Messi's Argentina climb in FIFA rankings

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Lionel Messi's Argentina have enjoyed a climb in the latest FIFA world rankings, with two new nations breaking into the top 10 this time around.

La Albiceleste have climbed one place from eighth to seventh after recording a win and a draw against Peru and Paraguay, respectively, in this month's South American 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the 10 highest-ranked nations in the latest FIFA rankings

Belgium have retained their spot at the top of the global rankings, with the remainder of the top six also unchanged, while Mexico and Italy have both broken into the top 10 following their exploits during the international break. 

Colombia were among the biggest fallers after dropping from 10th place to 15th after suffering a 3-0 loss to Uruguay and a 6-1 hammering at the hands of Ecuador in their World Cup qualifiers earlier in November.

Meanwhile, Senegal remain Africa's highest-ranked nation in 20th position, while South Africa has climbed one place to 71st after recording back-to-back victories over Sao Tome & Principe during this month's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

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