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Thursday November 28 2013
Italy seventh in FIFA rankings

Italy have jumped up to seventh in the FIFA World Rankings, but it comes too late for the World Cup draw.

The Azzurri won’t be top seeds for Brazil 2014 – draw next Friday – given that they were in eighth place on October 17.

The top four remain unchanged with Spain leading the way from Germany, Argentina and Colombia. Portugal are fifth after climbing nine places.

Latest FIFA World Rankings Top 20: 1. Spain 2. Germany 3. Argentina 4. Colombia 5. Portugal (+9) 6. Uruguay 7. Italy (+1) 8. Switzerland (-1) 9. Holland (-1) 10. Brazil (+1) 11. Belgium (-6) 12. Greece (+3) 13. England (-3) 14. USA (-1) 15. Chile (-3) 16. Croatia (+2) 17. Ivory Coast 18. Ukraine (+2) 19. France (+2) 20. Mexico (+4).

The seeded teams for the World Cup are: Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Uruguay and Switzerland.

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