Whereas a complete of 1,082 worldwide video games had been performed in 2019, probably the most for the reason that rankings system was launched in 1993, solely 352 matches had been held this 12 months — the fewest since 1987 — because of the disruption attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Roberto Martinez’s Belgium gained six of their eight video games this 12 months as they booked their place in subsequent 12 months’s UEFA Nations League finals.
The highest 4 remained unchanged, with Brazil and England retaining their third and fourth rating respectively.
Portugal moved as much as fifth, whereas each Spain (sixth) and Argentina (seventh) improved two locations in comparison with final 12 months.
Hungary (40th) had been probably the most improved aspect within the rankings this 12 months, having gained 44 factors and 12 locations to interrupt into the highest 50.
Marco Rossi’s aspect misplaced simply as soon as in eight matches to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals, which has been postponed till June-July subsequent 12 months on account of COVID-19.