New FIFA Rankings Puts Germany Ahead Of Brazil And Belgium

Current champions Germany head into the World Cup as the number one team in the world while this summer World Cup host Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the tournament.

With little movement in the upper echelons from the last time FIFA published its rankings, Joachim Low’s side remains ahead of Brazil at the top.

Belgium, Portugal, and Argentina complete the top five while the only change in the top 10 sees Poland up two places to eighth in a straight swap with Spain.

Russia’s slide will be to a certain extent due to not playing competitive matches during the qualifying process and they are down four places since the last update, dropping them below 67th-ranked Saudi Arabia and down to 70th.

Australia and South Korea have climbed four places each and Uruguay three for a pre-tournament boost, but Tunisia drops seven places to 21st.

Chile, in ninth, are the highest-ranked team not involved in Russia this summer.

Nigeria maintains the 48th position. See rest of FIFA rankings here.

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