Spain reclaims top spot in FIFA rankings

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, Last Updated: 8:41 PM ET

Zurich, Switzerland - After briefly being knocked from the top of the FIFA Rankings, Spain has reclaimed its spot at the top thanks to its first World Cup Championship.

Brazil, the previous No. 1, fell two spots to third as World Cup runner-up Netherlands moved from fourth to second.

Uruguay made the biggest jump in the top 10, moving from 16th to sixth thanks to a berth in the WC semifinals.

The biggest movers in the top 50 were Paraguay and Peru, which jumped 15 spots respectively. Paraguay is now ranked 16th while Peru is 38th. The biggest drop was Cameroon, which fell 21 spots to 40th.

The United States moved up one spot to 12th, Mexico fell seven spots to 24th, and Canada fell 37 spots to 100th.


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