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Spain remains top in FIFA World Rankings as Netherlands drops to fourth, United States at 29th

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Spain remains top in FIFA World Rankings as Netherlands drops to fourth, United States at 29th
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Spain remains top in FIFA World Rankings as Netherlands drops to fourth, United States at 29th

Spain has maintained top position in the latest FIFA World Ranking as the champions in South Africa 2010 continues to be the team to beat.

Germany has climbed one spot in the table as it is now the number two, with 2011 Copa America winners Uruguay moving into third position.

Despite not playing any games in the past month, losing World Cup finalists Netherlands has dropped two places in the ranking, and now sits fourth.

Portugal has leapfrogged Brazil (sixth) and England (seventh) to move up to fifth, with Croatia (eighth), Denmark (ninth) and Argentina completing the top 10.

Italy has slipped three places and now sits 12th in the ranking, behind Russia and ahead of Chile.

Cote d'Ivoire are the best-placed African team on the list at number 15 despite losing the 2012 African Nations Cup in February to Zambia (40th), while Australia are Asia's highest-ranked representative in 21st position.

For North America, Mexico moves up two places into 20th place whereas the United States dropped two spots to go to 29th.

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