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Austria, Wales to climb FIFA World Ranking in October

Austria, Wales to climb FIFA World Ranking in OctoberESPN FC has learned that the likes of Austria and Wales will set new records for highest-ever position when new FIFA World Ranking list is announced on 1 October.

Following some excellent results in the Euro 2021 qualifiers, the Dragons climbed to record high ninth position in September, but it has now been revealed they will move up to eighth following the win over Cyprus and draw with Israel.

Red-hot Austria will set a new record for fifth consecutive time by climbing to 11th, thanks to wins over Molodva and Sweden, which secured them a place at the tournament finals with two games to spare.

World Cup and Copa America finalists Argentina remain top of the pile in spite of the 2-2 draw with Mexico, but Germany leapfrogs Belgium to return to second.

Portugal and Spain will also be moving up two and five places respectively, but Romania drops out of the top 10.

Struggling Italy will be ranked 17th, their lowest-ever position, whereas CONCACAF giants Mexico and United States national team are in 28th and 31st place.

Predicted FIFA World Ranking, Oct. 1:

1 (0) Argentina
2 (+1) Germany
3 (-1) Belgium
4 (+2) Portugal
5 (-1) Colombia
6 (+5) Spain
7 (-2) Brazil
8 (+1) Wales
9 (-1) Chile
10 (0) England
11 (+2) Austria
12 (+5) Switzerland
13 (-6) Romania
14 (-2) Netherlands
15 (+5) Czech Republic
16 (-2) Croatia
17 (-1) Italy
18 (-3) Slovakia
19 (0) Algeria
20 (-2) Uruguay

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