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Czech Republic Rises to 2nd in FIFA Rankings

The Czech Republic's men's football team has risen to second in the world in the latest International Football Federation rankings.

Seventy seven World Cup qualifiers and several friendly matches made significant changes in the standings. The Czechs rose two places to second in the world behind Brazil.

Argentina is in third place while France dropped two places to fourth. The Netherlands and England both rose two places each to fifth and sixth, respectively.

Spain and Mexico both dropped two spots, with Spain now seventh followed by the Mexicans. Portugal is ninth followed by the United States and Italy in a tie for 10th.

Some information for this report provided by AP.