Spain Bumped from Top FIFA Spot by the Netherlands

Reigning World Cup winner Spain has been bumped from the top of the FIFA rankings.

The Netherlands leads the latest FIFA rankings, ending Spain's 13-month reign at the top.

Gold Cup winner Mexico leads CONCACAF teams at No. 20. The United States is No. 28.

The Dutch are No. 1 for the first time despite not playing last month, while Spain lost in a friendly to new No. 7 Italy.

Germany is No. 3 and England rises two places to No. 4 after also not playing. Its friendly against the Netherlands was canceled due to riots in London.

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Copa America winner Uruguay stays at No. 5 but leads Brazil, which dropped to sixth place after losing 3-2 in Germany.

Ivory Coast is the top African country at No. 15, tied with Japan, the best of the Asian nations.

The rankings take results across four years into account.

This article is based on the Associated Press. 

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