It wasn't all good news as far as rankings are concerned for the Confederations Cup participants.
Nigeria lost four spots in the latest rankings after a fairly abject performance this summer. They beat Tahiti, but lost to Uruguay and Spain, exiting at the group stage. That meant they fell to 35th overall, which places them fifth amongst African nations.
Japan likewise took a tumble after failing to win any of their three group games in the tournament, losing the opening game to Brazil and then taking spirited but narrow defeats to Italy and Mexico. Japan fell five places to 37th, in a tie with Albania.
They remain the highest-ranked side from Asia.
Mexico were the third Confederations side to drop in the rankings, dropping just three places to 20th. They won one of their group stage games but it wasn't enough to progress to the semifinals.
Finally, Tahiti made huge strides for their country just by qualifying for the tournament, but they were soundly beaten in every game. 6-1, 10-0 and 8-0 were their three results.
They dropped a massive 16 places, down to 154th in the world, but this will be the least of their concerns having put on a great spectacle for the watching public and having scored their first ever major competition finals goal.