Brazil soccer team slumps to all-time low ranking
December 19, 2012
When it comes to soccer, Brazil is known for excelling, and the country is even hosting the 2014 World Cup. However, this has not been the easiest of years for the team. According to Business Insider, Brazil has plummeted to an all-time low position of 18th in the latest FIFA World Cup rankings.
Brazil is trying to come back out on top after switching to new management. The 2002 World Cup-winning coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari, was brought back to help the struggling team, which originally had Mano Menezes at the helm. The team needs some rebuilding before the June Confederations Cup, where Brazil will play the likes of Italy, Mexico and Japan.
According to the rankings, Spain has taken the top spot, with Germany in second. Argentina, Italy and Colombia taking third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Brazil's fans are hoping for a fast recovery and to come up from 18th spot sooner rather than later, the media outlet reports.
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