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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Spain Regain No 1 Spot in Latest FIFA Rankings

Reigning world and European champions, Spain, have regained the spot as the world’s No 1 team in the latest FIFA Ranking, leapfrogging Holland whose reign lasted only one month.

The world champions’ 3-2 friendly win over Chile and a 6-0 thumping over Liechtenstein the Euro 2012 qualifiers amassed them enough points to displace the Dutch who drop to second in spite of registering a record 11-0 win over San Marino and a 2-0 win over Finland, both in Euro qualifiers.

Germany remained in third place, while Copa America champions Uruguay moved up one place to fourth. Portugal made the biggest move in the top ten, moving three places up from 8th to 5th while the resurgent Italians also moved a place up to sixth.

England were the biggest casualties in the top 10 dropping down four places to 8th behind seventh-placed Brazil. Croatia and Argentina complete the top 10 lineup.

Cote D’Ivoire remains the highest placed African team albeit dropping one place to number 16. Egypt and Ghana both lost 26 points since the last rankings were released on August 24 and sit in positions 36 and 37 respectively.

Kenya’s 2-1 win over Guinea Bissau gave them two points and nudged them up three places to position 130, four places behind neighbours Tanzania.

Top Ten teams in the World

1. Spain 2. Netherlands 3. Germany 4. Uruguay 5. Portugal 6. Italy 7. Brazil 8. England 9. Croatia 10. Argentina


Top Ten teams in Africa

1. Cote D’Ivoire 2. Egypt 3. Ghana 4. Burkina Faso 5. Senegal 6. Nigeria 7. Algeria 8. Cameroon 9. South Africa 10. Morocco

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