Argentina Snatches The Top Spot From Germany In Monthly FIFA Rankings
Beaten by Chile in the Copa America final — a year after losing the World Cup final— Argentina rises two places to lead the rankings for the first time in seven years. Chile climbs eight to No. 11.
Newcomers in the top 10 are No. 8 Romania and No. 10 Wales. Both will be top-seeded in World Cup qualifying groups this month if FIFA confirms the draw pots by rankings alone.
Algeria at No. 19 is the only top-20 team from outside Europe and South America.
Costa Rica leads CONCACAF teams at No. 21. The US drops seven to No. 34.
Asia’s highest-ranked team is No. 38 Iran.