United States Ranked #10 in the World in Latest FIFA Rankings

ZURICH (From FIFA.com)- World Cup holders Brazil maintained first place in the monthly football rankings issued by FIFA on Wednesday the day before they start their Confederations Cup campaign against Greece.

The United States maintained their place at #10 on the list one slot above world powers Italy.

The Netherlands moved above France into fourth place.

The Dutch who are well on the road to qualifying for next year's World Cup finals in Germany are on 783 two points adrift of third-placed Argentina with the Czech Republic on 790.

Other Confederations Cup contestants rankings are: Greece 13th Japan 18th hosts Germany 21st Tunisia 38th and Australia 57th.

The Confederations Cup runs from Wednesday until June 29.

The FIFA rankings take into account national team games over a 12-month period.

FIFA top 10

1 Brazil 829 pts

2 Czech Republic 790

3 Argentina 785

4 Netherlands 783

5 France 765

6 Mexico 759

7 England 757

8 Portugal 755

9 Spain 747

10 United States 744

To view the complete listing of all 205 ranked countries in the world on the list visit FIFA's Official World Ranking page by clicking here