Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
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Belgium and France make FIFA rankings history

Belgium and France make FIFA rankings history

Worldwide, Belgium and world champions France sit top while Brazil, Croatia and Uruguay complete the top five places.

For the first time in the 25 year history of the rankings, two teams are at the summit, with Belgium's two victories helping them join Les Blues in top spot.

After the most recent worldwide break where South Africa were held to a goalless draw by minnows Libya, Stuart Baxter's Bafana side still managed to move up a single spot.

It's a far cry from the glory days when Bafana cracked the top 20 in the rankings (at 19th) after winning the 1996 African Cup of Nations.


Nigeria have moved up one place in the latest edition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, while Kenya took more points than any other national side.

Roberto Martinez's side, defeated by Les Bleus in the semi-finals at Russian Federation 2018 before claiming third place, overcame Scotland 4-0 in a friendly and won their Nations League debut 3-0 against Iceland earlier this month to join the world champions at the summit.

2014 World Cup winners Germany have jumped up three places to 12th, while Argentina remain outside of the top 10 in 11th place.

Kenya is now ranked at position 107 in the world with 1204 points from last month's 112th position with 1182 points.

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