FIFA refuses to make Argentina no.1 in rankings despite winning 2022 World Cup. Despite winning the 2022 World Cup, Argentina won’t rise to the top spot in the FIFA rankings this month.
Instead, Brazil will be rated higher than its South American opponents by the international football regulatory body.
Since February, when they passed Belgium, Brazil has maintained the top spot.
Argentina’s results haven’t been sufficient to catch up with them, despite the fact that they were unable to go past the quarterfinals in Qatar.
Brazil finished the tournament with three victories, a setback to Cameroon, and their elimination following a loss to Croatia in a penalty shootout.
Argentina won the Copa America in 2021 in addition to the World Cup.
Successes in shootouts are worth much less ranking points than victories in regulation. Brazil could not be surpassed even if Argentina or France had won the championship game in the allotted 120 minutes; however, a penalty shootout prevented that from happening.
Second and third place will go to Argentina and France, respectively, with Belgium dropping to fourth after failing to advance through the group round. The Netherlands move up two spots to sixth as England stays in fifth.