The latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday show defending World Cup champion Spain on top in No. 1 position in the FIFA rankings, and the host nation Brazil will kick off as No. 3.
Spain and Germany remain 1 and 2 in FIFA’s monthly standings, while Brazil will be followed by No. 4 Portugal.
Argentina and Switzerland both climb two places to Nos. 5 and 6. Colombia drops by three ranks to end up as No. 8.
Group D rivals Uruguay, Italy and England are all in the top 10 rankings.
Another seeded team Belgium is at No. 11 but is the lowest-ranked of the seeded World Cup teams.
The United States is at No. 13 but on top of the CONCACAF nations.
Algeria, at No. 22, is top-ranked among the African nations and Iran heads the Asian Confederation nations at No. 43.
Australia, No. 62, is the at the lowest end among the teams participating at the World Cup 2014.