Thursday March 14 2013
Italy still fifth in FIFA rankings

Cesare Prandelli’s Italy have maintained fifth spot in the latest FIFA World Rankings after a month of little change.

There was just one alteration to the Top 10 after Colombia, who were joint sixth in the standings, pulled away from Portugal who are now seventh.

The Azzurri will be in action on two occasions this month. They play Brazil in a friendly on March 21, before taking on Malta in a World Cup qualifier on March 26.

Top 10: 1. (1) Spain; 2. (2) Germany; 3. (3) Argentina; 4. (4) England; 5. (5) Italy; 6. (6) Colombia; 7. (6=) Portugal; 8. (8) Netherlands; 9. (9) Croatia; 10. (10) Russia.

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