Wales (18th, up 3) have also climbed into that elite group, while further down the ranks El Salvador (72, up 13), Azerbaijan (105, up 21), New Zealand (120, up 13), Kosovo (141, up 11), and Papua New Guinea (166, up 14) all registered significant gains.
There is cause to celebrate, too, for Syria (73, up 3), Lebanon (79, up 3) and Gibraltar (195, up 1), with all three – along with the aforementioned Kosovans – having ascended to their best-ever positions on the global ladder.
The Ranking makes less pleasant reading for Spain (10th, down 2), who swapped places with the Poles, Tunisia (21, down 7) and the Turks and Caicos Islands (206th, down 4), who slumped to the bottom of the table after joining Anguilla, Bahamas, Eritrea, Somalia and Tonga on zero points.
The table representing the top ten teams.
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The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 19 July 2018.
9 out of 10 teams are going to the World Cup and that means it is going to be a hefty competition. This list gives us the basic idea of the power index just before the start of the upcoming World Cup. Below are few of the main pointers to take away from the latest addition to the FIFA Men’s Team Rankings.
Moves into top 10
Moves out of top 10
Matches played in total
Most matches played
Botswana, Madagascar (4 each)
Biggest move by points
Azerbaijan (up 76 points)
Biggest move by ranks
Azerbaijan (up 21 ranks)
Biggest drop by points
Tunisia (down 102 points)
Biggest drop by ranks
Guyana (down 18 ranks)
Newly ranked teams
Teams that are no longer ranked
Inactive teams, not ranked