Spain tops year-end rankings for 6th straight year
Spain is at the top of the year-end FIFA rankings for the sixth
The reigning world and European champions were No. 1 for the
28th consecutive month in the December rankings released Thursday.
Germany was second in an unchanged top 10, followed by Argentina,
Colombia, Portugal, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands
The United States, the top-ranked team from North and Central
America and the Caribbean, remained 14th for the second straight
month. The U.S. was 13th in September and October, its highest
ranking since July 2010.
No. 18 Ukraine made the biggest rankings rise in 2013, up 29
places. Ukraine failed to qualify for the World Cup, losing a
playoff to No. 20 France.