ZURICH: A total of 174 matches, spanning all four corners of the globe, were played during the most recent window in the Men’s International Match Calendar.

Asian teams were involved in various formats, including FIFA World Cup 26™ qualifiers, whereas the Concacaf zone witnessed the final phase of the Nations League. There were also several friendly matches in each of the six confederations as part of the FIFA Series 2024™.

These matches have had a significant effect on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking, most notably within the top ten. 

Argentina (1st) continue to lead the way ahead of France (2nd), but Belgium (3rd, up 1) have returned to the podium at the expense of England (4th, down 1). Brazil (5th) complete the top five, but Portugal (6th, up 1) are now knocking on the door. The Netherlands (7th, down 1) have slipped one place, whereas Spain (8th), Italy (9th) and Croatia (10th) have all held on to their positions.

The USA (11th, up 2), Colombia (12th, up 2), Ukraine (22nd, up 2) and Poland (28th, up 2) have all made progress up the ranking, as have Czechia (36th, up 4), Palestine (93rd, up 4) and Kyrgyz Republic (100th, up 4), all of whom have taken the biggest strides among the top 100 teams.

It is outside of the top 100, however, that the biggest movers are to be found. Libya (114th, up 6) and Afghanistan (151st, up 7) have made impressive progress, but it is Indonesia (134th, up 8) who are the biggest climbers on the back of their two victories over Vietnam during FIFA World Cup 26 qualifiers.

Finally, the performances of Qatar (34th, up 3) and Comoros (117th, up 4) are also worthy of mention as both teams are now currently in their highest-ever position in the ranking. 

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The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men’s World Ranking will be published on 20 June.

Leader Argentina (unchanged)
Moves into top 10 None
Moves out of top 10 None
Matches played in total 174
Most matches played 167 teams (2 matches)
Biggest move by points Indonesia (up 30.04 points)
Biggest move by places Indonesia (up 8 ranks)
Biggest drop by points Vietnam (down 30.04 points)
Biggest drop by places Vietnam (down 10 ranks)
Newly ranked teams None
Teams that are no longer ranked None
Inactive teams that are no longer ranked Eritrea