Spain Stay Top As Italy Slip To Third In Fifa Rankings

Italy have dropped one place to third in this month's official FIFA ranking, while Spain remain top of the list. Germany move up to second, while the South American contingent are starting to struggle...

It shouldn't be a surprise that Italy have not consolidated their spot close to the top of the ranking in second place after their poor showing at Euro 2008. A slip of only one spot may actually have been kind to the Azzurri with the Spanish deservingly perched at the number one spot in the ranking after their European Championship victory.

Euro 2008 losing finalists Germany have replaced Italy in second spot, completing a European top three that have pushed the South Americans further down the table. Brazil has lost two positions languishing in sixth place, while the might of Argentina has also lost a place.

Euro 2008 underdogs Russia are the only new entry into the top ten, displacing lowly France who have found their new position in twelfth place. The European Championships have helped to shuffle the top ten places somewhat, with Spain everyones choice for the number one spot.

The FIFA rankings, introduced in 1992, has seen Brazil top the table for the vast majority of its existence.

Current top 20:

1 Spain
2 Germany
3 Italy
4 Netherlands
5 Croatia
6 Brazil
7 Argentina
8 Czech Republic
9 Portugal
10 Russia
11 Romania
12 France
13 Turkey
14 England
15 Cameroon
16 Scotland
17 Bulgaria
18 Greece
19 Ghana
20 Israel

Spain Stay Top As Italy Slip To Third In Fifa Rankings Reviewed by admin Ucop on 6:44 AM Rating: 5

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