Malta climbs two places in FIFA Ranking

Malta climbed two places in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking and is now 180th.

Last month, Malta defeated the Faroe Islands 2-1 and then lost 0-2 to Spain in the first two matches from the European Qualifiers leading to EURO 2020.

Malta is now 52nd in Europe, lying ahead of Liechtenstein (182, down 1), Gibraltar (195, down 1) and San Marino (211). Just ahead of Malta is Moldova (171, down 1). 

The national team will be in action once again in June against Sweden on June 7 in Stockholm and against Romania at Ta’ Qali three days later.

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Meanwhile while there were 150 games played across the globe during the international period, things remain tight at the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking as the top three remained unchanged.

This sees Belgium (1st, unchanged) maintain a slender lead – growing it marginally to three points – over 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ winners France (2nd, unchanged). Brazil (3rd, unchanged), however, are looking over their shoulders somewhat as England (4th, up 1) leapfrogged World Cup finalists Croatia (5th, down 1).

Uruguay (6th, up 1) are the only other movers within the top ten, whereas a dramatic win for Germany (13th, up 3) saw them overtake defeated opponents the Netherlands (16th, down 2), as well as Sweden (14th, unchanged) and Chile (15th, down 2).