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:
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: