MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. The Russian national football team has fallen one place in the FIFA World Rankings, according to the list released by the world football governing body on Thursday.
The Russian team is now in 35th place with 1,493.42 points. The Russia national football team has not played any international matches since the previous FIFA rankings were published in late December and are now set to face Poland on March 24 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Qatar.
Belgium remain top of the updated ranking of international football teams with 1,828.45 points. The Belgian team is followed by Brazil (1,823.42 points) in 2nd place and reigning world champion France with 1,786.15 points in 3rd place.
“…there was action beyond the borders of the parent continent, notably in the form of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, with the results even affecting the top 5 places,” the statement read. of FIFA.
“Argentina (4th, +1) took advantage of the international window to take fourth place from England (5th, -1), after impressive results in the South American qualifiers,” the statement continued. “Belgium (1, unchanged) remain in pole position ahead of Brazil (2, unchanged) and France (3, unchanged).”
The rest of the Top 10 after the current podium of Belgium, Brazil and France are: 4th Argentina (1,766.99 points); 5th England (1,755.52 points); 6th Italy (1,740.77); 7th Spain (1,704.75); 8th Portugal (1,660.25); 9th Denmark (1,654.54) and 10th Netherlands (1,653.73).
The next edition of the FIFA World Rankings is expected to be released on March 31, 2022.
Russia’s qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup
The Russian national team finished the qualifying group stage for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2nd place in Group H with 22 points after 10 matches, which saw the Russian team proceed to the playoffs, where they have another chance to qualify for the world. biggest football tournament.
In order to qualify for next year’s championship in Qatar, Russia must overcome two of their opponents in the playoffs. The Russian football team will face Poland in the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The match will take place on March 24, starting at 8:00 p.m. Moscow time.