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Belgium Are Storming World Football

If the latest Fifa rankings are anything to go by, Belgium could be real contenders by the time the next World Cup rolls around.

Touted as ‘the new Spain’ and the darlings of the football fashionistas, Belgium have soared to their highest ever world ranking.

In the Fifa list released on Thursday, the Diables Rouges feature in sixth-place.

They are currently sitting pretty at the top of their volatile qualifying group for the World Cup, which includes gritty, pedigreed Balkan rivals Croatia and Serbia.

They’ve won seven and drawn one of their eight qualifying games so far, and look well-placed to secure an automatic ticket to Brazil 2014.

With stars in every position from goalkeeper to attack, Belgium are a growing force in world football, highlighted by their rise up the rankings.

Young players like Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke give raw energy to a squad led by Vincent Kompany, alongside a host of seasoned players who feature at top clubs across Europe.

If as expected they qualify for Brazil ’14, and continue to blossom over the course of this season, Belgium could arrive at the tournament next year as fashionable dark horses to go deep into the knockout rounds, and perhaps even all the way to the final.

Latest Fifa Top 10:

1.     Spain

2.     Argentina

3.     Germany

4.     Italy

5.     Colombia

6.     Belgium

7.     Uruguay

8.     Brazil

9.     Holland

10.   Croatia

Read: Hazard, Kompany Lead Rising Belgium

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