Argentina knocks Belgium from top of FIFA rankings

Argentina reclaimed top spot from Belgium in Thursday's FIFA world rankings, while Copa America champions Chile soared to an all-time high of third place.

Five months after it was supplanted by Belgium, Argentina is back at the top.   -  Reuters

Argentina reclaimed top spot from Belgium in Thursday's FIFA world rankings, while Copa America champions Chile soared to an all-time high of third place.

Three straight wins in 2018 World Cup qualifiers helped Argentina return to the summit, five months after it was supplanted by Belgium.

Chile moved up two places from fifth, with Colombia climbing from eighth to fourth and Uruguay moving back into the top 10 as a reward for their strong start to South American qualifying.

Two-time defending European champions Spain dropped three places to sixth, with world champions Germany, Brazil, Portugal and England also sliding down one spot.

PTI adds:-

The Indian football team dropped two spots to be placed 162nd. India currently have 142 points.

India ended the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on a disappointing note with seven losses in eight matches, ending their campaign with a 1-2 loss against Turkmenistan.

FIFA Rankings as of April 7:

1. Argentina (+1)

2. Belgium (-1)

3. Chile (+2)

4. Colombia (+4)

5. Germany (-1)

6. Spain (-3)

7. Brazil (-1)

8. Portugal (-1)

9. Uruguay (+2)

10. England (-1)

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