Bonus track for the world champions: the Argentina national team will be the new number 1 in the FIFA world rankings

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100 days after winning the World Cup in Qatar, the party doesn’t stop. The emotional celebration at the Monumental stadium, the baptism of the AFA ownership in recognition of Lionel Andrés Messi, the intimate and pure celebration of cumbia at dawn on Sunday, the unforgettable tribute of Conmebol, the victory against Curaçao with a hat-trick by Pulce in Santiago del Estero… And now, the bonus track: the The Argentine team will recover the first position in the FIFA ranking starting with the next update in early April.

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How did you get it? The victory against Panama last Thursday at the Monumental with a goal of Thiago Almada and the 800 by Messihe had already given La Scaloneta the score needed to overtake the current leader Brazilwho lost against Morocco in Tangier on Saturday, without Neymar and with interim DT after the departure of Tité. But not everything was closed.

Lionel Scaloni, the father of the creature.  Photo: Juano Tesone - CLARIN

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Lionel Scaloni, the father of the creature. Photo: Juano Tesone – CLARIN

The scoring system used by FIFA is extremely complex, as it depends on historical results, a ranking that depends on the position in the ranking of rivals and also participation in the World Cup, among other elements.

According to this assessment, Brazil lost 6.56 points for their 1-2 draw against Morocco (11th) to finish with 1834.2 coefficient and fall to third place in the ranking from the next publication.

It will thus be definitively overtaken by Argentina, which will reach 1840.94 units and will be at the top of the standings thanks to the 1.52 points that gave it the 2-0 victory over Panama and the 1.04 more it collected thanks to the 7 -0 draw on Curaçao.

Why does Brazil appear third? It is that France, which completes the podium for now, will surpass it and will -again- be second behind Argentina. The Blues, with the victories over Holland AND Ireland for the Euro 2024 qualifiers- will make a leap in quality reaching a coefficient of 1838.45.

The last time Argentina topped the men’s table was in 2016. At that time, the Albiceleste team was led by Edgardo Bauza and he assumed that position from April to December, thanks to winning ten of his fifteen games during the calendar year (three losses and two draws).

Source: Clarin

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