Brazil Remains Number 1 In FIFA Ranking 2022

Even if Argentina wins the World Cup, Brazil will remain number 1 in the FIFA rankings

Five-time world champions Brazil remain at the top of the FIFA world rankings. Argentina, who defeated France after 36 years to become the world champion, will not be at the top when FIFA announces the November world rankings next Thursday. ESPN said. Brazil has remained at world No. 1 since overtaking South American rivals Belgium in February. Brazil won three matches in the recently concluded World Cup but suffered an unexpected defeat against Cameroon in the last match of the group stage. After beating South Korea in the last 16, Brazil lost to Croatia in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals.

Similarly, the world champion Argentina won 4 matches in the World Cup. Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia and won two games (quarter-final and final) in a penalty shootout. Winning the 2021 Copa America was not enough for Argentina, the world champions, to reach the top of the world rankings. Since the match was decided on a penalty shootout, the matches won are also considered draws. Had Argentina or France won the final within 120 minutes, they would have moved up to number one. But the penalty shootout decision benefited Brazil. In this month’s ranking, both Argentina and France will move up one place to the second and third place respectively. Second-placed Belgium will drop two places to fourth after being eliminated from the group stage.

Similarly, while England remained in fifth place, the Netherlands, which reached the quarter-finals, will move up two places and reach sixth place. Croatia, who finished third in the World Cup, will move up 5 places from 12th to seventh. Italy, who failed to qualify for the Qatar World Cup, will drop two places to eighth. Portugal remains in ninth place, while Spain, who were eliminated from the group stage, will drop three places to 10th. Similarly, Morocco and Australia are going to improve themselves a lot. Morocco, who was fourth in the World Cup, will move up from 11th place to 11th place.

Similarly, Australia, which lost to Argentina in the pre-quarterfinals, will move up 11 places from 38th place to 27th place. Similarly, Cameroon, which defeated Brazil in the group stage, has climbed up 10 places and will reach 33rd place. Similarly, the US moved up 3 places to the 13th place, while Mexico dropped 2 places to the 15th place. Host nations Qatar and Canada, who were eliminated from the group stage of the World Cup, have dropped to the same 12 places. Qatar, ranked 50th, moved up to 62nd, while Canada, ranked 41st, moved up to 53rd.

FIFA will announce the official rankings on Thursday.

These are the top 20 countries in FIFA Ranking 2022

  1. Brazil
  2. Argentina
  3. France
  4. Belgium
  5. England
  6. The Netherlands
  7. Croatia
  8. Italy
  9. Portugal
  10. Spain
  11. Morocco
  12. Switzerland
  13. United States of America
  14. Germany
  15. Mexico
  16. Uruguay
  17. Colombia
  18. Denmark
  19. Senegal
  20. Japan