Brazil is No. 3 and World Cup runner-up Croatia is No. 4 in a mostly unchanged monthly ranking. England and Portugal, which both qualified last month for the UEFA Nations League Final Four tournament, are Nos. 5 and 6.
Uruguay, Switzerland, Spain, and Denmark complete the top 10. Iran at No. 29 will be the highest-ranked Asian team at the Asian Cup starting on Jan. 5. Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, is No. 93. Senegal is Africa's best team at No. 23.
Mexico leads CONCACAF region teams at No. 17 and the United States is No. 25.
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