On the back of three impressive performances in Group D of the 2018 World Cup Croatia have leapt to thirteenth in the real time FIFA World Rankings.
After defeating Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland in their three group games Croatia now face Denmark today in the first game of the final rounds with a place in the quarter finals at stake. Croatia or Denmark will face the winners of Spain and Russia with the quarter final game to be played on the 7th of July.
FIFA produce a “Real Time” rankings system which gives points for every international match and Croatia are now thirteenth on the list a jump of seven places. Presumably a win over Denmark today will push them further up the list. On the full FIFA rankings list as of the 7th of June, Germany were sitting in first position, but after failing to qualify from their group this tournament they will be knocked off top position.