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Argentina top Fifa rankings despite Copa America final loss

Two-time world champions Argentina takes top spot in the latest FIFA rankings from World Cup winner Germany in spite of losing in the Copa America Final to Chile.

Argentina lost to Chile in the Copa America Final but Gerardo Martino's side rose two places to top the rankings a year after losing to Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. Chile's victory moved them up eight spots to 11th position.

After some solid performances, Wales has risen 12 places to their highest ever world ranking of 10th, earning them a Pot 1 seeding in UEFA's 2018 World Cup qualifiers draw.

Last month, Wales' 1-0 win over Belgium in Euro 2016 qualifying match moved the team to the top of Group B on 14 points from 6 matches. England moved 6 places up to ninth, one place behind Romania, which rose four places.

FIFA world rankings published on Thursday (change with respect to June position in parentheses)

1. Argentina (+2)

2. Germany (-1)

3. Belgium (-1)

4. Colombia (0)

5. Netherlands (+1)

6. Brazil (-1)

7. Portugal (-)

8. Romania (+4)

9. England (+6)

10. Wales (+12)