Spain remain top of FIFA rankings

LONDON - Spain continued to lead the FIFA world rankings ahead of Brazil and the Netherlands in the latest edition published on Wednesday, while Portugal climbed two places to fourth.

World champions Italy and Germany have dropped one place each to fifth and sixth, while Fabio Capello's England side have continued their climb by leapfrogging France into seventh. Croatia (10th) are back in the top 10 after a two-month absence.

Pim Verbeek's Australia (19th) have leapt four places into the top 20 after their 1-0 victory over Indonesia during AFC Asian Cup 2011 qualifying.

Rankings: (previous positions in brackets)

1. (1) Spain

2. (2) Brazil

3. (3) Netherlands

4. (6) Portugal

5. (4) Italy

6. (5) Germany

7. (8) England

8. (7) France

9. (9) Argentina

10. (11) Croatia

11. (10) Greece

12. (12) Russia

13. (14) Chile

14. (17) Egypt

15. (13) Serbia

16. (18) United States

17. (15) Mexico

18. (19) Uruguay

19. (23) Australia

20. (20) Cameroon

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