The December FIFA Rankings are now available. Since the last one, a lot has changed, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup has affected the standings.
Argentina overcame France on kicks to win the World Cup in one of the best finals in tournament history. Lionel Messi has retired from football, and Kylian Mbappe has emerged as the sport’s next biggest star.
This tournament’s 64 games will be contested in seven stadiums, and on this page, we’re revealing all the information about the FIFA World Cup 2022 Power Rankings. We’re also breaking down the top 10 contenders for FIFA 2022, and we’ll give our FIFA World Cup 2022.
Argentina’s national football team, who earned the FIFA World Cup 2022 championship, rose to second place in the most recent FIFA Men’s ranking, while Brazil maintained the top spot.
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Brazil lost in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, although they were also able to maintain their top spot in the World Rankings. They lead Argentina by 2.34 points and have only lost 0.53 points since the current iteration of the ratings was released.
Brazil will compete as the highest team in this year’s World Cup in Qatar, which begins on November 20, 2022, after extending its lead over 2 Belgium in the on October 27, 2022, the most current FIFA rankings were made public. In two of its September warm-up matches, Brazil defeated Ghana & Tunisia, but Belgium got beaten by Netherlands during one of the two Communities League contests, while Belgium was defeated by the Netherlands in one of the two Nations League games.
Despite winning the World Cup, Argentina is not now ranked first in the FIFA Rankings. La Albiceleste, who defeated some of the top teams in the competition, were unquestionably the most stunning squad in Qatar.
The Golden Ball, awarded to the World Cup’s top player, went to Lionel Messi. Argentina is now placed 2nd in the FIFA Rankings after gaining 64.55 points.
As the Argentina FIFA 2022 World Cup roster is soon to be announced, Lionel Scaloni has chosen his team for the international matches in September. Argentina continues to practise for the main event in Qatar by playing friendly matches against Honduras and Jamaica. The 2021 Copa America champions, the Albiceleste, with performers such Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez on their lineup, will be among the favourites to win the FIFA 2022 World Cup.
France came tantalizingly close to winning the World Cup twice in a row. They overcame Argentina in the title game, necessitating a shootout, thanks to Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick. La Albiceleste, nonetheless, finally triumphed over them owing to penalties.
Les Bleus, on the other hand, made a huge impression in football’s championship game, earning 63..68 points and moving up one spot to take third position in the FIFA Rankings.
France will enter the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with a burning desire to defend the crown they won in Russia four years prior. Their star-studded team will be optimistic about making another deep run at the FIFA 2022, but they must be cautious of a recent pattern in which previous champions have failed to advance above their group. France claimed the UEFA Nations League in 2021 after winning the FIFA Cup in 2018, although they were eliminated in the Round of 16 in the postponed Euros. With just one victory in their previous six games, Didier Deschamps’ team will enter the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar needing its players to perform under pressure.
Belgium topped in FIFA Rankings for 3 years before Brazil surpassed them in March this year. The Belgian Red Devils were seated at second since that time.
However, Belgium has slipped two positions and is currently placed 4th inside the FIFA Rankings following a disastrous showing as in 2022 FIFA World Cup.
England has developed into the a footballing superpower under Gareth Southgate. They have had notable tournament runs over the last four years..
Since the release of the FIFA Rankings’ most recent edition, they have increased by 45.60 points.
Under Louis van Gaal, the Netherlands have developed into a reliable group. A handful of their efforts just at FIFA World Cup 2022 stood noticed. The Dutch squad gave Argentina their best in the quarterfinals before falling short in the shootout.
The Netherlands moved up two positions and 46.38 rating points to take over sixth place inside the FIFA Rankings at the moment.
In the FIFA Rankings, Croatia has climbed five positions to retake a position in the top 10. The Croats experienced yet another spectacular World Cup and made it to the football final round. They are the top gainers among the bottom 10, gaining 81.99 rating points.
In seventh place with 1727.63 points is Croatia. Their perseverance and technological prowess continue to bear fruit.
Italy missed out on football’s premier competition for a second time in a row after failing to win for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The FIFA rating of the current European champions was predicted to decline, although it hasn’t been as severe as a lot of people thought.
The Azzurri merely dropped two positions, with 2.59 rating points, ranging from sixth to ninth.
So at 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Portuguese were enjoying themselves until they faced an almost unstoppable Morocco inside the quarterfinals.
The most resounding victory of the knockout stages came from Fernando Santos’ team’s dazzling 6-1 victory against Switzerland in the round of 16 round.
Spain is now rated top 10 in the FIFA Rankings, having slipped three spots. Undoubtedly, La Roja’s rather lacklustre showing at the FIFA World Cup 2022 has affected their standing. After their 7-0 demolition on Costa Rica in their Cup Final opener, Luis Enrique and colleagues were expected to do great things.