Argentina Holds On To Number 1 Spot In FIFA RankingsCopa America winner rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by .

Chile’s swap with No. 10 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 Germany for the No. 2 slot. Colombia and Brazil 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.

published Thursday (August position in parentheses):

1. Argentina (1)

2. Belgium (2)

3. Germany (3)

4. Colombia (4)

5. Brazil (5)

6. Portugal (6)

7. Romania (7)

8. Chile (10)

9. Wales (9)

10. England (8)

11. Spain (11)

12. Netherlands (12)

13. Austria (14)

14. Croatia (13)

15. Slovakia (14)

16. (16)

17. (17)

18. Uruguay (18)

19. Algeria (19)

20. (20)

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Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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