Red Devils top FIFA rankings


For the first time in its history, the Belgian national football team tops the FIFA rankings. With 1,440 points Belgium surpasses world champion Germany that holds the second place with 1,388 points. Vice world champion Argentina (1,383) drops from the leading position to the third place. The top five is completed by Portugal (1,364) and Chile (1,288).

Since the ranking took a start in 1992, the Red Devils are only the eighth team to occupy the first place in the FIFA-rankings. In the past Germany, Brazil, Italy, France, Argentina, Spain and the Netherlands have been in first position.

Every month the world football association FIFA publishes a new FIFA/Coca Cola World Ranking based on the performances of all football nations in the world. The next FIFA ranking will be published on 3 December. If at that date Belgium is still in the lead, it will be awarded the title 'Team of the Year'.