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Argentina top FIFA rankings before Copa America

Argentina remain top of FIFA's rankings ahead of Belgium and Colombia with continental championships in Europe and Latin America about to begin.
Argentina's football team pose before a friendly match against Honduras at Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, some 1110 Km west of Buenos Aires on May 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

Argentina’s football team pose before a friendly match against Honduras at Bicentenario stadium in San Juan, some 1110 Km west of Buenos Aires on May 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

Argentina remain top of FIFA’s rankings ahead of Belgium and Colombia with continental championships in Europe and Latin America about to begin.

The Centenary Copa America gets underway on Friday in the United States with holders Chile ranked fifth, Brazil seventh and Uruguay ninth.

Argentina are also hot favourites with the bookmakers after sending goalscoring trident Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain to the event.

And with Euro 2016 staring June 10 in France Germany are ranked fourth, title holders Spain sixth, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal eighth and dark horses Austria are tenth having pushed England out of the top ten.

France are a distant 17th, while British bookmakers however quote the Euro hosts as hot favourites to become champions for a third time after 1984 and 2000.

FIFA rankings June 2:

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Colombia (+1)

4. Germany (+1)

5. Chile (-2)

6. Spain

7. Brazil

8. Portugal

9. Uruguay

10. Austria (+1)

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