Spain No. 1 in unchanged top 25 in FIFA rankings

Updated: January 16, 2014, 10:24 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- World and European champion Spain remains No. 1 for the 29th consecutive month in the FIFA world rankings.

The top 25 was unchanged after a month that included only 18 international matches -- all exhibitions.

Egypt made the biggest move, rising 10 places to No. 31 as older results dropped in value in the four-year cycle of matches used for the calculations.

Spain holds a big lead over Germany. Argentina was third, followed by Colombia, Portugal, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Brazil.

The United States is 14th for the third straight month.

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