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Belarus 71st in FIFA rankings

Sport 10.08.2017 | 18:55
Belarus's national football team. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Football Association
Belarus's national football team. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Football Association

MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) - The Belarusian national football team placed 71st in the July rankings of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), BelTA has learned.

Belarus has held the No. 71 position with 503 points since July. FIFA Top 10 for July includes six European countries and four South American ones:

1. Brazil – 1,604 points

2. Germany – 1,549

3. Argentina – 1,399

4. Switzerland – 1,329

5. Poland – 1,319

6. Portugal – 1,267

7. Chile – 1,250

8. Colombia – 1.208

9. Belgium – 1,194

10. France – 1,157.

Ukraine is ranked highest among the post-Soviet states (27th). Russia is 62nd.

The Belarusians coached by Igor Kriushenko will play against Luxembourg away on 31 August and against Sweden at home at Borisov Arena on 3 September in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Belarus is currently fifth in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group A. France is in top spot with 13 points after 5 games.

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