Italy have officially surpassed England and climbed to fourth in the FIFA ranking after finishing third in the UEFA Nations League this month.
The Azzurri CT Roberto Mancini will be more than happy with the new FIFA ranking, confirming the growth of the Italian national team.
Mancini’s men finished third in the UEFA Nations League Finals, as they lost to Spain in the semi-finals before overcoming Belgium, to claim third.
Belgium are still first in the ranking, with Brazil second and France third in almost 40 points better off than Italy.
The European Champions want a place among the top seven in the world, as it will give them a better seeding for the World Cup 2022 draw next year.
England, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Denmark complete the top 10.
FIFA Ranking – Top 10:
- Belgium – 1832.33p
2. Brazil – 1820.36p
3. France – 1779.24p
4. Italy – 1750.52p
5. England – 150.16p
6. Argentina – 1738.79p
7. Spain – 1687.66p
8. Portugal – 1681.73p
9. Mexico – 1672.92p
10. Denmark – 1668.98p
Ranking FIFA, l’Italia ora è quarta. La Francia torna sul podio, l’Inghilterra perde 2 posti https://t.co/4eeoicRtaK
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