According to the April 2016 edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, 2014 FIFA World Cup runners-up, Argentina, are the new team at the top.
The team’s recent performances in World Cup qualifying have helped them end Belgium’s five-month-long reign at the summit of football’s world ranking which began when the Red Devils snatched pole position from Argentina back in November 2015. Close behind, Chile move into third (up two places), Colombia fourth (up four) and Uruguay jump to ninth (up two) to strengthen the South American grip on the top ten.
According to FIFA.com, a total of 171 games have been taken into account for the April edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which includes 51 qualifiers for Russia 2018, 60 continental qualifiers and 60 international friendlies.
A few teams registering their best-ever positions on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking are: Chile (3rd, up two), Hungary (18th, up one), Northern Ireland (26th, up two), St. Kitts and Nevis (92nd, up 29), Chad (97th, up 30), Kyrgyzstan (100th, up five), Guinea-Bissau (102nd, up 45), Belize (114th, up five), Philippines (116th, up 19) and Comoros (159th, up 14).
The two most outstanding performers for April hail from the African continent. Guinea-Bissau (up 45) have climbed the most positions by rank, while Morocco (131 points) enjoy the biggest move by virtue of points.
Costa Rica (25th, up eight), Turkey (13th, up seven) and Mexico (16th, up six) have all enjoyed impressive gains near the top for April. A little further down the table, Australia (50th, up 17), Egypt (44th, up nine) and Norway (49th, up two) break into the top 50 at the expense of Trinidad and Tobago (53rd, down four), Serbia (55th, down five) and Finland (61st, down 15).
Below is the list of countries that made it to the top 10
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 7, 2016
Watch out for the next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 5 May 2016.
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