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Wales climb to 11th in Fifa world rankings – above England

July 14,2016 20:14

Chris Coleman's men recovered from losing to England in Lens as they went on to win Group B before beating Northern Ireland, Belgium – currently the second-best team in the world behind Argentina – and then losing 2-0 against Portugal, the eventual ...


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Thursday 14 July 2016 10.48 BST

Last modified on Thursday 14 July 2016 11.04 BST

Wales’s run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 means they climb to 11th in the latest Fifa world rankings, above England who drop down to 13th following their exit at the hands of Iceland.
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Chris Coleman’s men recovered from losing to England in Lens as they went on to win Group B before beating Northern Ireland, Belgium – currently the second-best team in the world behind Argentina – and then losing 2-0 against Portugal, the eventual champions.
Wales move up 15 places to 11th, an increase of some 291 ranking points, the highest of any nation. England, meanwhile, are down two spots, now also below Uruguay, after winning only one game at Euro 2016 and are currently looking for a new manager to replace Roy Hodgson.
Elsewhere, Northern Ireland are in 28th spot, down three places despite a memorable first European Championship campaign where they qualified for the last 16. The Republic of Ireland are up two places to 31st, having beaten Italy to secure a place in the last 16, where they were defeated by the hosts France.
Scotland, who failed to qualify for Euro 2016, are in 50th place, down seven, as they prepare for a 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in the same group as England.
Portugal, who beat hosts France in the final, move up two places to sixth. Les Bleus climb 10 places to seventh, now above Spain, after returning to competitive internationals. Brazil are down two in ninth place, while Italy complete the top 10, having moved from 12th.
Euro 2016 surprise package Iceland climb 12 places into 22nd spot – above Holland, who have plummeted to 26th after failing to qualify for the finals.

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