Argentina end year on top of FIFA rankings

Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 09:23 IST | AFP

Lionel Messi's beaten Copa America finalists Argentina end the year top of FIFA's world rankings while France

Zurich: Lionel Messi's beaten Copa America finalists Argentina end the year top of FIFA's world rankings while France, defeated in the Euro 2016 final, were named 'mover of the year'.

Argentina finish 2016 out in front of Brazil to inherit the 'team of the year' title from Belgium, displaced from the FIFA summit by Albiceleste in April. In all, Argentina won 10 of their 15 games.

France too lost their own continental showpiece in extra time to Portugal on home soil but were named mover of the year after gaining the most ranking points with 13 wins out of 17 games.

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