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Spain tops FIFA rankings; Argentina, Colombia rise

Updated: October 3, 2012, 4:56 AM ET
Associated Press

ZURICH -- Spain stayed atop the FIFA world rankings as South American teams surged into the top 10 after playing 2014 World Cup qualifiers last month.

The United States rose one place to No. 32.

Spain, the World Cup winner, leads a European 1-2-3 ahead of Germany and Portugal, which climbed one place.

Argentina climbed three places to No. 4 and Colombia is No. 9, leaping 13 spots following wins against Uruguay and Chile.

England fell two spots to No. 5 and the Netherlands ...

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