The latest FIFA world rankings revealed

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The latest FIFA world rankings have been revealed, with Lionel Messi's Argentina enjoying a strong climb among the 10 highest-ranked countries in the game.

Following the conclusion of the 2020 UEFA European Championship and the 2021 Copa America tournaments earlier in July, FIFA has revealed its latest world rankings, with South American champions Argentina enjoying a significant jump in the standings. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked nations in the world

La Albiceleste ended a 28-year wait for a major title courtesy of their 1-0 win over Brazil in the final of the Copa, with Messi winning his first international trophy and finishing as the Player of the Tournament. 

Read: First FIFA world ranking for 2021

That triumph has seen Argentina climb two places to sixth in the world rankings, behind England, Brazil, France, Italy and Belgium, respectively, the latter of whom has now occupied the top spot for more than two consecutive years. 

Euro 2020 victors Italy have climbed by the most points after winning their first title since their 2006 FIFA World Cup triumph, while Senegal remain the highest-ranked African team, and South Africa jumped up to 73rd spot – scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked countries in world football! 

 

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