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Spain finish year top of FIFA rankings

sports Updated: Dec 15, 2010 15:50 IST

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World Cup winners Spain will finish the year as FIFA's world number one, following up their triumph in South Africa with a perfect start to their Euro 2012 qualification campaign.

The team they beat in the final in Soccer City, Johannesburg, the Netherlands, are in second place with resurgent Germany in third.

South American rivals Brazil and Argentina are fourth and fifth with England in sixth.

FIFA world top 10:
1. Spain
2. Netherlands
3. Germany (+1)
4. Brazil (-1)
5. Argentina
6. England
7. Uruguay
8. Portugal
9. Egypt (+1)
10. Croatia (-1)