FIFA has released the ranking for the month of June 2022 with some new entry in the top 10 and some minnows moving higher up in place and points in this latest ranking.
Three months after taking top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking from Belgium (2nd, -), Brazil (1st, -) have widened the gap on their nearest pursuer.
Argentina (3rd, plus 1) take the last of the podium places at the expense of France (4th, minus 1), who have paid the price for four games without a win in the UEFA Nations League.
Between the final qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, the UEFA and Concacaf Nations Leagues fixtures, the qualifiers for continental championships in Asia and Africa, and a host of friendly matches, there has been no shortage of international football since the last edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking in March.
A total of 280 international fixtures took place during this period with significant ramifications in the Ranking: of the 211 countries listed in the global standings, 177 experienced movement.
Making progress among the Top 10 are Spain (6th, plus 1), the Netherlands (8th, plus 2) and Denmark (10th, plus 1), while Italy (7th, minus 1) and Portugal (9th, minus 1) head in the opposite direction. For their part, Mexico (12th, minus 3) drop out of the Top 10 completely. With a surge of 11 places, Kazakhstan (114th, plus 11) made the most progress in this edition.
Cuba (167th, plus 10), Greece (48th, plus 7), and Malaysia (147th, plus 7) also made notable gains. Kosovo (106th, plus 1) and Comoros (126th, plus 2) continue their ascents to once again achieve all-time Ranking highs.
Leader . Brazil (unchanged)
Moves into top 10. Denmark (10, plus 1)
Moves out of top 10. Mexico (12, minus 3)
Matches played in total. 280
Most matches played. Mexico, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (6 each)
Biggest move by point. Kazakhstan (plus 31.51)
Biggest move by places. Kazakhstan (plus 11 places)
Biggest drop by points. Myanmar (minus 32.65)
Biggest drop by places. Egypt and Nepal (minus 8 places)
Newly ranked teams. None
Teams that are no longer ranked. None
Inactive teams that are no longer ranked. None
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