Argentina second in FIFA rankings

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS): Argentina rose two places to second in the latest FIFA rankings released.

Alejandro Sabella's side, which secured a place at next year's World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Paraguay Tuesday, overtook Germany and Colombia. Uruguay were the biggest top-10 movers, jumping five places to seventh after victories over Peru and Colombia last week, reports Xinhua.

Belgium were also rewarded for their impressive form in the European World Cup qualifiers where they lead Group A, by rising four places to sixth.

Five-time World Champions Brazil, fresh from beating Australia 6-0 and Portugal 3-1 in the past five days, moved up one spot to eighth.

Spain tops the rankings ahead of Argentina, Germany, Italy and Colombia.

The following is the top-10 list released Thursday:

1. Spain (1514 points)
2. Argentina (1263)
3. Germany (1261)
4. Italy (1199)
5. Colombia (1180)
6. Belgium (1159)
7. Uruguay (1126)
8. Brazil (1067)
9. Netherlands (1058)
10. Croatia (1051)


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Argentina second in FIFA rankings

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.