Argentina returned to the top spot, edging off Belgium in Thursday’s FIFA world rankings.
Three straight wins in 2018 World Cup qualifiers helped Argentina return to the summit, five months after they were overtaken by Belgium.
Copa America champions Chile soared to an all-time high of third place, moving up two places from fifth, with Colombia climbing from eighth to fourth and Uruguay moving back into the top 10 for their strong start in South American qualifying.
Two-time defending European champions Spain slided three places to sixth, with world champions Germany, Brazil, Portugal and England also down one spot.
The following are latest FIFA rankings as of April 7: Argentina +1, Belgium -1, Chile +2, Colombia +4, Germany -1, Spain -3, Brazil -1, Portugal -1, Uruguay +2 and England 1.