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Belgium top FIFA Rankings

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Pin Belgium beat England to secure third place at the 2018 Russia World Cup. AFP
Belgium beat England to secure third place at the 2018 Russia World Cup. AFP

Belgium top FIFA Rankings

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Belgium have overtaken France in the FIFA World Rankings, whereas England have moved up to fifth - their highest ranking in five years.

Belgium are now the outright number one side in the world, having previously been tied at the top with France, who slipped to second.

The 'Red Devils' have accumulated 1733 points after their third place finish in Russia, whereas the winners France have one point less. 

Brazil and Croatia remain in third and fourth place respectively, whereas England have overtaken Uruguay to move up to fifth place in the World Rankings. 

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

Tunisia, 22nd, were the highest ranked African team and Iran, 30th, the top Asian side

FIFA uses a new method named "SUM" to work out the world rankings. 

The new system works by adding and subtracting points for victories and defeats whereas the previous iteration calculated a rolling average for each country. 

The next FIFA World Ranking will be published on 29 November 2018. 

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