India move a place up, Brazil back in top-10

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 04 July 2013, 08:16 PM

India moved a place up to 146 in the latest FIFA rankings while five-time world champion Brazil roared back to the top-10 on the back of their triumph in the recently-concluded Confederations Cup.

India have 178 points in their kitty.

Brazil (1095 points) shot from 22nd to the ninth place after winning all five matches at the Confederations Cup, culminating in Sunday's 3-0 demolition of Spain in the final at Rio de Janeiro.

But the world and European champions Spain (1532 points) retained their numero uno position in the rankings ahead of another heavyweight Germany.

Colombia are ranked third after a strong World Cup qualifying results, which also lifted Belgium into the top 10 for the first time.

Argentina were ranked third followed by the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Croatia.

England, however, fell from ninth to 15th and Ecuador dropped out of the top 10 as well, from 10th to 18th place.

First Published: Thursday, July 04, 2013 08:14 PM
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