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Belgium remains in first place on FIFA world ranking

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Belgium will still occupy first place in the first FIFA ranking of 2021, which will be published on Thursday.

The world ranking has seen no changes in the top 30 compared to the last ranking of 10 December.

With 1.780 points, Belgium remains 25 points ahead of France (1.755) and 37 ahead of Brazil (1.743). England and Portugal complete the top 5 ahead of Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico and Italy.

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The Red Devils, as they’re also known, have held the top spot since 20 September 2018. Before that, they had occupied the first place between November 2015 and March 2016.

Only three countries have stayed in first place longer than Belgium: Brazil (4699 days), Spain (1959 days) and Germany (1148 days). Belgium will overtake Germany if it keeps the lead until the UEFA Euro 2020 in June (the tournament was initially set to take place in June and July 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic).

The Red Devils will begin their qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in March. Belgium will receive Wales on 24 March before travelling to the Czech Republic (27 March) and playing a home game against Belarus (30 March).

The Brussels Times

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