2013 sports Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings  

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After every major competition or qualifier, FIFA releases it's latest rankings of where each country in the world stands. These rankings can be the source of bitter arguments between soccer fans across the globe. If a country doesn't qualify for the World Cup or does poorly in a continental competition like the Euro, then it is unlikely to rise to prominence and capture the most coveted sporting trophy in the world.

There are perennial global powerhouses that have dominated soccer for the better part of the past few decades. Spain, 2010's World Cup winner, is usually at or near at the top of the rankings. Spain is the middle of its greatest run as a soccer power with many of its players in their collective prime and a strong young squad rising through the ranks. Germany, Brazil, Italy and Argentina are among the top teams on the FIFA World Rankings year in and year out. Many players from these countries perform at the highest level in the best professional soccer leagues all over the world.

Vote for the country you believe should sit atop of the FIFA World Rankings. These rankings will fluctuate due to the volatile nature international soccer, so it's up to you to decide what country deserves to be at the top of this Ultimate List.

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Germany Berlin - 2

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Argentina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Argentina Buenos Aires

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Netherlands Amsterdam - 5

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Spain Madrid - 1

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Brazil Brasília

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France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
France Paris

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Italy Rome - 6

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Belgium City of Brussels

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Portugal Lisbon - 7

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Colombia Bogotá

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Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Uruguay Montevideo - 12

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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Mexico Mexico City

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England is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
England London

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Chile is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Chile Santiago

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Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Wales Cardiff

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Sweden Stockholm

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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Croatia Zagreb

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Russia Moscow

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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Ghana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ghana Accra

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Japan Tokyo

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Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Côte d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ecuador Quito

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Turkey Ankara

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Greece Athens

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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Slovakia Bratislava

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Australia Canberra

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Romania Bucharest

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Canada Ottawa

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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Costa Rica San José

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Paraguay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Paraguay Asunción

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Norway Oslo

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Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Nigeria Abuja

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Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Tunisia Tunis

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Iceland Reykjavik

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Denmark Copenhagen

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Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Georgia Tbilisi

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Faroe Islands is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Faroe Islands Tórshavn

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ukraine Kiev

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Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Venezuela Caracas

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Latvia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Latvia Riga

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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Algeria Algiers

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
South Korea Seoul

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Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Cameroon Yaoundé

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Northern Ireland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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Egypt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Egypt Cairo