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Wednesday December 19 2012
Italy up to fourth in rankings

Italy have ended 2012 as the fourth best team in world football after FIFA released their latest rankings.

Cesare Prandelli’s Azzurri - Euro 2012 runners-up - have moved up one place in the last month, but they are still behind Spain, Germany and Argentina.

FIFA rankings for December (November positions): 1. Spain (1) 2. Germany (2) 3. Argentina (3) 4. Italy (5) 5. Colombia (8) 6. England (6) 7. Portugal (4) 8. Netherlands (7) 9. Russia (9) 10. Croatia (10) 11. Greece (12) 12. Switzerland (16) 13. Ecuador (17) 14. Ivory Coast (15) 15. Mexico (14) 16. Uruguay (11) 17. France (18) 18. Brazil (13) 19. Algeria (19) 20. Sweden (23).

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