World champion Spain leads FIFA rankings

AP, Wednesday 9 May 2012

Top Five teams remain the same in a nearly unchanged FIFA ranking

Spanish national team
File photo: People watch as the Spanish national team parades through Madrid's Alcala street on Monday, July 12, 2010. (Photo: AP)

World champion Spain remains No. 1 in FIFA's monthly rankings ahead of Germany and Uruguay, followed by the Netherlands and Portugal.

The only change among the top 10 in the May rankings is Argentina swapping places with Denmark to occupy spot No. 9.

Only eight international matches, all of which were exhibitions, were played last month as national championships are ending in many countries.

Egypt lost two places to became No 55, 9th in Africa and 4th among Arab countries.

FIFA expects more changes during May as more exhibitions are played in the lead up to the European Championship next month and another round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Euro 2012 runs from June 8 to July 1.      

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