Both Australia and Greece have dropped in their FIFA rankings, while Spain embarrassingly goes from first place to eighth.

The new leader is Germany, moving one spot up and welcoming Argentina to the second spot after the two teams made it to the World Cup final.

Australia has dropped 14 places to 76 despite its gallant performances in the Cup. The Socceroos left Brazil with consecutive losses, but kept things tight and gave many of the top teams a run for their money.

Greece, making history at the World Cup by ending their run in the knock-out stage lessened the blow, only falling down one spot to 13.

The Netherlands welcomed a huge 12 point jump after it came third in Brazil, dashing the hosts hopes to make it to the final.

England’s woeful first round exit resulted in Roy Hodgson’s side plummeting down the ladder ten places to 20th – its lowest ranking for 18 years.

Top 10 rankings:
1. Germany
2. Argentina
3. Netherlands
4. Colombia
5. Belgium
6. Uruguay
7. Brazil
8. Spain
9. Switzerland
10. France
13. Greece
76. Australia
142. Cyprus