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Thursday July 4 2013
Italy sixth in FIFA rankings

Italy have climbed two places to sixth in the latest FIFA world rankings after their impressive Confederations Cup campaign.

The Azzurri reached the semi-finals of the tournament, eventually losing on penalties to Spain.

But Cesare Prandelli’s men have been rewarded for their notable summer performances, as well as their World Cup qualifying results by climbing to sixth in the rankings – above the likes of Portugal, Brazil and England.

La Roja have maintained their place at the top of the list, whilst Germany and Colombia make up the top three.

1. Spain (1)

2. Germany (2)

3. Colombia (7)

4. Argentina (3)

5. Netherlands (5)

6. Italy (8)

7. Portugal (6)

8. Croatia (4)

9. Brazil (22)

10. Belgium (12)

11. Greece (16)

12. Uruguay (19)

13. Ivory Coast (13)

14. Bosnia-Herzegovina (15)

15.England (9)

16. Switzerland (14)

17. Russia (11)

18. Ecuador (10)

19. Peru (30)

20. Mexico (17)

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