Dutch go fifth, quartet reach personal bests
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The top four on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking remain unchanged, with Spain retaining a comfortable lead over Germany, Argentina and Croatia.

Behind the leading pack, however, there has been significant movement in the top ten. The Netherlands, who didn't play last month, have benefited from the devaluation of older matches and moved up to fifth at the expense of Portugal (6th, down 1), Colombia (7th, down 1) and England (9th, down 2).

Meanwhile, in the top 20, Belgium (12th, up 3) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (15th, up 6) have reached their highest-ever position since the introduction of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Belgium’s leap is thanks to a 4-2 win away to USA (28th, up 1) at the end of May, while Bosnia-Herzegovina’s unbeaten run now stretches back over a year and comprises eight matches.

Two other teams have also achieved their highest-ever position: Mali (23rd, up 3) and Albania (38th, up 5).

The upcoming FIFA Confederations Cup and the latest round of qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ will ensure plenty of movement in the next edition of the FIFA Ranking. After almost two years of playing only friendlies, Brazil are finally playing competitive football again and will therefore have a chance of making progress.

The results of 30 friendlies up to 2 June have been taken into account for the current edition of the FIFA Ranking, with the results of the FIFA World Cup qualification matches on 4 June to be included in the next edition.

Summary

Leader

Spain (unchanged)

Moves into top ten

none

Moves out of top ten

none

Matches played in total

30

Most matches played

Algeria, England, Germany, Latvia, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Republic of Ireland, Sudan, Turkey, USA (2 matches each)

Biggest move by points

New Zealand (up 118 points)

Biggest move by ranks

New Zealand (up 30 ranks)

Biggest drop by points

Senegal (down 97 points)

Biggest drop by ranks

Senegal (down 23 ranks)