Argentina top Fifa rankings heading into Copa America Centenario

  • AFP, Paris
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2016 15:56 IST
Lionel Messi’s Argentina side enter the Centennial Copa America at the top of the Fifa rankings. (File photo)

Argentina remain top of Fifa’s rankings ahead of Belgium and Colombia with continental championships in Europe and Latin America about to begin.

The Centenary Copa America gets underway on Friday in the United States with holders Chile ranked fifth, Brazil seventh and Uruguay ninth.

Argentina are also hot favourites with the bookmakers after sending goal-scoring trio Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain to the event.

And with Euro 2016 staring on June 10 in France, Germany are ranked fourth, title holders Spain sixth, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal eighth and dark horses Austria are tenth having pushed England out of the top ten.

France are a distant 17th, while British bookmakers however quote the Euro hosts as hot favourites to become champions for a third time after 1984 and 2000.

Fifa rankings as of June 2:

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Colombia (+1)

4. Germany (+1)

5. Chile (-2)

6. Spain

7. Brazil

8. Portugal

9. Uruguay

10. Austria (+1)

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