Russian football team improves position in FIFA rating
Russia has climbed from 42nd to 37th place in the FIFA rating, according to the renewed version of the rankings published on the FIFA official website.
Russia played eight international fixtures since the start of the year, which were all qualifiers for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup — in March, Russia lost to Belgium 1-3 and defeated Kazakhstan 4-0; in June, Russia beat San Marino and Cyprus (9-0 and 1-0 respectively); in September, the team routed Scotland (2-1) and Kazakhstan (1-0).
Playing two international matches this month the Russian team defeated at home Scotland 4-0 and then blazed past Cyprus 5-0 to qualify for the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup, TASS reported.
The national team of Belgium remains in the top of the new FIFA World Ranking with 1,755 points as followed by France (1,726 points) in 2nd place and Brazil with 1,715 points in 3rd place.
The rest of the Top-10 after Belgium, France and Brazil are: England, Uruguay, Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Argentina and Colombia.