England up to sixth in football world rankings
Wednesday 03 June 2009
England have moved up a place to sixth in the latest Coca-Cola Fifa world rankings.
Fabio Capello's side leapfrog Argentina, who have been unimpressive in their World Cup qualifying campaign, while Scotland also go up two spots to 22nd.
Northern Ireland remain 27th, the Republic of Ireland stay 34th, while Wales drop a spot to 74th.
Spain are still comfortably the world's best team, according to the rankings, with Holland their nearest rivals after they overtook fierce rivals Germany.
(last month's positions in brackets)
1. (1) Spain
2. (3) Netherlands
3. (2) Germany
4. (5) Italy
5. (4) Brazil
6. (7) England
7. (6) Argentina
8. (8) Croatia
9. (9) Russia
10. (10) France
11. (11) Portugal
12. (14) Turkey
13. (17) Paraguay
14. (15) United States
15. (12) Czech Republic
16. (18) Switzerland
17 = (13) Greece
17 = (16) Uruguay
19. (22) Ukraine
20. (23) Serbia
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