Argentina have been unable to knock Brazil off top spot in the latest FIFA rankings despite their World Cup win.
Lionel Scaloni’s side find themselves in second spot after their dramatic penalty shootout victory over France, while Brazil were eliminated at the quarter-final stage.
Beaten finalists France climbed one place to third after their exploits in Qatar with Belgium dropping two places to fourth after they failed to get out of the group stage.
England stay in fifth after they were sent packing in the quarter-finals while the Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Portugal and Spain all make up the top ten.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is Germany’s slump to 14th after their disastrous World Cup campaign when they exited at the group stage.
Morocco were the big movers as they climbed to 11th following their run to the semi-final and are now the highest-ranked African nation, leapfrogging Senegal.
Australia jumped to 27th after claiming two World Cup wins before being halted by the eventual winners in the round of 16.
Wales drop nine places to 28th after their disappointing showing in Qatar – their lowest position since April 2015.
Scotland are 42nd, Republic of Ireland take 48th and Northern Ireland are 59th.
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