- Brazil will maintain their number one position in the FIFA World Rankings this month.
- The number one position has been held by Brazil since February 2022.
- Argentina’s World Cup win was inadequate to overtake Brazil.
Despite Argentina winning their first FIFA World Cup title since 1986 in Qatar 2022, Brazil will maintain their top spot in the FIFA World Ranking this month. Brazil has been the world’s number one since February 2022, when they dethroned Belgium.
Despite Brazil’s elimination in the quarterfinals, Argentina’s World Cup victory was insufficient to overtake them. In the group stage, Brazil won three games and lost to Cameroon. They were knocked out of the World Cup after losing to Croatia in the quarterfinals.
Argentina won the 2021 Copa America and are now world champions, but that wasn’t enough for the top spot. Shootout wins are worth fewer ranking points than regular-season victories. France or Argentina would have been number one if they had won in 120 minutes, including 30 minutes of extra time.
According to ESPN, Argentina and France moved up a spot to second and third place respectively. Belgium, who failed to make it past the group stage, slipped two spots to fourth place. England remain fifth after the quarter-finals. The Netherlands, another quarter-finalist, fell two places to sixth place.
Croatia’s third-place finish earned them seventh place. They emerged as the leading climbers in the top 10, moving up five places. Italy dropped to eighth place after failing to qualify. Portugal remain unchanged in ninth place, while Spain fall three places to tenth place.
Morocco and Australia both gained 11 positions. The concept of “responsibility” refers to the act of determining whether or not a person is accountable for his or her own actions. Morocco is the African team with the highest ranking, while Australia is ranked 27th.
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