The latest Fifa world rankings see Brazil slip to an all-time low.
The hosts of the 2014 World Cup are now ranked 22nd, a fall of three places since the list was last published.
Brazil's low position is a combination of their lacklustre recent results, including four draws in their last six games, and their lack of competitive internationals.
Brazil, who qualify automatically for next year's World Cup as hosts, have spent the last two years playing only friendlies, which earn fewer points under the complex calculation system.
Despite that, it will still come as an embarrassment for the football obsessed nation, particularly 12 months out from their hosting of football's greatest carnival.
The Republic slipped two places themselves and are now ranked 41.
1. (1) Spain
2. (2) Germany
3. (3) Argentina
4. (4) Croatia
5. (9) Netherlands
6. (5) Portugal
7. (6) Colombia
8. (8) Italy
9. (7) England
10. (10) Ecuador