Americans drop 2 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings amid struggles

India out of top-100 placed 107 in FIFA ranking

India out of top-100 placed 107 in FIFA ranking

Federation Internationale de Football Association announced on Thursday a new and simplified format for the 2018 World Cup draw with the teams to be grouped by their place in the world ranking rather than their continent.

Wales climb up to 13th in the latest Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, leapfrogging over 15th-placed England.

Earlier this month, Gordon Strachan's men secured 3-0 and 2-0 victories over Lithuania and Malta respectively in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

Zambia has made its strongest rise on the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings in 2017 that were released on Thursday in Zurich.

Worldwide, 2014 Fifa World Cup champions Germany displaced Brazil at the helm, the Selecao dropping to second spot.

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Germany have leapfrogged Brazil to return to the top of the table, while there were national record highs for Peru (12), Northern Ireland (20) and Syria (75). Argentina dropped one spot in the world rankings and stood fourth with 1,325 points.

Switzerland are seventh, France eighth, Chile ninth and Colombia tenth.

Iran continued to be the top ranked nation in Asia although it dropped one spot to 25th.

Nigeria's only rival to next year's World Cup, Zambia, are still a lowly 78th in the world and 16th in Africa.

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