Turkey stood at the 13th place in the FIFA world rankings, according to the publication of the latest FIFA standings on Wednesday.

European champions Spain remained on top of the rankings for a fifth successive month following their back-to-back World Cup qualifying victories over Belgium and Estonia in October.

Germany, who also won twice in October, have climbed back into second place at the expense of Italy, with the world champions paying the price for last month's goalless World Cup qualifying draw in Bulgaria.

After failing to qualify for Euro 2008, England saw their stock improve as they re-entered the top 10 for the first time since the June tournament.

England, who beat Kazakhstan and Belarus in World Cup qualifying last month, are one of only three European sides, along with Spain and Netherlands, to have won all their qualifiers to date.

Brazil, the highest ranked of the non-European teams, slipped one place to fifth on Monday, mainly due to their goalless home draw against Colombia on Oct. 15.

FIFA rankings (previous position in brackets):
1. (1) Spain
2. (3) Germany
3. (2) Italy
4. (5) Netherlands
5. (4) Brazil
6. (7) Argentina
7. (6) Croatia
8. (9) Russia
9. (8) Czech Republic
10= (10) Portugal
10= (14) England
12. (11) France
13. (13) Turkey
14. (12) Cameroon
15. (16) Israel
16. (15) Bulgaria
17. (22) Paraguay
18. (17) Greece
19. (18) Romania
20. (19) Ukraine