Wednesday August 8 2012
Italy stay sixth in the world

Despite reaching the European Championship Final this summer, Cesare Prandelli’s Italy are still ranked sixth in the world.

The latest FIFA World Rankings have been published today, and whilst few of the nations in the top positions have played in the last month, Italy’s conquerors in Ukraine, Spain, have maintained their position in top spot.

Germany, who were eliminated by Italy in the semi-finals of the competition have held on to second, whilst England, who fell in the quarter-finals to the Azzurri, have moved up one place to third in the world.

Uruguay and Portugal complete the top five, with Italy still in sixth, a position they have held for two months now. Brazil are ranked in 13th place, one position below Greece.

FIFA’s ranking system takes into account all international fixtures played over a period of the last four years.

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