Turkey's Crescent Stars Climb Up The FIFA World RankingsNational Team • Author: Mehmet Pozam • Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Following the completion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, football's governing body has released the latest edition of their World Ranking. While finalists Spain and the Netherlands took up the first two slots, other big movers on the list were Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Ghana and Japan. Despite not appearing in the competition, Turkey have also gone up one spot to 28th.
The latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking was released on Wednesday. There has been several changes in the rankings list, following the conclusion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Tournament finalists Spain (1st, up 1) and the Netherlands (2nd, up 2) have took down Brazil (3rd, down 2) from the summit, as they took up the first two slots of the list.
Big movers were Uruguay (6th, up 10), Chile (10th, up 8), Paraguay (16th, up 15), Ghana (23rd, up 9) and Japan (32nd, up 13), who all impressed everyone in the World Cup finals. On the other hand, former World Cup winners Italy (11th, down 6) and France (21st, down 12) who caused great disappointment in South Africa crashed down the rankings.
Meanwhile, despite not appearing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Turkey's Crescent Stars have climbed up one spot in the rankings to 28th. Milli Takım has continued their slow, but steady rise since February when they were stuck at 42nd. New coach Guus Hiddink's appointment and Turkey's USA Tour has seen the national team climb up the rankings list.
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