FIFA Ranking: Italy end 2021 in sixth place, with 115 more points than last yearRoberto Mancini’s men are four places higher than they were at this time last year. Belgium are first for the fourth consecutive year, ahead of Brazil and France
Thursday, December 23, 2021
In a year that has been rendered unforgettable due to the victory in the Euros, Roberto Mancini’s Italy say goodbye to 2021 in sixth position in the FIFA Rankings. The Azzurri moved up four places and have 115.77 more points than they did in December 2020. Belgium are first for the fourth consecutive year, followed by Brazil and France. Behind them are EURO 2020 finalists England (+85.52 points) and Copa America winners Argentina (+108.51 points).
After a total of 352 international matches in 2020, 1,116 games were played in 2021. Canada (40th position) made the most significant gain of any team, earning a brilliant 130.32 points.
Equatorial Guinea (114th, +59.78 points) made the most progress of any African team, while Saudi Arabia (51st, +81.71 points) improved the most out of any side from Asia. The next round of FIFA Rankings will be published on 10 February.
The Top 10 of the FIFA Rankings
1) Belgium 1828.45 points (-)
2) Brazil 1826.35 points (-)
3) France 1786.15 points (-)
4) England 1755.52 points (-)
5) Argentina 1750.51 points (-)
6) ITALY 1740.77 points (-)
7) Spain 1704.75 points (-)
8) Portugal 1660.25 points (-)
9) Denmark 1654.54 points (-)
10) Netherlands 1653.73 points (-)