Argentina’s Lionel Messi tops FIFA Rankings, Brazil drops to third, Portugal moves up two positions


In the latest update on October 26, Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, continues to hold the top spot in the FIFA rankings, with France and Brazil ranking second and third respectively.

The winner of the FIFA World Cup 2022 has played two qualifiers for the upcoming tournament, and Messi, as the team captain, has scored two goals against Peru in the previous match. Argentina solidified its position at the top with a total of 1861.29 points, gaining an additional 9.88 points in the last cycle.

France has also been dominating, effortlessly qualifying for the 2024 European Championship and securing victories against Netherlands and Ireland. With a notable increase of 12.35 points, France has widened the gap with Brazil.

FIFA Rankings – Top 10 (Men’s football)

1. Argentina – 1861.29 points

2. France – 1853.11 points

3. Brazil – 1812.2 points

4. England – 1807.88 points

5. Belgium – 1793.71 points

6. Portugal – 1739.83 points

7. Netherlands – 1739.26 points

8. Spain – 1725.97 points

9. Italy – 1717.81 points

10. Croatia – 1711.88 points

What is the current ranking of Portugal in world football?

Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, has made significant progress. The team has climbed two places and is now ranked sixth. Portugal’s last defeat in a competitive game dates back to the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022, against Morocco. Since then, under Roberto Martinez’s coaching, the team has achieved impressive victories over Luxembourg and Bosnia & Herzegovina, with resounding scorelines of 9-0 and 5-0 respectively. Portugal has also secured a spot in the European Championship next year.

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