ZURICH (AP) — Brazil has surged to ninth in the FIFA rankings after winning the Confederations Cup.
The five-time World Cup winner and 2014 host fell to an all-time low of 22nd before a five-match victory streak earned the warm-up event title.
World and European champion Spain tops the rankings despite losing the final last Sunday.
Italy, third-placed at the Confederations Cup, climbs to No. 6. Uruguay rises seven to No. 12 after finishing fourth.
Germany follows Spain, and Colombia rises four to No. 3. Argentina and the Netherlands are next.
Tenth-ranked Belgium reaches its highest-ever position. England drops to No. 15.
Ivory Coast leads African teams at No. 13.
Mexico is CONCACAF's best at No. 20.
Japan leads Asia at No. 37.