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Spain leads FIFA rankings, Argentina heads Brazil

sports Updated: Mar 09, 2011 15:01 IST

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World Cup-winner Spain stays atop the FIFA monthly rankings and Argentina rises above Brazil to be South America's best.

Spain leads an unchanged all-European top three from the Netherlands and Germany. Argentina is up one place at No. 4 and Brazil slips to No. 5.

Argentina was rewarded for a 2-1 victory over Portugal in a friendly, while Brazil lost 1-0 to France.

Croatia climbs one to No. 8, trading places with Portugal. Greece completes the top 10.

Italy rose two to No. 11 and Asian champion Japan is also up two at No. 15.

Ghana leads African countries at No. 16.

The United States dropped one to No. 19 but still leads CONCACAF region teams.