Fabio Capello´s side have overtaken Cameroon, who have dropped two places from 13th to 15th, despite not playing since their June 1 win over Trinidad and Tobago.
Spain remain top of the rankings after their Euro 2008 win while the team they beat in the final, Germany, have leapfrogged Italy to move into second.
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