World Cup champion Italy have ended Brazil’s 55-month stay at the top of FIFA’s world soccer rankings, taking the top spot for the first time since 1993.
Brazil slipped to second place after last week’s 2-0 loss to eighth-ranked Portugal.
Italy have 1,562 points, 22 more than Brazil, and 27 more than third-place Argentina.
The rest of the top eight remained unchanged with Argentina followed by France, Germany, England, the Netherlands and Portugal.
The Czech Republic rose one spot to ninth, while Spain returned to the top 10 after a 1-0 friendly win at England.
Fifa world rankings:
9 Czech Republic