5 Jun 2015

All Whites rise in world rankings

9:15 am on 5 June 2015

The New Zealand football team has climbed the FIFA world rankings by six places to 138.

Winston Reid in action for the All Whites.

Winston Reid in action for the All Whites. Photo: Photosport

Elsewhere, Belgium has moved above Argentina into second, a record high for the European country.

The 2014 World Cup winners Germany held onto their number one spot with a pair of South Americans rounding out the top five - Colombia and Brazil.

France moved into the top 10 at the expense of Switzerland while England dropped a place to 15th as Costa Rica rose.

Australia is ranked 63rd after a rise of one spot. The Socceroos are only the fourth-highest ranked Asian Football Confederation team, despite winning the Asian Cup in January.


1. Germany

2. Belgium

3. Argentina

4. Colombia

5. Brazil

6. Netherlands

7. Portugal

8. Uruguay

9. France

10. Spain

11. Switzerland

12. Romania

13. Italy

14. Costa Rica

15. England


138. New Zealand