Germany ousts Brazil at top of FIFA World Ranking, India drops to 107

Germany has returned to the top of the FIFA World Ranking, with Brazil second, while Syria is among a clutch of teams to scale new heights.

Mesut Ozil (L) celebrates with Thomas Muller (C) and Julian Draxler   -  Bongarts

Brazil has lost top spot in the FIFA World Ranking to Germany.

World Cup qualifying wins over the Czech Republic and Norway, combined with Brazil's draw with Colombia, have allowed the world champion to regain the summit.

Meanwhile, India lost 10 places to be ranked No. 107 in the latest FIFA rankings that were published on Thursday. India has played three matches in the last one month, with two wins (against Macau and Mauritius) and a draw ( St. Kitts & Nevis).

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Euro 2016 winner Portugal is up three places to third, above Argentina, while Belgium has jumped back into the top five off the back of a 9-0 win over Gibraltar and 2-1 victory in Greece.

Spain remains 11th, England drops to 15th and Italy, beaten 3-0 in Madrid this month, has slipped five places to 17th. Wales climbs back up to 13th place.

Luxembourg, which got a shock draw with France, is up 35 places to 101st, its highest ranking yet. Peru (12th), Northern Ireland (20th) and Syria (75th) have also reached record-breaking positions.

Bolivia (46th, up 22), Montenegro (37th, up 15), Bulgaria (38th, up 14), Scotland (43rd, up 15) and Haiti (48th, up seven) are five fresh entries in the top 50.

The biggest climber was Cape Verde Islands, which jumped 47 places to 67th following shock back-to-back wins over South Africa.