Germany, Uruguay rise in FIFA Rankings
Zurich, Switzerland – Spain remains comfortably on top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Rankings, but Germany moved back into second place and Uruguay moved up to third, a new high for the South American country.
The Germans have not played since a 3-2 exhibition defeat of England in February, but rose to the second spot in the rankings at the expense of the Netherlands. The Dutch dropped to fourth place.
Uruguay advanced in the standings despite not playing since the March rankings were released. The Copa America champions rose because the rankings reflect international results over a rolling four-year period.
Portugal climbed to No. 5 above Brazil and England. Croatia, Denmark and Argentina round out the top 10 spots.
Mexico leads all CONCACAF nations by rising to 20th, while the United States drops two places to No. 29.
The next edition of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Men's World Rankings will be released on Wednesday, May 9.