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FIFA have released their first rankings list since this summer’s European Championship and it features Hungary in an elevated position of joint 19th, a one-place improvement on the last list released at the start of June. Bernd Storck’s team had slipped two places from 18th in May but have now gained one spot thanks to the results reached in France and are joined in 19th by Turkey on 915 points.

There are no changes in the first five places of FIFA’s newest list with Argentina in the lead ahead of Belgium, Colombia, Germany and Chile. Winners of Euro 2016 and one of Hungary’s group-stage opponents Portugal move up to 6th while our fellow tournament participants and forthcoming World Cup qualifying opponents Switzerland fall to 18th.

As for our other World Cup qualifying rivals, Latvia are 109th, the Faroe Islands are 136th and Andorra are 203rd.

The top of the July rankings list (last month’s ranking in brackets):

1. (1.) Argentina 1585 points
2. (2.) Belgium 1401
3. (3.) Colombia 1331
4. (4.) Germany 1319
5. (5.) Chile 1316
6. (8.) Portugal 1266
7. (17.) France 1189
8. (6.) Spain 1165
9. (7.) Brazil 1156
10. (12.) Italy 1155
11. (26.) Wales 1137
12. (9.) Uruguay 1130
13. (11.) England 1107
14. (16.) Mexico 1044
15. (27.) Croatia 1022
16. (27.) Poland 1011
17. (13.) Ecuador 1002
18. (15.) Switzerland 957
19. (18.) Turkey 915
19. (20.) Hungary 915

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Source: Press release – MLSZ

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