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FIFA World Ranking: The top 10 nations currently as per FIFA Men's World rankings

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Top 5 / Top 10
21 Mar 2019, 20:51 IST

#9 Spain

Russia vs Spain - International Friendly
Russia vs Spain - International Friendly

Points: 1591

Coming in at 9th, just 2 points above Denmark, are the mighty Spaniards. They had been consistently among the top 5 nations in the world from 2008 to 2013, however, their fall started from 2014, when they exited the FIFA World Cup from the group stages. Since then, La Furia Roja have struggled to break into the top 5.

Last year, their rankings failed to improve after their dismal performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Spain struggled in the FIFA World Cup, managing just 1 win in the tournament and eventually went out in the Round of 16 at the hands of hosts Russia.

Of the 14 games played in 2018, Spain won 7, drew 5 and lost 2. This was a stark contrast from their performance in 2017, where they had won 8 of the 10 games, drawing the other 2.

Spain's average rankings since the start of the FIFA rankings system is 5, but at the start of 2019, they are ranked 9th.

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