Soccer 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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242 165
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Germany Berlin - 2

2
169 156
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Argentina Buenos Aires

3
169 160
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Netherlands Amsterdam - 5

4
170 182
Spain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Spain Madrid - 1

5
182 187
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Brazil Brasília

6
124 124
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
France Paris

7
130 153
Italy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Italy Rome - 6

8
120 116
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Belgium City of Brussels

9
116 152
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Portugal Lisbon - 7

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98 118
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Colombia Bogotá

11
92 132
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Uruguay Montevideo - 12

12
110 153
England is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
England London

13
69 105
Chile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Chile Santiago

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59 85
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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83 115
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Mexico Mexico City

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74 119
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Croatia Zagreb

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54 83
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Wales Cardiff

18
77 113
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Sweden Stockholm

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64 103
Greece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Greece Athens

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19 24
Canada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
beernbugs added Canada Ottawa

21
64 102
Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Japan Tokyo

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14 15
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Iceland Reykjavik

23
90 161
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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67 117
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Russia Moscow

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59 98
Australia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Australia Canberra

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49 83
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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11 12
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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41 67
Romania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Romania Bucharest

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11 13
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Saudi Arabia Riyadh

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45 73
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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10 12
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Cyprus Nicosia

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10 12
Finland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Finland Helsinki

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13 16
Faroe Islands is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Faroe Islands Tórshavn

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15 19
Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Tunisia Tunis

35
51 89
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Turkey Ankara

36
9 11
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Slovenia Ljubljana

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11 14
Northern Ireland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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12 21
Iran is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Iran Tehran

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9 11
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
New Zealand Wellington

40
11 14
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Morocco Rabat

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10 13
Trinidad and Tobago is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain

42
8 10
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Latvia Riga

43
57 107
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ghana Accra

44
44 79
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Nigeria Abuja

45
18 24
Tahiti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
beernbugs added Tahiti

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19 26
Albania is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Albania Tirana

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12 16
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Georgia Tbilisi

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40 68
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Denmark Copenhagen

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48 87
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ecuador Quito

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37 64
Austria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Austria Vienna