23 Oct 2010

All Whites drop in world rankings

8:53 am on 23 October 2010

The All Whites have dropped two places to 51st in the latest Fifa world football rankings.

World Cup winners Spain still reign from the Netherlands and Brazil.

Croatia and Russia return to the top 10 after victories in 2012 European Championship qualifiers.

France has bounced back into the top 20 after its historic low last month, and the United States dropped to number 25 having played only friendlies since the World Cup.

Australia heads the Asian countries at number 21, up three spots.