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Football: Brazil go up in last FIFA rankings before World Cup

Brazil move up to third in the last FIFA rankings released before the World Cup starts in one week.

PARIS: Brazil move up to third in the last FIFA rankings released before the World Cup starts in one week.

Reigning world champions Spain remain top of the rankings, released Thursday, followed by Germany with Brazil moving ahead of Portugal, who drop to fourth.

Argentina move up two spots to fifth with England up one place to join the top 10. Greece fell to 12th and France dropped one place to 17th.

Croatia who play Brazil in the opening World Cup match on June 12 move up two places to 18th.

  1. Spain
  2. Germany
  3. Brazil (+1)
  4. Portugal (-1)
  5. Argentina (+2)
  6. Switzerland (+2)
  7. Uruguay (-1)
  8. Colombia (-3)
  9. Italy
  10. England (+1)
  11. Belgium (+1)
  12. Greece (-2)
  13. United States (+1)
  14. Chile (-1)
  15. Netherlands
  16. Ukraine (+1)
  17. France (-1)
  18. Croatia (+2)
  19. Russia (-1)
  20. Mexico (-1)

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