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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 February 2007, 11:43 GMT
Italy take top spot from Brazil
Italy have usurped Brazil at the top of the Fifa world rankings.

The world champions have claimed pole position for the first time since 1993, with Brazil slipping to second after more than four years at number one.

There is no other movement in the top eight with England staying in sixth behind Argentina, France and Germany.

Scotland are up six places to 20th, the Republic of Ireland have jumped three places ahead of Northern Ireland to 46th spot, with Wales ranked at 75.

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Fifa world rankings:
1 Italy
2 Brazil
3 Argentina
4 France
5 Germany
6 England
7 Holland
8 Portugal
9 Czech Republic
10 Spain

Selected others:
20 Scotland
46 Republic of Ireland
49 Northern Ireland
75 Wales



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