MOSCOW, June 7 (Sputnik) - The Russian national football team have dropped to a record-low 70th place in the FIFA World ranking released Thursday on FIFA's official website.
Russia, who will host this summer's World Cup, dropped four positions and became the lowest-ranked team among those taking part in the tournament, after drawing their friendly with Turkey 1-1 and losing 1-0 to Austria over the past month.
All top five teams remained non-movers, with five-time World Cup winners Brazil in second, 127 points behind reigning champions Germany, who are the runaway leaders with 1558 points. Belgium, Portugal and Argentina round out the top five.
2010 FIFA World Cup champions Spain have dropped two places and are now 10th after drawing a warm-up friendly against Switzerland 1-1 on Sunday.
Uruguay, one of Russia's rivals in Group A at the upcoming World Cup, have climbed three spots to the 14th place.
Egypt, who will also play Russia in a group-stage match, have climbed to the 45th place despite losing 3-0 to Belgium in a pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday.
Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will take place between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums across 11 cities. The teams are set to play in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Saransk, Rostov-on-Don and Yekaterinburg.