Italy have risen in the FIFA World Ranking, as Cesare Prandelli's men went up two places to 11th.
The Azzurri were down in 13th position last month, but recent results in the Euro 2012 qualifiers and friendly outings have seen them climb a little.
They are still behind the top 10, which is completed by Greece, while Spain, Holland and Germany remain at the helm.
Argentina have leapfrogged rivals Brazil to go fourth.
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