Belgium's national football team, known as the Red Devils, has fallen from fourth to fifth place in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. With a total of 1788.55 points, the Belgians now

sit behind England, who have accumulated 1797.39 points.

Argentina remains at the top with 1843.73 points, closely followed by France with 1843.54 points, maintaining a difference of only a few hundredths of a point. Brazil secures the third spot with 1828.27 points.

Croatia and the Netherlands have swapped positions in the rankings, with Croatia now in sixth place, trailing Belgium by a margin of 46 points. The Netherlands, on the other hand, drop to seventh place after their disappointing performance in the Nations League Final Four, where they suffered defeats against Croatia and Italy.

The top ten rankings see no other changes. Since the previous rankings were published, Belgium has played two international matches. They drew 1-1 against Austria in the European Championship qualifiers almost two weeks ago, and a few days later, they secured a 3-0 victory against Estonia.

The next international fixtures are scheduled for September. On September 9, the Red Devils will travel to Azerbaijan, followed by a home game against Estonia three days later.

In March 2022, Belgium lost their status as the top-ranked football team in the world after a draw against Ireland. The 2-2 result caused them to relinquish the first-place position to Brazil. The Red Devils had held the number one ranking for nearly 3.5 years, or 1,283 days. Photo by Erik Drost, Wikimedia commons.