Germany will return to the summit of the FIFA World Ranking after their Confederations Cup victory over Chile. Brazil had held the Number one position since April, but the world champions just accrued enough ranking points to reclaim top spot for the first time in two years. Germany climb two places from third to usurp both Brazil and Argentina.
European champions Portugal, who finished third at the Confederations Cup, climb four places to fourth with Chile falling three places to seventh after winning just one match in Russia even though they reached the final.
Switzerland climb four places into fifth, while Poland shoot to their highest-ever ranking of sixth — up from their previous best of tenth in June. Before last year, Poland had never even been inside the top fifteen, and a three-one World Cup qualifying win over Romania has increased their placing further.
Colombia, France and Belgium also drop three places, to eighth, ninth and tenth respectively. The new FIFA Ranking will be officially published on Thursday.