FIFA World Rankings - Global table


That means Germany remain top of the pile for the year, coming in ahead of Brazil and Portugal in the top three respectively, while Argentina, Belgium and Spain round off the top six.

In fact, only five changes in position have taken place in the world’s Top 50, with Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Australia climbing to 36th, 37th and 38th respectively, at the expense of DR Congo, who drop to 39th.

Ghana, meanwhile, break into the top 50, which equates to an eight-placed standing in the African rankings, where South Africa find themselves unmoved.

FIFA World Rankings Top 10 - 21 December 2017

1. Germany
2. Brazil
3. Portgual
4. Argentina
5. Belgium
6. Spain
7. Poland
8. Switzerland
9. France
10. Chile