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Luxembourg gains two places in the Fifa ranking

Two victories against a defeat recorded in October: this record is enough for Roud Léiwen to move from 97th to 95th place in the hierarchy of world football.

Jean-Francois COLIN

Two victories against a defeat recorded in October: this record is enough for Roud Léiwen to move from 97th to 95th place in the hierarchy of world football.

As beautiful as it is important, the victory (1-2) brought back from Montenegro on October 13 by Luc Holtz’s men, however, does not bring them much in the Fifa ranking. Coupled with another success – 2-0 against Cyprus – and a lamentable defeat in a friendly against Liechtenstein (1-2), these three essential points won in the League of Nations allow Luxembourg to climb … only two steps in the ranking global, released Thursday by the International Federation.

From 97th place in September, the Roud Léiwen reach 95th place (score of 1.247), wedged between Vietnam (94th, 1.258) and the Kyrgyz Republic (96th, 1.240). In an attempt to make further progress and end the year close to the peaks reached at the end of 2017 (83) and 2018 (86), three debates are on the menu for the month of November: the 11th in a friendly against Austria, then the last two duels. Group 1 in Division C of the League of Nations, 14 in Cyprus and 17 against Azerbaijan. After which, this extraordinary international year 2020 will close.

In the highest spheres of the hierarchy, Belgium confirms its first place after the friendly division against Côte d’Ivoire (1-1), as well as the defeat in the League of Nations in England (2-1) and the success (1-2) brought back from Iceland. With 1,765 points, the Red Devils are ahead of France (1,752), Brazil (1,725), England (1,669) and Portugal (1,661). These five countries have retained their ranking. Spain gained a place and found themselves sixth, ahead of Uruguay. Argentina and Croatia swap places in the eighth and ninth places.


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