ZURICH, Switzerland – Chile have descended three places in the FIFA’s world rankings and appeared in the seventh place of the list corresponding to July 2017.
Germany have returned to the top of the list for the first time in two years, knocking Brazil into second.
Chile , which in the previous month was in fourth place, was displaced by Portugal, Switzerland and Poland , respectively. This last squad, to be placed sixth, obtained its best historical position.
Joachim Low guided his men to Confederations Cup glory in Russia at the start of the month, clinching the title with a 1-0 victory over Chile in the tournament’s final in St. Petersburg.
After the Germans, the podium is completed by the representatives of Brazil and Argentina, who fell one place compared to the FIFA ranking in June.
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Sweden were among the biggest movers, climbing 16 places, while Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales have dropped seven spots to 20th.
England remain in 13th position, directly below Italy, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are now up to fourth.
Northern Ireland have also reached their highest ranking – 10 places above 32nd-placed Netherlands – but are unable to climb into the top 20.
In another aspect of the new world list of selections, it should be noted that the Peruvian national team, advancing one place and appearing in place 14, achieved its best historical classification.