Ranking the Top 10 European International Teams on Current Form

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Ranking the Top 10 European International Teams on Current Form
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With leagues all over Europe winding down as we head into the offseason, you could be forgiven for thinking that football is finished for the summer.

However, that is far from the case, and with the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014, thoughts are now turning to national teams and qualification for that particular extravaganza.

Early next month sees more World Cup qualification for matches, and at the conclusion of those we may well have a much larger indication with regards to who stands a solid chance of heading to South America next summer.

Therefore, here's a look at ranking Europe's top 10 national sides based on current form.

Of course, it's been a while since sides played their last qualification matches—March in fact—whilst there have also been a number of international friendlies involving sides in recent times.

Shout outs go to a couple of sides who just missed out on the top 10.

Montenegro, spearheaded by the fantastic strike duo of Stevan Jovetic and Mirko Vucinic, currently top their qualification group by two points but still have a metaphorical mountain to climb before they can even think of securing qualification.

Switzerland, who are thoroughly taking advantage of their place in the weakest of Europe's qualifying groups, currently top Group E with an unbeaten record and just one goal conceded in their five matches.

As for Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal, a mammoth clash with Russia on June 7 really is do-or-die for them. Given their recent struggles against the likes of Northern Ireland, Ecuador and Gabon, Paulo Bento's side would simply be an unwarranted name in such a list, selected on reputation alone.

But onwards and upwards. Here's an attempt at ranking Europe's finest:

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