fifa_0.jpgThe world soccer governing body, Fifa, has released the Top 25 rankings, three days after the curtain came down at the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa. 

 

The rankings are as of 14 July 2010.

 

Spain now tops the world soccer rankings with 1 883 points, 224 points ahead of second-placed Netherlands.

 

For the African continent, only Egypt (9th) and Ghana (25th) are in the top 25.

Rank         Team               Points        Confederation
1               Spain               1883               UEFA

2               Netherlands      1659               UEFA

3               Brazil               1536               CONMEBOL

4               Germany          1464               UEFA

5               Argentina         1289               CONMEBOL

6               Uruguay          1152               CONMEBOL

7               England           1125               UEFA

8               Portugal          1062                UEFA

9               Egypt              1053                CAF

10             Chile                  988               CONMEBOL

11              Italy                  982               UEFA

12             Greece               975               UEFA

13             United States      969               CONCACAF

13             Serbia                969               UEFA

15             Croatia              968                UEFA

16             Paraguay           961               CONMEBOL

17             Russia               956               UEFA

18             Switzerland        940               UEFA

19             Slovenia            917               UEFA

20             Australia            911               AFC

21             France              890               UEFA

22             Norway             878               UEFA

23             Ghana              874                CAF

24             Mexico             872               CONCACAF

25             Ukraine             870              UEFA