Friday 20 April 2018

Spain keep place at top of world football

Spain became the first team to win three major international football tournaments in a row when they thrashed Italy 4 - 0 in the final of Euro 2012
Spain became the first team to win three major international football tournaments in a row when they thrashed Italy 4 - 0 in the final of Euro 2012
Juan Mata (L) and Santi Cazorla of Spain holds the UEFA EURO 2012 trophy aloft while celebrating with fellow players

SPAIN remain the world's top-ranked team in the latest charts released by FIFA today.

The reigning world and European champions stay top after the World Cup qualifying fixtures last month, while Ireland are 28th.

Germany are still second, while Portugal are up to third and Argentina fourth, meaning England drop two places to fifth.

Holland are sixth, Uruguay seventh and Italy eighth, with Colombia up 13 places to ninth. Greece make up the top 10 thanks to a one-place rise.

Scotland fall nine places to 56th and Wales 12 to 57. Northern Ireland rise 12 spots to 117th, despite a 1-1 draw with Luxembourg.

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