Netherlands and Canada are back

Netherlands and Canada are back

19. November 2021

  • 145 international matches were played in November

  • The Netherlands is back in the top 10 FIFA / Coca-Cola World Ranking Equatorial Guinea, Ecuador and Togo with significant improvements

The mark of 1,000 international matches has been crossed. In addition to 120 qualifying matches for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, 25 friendly matches were played in November. This increased the number of international matches played in 2021 to 1058. As has always been the case since 2018 Belgium At the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings.

they almost Red Devil However, the lead for the runners-up Brazil Should be deposited. But, he selection The draw against Argentina failed to advance and could not benefit from the fact that Belgium also drew against Wales.

France On the other hand, they won their last two World Cup qualifiers thus moving closer to the top pair, who are only 2.10 points apart.

England moved up one place to fourth after two draws in the last two World Cup qualifiers, while Italy dropped two places to sixth. The current European champion also had to Argentina Let (5., +1) go.

Mexico dropped five places to 14th after recent failures in World Cup qualification, thus bidding goodbye to the top 10, in which the Netherlands, who had just qualified for the World Cup, returned (10th, 1).

So far, 13 teams have qualified for the biggest spectacle in world football, of which no less than 11 can be found in the top 15 spots of the FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings. Only Serbia (23rd, +2) and Qatar (51st, -5) are further down.

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found a year ago Canada (40th, +8) still ranked 72nd. Since then, the team has improved a full 32 places and is now ranked 40th, the best position since December 1996. canucks There may be an improvement of eight places from last month, but the biggest improvement is in Equatorial Guinea (114.), which improved by 12 places. Ecuador (46.) and Go (125th) were able to improve 9 places each.

The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings will be published on December 23, 2021.

world number one Belgium (unchanged)
New in Top 10 Netherlands (10., +1)
no longer in the top 10 Mexico (14., -5)
Total number of international matches played 145
most international performances Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives, Mexico, Seychelles, Sri Lanka (three each)
Biggest improvement in marks Ecuador (+31.81 points)
Biggest improvement by locations Equatorial Guinea (+12 places)
Biggest drop on points Mexico (-34.16 points)
Biggest drop by location Central African Republic (-15 places)
newly listed No
no longer listed
Teams not listed due to continued inactivity Cook Islands

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