France drop to lowest ranking in 3 years

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The latest FIFA world rankings have been revealed, with star-studded France dropping to their lowest position in three years. 

For the first time since Les Blues won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the French nation is not among the world's top three nations, having slipped to fourth place in the latest update.

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

France appear to have continued their stuttering form after an early exit from the 2020 European Championship, having recorded two draws in their past three matches. 

In their most recent 2022 World Cup qualifiers, Didier Deschamps' men drew 1-1 with both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ukraine, before comfortably beating Finland 2-0. 

Spain also dropped in the latest men's football rankings after a shock defeat to 18th-placed Sweden in the latest international break. 

La Furia Roja were leapfrogged by Portugal, who won all three of their matches in September.  

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The USA men's national team, meanwhile, dropped by four places after some inconsistent displays over the past month.

The North American nation had jumped into the top 10 after a triumphant 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament, but have since drawn with 65th-placed El Salvador and 51st-ranked Canada, and are now 13th. 

Other notable changes include a rise for Denmark and England in the latest FIFA world rankings – scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked nations in the world today!

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