Spain stay top of FIFA world rankings

European champions Spain remained unchallenged at the top of FIFA's world rankings published on Wednesday which showed no movement at all in the top 39 places after a quiet month with little international activity.

Spain have now been top for 11 months with Germany remaining in second place and the Netherlands third with world champions Italy fifth, one place behind Brazil in fourth spot.

Since last month's rankings only 22 internationals were played, 20 in the qualifying round for the 2010 Asian Challenge Cup and two friendlies in Africa.

The rankings are based on team's performances over the last four years.

FIFA RANKINGS

(last month's positions in brackets)

1. (1) Spain

2. (2) Germany

3. (3) Netherlands

4. (4) Brazil

5. (5) Italy

6. (6) Argentina

7. (7) England

8. (8) Croatia

9. (9) Russia

10. (10) France

11. (11) Portugal

12. (12) Czech Republic

13. (13) Greece

14. (14) Turkey

15. (15) United States

16. (16) Uruguay

17. (17) Paraguay

18. (18) Switzerland

19. (19) Cameroon

20. (20) Bulgaria


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