Wednesday, 19 September 2007

[World Rankings] Azzurri return to the top

Italy’s Euro 2008 qualifying victory over Ukraine has seen the Azzurri regain their place on top of the latest FIFA World Rankings.

Roberto Donadoni’s side had slipped to third place after the Copa America tournament in South America, but are back at the top despite only managing a draw against France.

Brazil have now dropped to third spot, while Argentina stay rooted in second. The French have slipped to number six and Croatia have fallen four places to 10th as England move up to ninth with wins over Israel and Russia.

Italy’s October opponents Georgia are sitting in 104th, but Scotland are up to 14th after a heroic win over France.

The next rankings will be published on 24 October 2007.

Top 10 (September 2007):
[1] Italy, 1488 points
[2] Argentina, 1451
[3] Brazil, 1444
[4] Germany, 1330
[5] Netherlands, 1246
[6] France, 1220
[7] Spain, 1178
[8] Portugal, 1169
[9] England, 1165
[10] Croatia, 1151

[Full Rankings]

Source: C4 Football Italia / FIFA

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