Belgium have risen to the top of the FIFA World Ranking for the first time ever, knocking Argentina off the summit.

The Belgians were third in the most recent ranking, published at the start of October, but with Germany losing to Republic of Ireland and Argentina being defeated at home to Ecuador and drawing with Paraguay, the win against Israel took them to the top.

It put them on 1,440 ranking points, with Germany remaining in second place on 1,388 and Argentina falling to third on 1,383.

Marc Wilmots has masterminded Belgium’s march to the No. 1 position.


NEW FIFA RANKING TOP 20

2015.11

1 – Belgium
2 – Germany
3 – Argentina
4 – Portugal
5 – Chile
6 – Spain
7 – Colombia
8 – Brazil
9 – England
10 – Austria
11 – Switzerland
12 – Uruguay
13 – Italy
14 – Romania
15 – Wales
16 – Netherlands
17 – Czech Republic
18 – Turkey
19 – Croatia
20 – Bosnia-Herzegovina