As expected, France is paying a high price for the poor results recorded by Didier Deschamps’ men at the start of the month.

Two draws, two defeats: the Blues ended the season very badly. First beaten by Denmark at the Stade de France, they followed up with two draws in Croatia and Austria before recording another setback at Saint-Denis. Poor results which are worth to the men of Didier Deschamps, crowned last October, to be already eliminated from the race for the Final Four.

But this results crisis has another unfortunate consequence for the Blues. On the podium of the Fifa ranking since its coronation in Russia, France has indeed lost its third place, overtaken by Argentina. Because while the world champions lined up four matches without a win and lost 25 points in the standings, Lionel Messi’s teammates chained two big victories against Italy (3-0) during the Finalissima then against Estonia (5- 0) and scored 5.52 points.

At the top of the table, Brazil, who prevailed against Japan and South Korea, consolidated their first place, the Seleçao now having almost 16 points ahead of Belgium, who lost against the -Bas and draw against Wales in addition to their two victories. Finally, note that Denmark, with three wins for one defeat, moved into the Top 10 to the detriment of Mexico.

The FIFA ranking as of June 13

1 Brazil 1837.56 pts
2 Belgium 1821.92 pts
3 Argentina 1770.65
4 France 1764.85
5 England 1737.46
6 Spain 1716.93
7 Italy 1713.86
8 Netherlands 1679.41
9 Portugal 1678.65
10 Denmark 1665.47