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Spain extends lead in FIFA world rankings

Spain extended its lead at the top of FIFA’s monthly world rankings on Wednesday, as 2012 European Championship group winners Greece and Denmark entered the top 10

AP, Wednesday 19 Oct 2011
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Spain won its two Euro 2012 qualifying matches this month while No. 2 Netherlands lost one, to Sweden.

Germany and Uruguay stayed third and fourth, respectively. Brazil rose two to No. 5 followed by Italy and England.

Greece rose three to share eighth place with Portugal.

Argentina, which lost a 2014 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela, is tied at No. 10 with Denmark.

Japan leads Asian nations at No. 17, and 19th-placed Ivory Coast is the best African country.

Mexico heads CONCACAF members at No. 22, and the United States drops three to No. 34.

Egypt jumped up 7 positions to be the world’s No. 29. to remain second in Africa.

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