Argentina Snatches The Top Spot From Germany In Monthly FIFA Rankings

Argentina's Marcos Rojo, second left, celebrates after scoring against Paraguay with teammates Lionel Messi, left, Lucas Biglia, second right, and Sergio Aguero, right, during a Copa America semifinal soccer match at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

takes top spot in the monthly rankings from World Cup winner despite losing another tournament final.

Beaten by Chile in the Copa America final — a year after losing the World Cup final— Argentina rises two places to lead the rankings for the first time in seven years. Chile climbs eight to No. 11.

Germany falls to No. 2, followed by , Colombia and the .

Newcomers in the top 10 are No. 8 Romania and No. 10 Wales. Both will be top-seeded in World Cup qualifying groups this month if FIFA confirms the draw pots by rankings alone.

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Algeria at No. 19 is the only top-20 team from outside Europe and South America.

Costa Rica leads CONCACAF teams at No. 21. The US drops seven to No. 34.

Asia’s highest-ranked team is No. 38 Iran.

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