FIFA world rankings: Belgium becomes new no. 1

WION Web Team
Zürich, Switzerland Published: Oct 25, 2018, 04.24 PM(IST)

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Belgium surpassed France to acquire the No.1 position. The two had been tied at the top last month. 

Belgium surpassed France to acquire the top spot in FIFA's world rankings released on Thursday. 

Belgium and France had been tied at the top last month and while both sides won one game and drew another in October, the Belgians, with 1,733 points, moved ahead by a single point under the formula for calculating the rankings.

Belgium defeated Switzerland in the Nations League and drew with the Netherlands in a friendly. 

Meanwhile, world champions France beat Germany in the Nations League and were held by Iceland in a friendly.

Brazil, one of only two non-European sides in the top 10 along with Uruguay, remain third, followed by Croatia and England.

Gibraltar, who only became FIFA members in 2016, rose eight places to their best ranking of 190th, thanks to their Nations League wins in Armenia and at home Liechtenstein.

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