Thursday 29 June 2023, 08:00

Argentina stay out front, Armenia and Kazakhstan on the move

  • Argentina still on top of FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking

  • Changes outside the top three

  • Armenia and Kazakhstan make their way up the global standings

Argentina (1st) are settling into their new role as world leaders. Nearly three months on from regaining top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, La Albiceleste remain out front thanks to friendly wins over Australia and and Indonesia. The top three is also unchanged, with the reigning world champions staying ahead of France (2nd) and Brazil (3rd).

FIFA Men's Ranking June 2023

There has been movement behind them. England (4th, plus 1) and Belgium (5th, minus 1) swap places, as do Croatia (6th, plus 1) and Netherlands (7th, minus 1). Newly crowned CONCACAF Nations League champions USA (11th, plus 2) close in on the Top 10, where Spain (10th) manage to remain thanks to their UEFA Nations League triumph.

There have been some major moves further down the Ranking. While Wales (35th, minus 9) and Côte d’Ivoire (51st, minus 6) dropped places, Ukraine (24th, plus 6), Scotland (30th, plus 6) and Armenia (90th, plus 7) all move in the opposite direction. Slovakia (46th, plus 5), Greece (49th, plus 3) and Mali (50th, plus 3) are back in the Top 50, while Mauritania (99th, plus 6) and India (100th, plus 1) both return to the Top 100.

LeaderArgentina (unchanged)
Moves into top 10none
Moves out of top 10none
Matches played in total153
Most matches playedMexico (5 matches)
Biggest move by pointsArmenia (plus 28.5 points)
Biggest move by ranksKazakhstan (plus 8 ranks)
Biggest drop by pointsWales (minus 32.9 points)
Biggest drop by ranksWales (minus 9 ranks)
Newly ranked teamsnone
Teams that are no longer rankednone
Inactive teams, not rankednone

The biggest climb of all has come outside the Top 100, courtesy of Kazakhstan (104th, plus 8). Other notable climbers are Togo (122nd, plus 7), Tanzania (123rd, plus 7) and Moldova (164th, plus 7), who have picked up 22.7 points, thanks in no small part to their shock 3-2 defeat of Poland in the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifiers, a match in which 148 places separated the two sides at kick-off.

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The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 20 July.