Spain Regains Top of FIFA World Ranking – Radio Santa Cruz

Spain Regains Top of FIFA World Ranking

Zürich, Sep 21. -The Spanish soccer team regained the first place of the FIFA World Ranking, official sources reported Wednesday.Spain added 42 points on Sept. and totaled 1.605 points, enough to surpass the Netherlands (1.571 pt), which placed second once again.

Spain, current world cup champion, lost the top position after being defeated by Italy (1-2) in a friendly match on Aug. 10, but regained it after defeating Chile (3-2) in a friendly on Sept. 2 and Liechtenstein (6-0) four days later while qualifying for the 2012 European Cup of Poland-Ukraine.

Germany maintained the third place in spite of losing 40 points on Sept., while Uruguay added 10 points and ranked up from fifth to fourth position, considered its best position ever, and leads the Latin American list of countries.

Portugal ranked up three places (from 8th-5th) and Italy one (from 7th-6th).

Brazil, however, ranked down from 6th to 7th while England (from 4th-8th) completes main variations in the top-ten FIFA World Ranking. (Prensa Latina)