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FIFA World Rankings 2015: Belgium topped for first time

Belgium rose from third to first after overtaking Argentina and world champions Germany. This follows their victories in October’s European qualifiers.

Nov 6, 2015 09:09 IST
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FIFABelgium on 5 November 2015 moved to the top of the FIFA world ranking list in football for the first time. The team rose from third to first after overtaking Argentina and world champions Germany. This follows their victories in October’s European qualifiers.

The former No. 1 ranked side, Argentina, dropped to third, while Copa America champions Chile rose four places to fifth, their highest ranking. Austria improved one place to a best ever tenth place. Iran continued to top the rankings among AFC countries followed by Korea and Japan.

Top 10 ranked teams are

Rank

Team

Points

1

Belgium

1440

2

Germany

1388

3

Argentina

1383

4

Portugal

1364

5

Chile

1288

6

Spain

1287

7

Colombia

1233

8

Brazil

1208

9

England

1179

10

Austria

1130

India slipped five places to 172nd in the latest chart. India lost six ranking points after their defeat at the hands of Turkmenistan and Oman in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers in October 2015 and they now have 122 points.

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