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Belgium and France share top spot

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UEFA Nations League - League A - Group 1 - France v Netherlands - Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France - September 9, 2018 France's Hugo Lloris and team mates celebrate with the World Cup trophy during a ceremony after the match REUTERS/Charles Platiau

LONDON (Reuters) – Belgium have joined world champions France as the joint leaders in the FIFA rankings published yesterday, the first time in the table’s history that the top spot has been shared.

Belgium collected two wins, to bring them level with France on 1729 points.

France, meanwhile, were held to a goalless draw by Germany in Munich in their Nations League opener before beating the Netherlands 2-1.

The only other change in the top 10 saw Denmark slip down to 10th spot, below Spain.

Following their disappointing group-stage exit at the World Cup, Germany have climbed a further three positions and now sit 12th.

Kenya were the biggest movers as they earned 22 points to move up five places to 107th. Those points came courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Ghana in 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier.

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