Fifa World Rankings January 2018

Fifa World Rankings January 2018

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Fifa's World Rankings for January 2018 were published on January 18 at FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland. They are the first rankings of the new year and a pointer to the favorites for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Confederations Cup winners Germany remain first with Brazil second and Portugal third. Argentina, who struggled to qualify for World Cup 2018 are in fourth. There is no change in the top 14 teams.

The full top ten is: Germany, Brazil, Euro 2016 winners Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile.

England are 16th, Wales are 19th. Tunisia are the top African team in 23rd place followed by Senegal in 24th.

Asian Cup winners Australia are in 36th place; Japan are in 56th spot and have qualified for the 2018 World Cup and are in Group H with Poland, Senegal and Colombia. Near neighbors South Korea are in 59th place and have also qualified for the 2018 World Cup. The South Koreans are in Group F - a tough call with holders Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

The USA are in 25th but failed to qualify for World Cup 2018. Scotland are in 32nd position equal with The Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland are in 25th position along with the USA.

1 Germany
2 Brazil
3 Portugal
4 Argentina
5 Belgium
6 Spain
7 Poland
8 Switzerland
9 France
10 Chile
11 Peru
12 Denmark
13 Colombia
14 Italy
15 Croatia
16 England
17 Mexico
18 Sweden
19 Wales
20 Iceland

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