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Germany top FIFA rankings, Belgium jump to third

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Reigning world champions has retained top spot in the world rankings despite extending their winless run to four matches.

Joachim Low's team lost 1-0 to and drew 0-0 with in the latest international friendlies last month.

The team's last win was a 5-1 rout of on October 8, a result that completed a clean sweep of 10 victories from all of their 10 2018 qualifiers.

Five-time winners remained second in the rankings while rose two places to third. and dropped one spot each to fourth and fifth, respectively, reported.

The biggest movers in the top 20 were Tunisia, who jumped nine places to 14th, while climbed five rungs to 17th after winning in March.

Four-time champions fell six spots to 20th following a loss to and a draw with England last month.

New members and reached their highest ever positions of 152nd and 196th, respectively.

The next rankings will be published on May 17, less than a month before begins in

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 06:06 IST
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