Mexico returned to the top ten in the FIFA rankings, despite the loss to the United States

The Mexican national team returned to the top ten in the FIFA rankings despite suffering two terrible setbacks against the United States. Photo: AFP

to choose Mexican men’s football is back in the top ten in the FIFA rankings Despite suffering two terrible setbacks against the United States in the Gold Cup and CONCACAF Nations League finals.

FIFA has updated their standings Of the national teams in which Mexico appeared in ninth place, while the biggest surprise was that the United States rose 10 places to occupy the tenth place.

Mexico moved up two notches in the FIFA rankings The United States overtook this in the finals of the CONCACAF Nations League and later in the Gold Cup Final, where Stars and Stripes had a substitute team for the starter.

To determine the FIFA ranking, a rating system has been used since August 2018 where Points are added and subtracted from the winning and losing teams from each game instead of averaging the points for the given period.

In such a way that Mexico ranked ninth with 1658 points. While the United States ranked tenth with 1648 units.

the Belgium ranks first, although they could not win the European Cup when they fell to Italy in the quarter-finals.

After Belgium, it is second in the FIFA ranking Brazil, the finalists for the Copa America; In third place are the world champions, FranceAnd they were a big disappointment in the European continental championship when they fell to Switzerland.

IEnglandEuropean runner-up remained in fourth place, directly ahead of Italy Who won the European Championship final at Wembley.

Argentina After winning the Gold Cup against Brazil in the Maracana, he rose two places and finished sixth.

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Spain, who reached the semi-finals of the European Cup, was present in the seventh step, while Portugal It is ranked ninth in the FIFA rankings.

The top ten in the FIFA rankings

  1. Belgium 1,822 points
  2. Brazil 1,798
  3. France 1.762
  4. England 1,753
  5. Italy 1.745
  6. Argentina 1.714.500
  7. Spain 1,680
  8. Portugal 1.662.500
  9. Mexico 1,658
  10. United States 1648

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