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New Leader In FIFA Rankings Announced

Lionel Messi's Argentina have lost their lead in the FIFA rankings, with the new top side being the world's highest ranked nation for the first time in seven years.

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Brazil have won all nine of their games since coach Tite has taken over, and the South American giants are the new leaders in the latest FIFA rankings – for the first time since they were overtaken by Spain during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Tite's side leapfrogged Argentina after Messi's side won only two of their past seven games. Current FIFA World Cup champions Germany remained in third spot, ahead of Copa America winners Chile.

Colombia climbed two places into fifth position, while France and Belgium follow in sixth and seventh, respectively. UEFA European Championship winners Portugal stayed in eighth, with Switzerland breaking into the top 10 just ahead of Spain.

Italy sit in 12th place, England in 14th and the Netherlands have dropped 11 places to 32nd spot.

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Egypt remained the highest placed African nation, and now sit in 19th spot (+1), while Bafana Bafana dropped two places to 64th.

Which nations do you think will dominate the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below.

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