NEWS
Thursday December 3 2015
Italy slide in FIFA rankings

Italy have fallen two places to 15th in the latest FIFA rankings following a defeat to Belgium and draw with Romania.

The world governing body published its updated rankings today, in which Italy have slid from 13th to 15th.

Ecuador are the team to replace the Azzurri in 13th having risen by eight spots, while the Netherlands narrowly ousted Antonio Conte’s side for 14th place.

The Azzurri were beaten 3-1 by Belgium and held to a 2-2 draw by Romania in November’s international friendlies, resulting in the slide.

FIFA rankings – top 15

1.       Belgium (1494 pts)

2.       Argentina (1455)

3.       Spain (1370)

4.       Germany (1347)

5.       Chile (1273)

6.       Brazil (1251)

7.       Portugal (1219)

8.       Colombia (1211)

9.       England (1106)

10.   Austria (1091)

11.   Uruguay (1074)

12.   Switzerland (1050)

13.   Ecuador (1040)

14.   Netherlands (994)

15.   Italy (991)

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