Cristiano’s Portugal slip down in August 2017 FIFA Ranking

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Cristiano Ronaldo to lead Portugal in August game against Faroe Islands

The European champions have dropped from the FIFA Ranking top five spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal now find themselves sixth on the August 2017 FIFA Men’s ranking. The Seleccao enjoyed a fourth position in the previous edition.

How Portugal are placed in UEFA’s top five:

Potugal have slipped two spots in the released FIFA rankings for August 2017
(Image credit: FIFA.com)

Tagged as favorites for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, Portugal were denied entry into the final by Chile on penalties. A 2-1 win against Mexico offered the current European champions the bronze medal at the eight-team tourney played in Russia. The Portuguese captain took an early leave and did not feature in the third-place game.

Just as in the 2018 UEFA World Cup qualifiers’ Group B, the Portuguese national team finds itself behind Switzerland. A win against the Faroe Islands in the European WCQs might positively change Portugal’s fortunes in the September 2017 FIFA Ranking. The 89th-placed Landsliðið will face Ronaldo’s side on August 31.

The FIFA Ranking’s World’s Top 10:

World's Top 10 - August 2017 FIFA Ranking

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