League of Nations takes Portugal to fifth place in FIFA

League of Nations takes Portugal to fifth place in FIFA

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The triumph in the League of Nations helped Portugal climb to fifth place in the FIFA ranking, a two-way progression, the world governing body of football said this Friday.

The Portuguese national team, led by Fernando Santos, was in April seventh of FIFA's ranking, still led by Belgium, but the victory in the League of Nations allowed Portugal to approach England just 21 points.

In the final phase of the new UEFA competition, the Portuguese team defeated Switzerland 3-1 in the semi-finals and the Netherlands 1-0 in finale, games held in Porto.

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