Argentina Holds On To Number 1 Spot In FIFA Rankings

Argentina FIFA world rankingsCopa America winner rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by .

Chile’s swap with No. 10 England is the only top-10 movement after no elite teams played last month. Ranking changes reflect matches played since 2011 reducing in value.

Belgium edges World Cup winner for the No. 2 slot. Colombia and remain in fourth and fifth.

Wales are ninth and above neighbor England.

Algeria leads African nations at No. 19.

Mexico is CONCACAF’s best at No. 26, two ahead of the United States.

No. 40 Iran leads Asia.

The next rankings will take account of two rounds in European Championship qualifying matches and World Cup qualifiers in Asia and CONCACAF.

FIFA world rankings published Thursday (August position in parentheses):

1. Argentina (1)

2. Belgium (2)

3. Germany (3)

4. Colombia (4)

5. Brazil (5)

6. (6)

7. Romania (7)

8. Chile (10)

9. Wales (9)

10. England (8)

11. (11)

12. (12)

13. Austria (14)

14. (13)

15. Slovakia (14)

16. Italy (16)

17. (17)

18. (18)

19. Algeria (19)

20. Czech Republic (20)

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