Portugal has fallen from fifth to sixth place in the FIFA ranking, released today by the governing body of world football, in a list that continues to be led by Belgium, followed by France and Brazil.
The ‘kinas’ team switched positions with Uruguay again, now with 10 points less than the South American team and 19 fewer than England, which is fourth.
Carlos Queiroz-trained Colombia dropped from ninth to 10th place in exchange with Argentina, while Spain are in eighth place behind Croatia, which has climbed one place, and is just one point behind Portugal.
Among the other teams with Portuguese coaches, Paulo Bento’s South Korea dropped two places to 39th place, Cameroon, coached by António Conceição, rose from position 53 to 52, and Burkina Faso, led by Paulo Duarte, rose one position to 60th place.
Bahrain, coached by Hélio Sousa, who was 105th last month, climbed four places and are the first team out of the top-100 at 101.
Among the Portuguese-speaking countries, Cape Verde has the best position, in 77th place, followed by Mozambique, Angola and Guinea-Bissau, in 112th, 120th and 123rd places, respectively, while São Tomé and Prince is 180th, and Timor-Leste 198th.