The Argentina national team continues to assert its dominance in the world of football, as it maintains its position at the top of the FIFA World Ranking. With an impressive performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Argentina has solidified its lead with a total of 1861.29 points, leaving other top contenders trailing behind. In this article, we will delve into the latest updates on Argentina’s ranking, the performance of other notable teams, and the impact of recent matches on the global football landscape.
Argentina Retains the Top Spot
In the recently published update by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Argentina’s national team has managed to maintain its position as the number one team in the world. After securing victories in their two 2026 World Cup qualifying matches, Argentina accumulated an impressive 8.99 points, further extending their lead over their closest competitor, France. With a comfortable advantage of 8.18 points, Argentina stands tall at the summit of the FIFA World Ranking.
“Argentina mantiene cierta ventaja (+8.18 pts.) sobre Francia (2.ª). Por contra, los bleus han ampliado el margen (+40.91 pts.) con respecto a su inmediata perseguidora, Brasil (3.ª)” – FIFA
Brazil’s Slip and France’s Rise
While Argentina solidifies its position, Brazil has experienced a setback in their campaign. With a disappointing 1-1 draw against Venezuela and a 0-2 loss to Uruguay, Brazil has lost 25.41 points, allowing England to come into view in their rearview mirror. France, on the other hand, has managed to widen the gap with Brazil by gaining a substantial 40.91 points. This places France in a comfortable second position, cementing their status as a formidable contender in international football.
Shifting Rankings and Surging Teams
Belgium and Portugal’s Battle
Belgium, currently ranked fifth, has managed to hold onto their position but now faces stiff competition from Portugal. The Portuguese national team has climbed two places to secure the sixth position, closely trailed by the Netherlands. As Portugal gains momentum, it will be interesting to see how the battle for the top rankings unfolds in the coming months.
Spain has made significant strides in the rankings, ascending two places to secure the eighth position. With a renewed sense of determination, the Spanish national team is showcasing their skills and proving their worth among the top teams in the world. Following Spain, Italy and Croatia also maintain their places in the top ten, although Croatia has dropped four positions due to a loss of 35.95 points.
Venezuela, the only CONMEBOL team to have never reached the final stages of a World Cup, has made a significant breakthrough. Currently ranked 49th, Venezuela has climbed four places and finds itself among the top 50 teams in the world. This remarkable accomplishment reflects their impressive performance in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in South America.
Lituania’s Rise and Finland’s Fall
Lituania has experienced a remarkable surge in the rankings, climbing nine places to secure the 134th position. Their impressive performance on the field, coupled with a gain of 26.27 points, showcases their potential for growth and improvement. Conversely, Finland has slipped eight places, facing a setback in their ranking this month.
A Month of Intense Competition
In the past month, football enthusiasts have witnessed a total of 165 international matches, including qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The intense competition on the field has led to several significant changes in the FIFA World Ranking. With each match, teams have had the opportunity to prove their mettle and showcase their skills, contributing to the ever-evolving landscape of international football.
The FIFA World Ranking is a dynamic and ever-changing representation of the global football landscape. As teams continue to battle it out on the field, the rankings will continue to shift, reflecting the performance, determination, and talent of each national team.
The next update of the FIFA World Ranking is set to be published on November 30th, capturing the latest developments and providing further insights into the world of international football.
The Argentina national team, often referred to as the “Albiceleste,” has a rich footballing history. With legendary players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, and Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of football.
The team has won the FIFA World Cup twice, in 1978 and 1986, and has consistently performed at the highest level in international competitions. The passion and dedication of the Argentine players and their fans make them a formidable presence on the global football stage.
This team consistent performance has solidified its position at the top of the FIFA World Ranking. With notable teams such as France, Brazil, and Belgium in close pursuit, the battle for international football supremacy remains fierce.
As the world eagerly awaits the next update of the FIFA World Ranking, football fans can look forward to witnessing the ongoing drama and excitement that this beautiful game brings. Stay tuned for more updates on the Argentina national team and the ever-evolving world of international football.