November 08, 2012
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Fiji remains sixth in Oceania, 167th in world

By Sunil Sharma

Fiji remains sixth in the Oceania region and maintains its ranking of 167 in the latest FIFA World Ranking.

New Zealand despite falling a place in this month's ranking maintains the number one spot in the region with a ranking of 93 while New Caledonia retains the second spot with a ranking of 104.

Tahiti remains on third spot with a ranking of 139 while Solomon Islands is placed 150th.

Samoa is fifth with a ranking of 165 while Vanuatu is behind Fiji with a place iof 174 and Tonga is on 8th position with a ranking of 177.

American Samoa, Guam, Papua New Guinea and Cook Islands sit at the bottom of the ranking table.

Meanwhile, World and European champions, Spain remains world’s number one team while Germany sits on the second spot.

Argentina, Portugal and Italy complete the top five ranking while England and Netherlands have dropped to sixth and seventh positions respectively.

2014 FIFA  World Cup host Brazil still remains out of the top 10 despite climbing a place from the 14th to 13th spot.

The next FIFA ranking will be released on December 19.


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