5 Jul 2012

Sport: Tahiti jump 41 spots in FIFA rankings

10:37 am on 5 July 2012

Tahiti have surged up the FIFA world football rankings following their shock victory at the Oceania Nations Cup.

The Honiara triumph lifted them 41 places to 138th in the world, although they are still short of their record 111th ranking they achieved in 2002.

They're now the second ranked team in Oceania behind New Zealand, who also improved five places to 95th in the world.

Meanwhile Brazil have slumped to a lowest ever ranking of 11th while Euro 2012 winners Spain remain at number one.