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Football: Poland fall to No. 30 in FIFA rankings

21.09.2023 23:55
Poland have moved down from 26th to 30th place in the latest world football rankings, which were released on Thursday.
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World champions Argentina remain at the top of the FIFA rankings, followed by World Cup runners-up France.

Brazil are at No. 3, ahead of England in fourth spot.

Poland this month lost 0-2 to Albania in their fifth Euro 2024 qualifier in Tirana, leaving fans jittery about the national football team's chances of qualifying for the European tournament next year.

The Polish team, captained by star striker Robert Lewandowski, on March 24 opened its Euro 2024 qualifying campaign with a 1-3 defeat against the Czech Republic. The Poles then beat Albania 1-0 at home in their second qualifier on March 27 and lost 2-3 to Moldova in their third qualifier in Chișinău on June 20.

Poland beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 in their fourth Euro 2024 qualifier in Warsaw on September 7.

After five rounds of fixtures, Poland are fourth in their qualifying Group E, with six points, ahead of only the Faroe Islands.

The Poles, coached by Michał Probierz, take on the Faroe Islands away in their next qualifier on October 12.

Poland reached the last 16 of last year's World Cup in Qatar before being eliminated by eventual runners-up France.

Poland's lowest place in the world rankings was 78th, in 2013.


Source: PAP, fifa.com