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The Argentine National Team, a shot from Brazil: what does it need to be 1st in the FIFA ranking?


The victory against Panama and the defeat of the Verdeamarelha against Morocco left it virtually at the top of the table that will be updated in the first days of April. How long hasn't happened?

Three months after winning the World Cup in Qatar,

the party doesn't stop


The emotional celebration at the Monumental stadium, the baptism of the AFA property in recognition of Lionel Andrés Messi, the intimate and pure cumbia celebration in the early hours of Sunday morning and, now, the concrete possibility that the Argentine National Team will recover the 1st position in the

ranking FIFA

starting with the next update in early April.

What has to happen?

Virtually, that place is already from La Scaloneta.

It is that the victory against Panama last Thursday at the Monumental with goals from

Thiago Almada

and the

800 from Messi

, gave the Albiceleste the necessary score to overcome the current leader


, who lost to Morocco on Saturday in Tangier, without Neymar and with interim DT after the departure of Tité.

The scoring system used by FIFA is extremely complex, since it depends on historical results, a ranking depending on the location in the ranking of rivals and also World Cup participation, among other items.

According to this assessment, Brazil lost 6.56 points for its 1-2 defeat against Morocco (11th) to be left with


and Argentina reached 1839.9 thanks to the 1.52 that its victory over Panama, located in 61st place in the ranking.

As there is still a game to go in this first window of 2023, Argentina already knows what it needs to be unattainable for


 (which has not agreed on a second official friendly) and


, runner-up in Qatar 2022 and third in the FIFA rankings:

the Albiceleste must beat Curaçao on Tuesday in Santiago del Estero


With that result, he would add

1.04 extra points to reach 1840.94 units


With a draw or a defeat, the loss of points would be very hard (3.96 with equality and 8.96 with a loss) and would give

Les Bleus

a chance - they thrashed the


on Saturday and visit


in Dublin for the Euro 2024 Qualifiers- to surprise and jump two steps in a window (they would reach



The last time Argentina was at the top of the men's ranking was in 2016


At that time, the albiceleste team was managed by

Edgardo Bauza

and he assumed that position from April to December, thanks to having won ten of his fifteen games during the calendar year (lost three and drew two).


, the rival against whom he could achieve the goal next Tuesday, lost on Saturday against Canada and descended to the "B" of the League of Nations of the Concacaf.

It was 2-0 with goals from Jonathan David (23m) and Christopher Larín (43m), which will force the small island located in the Caribbean Sea, in the northern region of South America, to play the preliminaries to qualify for the Copa de Gold.

The last formation of Curaçao, on Sunday against Canada.

(Curacao Football News)

This is the Top Five of the FIFA ranking

The men's FIFA ranking that appears on the official website of the world soccer governing body as of March 26.

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Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-26

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