Euro 2012 FIFA Rankings

In the latest FIFA rankings (published ahead of Euro 2012, England have moved up one place to sixth, with Uruguay ousting Germany from second spot.

The world and European champions Spain remain untouchable, extending their lead even further, with Uruguay – World Cup semi-finalists in 2010 and Copa America winners last summer – now their nearest challengers.

Along with Uruguay and England, Brazil, Argentina and Denmark also making progress – up to fifth, seventh and ninth respectively.

Portugal fell five places to 10th after a goalless draw against FYR Macedonia and a 3-1 defeat against Turkey in the build-up to Euro 2012.

The Republic of Ireland remained 18th, while Scotland leapt seven positions to 41st and Wales advanced three places to 38th. Northern Ireland, though, dropped three spots to 103rd.

Fifa rankings: top ten (June 2012)

1. Spain (1456 points); position unchanged
2. Uruguay (1292 points); up one place
3. Germany (1288 points); down one place
4. Holland (1234 points); unchanged
5. Brazil (1155 points); up one place
6. England (1145 points); up one place
7. Argentina (1137 points); up two places
8. Croatia (1053 points); unchanged
9. Denmark (1019 points); up one place
10. Portugal (996 points); down five places

Euro 2012 Teams (ordered by FIFA Rankings)

1. Spain (1)
2. Germany (3)
3. Netherlands (4)
4. England (6)
5. Croatia (8)
6. Denmark (9)
7. Portugal (10)
8. Italy (12)
9. Russia (13)
10. France (14)
11. Greece (15)
12. Sweden (17)
13. Ireland (18)
14. Czech Republic (27)
15. Ukraine (52)
16. Poland (62)

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