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Italy drop two positions in the FIFA rankings, falling to 6th place

The Azzurri, held to draws by Switzerland and Northern Ireland, are overtaken in the standings by England and Argentina. Belgium remains in the lead, having almost been eclipsed by Brazil.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Italy drop two positions in the FIFA rankings, falling to 6th place

Set back by draws with Switzerland and Northern Ireland, Italy lose two positions, slipping to 6th place in the FIFA rankings, overtaken by England (4th) and Argentina (5th). Leading the ranking since 2018, Belgium keep hold of the top spot, but risked being overtaken by Brazil, who failed to take advantage of the Red Devils' draw with Wales by drawing 0-0 in the Superclasico with Argentina.

France stay put in third place but have made up ground on the leading pair thanks to their wins against Kazakhstan and Finland. A total of 145 matches between national teams were played in November (120 qualifying matches and 25 friendly matches), bringing the number of matches played in 2021 to 1058. Also noteworthy is Mexico’s decline (14th, -5), conceding its place in the top ten to the Netherlands, who are fresh off the back of World Cup qualification. The next FIFA Ranking will be published on 23 December.

Top 10 positions in the FIFA Ranking

1) Belgium 1828.45 points (-)
2) Brazil 1826.35 points (-)
3) France 1786.15 points (-)
4) England 1755.52 points (+1)
5) Argentina 1750.51 points (+1)
6) ITALY 1740.77 points (-2)
7) Spain 1704.75 points (-)
8) Portugal 1660.25 points (-)
9) Denmark 1654.54 points (+1)
10) The Netherlands 1653.73 points (+1)