Copa America Final: Brazil 3 Peru 1
Brazil lifted their 9th Copa America title | Picture: CONCACAF

Recently crowned Copa America Champions Brazil has climbed up to the second spot according to the latest FIFA International team rankings.

Brazil, who lifted the Copa America on home soil earlier this month, climbed over World Champions France on their way to the second spot.

The Selecao defeated Peru 3-1 in the final at the ‘Maracana’ to lift their 9th Copa America title. Brazil last won the title back in 2007.

World Champions France, after a disappointing Uefa Nations League campaign, finds themselves in the third spot, just above England.

Portugal, despite winning the inaugural Uefa Nations League title on home soil, finds themselves sixth (fifth in the last FIFA rankings) on the table.

While the biggest talk of the town came in the form of Algeria, who defeated Senegal in the final of African cup of Nations to clinch their first major title in 29 years. The Fennecs’ has climbed 28 places to 40.

The Desert Foxes have been crowned champions after beating Senegal in the finals thanks to a solitary goal from Baghdad Bounedjah.

World Champions in 2014, Germany has dropped up to 4 and are currently 15th while 4-time champions Italy drop a couple of places to 16.

Moreover, South American heavyweights Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina are 5th, 8th and 10th respectively.

Bad news for Indian football fans as the Blue Tigers have dropped 2 places and are currently sitting on 103. The Blues had a terrible Intercontinental Cup, as they finished bottom after a winless campaign.

 

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