In the most recent FIFA rankings, which were released on Thursday, reigning world champion Argentina defeated Brazil to retake the top spot after a six-year absence. The current world No. 1 Argentina (1840.93 points) has surpassed Brazil (1834.21), who paid a heavy price for their defeat in their friendly against Morocco (2-1) and dropped to third place, thanks to recent victories against Panama (2-0) and Curacao (7-0). Brazil lost first place, but they also saw France overtake them for second after their consecutive victories over the Netherlands (4-0) and Republic of Ireland in UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying (1-0).
There were no other movers among the Top 10 besides the top three. England (1792.43 points) is in fifth place, followed by the Netherlands (1792.53 points), Croatia (1792.53 points), Italy (1792.53 points), Portugal (1792.53 points), and Spain (1792.53 points), with Belgium (1792.53 points) in fourth place.
The only other significant changes in the Top 20 were Senegal moving up to 18th from 19th and Denmark moving down to 19th from 20th. The Central African Republic has made the biggest strides in this edition, moving up a whopping ten places to 122nd in the world rankings.