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Team of the Year…? Red Devils close in 2018 as number 1 on FIFA ranking

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The Red Devils stand Thursday for the fourth consecutive time at the top of the FIFA rankings. Belgium, like many other countries in the past month not in action, it retains certain until april next year to the end. Whether this performance will be sufficient in Belgium to be declared ‘Team of the Year’, is still the question

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The Red Devils are still one point ahead of world champion France, the first pursuer. Belgium occupied the first place on the FIFA-ranking has been between november 2015 and april 2016.

After Belgium (1727 points) and France (1726) reserves Brazil (1676) the third place on the world ranking, runner up at the worlds in Croatia (1634). The top five is completed by England (1631).

On march 21, received the Red Devils and Russia in the qualifiers for Euro 2020. The Russians continue to 48th in the FIFA ranking. In group I, the other opponents Scotland (38th,-), Cyprus (86th,-), Kazakhstan (119th,+1) and San Marino (211e,-). The next FIFA ranking will be published on 7 February.

Team of the Year?

Whether this performance will be enough in Belgium to be declared ‘Team of the Year’ is the question. After their historic world title in the mannenhockey of Sunday in the Indian Bhubaneswar are the Red Lions added to the shortlist. Exceptionally, there are now four teams on the shortlist, in addition to the Red Devils and the Red Lions also the Belgian Cats (basketball women), and the Belgian Tornados (athletics-men).

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    The FIFA ranking on Thursday 20 december (in brackets, the ranking on 29 november):

    1. (1) BELGIUM 1727 points

    2. (2) France 1726

    3. (3) Brazil 1676

    4. (4) Croatia 1634

    5. (5) England 1631

    6. (6) Portugal 1614

    7. (7) Uruguay 1609

    8. (8) Switzerland 1599

    9. (9) Spain 1591

    10.(10) Denmark 1589

    11.(11) Argentina 1582

    12.(12) Colombia 1575

    13.(13) Chile 1565

    14.(14) Sweden 1560

    14.(14) the Netherlands 1560

    16.(16) Germany 1558

    17.(17) Mexico 1540

    18.(18) Italy 1539

    19.(19) Wales 1525

    20.(20) Poland 1518

    20.(20) Peru 1518

    (+)38.(38) Scotland 1446

    (+)48.(48) Russia 1424

    (+)86.(86) Cyprus 1276

    (+)119.(120) Kazakhstan 1159

    (+)211.(211) San Marino 854

    (+) = opponents of Belgium in qualifications for Euro 2020.


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