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The latest FIFA rankings sees Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria rise up the table.
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 15:15


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In the latest FIFA rankings, usual suspects Spain lead an unchanged top three ahead of Germany and Argentina. 
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Fourth-place England improved two places after their recent victory over Brazil in a friendly, pushing Italy to fifth spot, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia and Russia in 10th. 
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Five-times World Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil stay in 18th, their lowest-ever ranking.
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Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria leapt 22 places up the standings. The Super Eagles, who edged Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final, rise to 30th place in the table, their best position for three years.
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Their opponents Burkina Faso, who defied expectations by reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th.
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Ivory Coast takes the honours as the top-ranked African country in twelfth spot, followed by Ghana seven places below. The continent still remains without a team in the top ten however. 
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The USA dropped four spots to 32nd after losing a World Cup qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras. 
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Mexico leads CONCACAF nations in 15th spot, while Japan leads Asian nations at No. 28, down seven places.
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South America showed their strength-in-depth as Venezuela climbed 10 places to 45th, leaving all of the continent's 10 teams in the top 50. 
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And last, but not least, tied in 207th place are The Turks and Caicos Islands, Bhutan and San Marino.
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In the latest FIFA rankings, usual suspects Spain lead an unchanged top three ahead of Germany and Argentina. ;*;Fourth-place England improved two places after their recent victory over Brazil in a friendly, pushing Italy to fifth spot, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia and Russia in 10th. ;*;Five-times World Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil stay in 18th, their lowest-ever ranking.;*;Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria leapt 22 places up the standings. The Super Eagles, who edged Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final, rise to 30th place in the table, their best position for three years.;*;Their opponents Burkina Faso, who defied expectations by reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th.;*;Ivory Coast takes the honours as the top-ranked African country in twelfth spot, followed by Ghana seven places below. The continent still remains without a team in the top ten however. ;*;The USA dropped four spots to 32nd after losing a World Cup qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras. ;*;Mexico leads CONCACAF nations in 15th spot, while Japan leads Asian nations at No. 28, down seven places.;*;South America showed their strength-in-depth as Venezuela climbed 10 places to 45th, leaving all of the continent\(***)s 10 teams in the top 50. ;*;And last, but not least, tied in 207th place are The Turks and Caicos Islands, Bhutan and San Marino. Daylife ID:
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In the latest FIFA rankings, usual suspects Spain lead an unchanged top three ahead of Germany and Argentina. 

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In the latest FIFA rankings, usual suspects Spain lead an unchanged top three ahead of Germany and Argentina. 

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Fourth-place England improved two places after their recent victory over Brazil in a friendly, pushing Italy to fifth spot, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia and Russia in 10th. 

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Fourth-place England improved two places after their recent victory over Brazil in a friendly, pushing Italy to fifth spot, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Netherlands, Croatia and Russia in 10th. 

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Five-times World Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil stay in 18th, their lowest-ever ranking.

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:04:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-FIFA-rankings?image_id=08Cn6JT2y6gi5ADRIAN DENNISAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Five-times World Cup winners and 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil stay in 18th, their lowest-ever ranking.

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Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria leapt 22 places up the standings. The Super Eagles, who edged Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final, rise to 30th place in the table, their best position for three years.

Sun, 10 Feb 2013 23:49:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-FIFA-rankings?image_id=0bJx9bh9V0cHwIan WaltonGetty ImagesGetty Images

Africa Cup of Nations winners Nigeria leapt 22 places up the standings. The Super Eagles, who edged Burkina Faso 1-0 in the final, rise to 30th place in the table, their best position for three years.

Nigeria v Burkina Faso - 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final
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Their opponents Burkina Faso, who defied expectations by reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th.

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Their opponents Burkina Faso, who defied expectations by reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th.

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Ivory Coast takes the honours as the top-ranked African country in twelfth spot, followed by Ghana
seven places below. The continent still remains without a team in the top ten however. 

Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:36:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-FIFA-rankings?image_id=0aPdgOL6Jh65qALEXANDER JOEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Ivory Coast takes the honours as the top-ranked African country in twelfth spot, followed by Ghana
seven places below. The continent still remains without a team in the top ten however. 

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The USA dropped four spots to 32nd after losing a World Cup qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras. 

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:03:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-FIFA-rankings?image_id=09KqarbfG6693ORLANDO SIERRAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The USA dropped four spots to 32nd after losing a World Cup qualifier to 51st-ranked Honduras. 

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Mexico leads CONCACAF nations in 15th spot, while Japan leads Asian nations at No. 28, down seven places.

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:55:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-FIFA-rankings?image_id=00VG1FCcOf0jtTOSHIFUMI KITAMURAAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Mexico leads CONCACAF nations in 15th spot, while Japan leads Asian nations at No. 28, down seven places.

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South America showed their strength-in-depth as Venezuela climbed 10 places to 45th, leaving all of the continent's 10 teams in the top 50. 

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 22:47:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/In-Pictures%3A-FIFA-rankings?image_id=00bvaJbcvL61iLEO RAMIREZAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

South America showed their strength-in-depth as Venezuela climbed 10 places to 45th, leaving all of the continent's 10 teams in the top 50. 

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And last-but-not-least, tied in 207th place are the The Turks and Caicos Islands, Bhutan and San Marino .

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And last-but-not-least, tied in 207th place are the The Turks and Caicos Islands, Bhutan and San Marino .

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