In the latest FIFA ranking released today, Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany
According to fifa.com,Argentina remain in third but the heavyweight trio are accompanied in the top five by two sides reaching unusually heady heights. Switzerland (4th, up 1) have reached their highest position since the very first month of the World Ranking (they were third in August 1993), while Poland (5th, up 1) are at an all-time high. Neither have dropped in the standings for 11 months.
Meanwhile, Nigeria are sixth in Africa while they moved up to 38th in the world. They were 39th in the previous ranking.
A special mention also goes to Namibia (136th, up 20), who were the month’s biggest climbers.
The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 14 September 2017.
Most matches played
Jamaica (6 matches)
Biggest move by points
Jamaica (up 172 points)
Biggest move by ranks
Namibia (up 20 ranks)
Biggest drop by points
Curaçao (down 147 points)
Biggest drop by ranks
Cuba, Curaçao (down 18 ranks each)
Newly ranked teams
Teams that are no longer ranked
Inactive teams, not ranked