Argentina claims top spot in FIFA ranking

Argentina leapfrogged Brazil, which is now third, after enjoying friendly wins over Panama and Curacao.

Published : Apr 06, 2023 13:52 IST - 1 MIN READ

FILE: | Photo Credit: Getty Images

FILE: | Photo Credit: Getty Images

World Champion Argentina has climbed to the top of FIFA ranking for the first time in over six years.

La Albiceleste (1840.93 points) leapfrogged Brazil (1834.21) after enjoying friendly wins over Panama and Curacao. France (1838.45) also moved past the Brazilians after beating the Netherlands and Republic of Ireland in its opening round of the UEFA EURO qualifiers.

Belgium with 1792.53 points and England with 1792.43 points complete the top five ranks.

Morocco, which has joined the Spanish and Portuguese in a 2030 World Cup bidding plan, stayed at No. 11 to lead African teams.

The biggest climber of all were Central African Republic, which enjoyed a double-digit rise (10 ranks) on the back of successive wins that have left it well placed to qualify for a first-ever AFCON appearance.

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 20 July 2023.

FIFA top 10 nations:

*As on 6th April, 2023

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