Other climbers in the top 10 include Portugal (4th, up two) and Spain (6th, up five), while Colombia (5th, down one) and Brazil (7th, down two) have lost ground.

Spain's re-entry after three months is down to two wins in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers, while Wales (8th, up one) and Austria (11th, up two) have achieved their highest-ever rankings, with the latter having already qualified for next year's tournament.

The biggest movers in the top 50 are Norway (34th, up 35) and Cape Verde Islands (41st, up 15).Iran ranked 39th, maintaining the top place in Asia, followed by South Korea and Japan.

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