ZURICH (AP) — Portugal rises to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings and fourth-ranked Colombia now leads the South American nations.
World and European champion Spain remains top, ahead of Germany. Uruguay rises one place to No. 5.READ MORE: Exxon Posts $4.7B In Q2 Profit As Demand For Fuel Rebounds
World Cup host Brazil is tied for No. 6 with traditional rival Argentina, which drops three places.
Though no top team played last month, the rankings movement is caused by earlier results in a four-year cycle of matches having less value.
Switzerland, Italy and Greece, rising three places, complete the top 10.
United States rises to No. 13 after drawing 2-2 with No. 19 Mexico.
Ivory Coast, at No. 21, leads the African nations. Iran is the highest-ranked Asian confederation team at No. 37.READ MORE: Motorcyclist Killed In Arlington Crash Wasn't Wearing A Helmet
Australia at No. 59 is the lowest-ranked World Cup team.
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