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Iceland Drops Three Seats on FIFA Ranking Despite Win

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Iceland Drops Three Seats on FIFA Ranking Despite Win

Icelandic national team in men's football

The Icelandic national team. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The Icelandic national team in men’s football places no. 38 in the latest FIFA World Ranking published yesterday, down by three seats from the last ranking, despite beating Kazakhstan 3-0 in the Euro qualifier and making a 1-1 draw in a friendly against Estonia since then.

The team drops one seat on the European ranking and now places no. 23 among 54 European nations. Iceland is the second strongest Nordic nation in football; Denmark scores higher at no. 28, while Sweden ranks 29th, Norway 70th, Finland 38th and the Faroe Islands 102nd.

Germany tops the FIFA World Ranking with Argentina placing second and Belgium third.

According to visir.is, if Iceland proves victorious in the next game in the Euro qualifier, against the Czech Republic at Laugardalsvöllur stadium in Reykjavík in June, the team may end up in a different seeding pot in the 2016 World Cup draw.

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