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PARIS: World Cup winners Argentina rose to second place in the FIFA Rankings with the quarter-finalists Brazil still in the lead, the world governing body announced on Thursday.
Lionel Messi’s side, who lifted the trophy in Qatar on Sunday, move up one spot, as do second-placed France, who are now third, with Belgium moving up to fourth.

Last weekend’s final was decided on penalties and if a team had won the match after 90 minutes, according to FIFA regulations, they would have passed Brazil.
Croatia moved from 12th to 7th place after finishing third in the tournament. Morocco, fourth, is now 11th as the highest ranked African nation.
FIFA Ranking Top 10:
1. Brazil 1840.77 points
2. Argentina 1838.38
3.France 1823.39
4. Belgium 1781.30
5. England 1774.19
6. Netherlands 1740.92
7. Croatia 1727.62
8. Italy 1723.56
9.Portugal 1702.54
10. Spain 1692.71



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