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Argentina stay top of FIFA men’s world rankings ahead of Copa America

Argentina have retained their top spot in FIFA’s men’s world rankings ahead of the 2024 Copa America.

The 2022 World Cup winners have lost just one of their last 20 games, that being a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in November 2023. Lionel Scaloni’s side also won the 2021 edition of the Copa America, beating Brazil in the final at the Maracana.

They are joined in the top three by France (second) and Belgium (third) who have not moved from their positions since the last ranking in April.


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Brazil are unbeaten in their last four games and beat England 1-0 at Wembley in March. They have moved up one place to fourth while England have dropped a place to fifth.

Portugal (sixth), Netherlands (seventh), Spain (eighth), Croatia (ninth), and Italy (tenth) complete the top ten. Croatia and Italy have swapped places in the only other change to the top 10 since April’s ranking.

The USMNT remain in 11th position — the third highest ranked side at this summer’s Copa America.

Liberia were the largest climbers in this most recent ranking, moving up ten places to 142nd while Equatorial Guinea suffered the biggest drop, moving down ten places to 89th position.

Reigning Copa America champions Argentina begin the defence of their title against Canada on Thursday.

FIFA Men’s World Rankings Top 20

Ranking Team

1

Argentina

2

France

3

Belgium

4

Brazil

5

England

6

Portugal

7

Netherlands

8

Spain

9

Croatia

10

Italy

11

USMNT

12 =

Morocco

12 =

Colombia

14

Uruguay

15

Mexico

16

Germany

17

Japan

18

Senegal

19

Switzerland

20

Iran

(Carl De Souza/AFP via Getty Images)

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