Spain lead FIFA rankings, Mexico soar to 9th: World Cup champion Spain stay atop FIFA’s in latest world rankings, and Mexico used its Gold Cup triumph to soar into the top 10.
Spain lead FIFA rankings, Mexico soar to 9th. Europe claimed seven of the top eight places after a recent round of 2012 European Championship qualifiers.
Spain leads World Cup runner-up the Netherlands, with Germany and England rising to third and fourth, respectively.
Brazil fell two to No. 5, followed by Italy, Portugal and Croatia.
Mexico leaped 19 places to No. 9. The United States, the Gold Cup beaten finalist, dropped two to No. 24.
Japan is the best of the Asian teams at No. 13, and 14th-ranked Ivory Coast leads Africa. in that latest ranking Spain lead FIFA 2011.