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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Chile is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Chile Santiago

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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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Mexico is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Mexico Mexico City

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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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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Croatia Zagreb

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Sweden Stockholm

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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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Australia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Australia Canberra

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+ - 59 97
Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Japan Tokyo

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Canada Ottawa

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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+ - 48 82
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ecuador Quito

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+ - 56 101
Greece is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Greece Athens

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Ghana is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ghana Accra

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Côte d’Ivoire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Côte d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro

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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Slovakia Bratislava

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Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Costa Rica San José

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+ - 48 83
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Turkey Ankara

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+ - 43 69
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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Romania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Romania Bucharest

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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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+ - 35 59
Norway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Norway Oslo

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+ - 42 76
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Nigeria Abuja

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+ - 28 48
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Venezuela Caracas

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+ - 12 13
Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Tunisia Tunis

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+ - 11 12
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Iceland Reykjavik

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+ - 38 65
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Denmark Copenhagen

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+ - 48 88
Bosnia and Herzegovina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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+ - 38 78
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
South Korea Seoul

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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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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Scotland Edinburgh

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Cameroon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Cameroon Yaoundé

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+ - 27 45
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Egypt Cairo

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Algeria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Algeria Algiers

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+ - 5 5
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Latvia Riga

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

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+ - 9 11
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Georgia Tbilisi