ZURICH, Switzerland – Germany maintained the top spot in FIFA’s ranking of men’s national soccer teams issued on Thursday, ahead of Brazil and Portugal, while Switzerland entered the Top 10 list.
“Die Mannschaft” – as the squad is known in Germany – widened the gap ahead of second-placed Brazil to 119 points, while Portugal kept nipping at the heels of the “Canarinha,” only 125 points behind.
Spain, meanwhile, jumped two positions into the sixth spot, thanks to a 5-0 win over Costa Rica and a 3-3 draw against Russia in recent friendly matches.
Switzerland climbed three spots into the Top 10 list at Peru’s expense.
The current FIFA Top 10 rankings and point scores are as follows:
- Germany 1,602 points
- Brazil 1,483
- Portugal 1,358
- Argentina 1,348
- Belgium 1,325
- Spain 1,321
- Poland 1,209
- Switzerland 1,190
- France 1,183
- Chile 1,162