Spain drop out of Fifa world ranking top 10 for first time since 2007

England have dropped two places to 17th

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European champions Spain are no longer in the top 10 of Fifa's world rankings.

It has been a woeful couple of years for Vincente del Bosque's side since winning the Euros in 2012, and as holders were knocked out of the 2014 World Cup at the group stage.

It is the first time since 2007 that they have dropped out of the top 10.

England, meanwhile, have dropped two places to 17th. The Three Lions had climbed to 13th from 20th last winter after run of six straight wins, but they now find themselves below Romania, Costa Rica and the Czech Republic in the standings.


Northern Ireland moved up eight places to 43rd. They sit four places below Scotland, who dropped by one position.

Wales fell three places to 37th and the Republic of Ireland are now 66th in the table, having moved up by one position since the last rankings were published in February.

World champions Germany are top of the rankings. Argentina and Colombia are second and third respectively.

Additional reporting by PA