ZURICH (AP) -- Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.
Colombia reached the quarterfinals and is now ranked fourth, with Belgium fifth. Spain dropped to eighth after its title defense ended in the group stage. First-round exits also led to Portugal falling seven places to 11th, Italy dropping five to 14th and England plummeting 10 spots to 20th.
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