Fifa Rankings: Brazil Stays on Top

With many club seasons nearing their climax, it was quiet month on the international front – a fact reflected in the latest FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking.

       Brazil remains top of the latest FIFA men’s football team world rankings published on Thursday which remained unchanged.
         Seeing just seven games played, the top 20 places remained static following April, with a one Place drop for Slovakia (24th) accounting for the only movement among the leading 73 nations. Bolivia (73rd up 1) caused that small ripple motion.

         Outside of the top 100 there was some notable change. A pair of wins for Madagascar (111th, up 9) over Malawi (114th, down 14) saw them claim the honor of being the month’s biggest movers up and down respectively, with South Sudan (146th, up 8) not far behind after similarly twice seeing off Somalia (206th, unchanged).

       The Indian men’s football team climbed to the 100yh spot in the rankings – their best rating in more than two decades.

       The boost in ranking comes after India beat Cambodia 3-2 in Phnom Penh on March 22 in a friendly clash before edging out Myanmar 1-0 in Yangon on March 

28 during an AFC Asian Cup qualifying match.   

The best movers in this ranking are St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bolivia, Libya and Sao Tome e Principe.    

The worst movers are Grenada and Nepal. Grenada has dropped to its worst ever ranking – 178th.Egypt is the leading African nation on the list. Iran leads Asia and Germany leads Europe. Mexico and Brazil leads North American and South American nations respectively.

        In Women’s team ranking, Germany tops the list which is followed by United States and France in the second and third position.

        The top ten men’s teams are:

1.  Brazil,    2.  Argentina,   3. Germany,  ‚Äč4. Chile, 

5.  Colombia,  6.  France,  7.  Belgium,    8.  Portugal

9.  Switzerland,    10.  Spain

Top ten women’s teams are:

   1.    Germany,    2.    United States
   3.    France,       4.    England
   5.    Canada,      6.    Japan
   7.    Sweden,      8.    Australia
   9.    Brazil,         10.    North Korea

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