FIFA World Rankings: Belgium in the lead; England comes up to third

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England’s men’s football team has risen to third place in the current FIFA Rankings, tying for the joint-highest rank.

England is in the top three for the first time since September 2012.

Following their loss in the Euro 2020 final, England defeated Hungary and Andorra 4-0 in World Cup qualification earlier this month, before drawing 1-1 with Poland.

Gareth Southgate has led England to greater success

Under Gareth Southgate, who has molded the squad defensively, England has made significant progress.

England is a tough team to break down, and with Harry Kane at the helm, the team is never short of goals.

England was rated 16th when Southgate took charge in 2016.

After a strong showing at the European Championships, England will aim to keep up the good work.

Belgium and Brazil are the show’s winners

In terms of FIFA rankings, Belgium wins the show. They have a total of 1,832.33 points.

After losing in the quarterfinals of Euro 2020, Belgium dominated their FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, winning three in a row.

They triumphed over Estonia, the Czech Republic, and Belarus.

Belgium is followed by Brazil, which is ranked second (1,811.73).

They recently defeated Chile and Peru in World Cup qualifying matches.

France drops to fourth place, while Italy maintains the fifth place

France has slipped to fourth place in the rankings following two draws and a win in recent World Cup qualifying matches.

France and Bosnia & Herzegovina tied 1-1. Before defeating Finland, they had a similar outcome to Ukraine.

Italy, the Euro 2020 champions, also secured two draws and a victory.

Italy has now won 37 consecutive games in all competitions after beating Lithuania (a record)

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Argentina, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, and Denmark round out the top ten in the standings.

Meanwhile, Scotland has risen four places to 45th, followed by Northern Ireland, which has risen four places to 47th in the globe.

Wales is still ranked 19th, while the Republic of Ireland is ranked 50th.