FRANCE AND BELGIUM MAKE FIFA RANKING HISTORY

World Cup winners France and Belgium are the first teams to share a joint top spot at the latest FIFA rankings. In its 25 year run, two teams were yet to spare the top spot but with victories against Scotland and Iceland, Belgium joined France at the top of the ladder.

France defeated Belgium at the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia, before going on to win the tournament. The Roberto Martinez-led side that knocked out Brazil went on to claim the third place. The Belgian side recently defeated Scotland 4-0 in a friendly game, and won their debut game against Iceland 3-0 in the Nations League. France played a goalless draw against Germany before defeating the Netherlands 2-1 in the Nations League.

Both sides have 1729 points so claim the top place, while Brazil with 1663 placed third. The changes in the Top Ten largely remained unchanged save for Denmark that slipped to the tenth place, below Spain. Croatia are in the fourth place, then Uruguay, England, Portugal, and Switzerland. Germany are 12th in the rankings, after getting back on track following a poor World Cup showing.

Ukraine are the biggest movers, climbing six spots to the 29th position after seeing off Czech Rep and Slovakia in Nations League duels. While Ukraine were the biggest movers, Kenya were the highest point makers, moving up 22 points.

Ghana dropped 51 points and lost six spots while the biggest loser was Slovenia who also slipped six spots but dropped 61 points.

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