Football: Belgium up to best-ever third in Fifa rankings, Singapore slide to 162

PARIS (AFP) - Belgium are basking in their highest-ever Fifa football ranking on Thursday, as last year's World Cup quarter-finalists move up one place into third on the strength of good form in Euro 2016 qualifying.

Marc Wilmot's Red Devils, who lost to eventual finalists Argentina in Brazil, climbed to the top of their Euro qualifying Group B after Marouane Fellaini's goal earned them a 1-0 win over Israel 10 days ago.

Above them, the Fifa summit is unchanged, with world champions Germany on top and Argentina in second. Colombia drop one spot to fourth

Brazil, up one into fifth, have flipped places with the Netherlands, while Spain have re-entered the top 10 and France, who as hosts must make do with a diet of friendlies until next year's European championships, drop three to 11th. Portugal stay in seventh spot with Uruguay and Switzerland on their heels.

Singapore dropped nine spots from joint 153rd to 162 after a 0-2 away loss to Thailand and an embarrassing 2-2 home draw with minnows Guam. The Lions are seventh in the South-east Asian region, below Vietnam (125), the Philippines (139), Thailand (142), Timor Leste (152), Myanmar (158) and Indonesia (joint 159).