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Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 18, 2014 at 2:20 a.m.



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ZURICH (AP) — World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.

Colombia climbs one place to No. 3 even though it lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trades places with the Netherlands which lost both its matches this month.

Belgium stays at No. 5 and Brazil climbs one spot to No. 6. Uruguay is No. 7, followed by Spain.

France and Switzerland, which lost to England in a European Championship qualifier, trade places to complete the top 10.

Costa Rica is ahead of Mexico and the United States, with the three CONCACAF nations grouped from Nos. 15-17.

England climbs two spots to No. 18.

Algeria leads African nations at No. 20, up four. Iran also rises four as the top Asian nation at No. 44.

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