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Spain drop out of FIFA top 10 rankings for the first time in eight years

Utathya Nag
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Spain has been in the top 10 since 2007

2010 FIFA World Cup winners Spain have dropped out of FIFA world rankings the top 10 teams for the first time since 2007. Vicente del Bosque’s side slipped to the 11th position in the latest rankings released by world football's governing body on Thursday.

Italy makes its way into the top 10 deposing the reigning European champions. The rest of the list remains relatively unchanged.

The reigning World Cup-winners Germany retain their no. 1 spot followed by Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and Netherlands.

Roy Hodgson’s England side, despite winning all four of their Euro 2016 qualifiers so far, suffered a further drop for a second consecutive month and dropped to the 17th place. Romania and Czech Republic have creeped in front of the three lions in the latest list.

Romania's rise to 14th place means they could be seeded when European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup are drawn in July.

Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. team too suffered a one place decline, occupying the 32nd spot. Algeria, at are the best ranked African team placed 18th in the list.

Here’s the latest top 10 as they stand.

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