Brazil replaces world champ Germany at top of FIFA rankings
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 10, 2017 08:43 PM
Brazil's Neymar kisses the ball before kicking a penalty kick during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match against Paraguay at the Arena Corinthians Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
ZURICH (AP) — Brazil is back on top of the FIFA rankings, replacing World Cup holder Germany.
Brazil hasn't played a game since June, while Germany was last in action a month ago when it beat Chile to collect the Confederations Cup in Russia. The FIFA rankings are based on results over a four-year period.
Argentina retained third place, Switzerland rose to fourth — its highest position since the first rankings 24 years go — and Poland moved into an all-time best fifth.
The United States climbed nine places to 26th after winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup last month.