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Canada movin' on up in the latest FIFA rankings

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Belgium now the top-rated team in the world, and the Canadian Men's National Team move up two spots to 102nd a week before their crucial World Cup qualifier against Honduras.

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The Canadian Men's National Team has moved up two places to 102nd in the latest FIFA World Rankings that were released on Thursday.
The Canadian Men's National Team has moved up two places to 102nd in the latest FIFA World Rankings that were released on Thursday.
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Earlier on Thursday FIFA released the latest world rankings, and it's good news if you're a fan of the Canadian Men's National Team.

Sort of.

As a result of their most recent matches Canada has moved up two places to 102nd just a week before their crucial FIFA World Cup qualifier against Honduras that will be played here in Vancouver.

The countries in the top three remained the same, but Belgium came out on top swapping third place for first with Argentina.  There was no change to second place, which is still currently held by the reigning World Cup holders Germany.

The best and worst of the current rankings include Sudan, who dropped forty-four places to 128th, and Chad, who moved up thirty-nine places to 136th.

Other notable changes include Turkey, who moved up nineteen places to 18th spot, Bosnia and Herzegovina, who moved up ten places to 20th, and the USA, who dropped four places and are tied with Hungary for 33rd place.

On the women's side the USA, Germany and France make up the top three, while Canada remains in 11th place.

You can see the entire FIFA World Rankings table here:

The Canadian men are in next in action on Friday, November 13th here in Vancouver when they play Honduras in a crucial World Cup qualifier as they continue their quest to earn a berth for Russia 2018.  You can buy tickets here.