RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Argentina have risen two places to second in the latest FIFA world rankings, football's governing body said on Thursday.
Alejandro Sabella's side, which secured a place at next year's World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Paraguay on Tuesday, overtook Germany and Colombia.
Uruguay were the biggest top-10 movers, jumping five places to seventh after victories over Peru and Colombia in the past week.
Belgium were also rewarded for their impressive form in the European World Cup qualifiers, where they lead Group A, by rising four places to sixth.
Five-time world champions Brazil, fresh from beating Australia 6-0 and Portugal 3-1 in the past five days, moved up one spot to eighth.
Spain tops the rankings ahead of Argentina, Germany, Italy and Colombia.
FIFA Top 10
1 Spain 1514 points
2 Argentina 1263
3 Germany 1261
4 Italy 1199
5 Colombia 1180
6 Belgium 1159
7 Uruguay 1126
8 Brazil 1067
9 Netherlands 1058
10 Croatia 1051