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U.S. Drops to 28, Brazil to 18, in Final 2012 FIFA Ranking
Associated Press, December 19th, 2012 11:37AM

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TAGS:  argentina, brazil, colombia, england, fifa, germany, italy, japan, men's national team, mexico, spain

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FIFA on Wednesday released its end-of-year international rankings, which saw World and European champion Spain complete a full year at the summit, while Brazil plummeted to No. 18 and the United States fell one spot to No. 28.

Brazil’s steady fall has had much to do with the fact that it is only playing non-competitive games, but a miserable November saw the Selecao lose to Argentina, which remains at No. 3, and draw with Colombia, which rose to No. 5.

Spain is first, while Germany is No. 2, Italy is No. 4, England is No. 6, and then Europe fills every place through Switzerland at No. 12. Ivory Coast is Africa's highest-ranking country at No. 14, Mexico is No. 15, and Japan leads Asia at No. 22.

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3 comments
  1. Peter Skouras
    commented on: December 19, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.
    http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtable/index.html?intcmp=fifacom_hp_module_ranking

  1. Peter Skouras
    commented on: December 19, 2012 at 6:16 p.m.
    WELL DONE GREECE!!! FINISHING #11 IN 2012!!!

  1. Mike Maurer
    commented on: December 20, 2012 at 12:16 a.m.
    Who comes up with these rankings? San Marino #1 forever!!!!


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