Spain gain a place in FIFA rankings

Paris: Spain move up one place to seventh alongside Brazil in the latest FIFA world rankings in the only movement in the top 10.

World Cup winners Germany still top the list, ahead of beaten finalists Argentina, in the August 14 rankings.

Costa Rica, who reached the World Cup quarter-finals, move up a place to 15th, their highest ranking since the classification began in 1993.

Top 20 FIFA standings on August 14:

1. Germany, 2. Argentina, 3. Netherlands, 4. Colombia, 5. Belgium, 6. Uruguay, 7. Spain (+1), Brazil, 9. Switzerland, 10. France, 11. Portugal, 12. Chile, 13. Greece, 14. Italy, 15. Costa Rica (+1), 16. Croatia (+1), 17. Mexico (+1), 18. United States (-3), 19. Bosnia, 20. England

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