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Argentina retains No.1 spot in FIFA rankings

The Argentine soccer team maintained its No.1 rankings in the latest FIFA World rankings announced on Thursday.

There was no change in the top four positions as Argentina was followed by Belgium, Germany and Colombia.

England was placed 10 as its August ranking was 8.

India rise a spot to 155th in FIFA rankings

India have jumped a place to the 155th spot in the global football rankings released on Thursday.

According to the rankings released by world football governing body FIFA, India fared marginally better as they moved up a place from their previous 156th position.

India dropped 15 places to the 156th spot earlier in July following two consecutive defeats in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

India will face Iran in a World Cup qualifier in Bengaluru on September 8. The team, coached by Stephen Constantine, was held goalless by Nepal in a practice match in Pune on August 31.

Wales have moved up to their highest ever position at ninth, ahead of England who fell two places to 10th.

FIFA world rankings published on Thursday (August position in parentheses)-

1. Argentina (1)

2. Belgium (2)

3. Germany (3)

4. Colombia (4)

5. Brazil (5)

6. Portugal (6)

7. Romania (7)

8. Chile (10)

9. Wales (9)

10. England (8)

11. Spain (11)

12. Netherlands (12)

13. Austria (14)

14. Croatia (13)

15. Slovakia (14)

16. Italy (16)

17. Switzerland (17)

18. Uruguay (18)

19. Algeria (19)

20. Czech Republic (20)

Also

28. United States (29).


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