Cesare Prandelli’s Italian national side have slipped down to eighth place in the latest FIFA World Rankings.
Following the recent draw with Brazil and the win over Malta, the Azzurri have lost three places in the Top 10.
Spain, Germany and Argentina remain the leaders, while England and Holland also lost ground over the last four weeks.
Croatia are now fourth and Ecuador are tenth. The next FIFA World Rankings will be published on May 9.
Top 10: 1 Spain, 2 Germany, 3 Argentina, 4 Croatia (+5), 5 Portugal (+2), 6 Colombia, 7 England (-3), 8 Italy (-3), 9 Holland (-1), 10 Ecuador (+1).