Football: Romania climbs in FIFA rankings

Romania’s national football team has climbed five places to rank 52nd with 549 points in the FIFA table published on Wednesday, Agerpres informs. It’s the first time Romania climbs in the rankings since June 2010. Last summer Romania was 28th. France climbed one place to rank 18th, Belarus dropped one place to rank 37th, Bosnia (set to play against Romania on March 26 in Zenica) dropped 14 places to rank 56th, Albania dropped 7 places to rank 73rd and Luxembourg climbed 14 places to rank 117th. The aforementioned teams are Romania’s opponents in the EURO 2012 qualifiers. World title holder Spain continues to top the rankings, having a comfortable lead over The Netherlands and Germany. Argentina moved up on 4th place and Brazil dropped on 5th.

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