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FIFA Rankings: Brazil Falls to 22nd, USA Up to 28th

  • ESPN FC, Friday, June 7, 2013 12:15 PM

Brazil has fallen down the FIFA rankings to an all-time historic low of No. 22 in the world. While results of late have not been good with several games ending in draws, the South American powerhouse is also hampered by the fact that it has only played in friendlies, which count for less in FIFA’s calculations, since it has already qualified for next year’s World Cup as the host. However, Brazil can make up ground when it hosts the eight-nation Confederations Cup later this month.

Elsewhere in the rankings, Spain maintained top spot, followed by Germany, Argentina, Croatia, the Netherlands, Portugal, Colombia, Italy, England and Ecuador. The USA rose one place to 28th. 

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