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  1. World Cup seedings: Why Switzerland are top of the pots

    Dale Johnson

    Switzerland? SWITZERLAND? That was the cry that rang around the globe when FIFA's October world rankings were released, revealing that the mighty Swiss were guaranteed to be one of the eight seeded nations at next summer's World Cup. That's right....

    Blog | December 05, 2013
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  3. Bale's spinal injury, FIFA's world rankings actually work and Bal...

    Gabriele Marcotti

    I'm not a doctor and even if I was, I have not examined Gareth Bale to determine whether he has a "slipped disc on the L5-S1 vertrebrae and a bulge on the L4-L5" as the Spanish newspaper Marca reported or whether he simply has a "chronic disc bulge" ...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  4. Switzerland could leapfrog Italy to World Cup seeding

    Dale Johnson

    Switzerland are in with a superb chance of being seeded for the World Cup finals draw when the October FIFA World Rankings are released on Thursday. - Johnson: Race to Brazil FIFA will use this month's standings to calculate which seven nations...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  5. Down a man and a goal, Mexico turns in a friendly draw

    Andrea Canales

    There are two sides to El Tri's latest 2-2 tie. The first is optimistic, given that Mexico managed to draw their friendly game with Nigeria, a worthy opponent ranked in the top 30 of the FIFA World Rankings, while a man down. The positive view als...

    Blog | June 01, 2013
  6. Colombia's on the rise

    Adam Bate

    With the national team up to sixth in the FIFA world rankings, there is a buzz about Colombian football right now. Star names, stylish play and a series of impressive results have combined to raise hopes that a new team is emerging in South America t...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  7. England rises to 3rd in FIFA world rankings

    England has risen to an all-time high of third in the FIFA world rankings, while world champion Spain remains No. 1 on Wednesday

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  8. Spain extends lead atop FIFA rankings, Italy 6th

    Spain's successful defense of the European Championship extended its lead atop FIFA's world rankings, and runner-up Italy climbed six places to No. 6.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2012
  9. Spain leads FIFA rankings, United States climbs to No. 27

    World and European champion Spain remained at the top of FIFA's monthly world rankings on Wednesday, and the United States rose four places to No. 27 with a win over Italy for its highest place since June.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2012
  10. SPI versus FIFA World Ranking

    Paul Carr, ESPN Stats & Information

    ESPN's Soccer Power Index once again outperformed the FIFA World Ranking. Here's a closer look.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2012
  11. Spain FIFA's Team of Year for 4th straight time

    World and European champion Spain claimed FIFA's Team of the Year honors after topping the world rankings for the fourth straight year.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  12. FIFA World Rankings vs. ESPN's SPI rankings -- soccer

    Albert Larcada, ESPN Stats & Information

    Disagree with FIFA's world rankings? So do we, as our Sports Power Index demonstrates.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  13. Spain again atop FIFA rankings; United States falls to 31

    World and European champion Spain has regained the top spot in FIFA's world rankings, while the United States dropped three places to No. 31.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  14. Belgium's talented young team face hurdles to growth -- soccer

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Possessing a wealth of young talent that should guarantee a rise up the world rankings, Belgium faces a number of factors that could limit its resurgence, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2011
  15. FIFA world rankings -- Netherlands replaces Spain at No. 1

    The Netherlands leads the latest FIFA rankings, ending World Cup winner Spain's 13-month reign at the top.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  16. World Cup finalist United States leads FIFA women's rankings

    The United States remains atop the FIFA women's world rankings despite its World Cup final defeat to Japan in a penalty shootout last Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  17. Women's World Cup -- Previewing second pair of quarterfinals -- s...

    Jason York, ESPN Stats & Information

    We preview the second pair of Women's World Cup quarterfinals, featuring Brazil vs. the U.S. in the marquee matchup.

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2011