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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
Berlin
2
2
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Buenos Aires
3
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Amsterdam
5
4
Spain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Madrid
1
5
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Brasília
6
France is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Paris
7
Italy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Rome
6
8
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
City of Brussels
9
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Lisbon
7
10
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Bogotá
11
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Montevideo
12
12
England is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
London
13
Chile is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Santiago
14
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
15
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Mexico City
16
Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Cardiff
17
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Zagreb
18
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Stockholm
19
Canada is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
beernbugs added Ottawa
20
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Athens
21
Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Tokyo
22
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Reykjavik
23
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria
24
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Moscow
25
Australia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Reranking the 2013 FIFA World Rankings
Canberra