FIFA have released the latest World Rankings with Netherlands dropping two places and out of the top twenty.

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blind-oranjeDanny Blind spoke before the draw with Belgium how important Netherlands place in the World Rankings was with it playing a part in the possible playoffs for the World Cup.

Oranje were placed 20th in the last ranking announcement but the 1-1 draw against Belgium and 3-1 win over Luxembourg couldn’t prevent Iceland and Peru from leapfrogging Netherlands. Blinds side now find themselves 22nd.

Argentina are top of the rankings, with Brazil, Germany, Chile and Belgium rounding off the top five. Portugal, Uruguay, France, Colombia and Spain complete the top ten.

Netherlands are next in action next March with a World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria and a friendly with Italy.

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