Spain stay clear at top of world rankings

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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