England move up third world ranking

England move up third world ranking

England move up third world ranking

England move up third world ranking

England move up third world ranking

England are up to third in FIFA’s men’s world rankings, equalling their highest ever position.

Following their defeat by Italy in the Euro 2020 final in July, England beat Hungary and Andorra 4-0 in

World Cup qualifying earlier this month before drawing with Poland.

Gareth Southgate’s men move above world champions France, who drop to fourth after two draws and a win.

The last time England were ranked third was in September 2012.

Belgium remain in top spot, while Brazil are second.

Wales stay in 19th after a victory against Belarus sandwiched between draws against Finland and Estonia.

Scotland, who lost in Denmark before beating Moldova and Austria, rise four places to 45th.

Northern Ireland are also up four spots, wins over Lithuania and Estonia and a draw with Switzerland lifting them to 47th.

The Republic of Ireland have fallen from 47th to 50th after defeat by Portugal and draws with Azerbaijan and Serbia.

The FIFA rankings were first introduced in December 1992.

England beat Andorra in their first game at Wembley since losing the Euro 2020 final against Italy.The men’s FIFA World Ranking is a ranking system for men’s national teams in association football, currently led by Belgium.The teams of the men’s member nations of FIFA, football’s world governing body, are ranked based on their game results with the most

successful teams being ranked highest. The rankings were introduced in December 1992, and eight teams

(Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain) have held the top position, of which Brazil

have spent the longest ranked first.

A points system is used, with points being awarded based on the results of all FIFA-recognized full international matches.

The ranking system has been revamped on several occasions, generally responding to criticism.



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