France, England move up in FIFA rankings

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

France, England and the Czech Republic moved up in FIFA's monthly world soccer rankings with five-time World Cup champion Brazil staying on top.

Zurich:

France, England and the Czech Republic moved up in FIFA's monthly world soccer rankings with five-time World Cup champion Brazil staying on top. France moved to No. 2 from No. 4 after last week's 3-1 victory over world champion Italy in a qualifying game for the 2008 European Championship. England edged up one place to No. 4 and the Czechs jumped to No. 7 from No. 10. Italy and Spain were the big losers in the top 10. Italy dropped three places to No. 5 and Spain, which was upset by Northern Ireland 3-2 in Euro 2008 qualifying, fell to No. 10 from No. 7. There was movement throughout FIFA's rankings. Colombia jumped nine places to No. 20, and European champion Greece moved up 10 places to 22nd. The United States was a big loser among teams in the top 30, slipping to No. 29 from 23. (AP)

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