With two of the most important tournaments at the national level, it is convenient to review the FIFA rankings to see where the best national teams are located. Many of the positions will surprise you.
Despite reaching the semifinals of the Copa América and being on the verge of beating Argentina on penalties, they occupy fifteenth place, although at least they can say that they are on the list of the best.
The Croats were finalists in the last World Cup, but they have been losing places as the national team itself has been deflating. He could not pass the eighth in the Eurocup.
The qualification to the quarterfinals of the Eurocup, beating France, has allowed this solid team to climb some places and be among the best.
In the last World Cup they did not go beyond the group stage and in the Eurocup they have gone home in the second round, so their position away from the highest positions is more than deserved.
It is true that they participate in a federation against lesser teams, but they did a great 2018 World Cup.
What to say about Denmark. He has amazed all football fans with his good game and his qualification to the semi-final, where they were about to beat England.
He has disappointed in this Copa América but maintains a good position due to his good performances in previous international tournaments.
Messi and Argentina finally managed to win a title, and this allows them to climb positions in the FIFA Ranking.
Italy has won the Eurocup, but the fact of not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup penalizes them quite a bit in the Ranking.
Spain has come back thanks to its great European Championship and its great income achieved in the successful years, when they won three international tournaments in a row, something within the reach of very few.
Despite their poor Euro Cup, Portugal maintains a good position in large part by winning the previous edition and by winning the UEFA Nations League.
England has two good international tournaments, with a semifinals in the last World Cup and the final of the European Championship, although they will surely want to win the next.
Brazil had dominated America for years, but this year they lost in the final to Argentina. Still, it’s always a top pick.
Her bad Euro Cup have made her lose the first position despite being the current world champion.
They have been very regular for several years in the qualifying and friendly phases. They were semifinalists at the last World Cup and in the Eurocup they have reached the quarterfinals. Yet this generation is required to do more. They must carry over the regularity to international tournaments to win one.