Top ten unchanged in FIFA rankings

Top ten unchanged in FIFA rankings

Published May. 18, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

World Cup winner Spain stayed at the top of the FIFA rankings in May after a quiet month on the international scene left the top 10 unchanged.

The Netherlands remained No. 2, followed by Brazil, Germany and Argentina.

The only movement in the top 20 saw No. 13 Chile switch places with Japan.

The United States leads CONCACAF at No. 22 going into the Gold Cup, which starts June 5.


Senegal soared 11 places to 40th to return to the top 50 for the first time since January 2009.

Afghanistan reached its highest place since the rankings were introduced in 1993, climbing 10 places to 164th.

Only seven matches - all friendlies - have been played since the April rankings.