Canada, on the strength of wins over Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, has moved up three places to No. 70 in the FIFA world rankings.
The top six is unchanged with Belgium ahead of France, Brazil, England, Portugal and Spain with Italy jumping three places to No. 7. Argentina and Uruguay each slipped one spot to No. 8 and 9, respectively, while Denmark moved up two spots to No. 10
Serbia (No. 25, plus-5), Nigeria (No. 32, plus-4), Scotland (No. 44, plus-4) and Ghana (No. 49, plus-3) all gained ground in the top 50 while Iceland slipped out (No. 52, -6).
The biggest movers were Guinea-Bissau (No. 108, plus-11), and Namibia (No. 111, plus-10).
The Canadian men, who rank seventh among CONCACAF countries, face No. 205 Aruba and No. 136 Suriname next in World Cup qualifying play in June.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 7, 2021
The Canadian Press