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Colombia Rises to 15th Place in the FIFA Ranking


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The Colombian national team ascends in the FIFA rankings 2023 among the top 15 teams in the world. Credit: @FCFSeleccionCol / X

The Colombian national team has risen in the FIFA rankings and will close 2023 among the top 15 teams in the world. Following their impressive victories against Brazil and Paraguay, the Colombian national team has made a significant leap in the rankings.

The Colombian team has solidified its position, moving up two places to reach the 15th spot in the FIFA ranking. This advancement is a direct result of their excellent performance, accumulating a total of 24.60 points and steadily approaching the top ten positions, a place that would qualify them as a seeded team in the upcoming World Cup.

Strong Performance

The projections made by experts have been fulfilled, backing the brilliant performance of the Tricolor in the qualifiers. Under the guidance of Néstor Lorenzo, the team has led an impeccable streak, even challenging renowned teams and setting records against world champions like Brazil and Germany.

Closing the first block of South American qualifiers, Colombia secured the third place, just behind Argentina and Uruguay. Even more noteworthy, it is the only team in this region that has not suffered any defeats throughout the year.

Upcoming Matches

The next challenge for the team comes in mid-December, with two friendly matches against Venezuela and Mexico. These encounters will provide the coaching staff with an opportunity to evaluate different alternatives involving players from the local scene and those who have finished their commitments with their respective clubs.

Despite not obsessing over maintaining the unbeaten record, Néstor Lorenzo acknowledges the importance of finishing his first year at the helm of the Tricolor without facing defeat. This achievement represents a significant morale boost to face 2024 with the determination to compete and aim for the title in the 2024 Copa America.

The constant progress and solidity of the Colombian team on the international stage reflect not only their footballing quality but also the discipline, effort, and hard work of the coaching staff and players. With a clear goal of continuing to achieve victories, the Colombian national team emerges as a serious contender in the upcoming challenges, gearing up to represent the country in future events with their characteristic commitment and passion.

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