24, FIFA announced a new national team rankings, Real Madrid star C Luo where the Portuguese team to continue to rank eighth. Argentina, Brazil and Germany took the top three in the list, ranking in the European team before Portugal and Belgium and France.
As the European Championship in 2016, the Portuguese team to team history for the first time to participate in the Confederations Cup. In accordance with the current international rankings, coach Santos led the "five shield army" will serve as a team to participate in the 2017 Federation Cup draw.
The 2017 Fed Cup draw will be held in Kazan, Russia on August 26. Eight teams will be divided into two groups, each consisting of two first-class teams and two second-class teams. In addition to hosts Russia (55th) and Portugal, there is also the World Cup champion Germany (3rd) and the Copa America 2015 (4th in the world). Mexico, Australia and New Zealand and other continent champions because of ranking later by the second gear. Argentina and Brazil, the top two in the list, missed out.