Argentina in lead in FIFA World Cup rankings [ Current Affairs ]

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About Argentina football team: This is one of the most successful football team in the world which represents Argentina. This is under the control of Argentina Football Association. It is also known as La Albiceleste (White and Sky blue). The first match of Argentina was with Uruguay in 1901.

About its achievements:

  • It has won 2 world cups in the year 1978 and 1986.
  • It has been runner ups for thrice in 1930, 1990 and 2014 World Cups.
  • This team has won Copa America (South American Football Championship) 14 times.
  • It has won Confederations Cup.
  • It has also won Olympic Football Tournament in 2004 and 2008.
  • It has been conferred 2 silver medals in 1928 and 1996.
  • It has won a record of FIFA U - 20 World Cup six times.

About Argentina topping FIFA World Cup:

  • Argentina topped the FIFA World Cup rankings with the gap narrowed by 18 points.
  • Germany was placed second with 1, 401 points and overtook Belgium.
  • Portugal was 4th, Colombia was 5th, Spain was 6th, Brazil was 7th, Wales was 8th and Austria was 11th.
  • The teams in top 50 were, Norway in 34th place and Cape Verde Islands in 41st place and Iran ranked 39th, preserving the top place in Asia, followed by South Korea and Japan.

- Published on: October 2, 2015