Discussion

Spain tops FIFA rankings

Updated: July 4, 2012, 6:33 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- Spain's successful defense of the European Championship extended its lead atop FIFA's world rankings, and runner-up Italy climbed six places to No. 6.

The United States fell eight places to No. 36.

The surge in points for European teams dropped Brazil six places to No.11, its worst position since the rankings began in 1993. The 2014 World Cup host was hurt by not playing any competitive matches recently.

Germany, which lost a semifinal to Italy, climbed one spot to ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE SPORTS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM