Netherlands topples Spain in FIFA world rankings

Updated: 24 August 2011 15:13 IST

The Netherlands leads the latest FIFA rankings, ending World Cup winner Spain's 13-month reign at the top. The Dutch are No. 1 for the first time despite not playing last month, while Spain lost in a friendly to new No. 7 Italy.

Zurich:

The Netherlands leads the latest FIFA rankings, ending World Cup winner Spain's 13-month reign at the top.

Gold Cup winner Mexico leads CONCACAF teams at No. 20. The United States is No. 28.

The Dutch are No. 1 for the first time despite not playing last month, while Spain lost in a friendly to new No. 7 Italy.

Germany is No. 3 and England rises two places to No. 4 after also not playing. Its friendly against the Netherlands was canceled due to riots in London.

Copa America winner Uruguay stays at No. 5 but leads Brazil, which dropped to sixth place after losing 3-2 in Germany.

Ivory Coast is the top African country at No. 15, tied with Japan, the best of the Asian nations.

The rankings take results across four years into account.

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