Rankings after the November international break will decide seedings when FIFA draws the European qualifying groups for the 2022 World Cup in early December.
UEFA Nations League: Cristiano Ronaldo crosses 100 national goals in Portugal win, Belgium put five past Iceland
Ronaldo, capped 165 times by Portugal, is second only to Iran's Ali Daei, on 109, in the list of top men's international goal scorers.
Manchester City, Belgium legend Vincent Kompany retires from football, to continue in managerial role at Anderlecht
Kompany joined Anderlecht from Manchester City in 2019 as player-manager, and now takes over from Franky Vercauteren, who had been handling coaching duties, in a purely managerial role.
Roberto Martinez to stay Belgium coach till 2022 FIFA World Cup after reports of contract extension emerge
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has extended his contract through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, ending weeks of speculation about a new deal, Belgian media reported on Saturday.
Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard has recovered well from surgery, says Belgium coach Roberto Martinez
Eden Hazard has recovered well from ankle surgery, Belgium’s coach Robert Martinez said on Sunday but without offering a time frame for a return to action for the Real Madrid forward.
FIFA rankings: Belgium retain year-end No 1 spot with unbeaten streak helping them pip World Cup winners France
Retaining their year-end No 1 spot, Belgium extended their lead over World Cup champion France going into a four-month break for the top national teams.
EURO 2020 qualifiers: Belgium's Vincent Kompany ruled out of clashes against San Marino, Kazakhstan due to injury
Kompany had been out of action since 23 August when he picked up a thigh injury against Genk.
FIFA rankings: Germany's slide continues as 2014 World Cup winners drop to World No 16; Belgium retain top spot
As the 11th highest ranked European team, 2014 World Cup winner Germany risk being in the second-seeded pot and getting a tougher opponent when qualifying groups for the 2022 World Cup are drawn, likely next year.
Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Whirlwind comeback gives Netherlands 4-2 win over Germany, Belgium cruise past San Marino
Netherlands scored four goals in just 32 minutes to take the game from 2-2 to 4-2 in the closing stages of the Euro 2020 Qualifiers.
LaLiga: Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane advises unfit Eden Hazard against playing in Euro 2020 qualifiers
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said the club will not prevent injured forward Eden Hazard from travelling to the Belgium team’s camp next week but urged him not to play in their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Pep Guardiola to take charge of Manchester City Legends, Roberto Martinez to manage All-stars XI in Vincent Kompany’s testimonial match
Vincent Kompany's testimonial match will be played on 11 September with Manchester City Legends taking on Premier League All-Stars at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
FIFA Rankings: Belgium hold off World Cup winners France to retain top spot, India move up two places to 101
Belgium edge World Cup winners France for the top spot and Brazil remain at No 3. Uruguay and European champions Portugal trade places at No 6 and 7
UEFA Nations League: Manchester United midfielder Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Belgium fixtures due to injury
Romelu Lukaku has not scored for United in 10 games, but netted twice for Belgium against Switzerland in the Nations League last month, and will be missed by Roberto Martinez's men.
Belgium join World Cup winners France atop latest FIFA rankings after two successive victories in international break
Belgium's recent run of good form in the World Cup and the international break means that they go level in first place with World Cup winners France on 1,729 points
UEFA Nations League: Substitute Michy Batshuayi scores brace as rampant Belgium thrash Scotland in warm-up match
Belgium thrashed Scotland 4-0 in a friendly as Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored before substitute Michy Batshuayi came on and scored a brace. Belgium will face Iceland in their UEFA Nations League opener.
Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi has joined Spanish side Valencia on loan after the closure of the Premier League transfer window, where he will get to play in the UEFA Champions League.
The England FA has escaped a fine from FIFA over political chants from their supporters, but have been fined for unauthorised branding on equipment worn by some players.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Football takes France's immigrants from the streets of Paris to the stadiums of Russia
France's team is largely made up of immigrants, who have honed their skills on the streets of Paris and made their way out of poverty through football. As France flirts with racial tensions, a World Cup win could help improve relations between immigrants and French people.
Today at FIFA World Cup 2018: A look at what to expect in the semi-final between France and Belgium at Saint Petersburg
Considering the attacking strength of France and Belgium, there's potential for a goal-fest when they meet in the World Cup semi-finals. Here’s a look at what you can expect on Tuesday.
Eden Hazard has played the World Cup with a determination and strength of character that has impressed many, and his performances against the likes of Japan and Brazil will give France something to worry about ahead of their semi-final encounter.