Maria Eduarda Souza

Brazilian Team

The Brazilian team has been in the first place in the ranking of the football entity since March, after five years away from the top

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images.  The Brazilian team occupies the first position since the beginning of the year
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images. The Brazilian team occupies the first position since the beginning of the year

FIFA released, this Thursday (23), the new update of its ranking of national teams, and Brazil remains in the first place. The Brazilian team took the position in March, after five years away from the top. With 1837.56 points added, within the entity’s evaluation criteria, hopscotch has a slight advantage over Belgium, with 1821.92 points.

In third place is Argentina, which has 1770.65 points. The rival team surpassed current world champion France, which has 1,764 points and occupies the fourth place. It is worth mentioning that the Argentines come from a sequence of 33 unbeaten games and seem to have assimilated the teachings of coach Lionel Scaloni very well.

Behind France are England, in fifth place, maintaining the position occupied in the last edition, and Spain, which has risen to sixth place. With the advance, the seventh position, which previously belonged to the Spaniards, went to Italy, which continues to fall in the ranking after not having qualified for this year’s World Cup. Portugal dropped to ninth, while the Netherlands gained two positions and moved up to eighth.

Another change was the fall of Mexico, which previously occupied the ninth place and is now in the 12th position. With that, who completes the list of ten best ranked teams is Denmark, the first European team to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. Other factors that contributed to the Danes’ advancement were reaching the semi-finals of last year’s Euro Cup and their leadership in UEFA Nations League Group 1, in which France are fourth. Check out the Top 10 ranking below.

1. Brazil – 1837.56

2. Belgium – 1821.92

3. Argentina – 1770.65

4. France – 1764.85

5. England – 1737.46

6. Spain – 1716.93

7. Italy – 1713.86

8. Netherlands – 1679.41

9. Portugal – 1678.65

10. Denmark – 1665.47

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