With little movement in the upper echelons from the last time FIFA published its rankings, Joachim Low’s side – bidding to become the first back-to-back winners in 56 years – remain ahead of Brazil at the top.
Belgium, Portugal and Argentina complete the top five while the only change in the top 10 sees Poland up two places to eighth in a straight swap with Spain.
Russia’s slide will be partly due to not playing competitive matches during the qualifying process and they are down four places since the last update, dropping them below 67th-ranked Saudi Arabia and down to 70th.
Australia and South Korea have climbed four places each and Uruguay three for a pre-tournament boost, but Tunisia drop seven places to 21st.
Chile, in ninth, are the highest-ranked team not involved in Russia this summer.
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