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Germany top FIFA rankings, Iceland climb two spots to 18th after routing Indonesia

Lausanne: World champions Germany remained top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday as there was no move in the top-10 during last month in which few internationals took place.

German players pose before an international friendly against England at the Wembley stadiium in November last year. Reuters

German players pose before an international friendly against England at the Wembley stadiium in November last year. Reuters

Iceland were the only climbers in the top 20, up two places to 18th having thrashed minnows Indonesia in two friendlies in January.

Olympic champions Brazil are second in the rankings with European title-holders Portugal third.

Mexico are the top North and Central American team at 17th, Tunisia lead the Africans at 23rd while 33rd-ranked Iran lead in Asia.

World Cup hosts Russia, who have been playing only friendlies for the past two years, are 61st.

The top-10 is dominated by Europe with seven teams, while South America provides the other three.

FIFA rankings as of 15 February:

1. Germany

2. Brazil

3. Portugal

4. Argentina

5. Belgium

6. Spain

7. Poland

8. Switzerland

9. France

10. Chile

Selected others

14. Italy

16. England

17. Mexico

18. Iceland (+2)

23. Tunisia

33. Iran (+1)


Published Date: Feb 15, 2018 17:49 PM | Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 17:49 PM

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