After winning the World Cup 2010 title in South Africa just few days back, Spain has risen to the number 1 position in FIFA ranking. FIFA, the governing body of world football, has published its new ranking on 14 July.
FIFA’s new ranking shows that Spain has climbed up 1 place to clinch the top spot, while runner up Netherlands takes the second spot jumping two places up in the ranking. Former no. 1 Brazil dropped 2 places to no. 3, followed by Germany and Argentina.
Uruguay, who finished fourth in the World Cup, made a giant leap as the South American side is placed at no. 6 position, 10 places up in the ranking. Uruguay has been the most improved side in the top ten.
England, despite a poor campaign in the World Cup, has improved by a place to take the no. 7 spot in the FIFA ranking. It is mainly because of the poor show of Portugal and Italy in South Africa. Portugal has fallen by 5 places to take the no. 8 position, while Italy is ranked 11th, dropping 6 places.
African champions Egypt may have failed to reach the World Cup, but they are in the 9th spot. Chile, who reached the round of 16 of World Cup, is placed at no. 10 position.