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Belgium’s National Football Team topped the FIFA World Ranking in 2019, world football’s governing body said Thursday. 

“Belgium are the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking’s ‘Team of the Year’ for the second successive time after a record-breaking year for the global ladder,” FIFA said on its website.

Nicknamed “Les Diables Rouges,” or the Red Devils, Belgium had 1,765 points to lead the standings.

The Belgians were followed by France, last year’s World Cup winners, with 1,733 points.

South American football powerhouse Brazil, with 1,712 points, rounded out the top three.

Turkey and Serbia were tied at 29 with 1,494 points in

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