Wednesday April 7 2021
Italy climb to seventh in world rankings

Italy have climbed to seventh place in the FIFA World Rankings, leaping three spots thanks to their 25-game unbeaten run.

The Azzurri qualified for Euro 2020 with a 100 per cent record, then won their Nations League group to reach the final stages later this year.

They have also won the opening three 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

This run has allowed Italy to move from 11th place to seventh in the world rankings, surpassing Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico.

When Roberto Mancini took the job in 2018, Italy were 21st in the list.

Belgium remain number 1, followed by France, Brazil, England, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Argentina, Uruguay and Denmark complete the top 10.