INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

FIFA world rankings: Spain back into top 10

FIFA's latest rankings were released on Thursday, with world champions Germany moving up to second spot behind top dogs Argentina.

FIFA world rankings: Spain back into top 10

Spain have moved back into the top 10 in the latest FIFA world rankings, which were released by world football's governing body on Thursday.

La Roja up from 11th

Julen Lopetegui's side have climbed one place in the standings after October's World Cup qualifiers, in which they drew away to Italy and won 2-0 in Albania.

Koke (right) and Andrés Iniesta (second left) tussle with Italy's Marco Parolo (second right) during the sides' 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw this month.

Two qualifying victories saw Germany rise to second behind Argentina, while Roberto Martínez's Belgium dropped out of the top three.

Brazil now occupy third, with the Belgians slipping two to fourth - the first time the former world number one side have been outside of the first three since March 2015.

England stay put, Wales lose top-10 berth

England remain in 12th, as Euro 2016 sensations Wales fell one spot to 11th.