The Argentine national team, which won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, climbed to second position in the FIFA rankings, following only Brazil, which triumphed in the tournament’s title game.
The tournament’s biggest surprise, Morocco, placed eleventh, a first for an African nation.
In the rankings, Lionel Messi and his teammates come in at number one, much as Kylian Mbappe’s teammates who were in fourth place before to the commencement of the tournament in Qatar.
Despite Belgium’s elimination from the group stage and Brazil’s exit in the quarterfinals against Croatia, these two teams, who participated in the final World Cup match, are currently ahead of Belgium, which was ousted from the tournament.
The top three are separated by roughly 20 points.
Twenty points or so separate the top three teams in the rankings, and they increased the distance between themselves and the fourth-place Belgians.
If one of the teams had won before the end of extra time, he would have topped the FIFA rankings on Thursday. Instead, Argentina’s national team defeated France 4-2 on penalties following a 2-2 draw in regular time and a 3-3 tie in extra time. Before a penalty shootout, the winners receive additional points.
The best improvement in the top ten countries in the world was achieved by Croatia, which rose from 12th to 7th after finishing third in the World Cup in Qatar.
Ranking of the top ten:
First place: Brazil, 1840.77 points
Second place: Argentina 1838.38
Third place: France 1823.39
Fourth place: Belgium 1781.30
Fifth place: England 1774.19
Sixth place: Netherlands 1740.92
Seventh place: Croatia 1727.62
Eighth place: Italy 1723.56
Ninth place: Portugal 1702.54
Tenth place: Spain 1692.71