The Belarusian team has achieved its highest ranking to date, having moved up one place since December 2010. In fact, the squad has played no matches recently. Rather, it has improved its position due to its closest ranking neighbours losing points. Belarus currently has 660 points, ahead of Cameroon (which lost 20 points). It now ranks 23rd among 53 European teams, while being 3rd in the CIS, behind Russia and Ukraine. The global rankings have seen little change, as few matches are played in January. Spain tops the table, followed by Holland and Germany.