Blind football world rankings updated

Paralympic and world champions Brazil hold first, followed by South American rivals Argentina, China, Spain, Turkey and Iran. 13 Jan 2017
Brazil's player Jefinho in action

Brazil's star Jefinho in action against Argentina

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The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) released an updated version of the blind football world rankings, with Rio 2016 gold medallists and world champions Brazil staying comfortably top.

South American rivals Argentina remain second thanks to the bronze medal they won in Rio after eight years without climbing onto the Paralympic podium. China and Spain switched places, with the Asian team moving up one position to the third place.

European champions Turkey are fifth, whilst Iran, following their historical silver-medal performance in Rio, jumped from ninth to sixth. The top ten is completed by Morocco, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

The rankings now feature 42 teams, with Laos being the latest team to join.

The full rankings can be found on IBSA’s website.