Soccer

Spain lead FIFA rankings

2011-01-12 11:39

Zurich - Soccer World Cup champions Spain still lead the FIFA rankings, while 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar were the biggest climbers in the latest standings.

Click to vote and WIN in the Sport24 Annual Awards

Spain head beaten finalist the Netherlands and Germany, then Brazil and Argentina fill out an unchanged top five.

The only top-30 move sees Croatia rise one to No 9 in a swap with Egypt. The African champions lost 2-1 to Qatar in a Doha friendly last month.

Qatar rose nine spots to No 105 after also beating Estonia in preparation for the Asian Cup they hosting this month.

Just 35 friendlies played worldwide counted toward the monthly rankings.

The next ranking will be published on 2 February 2011.

Top 50 in the latest FIFA standings:


1 Spain
2 Netherlands
3 Germany
4 Brazil
5 Argentina
6 England
7 Uruguay
8 Portugal
9 Croatia
10 Egypt
11 Greece
12 Norway
13 Russia
14 Italy
15 Chile
16 Ghana
17 Slovenia
18 USA
18 France
20 Slovakia
21 Côte d'Ivoire
22 Switzerland
23 Serbia
24 Paraguay
25 Montenegro
26 Australia
27 Mexico
28 Denmark
29 Japan
30 Czech Republic
31 Turkey
32 Nigeria
33 Sweden
34 Ukraine
35 Republic of Ireland
36 Algeria
37 Belarus
38 Cameroon
39 Korea Republic
40 Gabon
41 Hungary
42 Burkina Faso
43 Northern Ireland
44 Tunisia
45 Bosnia-Herzegovina
46 Austria
46 Guinea
48 Colombia
49 Bulgaria
50 Israel
51 South Africa

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
7 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 

Get fit on a budget

It’s time to throw the “I can’t afford to exercise” excuse out the window.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

The basics of BASE jumping
Tips for paddling your first Dusi
Climbing the world’s largest stone arch
Awesome extreme sports people
 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.