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    Brazil surge up FIFA rankings from all-time low

    Brazil have surged to ninth in the FIFA rankings after winning the Confederations Cup.

    Zurich: Brazil have surged to ninth in the FIFA rankings after winning the Confederations Cup.

    The five-time World Cup winners and 2014 hosts fell to an all-time low of 22nd before a five-match victory streak helped them win the warm-up event title.

    World and European champions Spain top the rankings despite losing the final last Sunday. Italy, third-placed at the Confederations Cup, climb to No. 6. Uruguay rise seven to No. 12 after finishing fourth.

    Germany follow Spain, and Colombia rise four to No. 3. Argentina and the Netherlands are next. Tenth-ranked Belgium reached their highest-ever position, while England dropped to No. 15.

    Ivory Coast lead African teams at No. 13, Mexico are CONCACAF's best at No. 20 and Japan lead Asia at No. 37.