The Peru national team moved up several places in the just released FIFA ranking of countries.
The country climbed up 14 spots, likely following from their victory over Brazil at the recently concluded Copa America Centenario at the United States. In the group stage, Peru were not given a chance ahead of the continental tournament but they went on record sterling records.
Peru defeated Haiti and Brazil at the tournament and played a draw against Ecuador. This year’s edition held by Conmebol and Concacaf was in celebration of the centennial edition of the tournament. Based on the decent results at the games, Peru moved up to the 34th position with 765 points. The ranking in the world depends on the team’s total number of point gained from matches over a four year period, according to FIFA.
Argentina ranked number one, despite losing the Copa America final to Chile for the second successive year. Surprisingly, Belgium were still in second place despite their loss to Wales at the quarter final stage of the Euro 2016. Columbia were in third place and Germany followed closely, despite their semi final crash to host of the Euro 2016, France.
Peru climbed 14 spots to reach the 34th position. Puerto Rico were one of the biggest climbers in the South American continent with a leap of 46 spots to land in the 112nd position. Venezuela also made a leap over 31 countries to land in the 46th position. Chile were in 5th position while Euro 2016 winners Portugal were in the 6th position, leaping over two spots. France were rated 7th with a 10 spot increase. Former Euro winner Spain dropped two spots to rank 8th at the latest ranking. Brazil also dropped two spots after their shock loss to Peru, to rank 9th.