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Brazil slump to 14th in FIFA rankings

Brazil slump to 14th in FIFA rankingsZurich, Oct 4 - Brazil have slumped to 14th position in the latest FIFA world rankings.

The five-time World Cup winners slipped two places in the rankings released Wednesday following a dearth of recent competitive matches and now occupy their worst ranking since the system was introduced in 1993, reports Xinhua.

Portugal rose to third, their highest ever position, while world champions Spain and Germany are first and second, respectively.

Colombia returned to the top 10 for the first time in a decade following convincing World Cup qualifying victories over Uruguay and Chile last month.

Led by in-form striker Radamel Falcao, Colombia jumped 16 places to ninth.

Argentina are the highest ranked South American team in fourth place while England are fifth.

World Cup finalists the Netherlands are placed sixth. (IANS)


Van Gaal claims he inherited 'a broken' Man U squad

Louis van GaalLondon, July 29 - New boss Louis van Gaal has claimed that he inherited a 'broken' team when the Dutchman took over Manchester United.

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Neymar sports corset on beach post WC back injury

NeymarLondon, July 29 - Brazil star Neymar was recently spotted wearing a corset at a beach in Ibiza after a back injury that ended his tournament in World Cup.  Read more »

Lasith Malinga opts for Mumbai Indians over Sri Lankan team in CLT20

Lasith-MalingaColombo: Lasith Malinga has chosen Mumbai Indians over his Sri Lankan side, Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament, scheduled to be played in September.  Read more »

Litigation between Sethi, Ashraf has harmed PCB, cricket in Pak: SC

Najam-SethiKarachi, July 29 : The Pakistani Supreme Court observed on Monday that the proceedings between two former chairmen of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi and Muhammad Zaka Ashraf had caused  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »