Argentina maintains its supremacy as the three-time World Cup champion, leading the latest FIFA rankings with an impressive 1855.20 points, according to the announcement made by FIFA on Thursday. Following closely behind, France secures the second spot, benefitting from their consistent performance.
However, Brazil, previously holding the third position, experiences a shift down to fifth place due to consecutive defeats against Colombia and Argentina. England seizes this opportunity to climb to the third position, showcasing their strong standing in international football. Belgium also advances, securing the fourth spot in the rankings.
The Netherlands makes a notable move to the sixth position, demonstrating their prowess on the global football stage. The top ten is completed by Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Croatia, each maintaining their places within this elite group.
The latest rankings take into account the outcomes of 188 international matches played worldwide in November 2023. Notably, this period featured intense competition with 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers taking place across Africa, Asia, and South America. These qualifiers have undoubtedly influenced the rankings, reflecting the dynamic nature of international football.
(With Agency Inputs)