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Italy still sixth in rankings Wednesday 15 May, 2002

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The latest FIFA World Rankings reveal that Italy are still the sixth best side in the world.

The Azzurri maintain their position thanks to a one point advantage over their World Cup group rivals Mexico.

France stay top, while Argentina flank Brazil in joint second. Colombia – who failed to qualify for Japan and Korea – are fourth.

Top 20
1 France 802 points
2 Brazil and Argentina 784
4 Colombia 728
5 Portugal 726
6 Italy 717
7 Mexico 716
8 Spain 713
9 Holland 703
10 Yugoslavia 702
11 Germany 695
12 England 694
13 United States 690
14 Romania 675
15 Rep Ireland and Czech Republic 674
17 Cameroon 672
18 Paraguay 671
19 Sweden 665
20 Denmark 657
 

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The FIFA rankings are the biggest load of crap written. Go with the ELO or world ranking, it makes much more sense to the calcio world. having said that, who cares anyway since Italy will win the WC.

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