Spain tops year-end FIFA rankings, Canada 112th

Spain tops the year-end FIFA rankings for the sixth straight year since starting its run of major tournament wins at the 2008 European Championship.

Reigning World Cup champion rules for sixth straight year

Members of Spain celebrate a 2-1 win over Belarus in World Cup qualifying at Iberostar Stadium in Palma de Mallorca on Oct. 11. (Jaime Reina/Getty Images)

Spain tops the year-end FIFA rankings for the sixth straight year since starting its run of major tournament wins at the 2008 European Championship.

The 2010 World Cup winner leads Germany, Argentina and Colombia at the head of an unchanged Top 10.

Canada rose two spots to No. 112 between Bahrain and Guatemala. 

Just 30 national team matches were played in the past month to affect the calculations.

The United States remains the best-placed CONCACAF team at No. 15. Ivory Coast leads Africa at No. 17.

Bosnia-Herzegovina rises two places to No. 19, pushing No. 21 Mexico down one.

Iran still leads Asian confederation teams and rises 12 to No. 33.

FIFA says No. 18 Ukraine made the biggest rankings rise in 2013, up 29 places.

Ukraine failed to qualify for the World Cup, losing a playoff to No. 20 France.


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