World Champions Spain Retain Top Spot In Latest FIFA Rankings

The top 10 remains unchanged...
Reigning European and world champions Spain have remained in pole position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Wednesday.

Vicente del Bosque's side, who take on Mexico in a friendly international later today, continue to sit top of the rankings in August after winning the World Cup last month. The Iberians are followed by Netherlands in second place - the Oranje reached the final in South Africa but lost to la Furia Roja.

World Cup quarter-finalists Brazil are third in the standings while Germany, who were defeated by Spain in the semi-finals, are fourth. South American teams Argentina and Uruguay occupy the fifth and sixth spots respectively, while England are seventh, a place ahead of Portugal.

Egypt didn't qualify for the World Cup in South Africa but remain Africa's highest placed side at ninth while Chile complete the top 10, keeping it unchanged from last month.

The US are the highest ranked CONCACAF team in 18th in the table and Australia are at number 20, making them the top-ranked team from Asia. New Zealand, who were unbeaten in South Africa but still failed to get past the group stage, are Oceania's leading light at 54.

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