FIFA World Rankings 2015: Belgium topped for first time

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Who: Belgium
What: Topped FIFA World Rankings 2015 for first time
When: 5 November 2015

FIFA on 5 November 2015 Belgium on 5 November 2015 moved to the top of the FIFA world ranking list in football for the first time. The team rose from third to first after overtaking Argentina and world champions Germany. This follows their victories in October’s European qualifiers.

The former No. 1 ranked side, Argentina, dropped to third, while Copa America champions Chile rose four places to fifth, their highest ranking. Austria improved one place to a best ever tenth place. Iran continued to top the rankings among AFC countries followed by Korea and Japan.

Top 10 ranked teams are

Rank Team Points
1 Belgium 1440
2 Germany 1388
3 Argentina 1383
4 Portugal 1364
5 Chile 1288
6 Spain 1287
7 Colombia 1233
8 Brazil 1208
9 England 1179
10 Austria 1130

India slipped five places to 172nd in the latest chart. India lost six ranking points after their defeat at the hands of Turkmenistan and Oman in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers in October 2015 and they now have 122 points.

Belgium on 5 November 2015 moved to the top of the FIFA world ranking list in football for the first time. The team rose from third to first after overtaking Argentina and world champions Germany. This follows their victories in October’s European qualifiers.

The former No. 1 ranked side, Argentina, dropped to third, while Copa America champions Chile rose four places to fifth, their highest ranking. Austria improved one place to a best ever tenth place. Iran continued to top the rankings among AFC countries followed by Korea and Japan.