The ranking is also at stake
Sunday’s final will also affect the Fifa ranking. Italy went to the final on penalties (with Spain it ended in a draw), England did it in extra time: for the purposes of the Fifa ranking, they earned more points. So at Wembley we come in fifth place, just behind the British. What could happen? 1) If we win, overtaking Kane & c. it can be a matter of pennies. Belgium, Brazil would remain far away, France one step away. 2) Losing, we risk the counter-overtaking of Argentina who play the America’s Cup final against Brazil. In short, Sunday evening we could be between 4th and 7th place.