Portugal, who beat Ireland (2-1) and Azerbaijan (3-0), in qualifying matches for the World Cup 2022, and Qatar (3-1), in a friendly, went on to add 1674.90 points and surpassed Spain, which dropped to eighth place, with 1673.69.

Finalist of Euro2020, England are now in third place, relegating France, current world champions, to fourth place.

Belgium continues to lead the FIFA ranking, with 1832.33 points, followed by Brazil, second, with 1811.73.

Another highlight is Denmark, which entered the 'top 10', while the United States dropped three places to 13th.

Among the teams led by Portuguese coaches, Poland, by Paulo Sousa, climbed three spots and is the best placed, in 24th place, followed by South Korea, by Paulo Bento, who maintains 36th place.

The FIFA rankings will be updated again on 21 October.