Wales and Northern Ireland climb in FIFA rankings

Date published: Thursday 1st October 2015 11:43

Wales: Closing on qualification

Wales have risen again in the FIFA world rankings to eighth, two clear of England, while Northern Ireland have climbed six places to 35th.

The latest rankings take into account the Euro 2016 qualifiers last month in which Wales won in Cyprus before a home draw against Israel edged them towards their first major tournament finals since 1958.

England remain in 10th position, but Northern Ireland have moved into a six-year high of 35th spot. Scotland have slipped nine places into 40th, while the Republic of Ireland are down three into 54th.

World champions Germany have climbed back into second behind Argentina.

FIFA Rankings

  1. Argentina
  2. Germany
  3. Belgium
  4. Portugal
  5. Columbia
  6. Spain
  7. Brazil
  8. Wales
  9. Chile
  10. England

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