The top four of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking remain unchanged, with Spain retaining a comfortable lead over Germany, Argentina and Croatia. Behind the leading pack, however, there has been significant movement in the top ten. The Netherlands, who had no matches last month, have benefited from the devaluation of older matches and moved up to 5th at the expense of Portugal (6th, down 1), Colombia (7th, down 1) and England (9th, down 2).
Meanwhile, in the top 20, Belgium (12th, up 3) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (15th, up 6) have reached their highest-ever position since the introduction of the world ranking. Belgium’s leap is thanks to a 4-2 away win in the USA (28th, up 1) at the end of May, while Bosnia-Herzegovina’s unbeaten run now stretches back over a year and comprises eight matches. Two other teams have also achieved their highest-ever position: Mali (23rd, up 3) and Albania (38th, up 5).