Portugal rises into top five in FIFA ranking
Published: 12:32 AM, 18 September 2020
After more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, international football matches have finally recommenced, meanwhile, the 54 UEFA Nations League games that took place across Europe at the beginning of September and it had an immediate impact on the new FIFA World Ranking, which had remained unchanged since 9 April, released on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal have been benefited in the latest ranking for beating Croatia by 4-1 on September 5 including with gaining a triumph by 2-0 against Sweden on September 8, those two consecutive victories helped the Portuguese to be placed in fifth (up 2). Despite Portugal's improvement Brazil-Argentina remain unchanged in their positions.
Both of Croatia and Sweden went down for two places as they placing at 8th and 18th in the Thursday’s raking respectively.
While there has been no movement among the leading quartet – in descending order: Belgium, France, Brazil and England in where the South American country Argentina holding its previous ninth number place.
Bangladesh has also been remained unchanged in the ranking, registered its name at 187 as before, however, neighboring India placing at 109 ( up 1).
Russia, hosts of the last FIFA World Cup, are further back in 32nd ascending six places after winning against Serbia and Hungary.