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New Fifa Rankings Released

Are Belgium really the second best team in the world?

FIFA’s judgement has surely been clouded by their recent corruption and legal troubles. Their latest update of the FIFA World Rankings sees World Cup 2014 winners Germany remain at the top of the pile. The real story, though, is Belgium’s meteoric rise to the summit of world football. From a low of 71st in the world in 2007, Marc Wilmot’s charges are now ranked ahead of the likes of Argentina (3rd), Brazil (5th), the Netherlands (6th) and Spain, who round out the top ten.

Romania are somehow 12th, while the Scots move even further into the top thirty at 28th. Costa Rica move up to 14th ahead of England, while Wales (at 22) are now just seven spaces behind England (who are 15th).

Ireland move up two places to 60th, but still find themselves behind the likes of Gabon, Congo, Panama and Equatorial Guinea, with Northern Ireland down two spots but still at 44th.

The top 60 can be seen below.

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Author: Chris Kelleher

Student whose interests lie in sports ranging from Darts to MMA, with the likes of Golf, Boxing and Soccer in between. Closet wrestling fan and a lover of sports psychology and stiff jabs.