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Kaka and Brazil are No. 1 in the current FIFA world rankings ((Antonio Calanni/Associated Press))

Brazil overtook Spain for the No. 1 slot in the FIFA monthly world rankings released Wednesday by soccer's international governing body.

The South American powerhouse moved up one spot to unseat the Spaniards, who dropped to No. 2., ending the reigning European champions' five-month stay atop the rankings.

Portugal (No. 3) and the Netherlands (No. 4) swapped places, followed by world champions Italy (No. 5), Germany (No. 6), Argentina (No. 7, up two places), England (No. 8, down one spot), Croatia (No. 9, up one spot) and France (No. 10, down two spots).

Canada moved up one place to No. 63, sandwiched between Belgium and Austria.

The United States is the top team from CONCACAF, the soccer confederation that covers North and Central America and the Caribbean, at No. 14.

Canada ranks fifth among CONCACAF nations behind the U.S., Mexico (No. 17), Honduras (No. 40) and Costa Rica (No. 42).

Six countries — Monserrat, San Marino, Papua New Guinea, Anguilla, American Samoa and Central African Republic — are tied for last at No. 202.

The next FIFA ranking will be published on May 26.