Spain, Netherlands Top First Post-World Cup FIFA Rankings

Spain re-claimed the top spot in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, which were released Wednesday.  World Cup runner-up, Netherlands, jumped up two spots from the fourth best team to the second.  Reigning number one, Brazil, rounded out the top three - falling two spots.

The top 10 welcomes three new countries to its ranks with Uruguay moving up 10 spots to sixth after their fourth place finish in the World Cup, Egypt moved into ninth, and Chile claimed the 10th spot.  Egypt, who won the most recent Africa Cup of Nations title, gained three spots in the rankings despite not qualifying for the World Cup.

Paraguay, the surprise quarterfinalists in South Africa, made the biggest jump of anyone previously ranked in the top 50 - moving up 15 spots to the 16th rank.  France tumbled out of the top 20 to the 21st spot for the first time since the rankings were introduced in 1992.

The United States were placed as CONCACAF's highest ranked country at 13th in a tie with Serbia - the highest the U.S. has been ranked since 2005.  The U.S. was ranked 14th last month.

Here's how the new top 10 looks:

1. Spain

2. Netherlands

3. Brazil

4. Germany

5. Argentina

6. Uruguay

7. England

8. Portugal

9. Egypt

10. Chile

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