Canadian men climb to No. 41 in latest FIFA rankings ahead of World Cup


Canada has moved up two locations to No. 41 within the closing FIFA rankings earlier than subsequent month’s World Cup.

The Canadian males, who topped the ultimate spherical of qualifying in CONCACAF, will go to Qatar because the fourth-ranked workforce within the area masking North and Central America and the Caribbean, behind No. 13 Mexico, the Sixteenth-ranked Individuals and No. 31 Costa Rica.

The highest 5 is unchanged with Brazil widening its lead atop the rankings over No. 2 Belgium, Canada’s first opponent on the World Cup. The Belgians misplaced to the Netherlands in Nations League play.

Argentina is third, adopted by France and England. Italy switches locations with Spain, shifting as much as No. 6 with the Dutch, Portugal and Denmark finishing the highest 10.

Croatia and Morocco, Canada’s different first-round opponents in Qatar, each climb the rankings. Croatia jumped three locations to No. 12 whereas Morocco moved up one rung to No. 22.

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The Canadian males reached their all-time excessive at No. 33 in February 2022, erasing their earlier better of No. 40.

Canada was 94th, sandwiched between Gabon and the Faroe Islands, when John Herdman took over as coach in January 2018. Again then the Canadian males ranked tenth amongst CONCACAF international locations, wanting up at Mexico, the U.S., Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Haiti, Honduras, Curacao, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Canada’s lowest-ever rating was 122nd in each August and October 2014.

A complete of 53 UEFA Nations League matches and 119 friendlies had been performed within the final worldwide break earlier than the World Cup, which kicks off Nov. 20.

The most important movers within the new rankings had been groups that didn’t qualify for Qatar. Scotland and Azerbaijan moved up 5 locations, to No. 40 and No. 123, respectively.

The Canadian girls, gold medallists finally summer time’s Tokyo Olympics, are at the moment ranked sixth by FIFA.


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