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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Turkey finish the year in top ten of the FIFA rankings

European champions Spain remain top of the world football rankings issued Wednesday by the world governing body FIFA while Turkey jumped three places to move into the top 10. Spain finish 2008 well clear of Euro 2008 finalists Germany while the Netherlands leapfrog World Champions Italy into third spot.

Brazil remain fifth, followed by Argentina and Croatia. England jump two places to eighth, with Russia dropping one spot to ninth and Turkey up three to 10th.

The Czech Republic and Portugal both drop out of the top 10 while Australia move up nine places to 28th and Kenya are up 17 to 68th.

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