Scaloni’s team is eighth on the payroll led by Belgium.
The two triumphs, against Ecuador and Bolivia, at the start of the South American Qualifiers not only gave the Argentine team an important push to gain confidence and face the path towards the Qatar World Cup 2022 in the best way, they also served to climb a position in the FIFA rankings and move to eighth place.
After the 120 international matches played in October, the governing body of world football updated this Thursday the list that is still led by Belgium, although now with a smaller margin.
“It is true that the podium remains the same, but the distance is reduced between Belgium, the leader, and their two immediate pursuers, France and Brazil, as a result of the first defeat since November 2018 for the Red Devils, against England (4 ° in the ranking) in the UEFA Nations League, “reported FIFA.
In addition, within the top ten, in addition to Argentina, Spain climbed one place, which was seventh while Uruguay and Croatia fell to seventh and ninth respectively.
“A little lower in the hierarchy, Denmark (13th, +3), Algeria (30th, +5), Paraguay (35th, +5), Morocco (39th, +4), Scotland (45th, +4), and Hungary (47th, +5) progress, while Hungary gets into the top 50 to the detriment of Bosnia-Herzegovina (51st, -1), “said FIFA.
The biggest progression this month is experienced by Malta, which gained six places and is 180th.
Ecuador (60th, +4), Panama (77th, +4) and Israel (88th, +5) also improve in the FIFA world rankings, which will be updated again on November 26.
San Marino is still at the bottom of the table: despite coming off a historic 0-0 away win against Liechtenstein, the team has not won for more than 16 years and closes the list at 210th place in the ranking, below Anguilla and British Virgin Islands.