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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Czechs No. 2 in FIFA

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Victories over Lithuania and Bosnia four days apart, which extended the Czech Republic's European qualifying record to a perfect 9-0-0, moved the country into second place, past World Cup Champion France, in the monthly FIFA World Rankings.

Brazil remained atop the rankings for the 63rd consecutive month, despite splitting a pair of friendlies with Argentina, winning at home and losing in Buenos Aires.

Russia made the most significant jump of any team in the top 20, climbing nine places to 19th in the rankings, which were announced Wednesday.