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Latest FIFA Rankings Announced

Football governing body FIFA have announced their latest rankings. Find out here which country leads the ranking now that 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification is completed!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see the 10 currently highest ranked FIFA nations.

FIFA announced their latest rankings on Thursday, with defending World Cup champions Germany retaining their top spot despite two draws against England (0-0) and France (2-2) in the latest international break.

Brazil, meanwhile, follow in second place after their 3-1 victory over Japan and 0-0 draw with England.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal stayed ahead of Lionel Messi's Argentina after the Albiceleste lost 4-2 to Nigeria in their latest friendly.

Belgium complete the top five, while Spain climbed to sixth position after beating Costa Rica 5-0 and drawing 3-3 with World Cup hosts Russia.

Poland dropped one spot to seventh, followed by Switzerland, who re-entered the top 10 after their World Cup play-off 1-0 aggregate win over Northern Ireland.

France and Chile complete the top 10, with the latter being the only side among the 10 strongest nations that will not be at the World Cup next year.

Traditional powerhouses such as Italy (14), England (15) and the Netherlands (20) all appear outside the top 10, while Senegal are now Africa's highest ranked nation after climbing into the top 25.

Read: UEFA Team Of The Century Revealed

Following their two wins over Stuart Baxter's Bafana Bafana, Sadio Mane's side sit in their highest ever ranking in 23rd position, while South Africa dropped to 81 position - their lowest place since sitting in 85th spot in January 2013.

Which team would you regard as dark horses at the World Cup next year? Have your say in the comments section below.

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