Football - Spain stay top, England rise to 11th in FIFA rankings

World and European champions Spain have remained top of the latest FIFA rankings, with England rising to 11th.


With only six international matches played in the past month there has been little movement, with FIFA’s official website putting down the rise of Greece and Scotland to the change in valuation of World Cup qualifiers of recent years.

Greece, winners of the European Championships in 2004, have entered the top 10, while Scotland have leapt 15 places.

Germany remain behind Spain while Portugal have gone third. The top 10 is rounded out by Colombia, Uruguay, Argentina, World Cup hosts Brazil, Switzerland and Italy.

Surprisingly, the Netherlands have dropped four places and are now ranked the 15th best team in world football.

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