Alejandro Sabella's side, which secured a place at next year's World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Paraguay Tuesday, overtook Germany and Colombia. Uruguay were the biggest top-10 movers, jumping five places to seventh after victories over Peru and Colombia last week, reports Xinhua.

Argentina players after their FIFA qualifer. Pic/ AFP

Belgium were also rewarded for their impressive form in the European World Cup qualifiers where they lead Group A, by rising four places to sixth.

Five-time World Champions Brazil, fresh from beating Australia 6-0 and Portugal 3-1 in the past five days, moved up one spot to eighth.

Spain tops the rankings ahead of Argentina, Germany, Italy and Colombia.

The top-10 list:

1. Spain (1514 points)
2. Argentina (1263)
3. Germany (1261)
4. Italy (1199)
5. Colombia (1180)
6. Belgium (1159)
7. Uruguay (1126)
8. Brazil (1067)
9. Netherlands (1058)
10. Croatia (1051)