Germany Leads New FIFA World Rankings; Nigeria Up 10 Spots

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Germany have risen to the top of the FIFA World Rankings after a successful World Cup campaign in Brazil.

Argentina‘s 2nd place at the tourney was enough to push them up 3 spots up to 2nd, and Louis van Gaal‘s Holland went up an amazing 12 spots to complete the top 3.

All of the teams that exited the World Cup in the quarter-finals have climbed up the ranking: Colombia (fourth, up four), Belgium (fifth, up six), France (tenth, up seven) and Costa Rica (16th, up 12 – the Ticos’ highest-ever ranking).

Former champions Spain have fallen from the top spot to eighth place, while Portugal (11th, down seven), Italy (14th, down five) and England (20th, down ten) have all dropped out of the top ten following their first-round exits. World Cup hosts Brazil, meanwhile, have dropped four places to seventh position.

Nigeria‘s round 0f 16 finish catapulted them to 34th place, up from their previous place of 44th.




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