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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167 156
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Argentina Buenos Aires

3
167 159
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Netherlands Amsterdam - 5

4
168 181
Spain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Spain Madrid - 1

5
124 122
France is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
France Paris

6
180 186
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Brazil Brasília

7
130 151
Italy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Italy Rome - 6

8
119 115
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Belgium City of Brussels

9
115 151
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Portugal Lisbon - 7

10
98 116
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Colombia Bogotá

11
91 131
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Uruguay Montevideo - 12

12
109 152
England is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
England London

13
69 103
Chile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Chile Santiago

14
58 84
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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82 114
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Mexico Mexico City

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73 118
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Croatia Zagreb

17
53 82
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Wales Cardiff

18
76 112
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Sweden Stockholm

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63 102
Greece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Greece Athens

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64 100
Japan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Japan Tokyo

21
17 24
Canada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
beernbugs added Canada Ottawa

22
67 115
Russia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Russia Moscow

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13 14
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Iceland Reykjavik

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10 10
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Cyprus Nicosia

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10 10
Finland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Finland Helsinki

26
89 160
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
United States of America Washington, D.C.

27
13 14
Faroe Islands is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Faroe Islands Tórshavn

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9 9
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Slovenia Ljubljana

29
15 17
Tunisia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Tunisia Tunis

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11 12
Northern Ireland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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9 9
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
New Zealand Wellington

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11 12
Morocco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Morocco Rabat

33
58 97
Australia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Australia Canberra

34
8 8
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Latvia Riga

35
10 11
Trinidad and Tobago is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain

36
48 82
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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10 11
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

38
12 14
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Georgia Tbilisi

39
20 25
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
HardyPierce added Thailand Bangkok

40
19 31
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
LukasOtapka added Slovakia Bratislava

41
44 72
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings

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40 66
Romania is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Romania Bucharest

43
29 49
Venezuela is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Venezuela Caracas

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10 12
Saudi Arabia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Saudi Arabia Riyadh

45
50 88
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Turkey Ankara

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18 23
Tahiti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
beernbugs added Tahiti

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19 25
Albania is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Albania Tirana

48
9 11
Israel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Israel Jerusalem

49
40 67
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Denmark Copenhagen

50
48 86
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Ecuador Quito