Spain stay clear at top of world rankings
Wednesday 11 February 2009
European champions Spain remained top of Fifa's world rankings for an eighth month with a shortage of international action resulting in no changes to the top ten.
Despite not playing a match in the past month, Spain slightly extended their points lead over second placed Germany in the standings which are based on teams' performances over the past four years.
FIFA RANKINGS (previous positions in brackets):
1. (1) Spain
2. (2) Germany
3. (3) Netherlands
4. (4) Italy
5. (5) Brazil
6. (6) Argentina
7. (7) Croatia
8. (8) England
9. (9) Russia
10. (10) Turkey
11. (11=) France
12. (11=) Portugal
=. (11=) Czech Republic
14. (16) Ukraine
15. (18) Paraguay
16. (14) Cameroon
17. (21) Romania
18. (19) Israel
19. (20) Greece
20. (22) USA
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