Brazil replace world champions Germany at top, India drop to 97th in FIFA rankings

Argentina retained third place, Switzerland rose to fourth - their highest position since the first rankings 24 years go - and Poland moved into an all-time best fifth.
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Edited by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi August 10, 2017 18:36 IST

Brazil are back on top of the FIFA rankings , replacing World Cup holder Germany.

Brazil haven't played a game since June, while Germany were last in action a month ago when they beat Chile to collect the Confederations Cup in Russia. The FIFA rankings are based on results over a four-year period.

Argentina retained third place, Switzerland rose to fourth - their highest position since the first rankings 24 years go - and Poland moved into an all-time best fifth.

The United States climbed nine places to 26th after winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup last month.

Meanwhile, India dropped one rung to be placed 97th. The Blue Tigers had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot last month. But with international football largely taking a backseat in the off-season, India have dropped one spot. 

India still have 341 rating points with no changes from their last month's tally. Canada has jumped five spots to 95th following their performances in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, leading to India dropping to 97th. 

Among Asian countries, India are the 12th highest ranked team in the continent while Iran leads the chart at 24th position. 

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