Socceroos drop out of top 20 FIFA rankings

Australia have dropped four places in the latest FIFA world rankings to No.24, while struggling France also plummeted following their recent poor results.

World and European champions Spain maintained top spot in the rankings ahead of fellow 2010 World Cup finalists Netherlands.

The rankings period encompassed the Socceroos’ 2-0 loss to Slovenia, their 0-0 draw with Switzerland and their 2-1 win away to Poland, their first victory under new coach Holger Osieck.

The Socceroos are now ranked ten spots lower than they were this time last year, when they reached an all-time high of 14.

France’s post World Cup hangover continued in the latest rankings period, with shock losses to Norway and Belarus seeing them drop to No.27.

The big winners of the latest rankings were Slovakia, were jumped 11 places to No.16.]

FIFA World Rankings

  1. Spain
    2. Netherlands
    3. Germany (+1)
    4. Brazil (-1)
    5. Argentina
    6. England (+1)
    7. Uruguay (-1)
    8. Portugal
    9. Egypt
    10. Chile
    11. Croatia (3)
    12. Greece
    13. Italy (-2)
    14. Norway (+8)
    15. Serbia (-2)
    16. Slovakia (11)
    17. Paraguay (-2)
    18. USA
    19. Slovenia
    20. Ghana (+3)
    Selected:
    24. Australia (-4)
    27. France (-6)
    49. New Zealand (5)
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