Spain up to 8th in FIFA rankings

Spain moved into the top ten nations in FIFA’s World Rankings, as they climbed three places to eighth in October’s table.

Julen Lopetegui’s men recorded victories over Albania and Israel to seal their spot in next summer’s World Cup in Russia and complete their qualification group.

La Roja have jumped above nations such as Chile and Switzerland in the standings, while they are joined in the top 10 by Peru – who will contest a World Cup playoff spot against New Zealand.

Germany remain top of the rankings with Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium completing the top five.

October FIFA World Ranking

1. Germany – 1631

2. Brazil – 1619

3. Portugal – 1446

4. Argentina – 1445

5. Belgium – 1333

6. Poland – 1323

7. France – 1226

8. Spain – 1218

9. Chile – 1173

10. Peru – 1160

11. Switzerland – 1134

12. England – 1116

13. Colombia – 1095

14. Wales – 1072

15. Italy – 1066

16. Mexico – 1060

17. Uruguay – 1034

18. Croatia – 1013

19. Denmark – 1001

20. Netherlands – 931

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