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FIFA ranks England third

Updated: August 9, 2012, 2:03 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- England has risen to an all-time high of third in the FIFA world rankings, while world champion Spain remains No. 1 on Wednesday

England reached the quarterfinals at the recent European Championship. Germany is second, Uruguay drops to fourth and Portugal is fifth. Euro 2012 runner-up Italy stays at No. 6.

The United States remains 36th.

Seventh-ranked Argentina is the only other South American team to make the top 10, with Brazil slipping two places to 13th.

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