Brazil at Historic Low No. 22 in FIFA Rankings
Brazil fell three places this month as it continues to play only friendlies. They score less than competitive matches in FIFA's calculations, which have ranked teams since 1993 across a four-year results cycle.
The South American country can make up ground when it hosts the eight-nation Confederations Cup warm-up event this month.
World and European champion Spain stays top. Germany, Argentina and Croatia are next.
The Netherlands rises four spots to No. 5. England drops two to No. 9.
Portugal (No. 6), Colombia (No. 7), Italy (No. 8) and Ecuador (No. 10) round out the top 10.
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