Wales jump 15 places to 11th, England down to 13th in new ranking

Wales jump 15 places to 11th, England down to 13th in new ranking
July 14 13:23 2016

Wales’ memorable charge to the Euro 2016 semi-finals
has lifted Chris Coleman’s side up 15 places to 11th in
the latest FIFA World Rankings published on Thursday.

Wales lost to England in Group B but went on to beat
Northern Ireland and Belgium, the second best team in
the world, before a 2-0 loss to Portugal.
Champions Portugal jumped two rungs to sixth with
beaten finalists and hosts France climbing 10 spots to
seventh.

England’s dismal showing in France where they lost to
minnows Iceland saw them slip two spots to 13th.
Iceland are now in 22nd spot, above European
football heavyweights the Netherlands who failed to
make the 2016 championship.
Despite losing the Copa America Centanario final to
Chile Argentina retain the rankings’ summit ahead of
the Belgians, Colombia, Germany and Chile.

Rankings

1. Argentina
2. Belgium
3. Colombia
4. Germany
5. Chile
6. Portugal (+2)
7. France (+10)
8. Spain (-2)
9. Brazil (-2)
10. Italy (+2)
11. Wales (+15)
12. Uruguay (-3)
13. England (-2)
14. Mexico (+2)
15. Croatia (+12)
16. Poland (+11)
17. Ecuador (-4)
18. Switzerland (-3)
19. Turkey (-1)

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