NEWS
Wednesday November 7 2012
Italy now fifth in the world

Cesare Prandelli’s Italian national side have moved up three places to fifth in the latest FIFA World Rankings.

The Azzurri have overtaken England, Holland and Uruguay following their World Cup qualifying wins over Armenia and Denmark last month.

Spain still lead the way from Germany, with Argentina up to third and Portugal down one place to fourth.

1. Spain 2. Germany 3. Argentina (+1) 4. Portugal (-1) 5. Italy (+3) 6. England (-1) 7. Holland (-1) 8. Colombia (+1) 9. Russia (+3) 10. Croatia (+1) 11. Uruguay (-4) 12. Greece (-2) 13. Brazil (+1) 14. Mexico (+5) 15. Ivory Coast (+1) 16. Switzerland (-1) 17. Ecuador (+3) 18. France (-5) 19. Algeria (+5) 20. Belgium (+10).

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