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Socceroos ranking not hurt by early exit

22/08/2007 07:59:01 PM Comments (0)

Australia's early Asian Cup exit has not altered their FIFA world soccer rankings, with the Socceroos remaining 49th.

Surprise Asian Cup winners Iraq were the month's biggest climbers, jumping 16 places to 64th.

Brazil remain No.1 following a quiet month for the world's top ten teams, who had no international matches.

The South Americans, who regained top spot in July thanks to their victory in the Copa America, stay one place in front of beaten finalists Argentina, while World Cup holders Italy remain in third place.

France and Germany complete an unchanged top five.

There are some changes further down the list with sides losing points gained in previous years.

Croatia climb one place to sixth at the expense of the Netherlands while Spain and the Czech Republic leapfrog 10th-placed Portugal.

England remain in 12th place after slipping out of the top 10 last month.


1. (1) Brazil

2. (2) Argentina

3. (3) Italy

4. (4) France

5. (5) Germany

6. (7) Croatia

7. (6) Netherlands

8. (9) Spain

9. (11) Czech Republic

10. (8) Portgual

11. (10) Mexico

12. (12) England

13. (13) Romania

14. (16) Greece

15. (17) Ukraine

16. (15) Cameroon

17. (14) U.S.

18. (17) Serbia

19. (20) Sweden

20. (21) Poland


49. (49) Australia

64. (80) Iraq

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