Spain tops FIFA rankings
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 ...
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