The podium of the FIFA ranking is about to be upset following the defeat of Brazil in Morocco.
Four days after a first gala match against Panama – and a difficult victory (2-0) – Argentina will be particularly expected on Tuesday in Córdoba. And not only because of the festivities to which the world champions should be entitled. If it will only be a friendly match against the very modest Curaçao, the meeting should also allow the Albiceleste to dethrone Brazil at the top of the Fifa Ranking. Consequence of the defeat conceded by the Seleçao in Morocco.
By losing 2-1 in Rabat, Brazil gave up the virtual first place in the standings and if a success against the representative of the Antilles will bring only one point, it will be enough for Argentina’s happiness, that the passage by the penalty shootout box against the Netherlands in the quarter-finals and against France in the final had prevented them from taking first place after their coronation in Qatar.
And another nation could profit from Brazil’s setbacks. Now back up to the Seleçao thanks to its victory against the Netherlands, France will indeed also take second place in the event of a victory in Ireland on Tuesday. And the Blues will also be back on the heels of Argentina with just over two points behind their executioner Lusail. What allow them to dream of a takeover during the next international window.