Belgian Red Devils keep on making history


Since 4 June Belgium has been at number two in the FIFA world ranking: that's a first in the history of Belgian football! After their great results during the world championships in 2014 the Belgian Red Devils climbed to a historic fourth position in October 2014. Last May they broke that record once again and climbed to third place, only to go up one more position just a month later.

World champion Germany (1,775) remains at number one, followed by Belgium (1,509) and Argentina (1,496). There were just 2 changes in the top 10: second place for Belgium, overtaking Argentina, and the return of France in ninth position, at the expense of Switzerland who went down two places to number 11. As none of the top-20 teams played a match over the last month, all changes are the result of devaluating past results.

Every month the international football federation FIFA makes a new list which takes into account performance across all footballing nations. The next ranking will be issued on 9 July.