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Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings. Since the conclusion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, there hasn’t been a great deal of international football action. The FIFA World Rankings haven’t changed much since the start of the year as a result.

National teams have been competing this June, but lately, athletes have been performing international service. FIFA has finally released the most recent rankings for the month of June 2023.

The ranking system’s complex methodology factors in the outcomes of international games played throughout the four years prior, giving more importance to recent contests.

Two major international tournaments that use this strategy to seed teams are the World Cup and regional championships.

Without any more delay, let’s glance at the latest FIFA World Rankings:

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#10 Spain – 1703.45 points (Netherlands Nations League Soccer):

Spain only managed to maintain its ranking to remain the 10th-ranked team in the FIFA World Rankings after winning the UEFA Nations League. They overcame Italy 2-1 in the semifinals before eliminating Croatia in a shootout for the championship.

La Roja gained 20.60 points in June and now leads the United States, which is ranked eleventh, by 30 points. The squad under Luis de la Fuente, the new coach of the Spanish national team, is capable of exceptional feats. In the near future, he will be attempting to restore the team to its prior glory.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#9 Portugal – 1718.25 points (Iceland Portugal Euro 2024 Soccer):

Portugal hasn’t moved up or down in the FIFA World Rankings; they’re currently ranked ninth. They haven’t lost in their last four games, despite Morocco eliminating them from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the quarterfinals.

Portugal overcame Iceland 1-0 and then destroyed Bosnia & Herzegovina 3-0 in June. They currently have a rating of 1718.25.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#8 Italy – 1726.58 points (Netherlands Nations League Soccer):

The current European champions, Italy, are now rebuilding after failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. The older players have retired, and younger players are now in the spotlight.

Italy had earlier this month beaten 2-1 to Spain in the UEFA Nations League semifinal before coming back to upset the Netherlands in a thrilling match to take third place. They have moved up 12.92 rating points since the previous episode and are still in ninth place.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#7 Netherlands – 1731.23 points (Netherlands Nations League Soccer):

The Netherlands is currently having a hard time and has lost four of their previous five matches in all competitions. They were defeated by Croatia in the UEFA Nations League semifinals, and they also fell to Italy in the third-place match.

Since the most recent FIFA World Rankings, Ronald Koeman’s team has plummeted to seventh place and earned zero points.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#6 Croatia – 1742.55 points (Netherlands Nations League Soccer):

The recent history of the Croatian national team is one with close calls. They suffered defeats in the finals and semifinals of the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups, respectively. This year, they made it to the UEFA Nations League final, where they sadly lost to Spain on penalties and forfeited a chance to win yet another important award.

The Croats, however, made a 12.53 rating point improvement and climbed up to the sixth position.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#5 Belgium – 1788.55 points (Estonia Belgium Euro 2024 Soccer):

During 2018 and 2022, Belgium occupied the top rank in the FIFA World Rankings for more than three years. The Red Devils are no longer at the pinnacle of their game, though, as their heyday has passed.

Austria held them to a draw in the initial of their two June Euro qualification games. In the subsequent match, Belgium defeated Estonia 3-0. They dropped 3.98 rating points overall, sliding from fourth to fifth place in the rankings.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#4 England – 1797.39 points (England North Macedonia Euro 2024 Soccer):

England has recently performed exceptionally well, according to the FIFA World Rankings. The Three Lions easily defeated North Macedonia 7-0 and Malta 4-0 in their two Euro qualification matches in June.

England’s talented team is made up largely of young stars who have not yet achieved their peak. They are definitely one of the clubs to bet on moving forward.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#3 Brazil – 1828.27 points (Portugal Brazil Senegal Soccer):

Brazil’s team hasn’t played well since Tite’s dismissal as manager following their elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They were separated from two of their most recent three friends.

Then won one game and lost the other in their two June contests. They defeated Guinea 4-1 before falling to Senegal 4-2 in a match.

Brazil was nevertheless able to hold into third position despite losing 5.94 points.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#2 France – 1843.54 points (Gibraltar France Euro 2024 Soccer):

France’s national football squad is among the best in the 21st century. Since finishing second at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they prevailed in all four of their UEFA Euro qualifying matches, and they have accrued 5.09 rating points to maintain their second-place ranking in the FIFA World Rankings.

France defeated Greece 1-0 in their recent match in June, and Gibraltar 3-0.

Top Best Countries as per FIFA Rankings
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#1 Argentina – 1843.73 (Indonesia Argentina Soccer):

Currently reigning world champions Argentina has just about held onto the top spot in the FIFA World Rankings. They outscore France by 0.20 points. La Albiceleste competed in two friendlies in June.

They won 2-0 against Australia and 2-0 against Indonesia. The group led by Lionel Scaloni received 2.8 rating points.

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