FIFA Rankings: Neymar’s Brazil, De Bruyne’s Belgium and Messi’s Argentina Top List Ahead of Qatar World Cup

FIFA Rankings: Neymar’s Brazil, De Bruyne’s Belgium and Messi’s Argentina Top List Ahead of Qatar World Cup

  • Five-time World Cup winners Brazil are the top-ranked nation in the latest edition of FIFA Rankings
  • Belgium remains second with Argentina coming in third with less than 45 days to go to the Qatar World Cup
  • Senegal is the highest-placed side in the continent, while Ghana will be the lowest-ranked side in Qatar

Brazil will head into the FIFA World Cup in Qatar as the top-ranked nation according to the latest rankings released by the world governing for football, FIFA.

The South American nation beat Ghana and Tunisia in their last warm-up games as they seek to win a record sixth crown in Qatar.

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Brazil players line up ahead of their friendly match against Tunisia on September 27th. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop.
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Belgium comes in second after losing to the Netherlands and beating Wales in the UEFA Nations League. Lionel Messi's Argentina comes in third after extending their unbeaten streak to 34 matches with wins over Jamaica and Honduras.

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Defending world champions are at position four, with Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark filling out the rest of the top 10 positions.

ESPN reports that Group B of England, Iran, the United States of America and Wales will be the strongest group in Qatar. Ghana will be the lowest-ranked nation at the World Cup, with a placing of 61.

Senegal remains Africa's top-ranked team, with an overall rank of 18.

Lionel Messi confirms Qatar 2022 will be his last World Cup

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi has delivered the worst news possible for the football ecosystem.

Messi revealed the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Qatar later this year, will be his last appearance at the Mundial.

The World Cup is the only high-profile trophy missing from the cabinet of Leo Messi and thus, he is bent on guiding his country to attain the Holy Grail in the upcoming tournament in Qatar. Messi's legacy as the greatest footballer to have ever graced the sport could be cemented with the World Cup title at this year's World Cup, which the PSG star has announced will be his last.

Source: Sports Brief News