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Red Devils number one for second time in history

15:41 19/09/2018

Belgium’s Red Devils are the number one football team in the world for only the second time in history. When Fifa’s new ranking is published on Thursday, the national side will be at the top of the list.

The first time the team went to number one was in October of 2015, where they stayed for five months. After their bronze medal showing at July’s World Cup, this year’s climb to number one was not unexpected.

The best part of the number one ranking this time around is that it pushes France – who knocked the Red Devils out of World Cup competition in the semi-final – to number two. The Devils have made it to number one thanks to the recent friendly win against Scotland at Hampden Park and Switzerland in the Nations League.

The Devils’ next matches are at home, as they face Switzerland (Nations League) on 12 October and the Netherlands in a friendly on 16 October.

Photo: Belgium beat Iceland 3-0 last week in Reykjavik
©Bruno Fahy/BELGA

Written by Lisa Bradshaw