Germany tops FIFA rankings

Iceland was the only team to move up in the top 20.

Germany with its Confederation Cup trophy last year.   -  Getty Images

World champion Germany remains top of the FIFA rankings published on Thursday as there was no move in the top 10 during a last month in which few internationals took place. Iceland was the only climbers in the top 20, up two places to 18th having thrashed minnow Indonesia in two friendlies in January.

Olympic champion Brazil is second in the rankings with European title-holder Portugal third. Mexico is the top north and central American team in 17th, Tunisia leads the Africans in 23rd while 33rd-ranked Iran is leading in Asia.

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World Cup host Russia, which has been playing only friendlies for the last two years, is 61st.

The top 10 is dominated by Europe with seven teams, while South America provides the other three.

FIFA rankings as of February 15
  • 1. Germany
  • 2. Brazil
  • 3. Portugal
  • 4. Argentina
  • 5. Belgium
  • 6. Spain
  • 7. Poland
  • 8. Switzerland
  • 9. France
  • 10. Chile

Selected others
  • 14. Italy
  • 16. England
  • 17. Mexico
  • 18. Iceland (+2)
  • 23. Tunisia
  • 33. Iran (+1)

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