The Dutch national team has risen one place in the FIFA ranking due to the victories over Northern Ireland (3-1) and Belarus (1-2). Orange is now the number twelve in the world.
This brings the Dutch team to the highest position in four years. In September 2015, the Orange occupied 12th place for the last time. The team of coach Ronald Koeman was the global number 36 in August 2017. Last summer, the Netherlands was in 16th place.
Orange, just like Mexico (eleventh), overtakes Switzerland on the rankings. Colombia occupies tenth place.
The top four of the list remains unchanged. Belgium is still the number one, followed by France (second), Brazil (third) and England (fourth). Uruguay enters the top five at the expense of Portugal.
Orange almost certainly from European Championship
Orange can secure placement for the European Championship next month. On November 16 a away game against Northern Ireland awaits and on November 19 the Dutch Team plays a home game with Estonia.
With two more duels to go, the Netherlands is in the lead in Group C. Like Germany, Orange has fifteen points, followed by Northern Ireland (twelve points). The top two qualify for the European Championship.
Position group C EC qualification
- 1. The Netherlands 6-15 (19-7)
- 2. Germany 6-15 (20-6)
- 3. Northern Ireland 6-12 (8-7)
- 4. Belarus 7-4 (4-12)
- 5. Estonia 7-1 (2-21)