Brazil move up to 9th in FIFA World Ranking'sBrazil's ranking has suffered due to a lack of competitive games
Brazil have moved up to 9th in the FIFA World Ranking's following victories in their last round of friendly matches and favourable results involving the countries around them.
In November the Seleção defeated Honduras 5-0 and beat South American rivals Chile 2-1.
Hulk and Robinho found the net to come out on top against Chile and the Zenit St Petersburg forward scored again in the thrashing over Honduras alongside Bernard, Dante, Maicon and Willian.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's side were 10th previously and they have swapped positions with Netherlands.
They are among a number of teams to rise in the latest published ranking's, although various teams fell as well.
Switzerland moved up two places from 8th to 6th, however England dropped two spots to 16th.
Portugal and Colombia swapped positions and are 4th and 5th respectively. Uruguay and Italy both fell a place but remain in the top ten in 7th and 8th position.
Unsurprisingly reining World and European Champions Spain are top with Germany and Argentina trailing just behind.
Brazil are next in action against South Africa on March 5th and they'll look to continue their preparations for the World Cup with another win.