Belgium, France top FIFA world ranking in 1st ever top-spot tie

Belgium, France top FIFA world ranking in 1st ever top-spot tie

- Belgium climb to top position for the first time since 2015 joining World Cup winners France

- Kenya moved five positions from 112 to 107 globally

- This is the first time two sides have been tied at the top of FIFA's world rankings

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The Red Devils of Belgium have managed to open a new chapter in history, moving top of the FIFA world rankings alongside World Cup winners France.

It is the first time in the history of the beautiful game that two teams have jointly occupied first place on the ranking.

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Belgium, France top FIFA world ranking in first ever joint-leadership

Lukaku of Belgian tussles for the ball against Varane of France at the recently conldued FIFA World CUp in Russia.

According to BBC, Roberto Martinez's side, who managed to Finish third in the 2018 World Cup in Russia moved up on place to top the rankings for the first time since 2015.

And it is no secret that the Red Devils boast a wealth of talent with the liked of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and other English topflight players never seizing to impress.

Belgium, France top FIFA world ranking in first ever joint-leadership

Belgium captain Eden Hazard in action during the FIFA Worrld Cup in Russia. Blegium were third while France were crowned champions.

Easily considered the golden age of Belgian football, the star-studded squad has managed to emerge as top performers despite falling short of winning the quadrennial Cup.

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Another significant change to write home about is Denmark falling below Spain to land in 10th position.

Meanwhile, Kenya gained 22 points after their heroic triumph against four-time Africa champions Ghana in the AFCON qualifier.

Belgium, France top FIFA world ranking in first ever joint-leadership

Harambee Stars faces four-time African Champions Ghana at Kasarani Stadium and won 1-0 on Saturday, September 8.

The Harambee Stars also climbed five positions from 112 to 107 globally following their friendly win against the Flames of Malawi just few days after downing Black Stars.

Belgium, France top FIFA world ranking in first ever joint-leadership

Team Belgium celebrate during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Sebastian Migne has shown real intent at pushing Kenya to higher levels and has so far managed to win his first competitive fixture.

If stars can extend their winning streak it is likely that they may just break the top 100 marker and open up more opportunities for upcoming Kenyan professional footballers.

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