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Brazil knock Germany off No 1 FIFA perch

2017-08-10 17:35
Neymar (Getty Images)

Paris - Captained by new Paris Saint Germain striker Neymar, Brazil have knocked Germany off the top of the FIFA rankings released on Thursday.

World champions Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup last month after some rolling historical results were devalued.

Lionel Messi's Argentina are in third and modest Switzerland, with a 100 percent record in World Cup qualifiers, are fourth, which is higher than they have been since 1994.

Poland, who boast Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski amongst their ranks, are at a historic high of fifth having dropped just two points in their own qualifiers as European champions Portugal dropped two places to fifth.

Latest FIFA standings:

1. Brazil

2. Germany

3. Argentina

4. Switzerland

5. Poland

6. Portugal

7. Chile 

8. Colombia

9. Belgium

10. France

Also:

66. South Africa

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