Fifa world rankings: Wales overtake England after Euro 2016 semi-final run

Chris Coleman's side enjoyed a compelling run to the tournament's last-four

Mark Critchley@mjcritchley
Thursday 14 July 2016 09:51
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Wales provided one of Euro 2016's most compelling stories
Wales provided one of Euro 2016's most compelling stories

Wales have moved up to 11th and become the highest-ranked home nation in the latest Fifa world rankings, following their run to the semi-finals of this summer’s European Championships.

Chris Coleman’s side, who were 26th in the world before the tournament, climbed 15 places to sit just outside

England, who suffered a shock knockout in the Euros’ round-of-16 to Iceland, dropped two places into 13th.

Iceland, meanwhile, climbed 12 places up to 22nd, following their run to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Northern Ireland fall three places into 28th, despite qualifying from the group stage and reaching the round-of-16.

The Republic of Ireland, who also reached the round-of-16, climb two into 31st. Scotland, who failed to qualify for this summer’s Euros, fall seven places into 50th.

Portugal’s reward for winning the competition is a climb of two places into 6th. Argentina remain top of the rankings, despite their defeat to Chile in last month’s Copa America final.

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