A European team guarantees the end of 2021 at the top of the "FIFA" rankings... and the UAE rises in position

Belgium secured the end of the year at the top of the FIFA rankings for men's teams issued on Friday after the international window for the month of November, against Brazil and France.

It is the fourth year in a row that the companions of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne have finished at the top of the world rankings, specifically since 2018, when they finished the Russian World Cup in third place in the best result in their history in the global wedding.

Belgium, which booked its ticket to the Qatar World Cup in the penultimate round of European qualifiers, leads the standings with 1828.45 points, 2.10 points ahead of Brazil, the first to qualify for the global wedding for South America.

Brazil would have come close to taking the lead from Belgium had it not fallen into a goalless draw against its neighbor, host and traditional rival Argentina in the fourteenth round of the South American qualifiers, a tie that granted the qualification ticket to "Albi Celeste", who rose to fifth place.

France, which in turn booked the qualification for the Qatar World Cup this month, and thus ensured the defense of the world title, maintained its third place with 1786.15 points.

Italy, which failed to book a direct qualification for the World Cup, fell behind Switzerland and will therefore participate in the play-off next March in order to return to the global wedding, which it missed in Russia three years ago, two places and became sixth, which was exploited by England, one of 10 European teams that guaranteed Qualified for the World Cup, to regain fourth place.

The Netherlands, which guaranteed its presence in the next World Cup after its absence from the last edition in Russia, entered the top ten club and snatched the tenth place from Mexico, which suffered two consecutive losses in the CONCACAF qualifiers (North, Central America and the Caribbean) against the United States and Canada.

In the Arab world, Morocco took the lead from Tunisia, rising one place to 28th, while Tunisia dropped one place to 29th.

Algeria, the champion of the black continent, also dropped two places and became 32nd, and Egypt one place and became 45th, three places ahead of Saudi Arabia. Which rose one position and became the first Arab of Asia (48).

Qatar continued its decline in the world rankings. After losing three places last October, it added five places this month to become 51.

The UAE rose one place (70) and the same for Bahrain (90) and Palestine (98).

Iraq fell three places (75), Oman one place (78), Jordan one place (91), Lebanon two places (94), while Syria remained in the 85th place.

The top 10 rankings:

1- Belgium

2- Brazil

3- France

4- England (+1)

5- Argentina (+1)

6- Italy (-2)

7- Spain

8- Portugal

9- Denmark (+1)

10- Netherlands (+1)

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