Spain falls from top 10 of FIFA rankings; Germany still 1st

ZURICH (AP) — European champion Spain has fallen out of the top 10 in FIFA’s rankings for the first time since 2007.

World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The only change in the top 10 is that Italy rises two places into 10th, while Spain drops one spot to 11th.

None of the elite teams played in the last month, but games played earlier in the four-year cycle of results lost ranking value.

Romania rises two places at No. 14 and could be seeded in July when European qualifying groups for the 2018 World Cup are drawn.

Costa Rica remains No. 13 to lead CONCACAF nations. The United States falls one to No. 32.

Algeria at No. 18 leads African nations. Iran is Asia’s best at No. 42.