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Socceroos drop to 40th in FIFA rankings

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THE Socceroos have dropped three places to 40th in the latest FIFA rankings after a loss to Norway and draw with Colombia in two friendlies last month. The Australians were thumped 4-1 in Norway, with the Scandinavians jumping eight places to 49, and drew 0-0 with the 16th-ranked Colombians in London, in the Socceroos’ final warm up games before the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Germany remains on top of the world rankings despite losing to No. 2 Brazil in a recent friendly.

Australia have dropped three places in the FIFA rankings.
Australia have dropped three places in the FIFA rankings.Source: AFP

The 2014 World Cup champions were beaten 1-0 at home in their last game before squads will be named for this year’s tournament.

Belgium rose two places to No. 3, while Portugal and Argentina each dropped one to Nos. 4 and 5 after losing friendlies. Spain, which beat Argentina 6-1, fell two to No. 8 and Russia fell three to No. 66.

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Man Utd chief Ed Woodward issued Bruno Fernandes warning over Alex Telles transfer

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Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has been warned he cannot expect Alex Telles to solve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s defensive issues.

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Liverpool star Alisson drops injury hint ahead of Arsenal clash as Reds sweat on two stars

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Liverpool are hoping to make it three wins from three when they face Arsenal at Anfield on Monday night

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has two more transfer targets before window closes

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Everton are working on signing a new central defender before the transfer window closes.

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