Portugal have moved up two places to fifth, relegating England to seventh – the position they held following their dismal 2010 World Cup Campaign…
England have slipped two places in the recent FIFA world rankings, despite some impressive wins in recent times. England proved too strong for World Champions Spain when the two sides met back in November and again three days later when they beat Sweden 1-0 at home.
A 3-2 defeat at home to the Netherlands in February was England’s first defeat in 2012 but it was enough to see them slip two places down to seventh.
World Champions Spain continue to lead the way with Germany at number two and Uruguay in third, their best rating to date.
Managerless England are the fifth-ranked European team, with only three countries outside of Europe securing a top-ten place. No African countries have made the top ten, with the Ivory Coast being the highest ranked in 15th.
Down in 18th place are the Republic of Ireland with both Wales and Scotland falling to 41st and 48th respectively.
FIFA Top 10:
1: Spain; 2: Germany; 3: Uruguay; 4: Holland; 5: Portugal; 6: Brazil; 7: England; 8: Croatia; 9:Denmark; 10:Argentina