England fall behind Brazil in the latest FIFA rankings following last week’s 3-2 loss to Holland.
The FIFA world ranking for men’s national teams in association football has Spain in the lead followed by Netherlands and Germany, in the second and third position. England is placed in the sixth position in the FIFA ranking list.
Despite slipping down in the world ranking of association football, The Three Lions continue to remain the fourth highest European nation after Spain, Holland and Germany, who have exchanged places. Wales is ranked as 48th, placed in front of Scotland, who are joint 51st with Iran following a drop of three places. The Republic of Ireland have climbed up to 19th, whilst Northern Ireland have moved ahead of Qatar in 87th.
The rankings were introduced in December 1992, and seven teams (Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain) have held top positions, of which Brazil have spent longest ranked as first.