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World Cup Winners France Top New FIFA Ranking

Web Desk (August 19, 2018): World champions France is on top of the FIFA rankings table while previous leaders Germany slumped to 15th after their humiliating first-round exit in Russia.

The rankings were the first to be issued since France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on July 15 and also the first since FIFA replaced its much-criticized previous formula.France were followed by Belgium, the team they beat 1-0 in the semi-finals, with Brazil dropping one place to third after their quarter-final exit against the Belgians.

Surprise finalists Croatia leapt from 20th to fourth.

Quarter-finalists Uruguay climbed nine places to fifth while England´s run to the semi-finals took them up to sixth place from a previous twelfth.

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