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First 2019 FIFA Rankings Revealed

The first FIFA rankings of 2019 have been revealed, with 2018 World Cup winners France staying in second spot, while Bafana Bafana have dropped two places.

Click through the gallery above to see the 10 top nations in the latest FIFA rankings!

With the 2019 AFC Asian Cup being the only FIFA competition that has been played since the final 2018 FIFA rankings were announced in December, there have not been many changes in the list.

Belgium stayed at the top by just one point over world champions France, while Brazil sit in third spot on the podium, ahead of Croatia and England.

Portugal are sixth, followed by Uruguay, Switzerland and Spain respectively, before Denmark complete the top 10.

Football giants Argentina (11), the Netherlands (14), Germany (16) and Italy (18) remain outside the 10 highest-ranked nations.

Africa's best-positioned team, Senegal, dropped one spot after Iran climbed seven places following their run to the AFC Asian Cup semi-finals, where they were beaten 3-0 by Japan.

Former Bafana Bafana boss Carlos Queiroz has since left his position as Iran's head coach, and was unveiled by South American giants Colombia as their new boss on Thursday.

Read: The Leading Scorers In 2019 So Far, CR7 Not In Top 10

Stuart Baxter's side, meanwhile, dropped two places to 74th place after being overtaken by China PR and the United Arab Emirates.

Asian Cup winners Qatar, who beat Japan 4-0 in the final, were the biggest climbers, moving up 38 spots to 55th position – their best placing since 1993.

Which country do you think is the strongest football nation right now? Have your say in the comments section below.


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