FIFA Rankings – England Move Up Seven Places Whilst World Cup Winners Germany Remain No.1

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The latest rankings make good reading for the Three Lions.

After the disappointment of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil there has been more positive news for England since and the latest FIFA rankings reflect this.

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The Three Lions top their Euro 2016 qualifying group with four wins out of four and they have risen from 20th place to 13th in the rankings.

Roy Hodgson’s men are now on the cusp of making it back into the top 10 and look almost certain to qualify for the tournament in France.

The French are also among the high risers in the FIFA rankings, with Les Bleus up to joint seventh.

Romania and Czech Republic have also gone up after their recent results with the two nations just behind the English in 15th and 17th respectively.

The most improved are international minnows, with Faroe Islands up 82 places, Jamaica 42, Cuba 33 and San Marino 28.

The task for Hodgson and his side now will be top break into the top 10 ahead of Euro 2016 in order to gain a better seed for the competition and therefore hopefully avoid the supposedly ‘bigger’ countries.

Fellow Group E competitors Switzerland are just ahead of them, followed by former World Cup winners Italy, Uruguay and Spain.

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