Scotland jump 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings after two wins

Scotland jump 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings after two wins

Scotland jump 15 places in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings after two wins

Cape Verde Islands were the best movers in the rankings, climbing 47 places to 67th, while Guatemala fell 31 places to 131st.

The Sunil Chhetri-led side notched up two victories and a draw in three matches after they were placed 97th last month.

However, Nigeria are now ranked fifth in the continent, as African champions, Cameroon dropped ten places to 45th.

Brazil beat Ecuador in their first Qualifier but they were then held to a 1-1 draw with Colombia and that allowed Germany to replace them at the top.

At the top of the pile Germany ousted previous top side Brazil, with Portugal, Argentina and Belgium rounding out the top five.

The top seven-ranked teams now include Switzerland and Poland, while Peru and Wales could feature in Pot 2 alongside France and Spain, if they qualify.

Iran remain the top-ranked nation in Asia in 25th spot, with Japan at 40 and Korea Republic just behind the Caltex Socceroos at 51.

Egypt maintained their spot as Africa's top ranked country with Tunisia moving to second place.

The Philippines is the highest-ranking country in the Southeast Asian region, followed by Vietnam (130), Thailand (137) and Myanmar (152).

Nigeria's only rival to next year's World Cup, Zambia, are still a lowly 78th in the world and 16th in Africa.

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