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Copa America

Argentina top FIFA rankings before Copa America

Argentina top FIFA's world rankings with continental championships in Latin America and Europe about to begin.

 Argentina's Lionel Messi kicks the ball during last year's Copa America
Silvia IzquierdoAP

Argentina have retained their number one spot in FIFA's rankings ahead of Belgium and Colombia with Copa America and Euro 2016 soon to get underway.

Centenary Copa America

The Centenary Copa America starts on Friday in the United States with holders Chile ranked fifth, Brazil seventh and Uruguay ninth.

Argentina are also hot favourites with the bookmakers after sending goalscoring trident Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain to the event.

Euro 2016

And with Euro 2016 set to begin on June 10 in France Germany are ranked fourth, title holders Spain sixth, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal eighth and dark horses Austria are tenth having pushed England out of the top ten.

France are a distant 17th, while British bookmakers however quote the Euro hosts as hot favourites to become champions for a third time after 1984 and 2000.

FIFA rankings June 2:

1. Argentina

2. Belgium

3. Colombia (+1)

4. Germany (+1)

5. Chile (-2)

6. Spain

7. Brazil

8. Portugal

9. Uruguay

10. Austria (+1)


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