Brazil having best position since 2011 in FIFA ranking

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LONDON – With World Cup fever about to grip the planet, FIFA has updated its current standings going into the tournament.

World Cup hosts Brazil is now the highest-placed South American team in world football.

Brazil have climbed up two places to fourth in the list, as Colombia and Uruguay slip down to fifth and sixth respectively.

It is Brazil’s best position in the FIFA rankings since July 2011, per Fifa.com.

Here is a list of the new top 20 for May, 2014:

Position Nation Places Moved Points
Spain 0 1460
Germany 0 1340
Portugal 0 1245
Brazil Up 2 1210
Colombia Down 1 1186
Uruguay Down 1 1181
Argentina Down 1 1178
Switzerland 0 1161
Italy 0 1115
Greece 0 1082
England 0 1043
Belgium 0 1039
Chile Up 1 1037
USA Down 1 1015
Netherlands 0 967
France 0 935
Ukraine 0 913
Russia 0 903
Mexico 0 877
Croatia 0 871
FIFA World Rankings: May 8, 2014

Fifa.com

 

On the other hand Pakistan also climb up 2 places to 159, India dropped two places to 147.

Afghanistan (128) are the highest-ranked side in the sub-continent while Iran are on top of the Asian heap with an overall ranking of 37 followed by Japan (47) and Uzbekistan (53).

 

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