25 Aug 2011

Netherlands go top of world football rankings for first time

6:16 am on 25 August 2011

The Netherlands have moved to the top of the latest FIFA football world rankings ending World Cup winner Spain's 13-month reign at the top.

The Dutch are No.1 for the first time despite not playing last month, while Spain lost in a friendly to Italy who're ranked seventh.

Germany remain third and England rise two places to No.4.

New Zealand remains 94th while Australia's ranked 22nd.