8 Nov 2012

Brazil remain outside world's top 10 in FIFA rankings

7:08 am on 8 November 2012

Five-times world champions Brazil remain outside the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings despite winning both friendlies last month and scoring 10 goals in the process.

Brazil, whose next game is against Colombia next week, thumped Iraq 6-0 and Japan 4-0 yet rose only one place in the controversial table, from a record low 14th to 13th.

The 2014 World Cup hosts, who qualify automatically for the tournament, have been slipping steadily down the table over the last year as they have only been playing friendlies which carry less weight in the complex system.

European champions Spain remain on top ahead of Germany while Argentina's wins over Uruguay and Chile taking them to third ahead of Portugal.