39 Iran
AFC 674
40 Sweden
UEFA 656
41 Senegal
CAF 651
42 Paraguay
CONMEBOL 636
43 Egypt
CAF 632
44 Denmark
UEFA 630
45 Tunisia
CAF 627
46 Venezuela
CONMEBOL 621
47 Serbia
UEFA 612
48 South Korea
AFC 592
49 Norway
UEFA 588
50 Scotland
UEFA 584

You can check out the whole list on the FIFA website.

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