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Belgium join France atop FIFA rankings

2018-09-20 12:18
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Lausanne - Belgium have joined Soccer World Cup champions France as joint leaders of the FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, the first time in the table's 25-year history that top spot has been shared.

Belgium have notched up a pair of wins, including victory over Iceland in the inaugural Nations League competition to bring them level with the French, the team who beat them in the World Cup semi-finals.

The only other change in the top 10 sees Denmark (10th, down one place) slip below Spain (9th, unchanged).

Outside of the top 10, two Nations League wins for Ukraine (29th, up six) over Czech Republic (47th, down three) and Slovakia (26th, unchanged) means that they are the month's biggest movers, while Germany (12th, up three) have started to edge back towards a single-figure ranking after their World Cup debacle.

Latest FIFA world rankings:

T1. Belgium - 1 729

T1. France - 1 729

3. Brazil - 1 663

4. Croatia - 1 634

5. Uruguay - 1 632

6. England - 1 612

7. Portugal - 1 606

8. Switzerland - 1 598

9. Spain - 1 597

10. Denmark - 1 581

Also:

73. South Africa - 1 325

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