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    FIFA World Ranking: France’s ranks Drop Down While Argentina moves Higher Up

    According to Spanish journalist Misterchip, the Argentine team, led by Lionel Messi, came in third in the FIFA rankings at the expense of world champion France. 

    The Men’s Official Soccer Ranking was last announced on March 31st, with Brazil ranked number one in the world with 1832.69 points. Belgium and France finished second and third on the podium with 1827 points and 1789.85 points, respectively. Argentina finished fourth with 1765.13 points.

    La Albiceleste unveiled a solid show during the international break in June. They scored eight goals and maintained a clean sheet in two games of the month.

    What Caused the Reigning World Cup Champions to Drop their Game in the FIFA Rankings

    Misterchip reports that thanks to the impressive victory of Lionel Messi and others, he has scored enough points to be third in the rankings announced by FIFA this month. France failed to win four games in the UEFA Nations League during the international break in June. 

    For this reason, Le Bruce gives Argentina third place. France is expected to be fourth with 1765 points and Lionel Messi’s Argentina is expected to be 1784 points.

    Lionel Scaloni’s team played only two games during an international break. The first was the long-awaited La Finalissima for the winner of EURO 2020, Italy. Lionel Messi collected two assists when the 2021 Copa America winner beat Italy 3-0. 

    The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star scored again three days later in a friendly against Estonia, scoring all five goals 5-0. 

    Fifa-ranking.com is a website that tracks daily rankings, whether competitive or not, based on all the matches played during an international break. Their data also suggest that  South American giants will rise to third place in the latest FIFA rankings, but believe their score will be 1770.65.

    The site ranked France 4th with a score of 1746.85. This is very close to the number reported by Mister Chip.

    The FIFA rankings were first published in December 1992, and the ranking methodology has changed several times since its inception. In the last 30 years, only eight teams from Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands have topped the list. Meanwhile, Brazil has enjoyed the longest cumulative time as the No. 1 team.

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