Belgium take over the NO.1 spot from versus israel on Tuesday. The Belgians were third in the most recent ranking published at the start of the month, but with Germany losing in Republic of Ireland and current No. 1 Argentina losing at home to Ecuador, the win against Israel puts them in the top spot for the first time in their history. The victory put Belgium on 1440 ranking points, and even if Argentina win in Paraguay on Tuesday night they can score no more than 1429. Belgium were as low as 66th in the ranking in 2009, so moving to the very top in the space of six years is a remarkable achievement. The difference in ranking points was narrow enough that if Belgium lost at home to Israel they could have dropped out of the top three below Portugal and could also have been overtaken by Colombia.Belgium coach Marc Wilmots team euro 2016 qualifiers not despise him, as another reason for the victory, combined with Italy 2-1 win over Norway and Netherlands lose on Tuesday, winning Belgium for 1 finals next summer with France, and Spain, and Germany, England and Portugal the seed points.
14 Oct 2015