27 May 2010

Brazil still top football world rankings

11:43 am on 27 May 2010

Brazil remain top of the latest FIFA world football rankings while World Cup hosts South Africa jumped seven places after winning two friendly matches.

There are no changes in the top five with Brazil followed by Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Italy.

South Africa moved from 90th to 83rd after wins over Jamaica and Thailand.

The top 10 includes one team, Croatia, who did not qualify for the World Cup, while the lowest-ranked of the 32 World Cup finalists are North Korea, who climbed one place to 105th.

Australia stay at 20 and New Zealand stay at 78.