Bafana slip in Fifa rankings

2012-06-06 11:21

Zurich – Spain will begin their defence of the European Championship as the world’s top-ranked team, while Germany lost their number two slot to Uruguay in Fifa’s latest standings.

Germany fell to number three, ahead of Euro 2012 group opponent the Netherlands. Group B rivals Portugal plummeted from five to 10.

Brazil and England each rose one place to five and six, respectively. Argentina climbed two to the seventh spot.

Bafana Bafana have dropped to 68th from 67th last month.

Croatia, which play Spain in Group D, remained at eighth. Denmark rose one to nine, completing a Group B line-up of elite top-10 teams.

Ivory Coast lead African nations at 16.

Mexico heads Concacaf countries, up one to 19. The US climb one place to 28.

Japan are now Asia’s best, rising seven spots to 23. Australia are at 24.

– Sport24

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