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Spain still top, Colombia soar into top 10

Created on 03 Oct., 2012 1:24 PM GMT

Colombia have shot up the FIFA world rankings to ninth, returning to the top 10 for the first time in more than 10 years.

Under head coach Jose Pekerman, Colombia have won their past two games over Chile (3-1) and Uruguay (4-0) and are on a run of four victories in five matches, which has taken them up 13 positions to ninth.

Greece are the other team to move into the top 10, moving from 11th to 10th, while Spain remain number one in the world.

Germany are still second in the rankings, while Portugal have improved one spot to third, followed by Argentina, who have risen three positions.

England have dropped two positions to fifth and the Netherlands are next, having moved up from eighth.

Uruguay have fallen from fifth to seventh, while Italy are eighth, down from sixth.

Croatia (11th) and Denmark (18th) are the two teams to drop out of the top 10.

Bulgaria have made the biggest improvement in the rankings, up 34 positions to 55th, while Luxembourg have plummeted down 36 spots to 142nd.

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