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England Reach Highest Ever Ranking- FIFA.

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Roy Hodgson's side have moved to third above Uruguay, whose 2011 Copa America victory has lost value in Fifa's system used to determine rankings.

Wales moved up one place into 37th, Scotland arrested their slide from the last rankings to reach 46th, while Northern Ireland went up one to 101st. The Republic of Ireland, who lost all three group matches at Euro 2012, stayed in 26th.

England progressed to the knockout stage of Euro 2012 after they topped their group, but were unable to end their 16-year wait to reach the last four of a major competition as they lost on penalties to Italy at the quarter-final stage.

The Fifa world rankings are compiled every month, with ranking points accumulated according to results, the importance of the matches played and the strength of opposing teams.

World and European champions Spain have retained a comfortable lead at the top ahead of Euro 2012 semi-finalists Germany.

Five-times world champions Brazil, who do not have to qualify for the 2014 World Cup as hosts, continued their fall and have reached a record low of 13th.

The decline is due to the fact that they have played less top-level matches in 2012 than some of the other leading nations, and despite reaching the final at London 2012, their ranking will not receive a major boost in September as the Olympics is not a points-scoring competition.

Fifa world rankings - top 20

1. Spain 2. Germany 3. England 4. Uruguay 5. Portugal 6. Italy 7. Argentina 8. Netherlands 9. Croatia 10. Denmark 11. Russia 12. Greece 13. Brazil 14. France 15. Chile 16. Ivory Coast 17. Sweden 18. Mexico 19. Czech Republic 20. Ecuador

Selected others: 26. Republic of Ireland 37. Wales 46. Scotland 101. Northern Ireland

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The FIFA rankings along with all the other rankings (coefficient) are bollocks!!!

How can Italy and Portugal out preform England in every competition and still be rank underneath us.

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A joke really.

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It's surely time that FIFA re-examined how they determine these rankings coz quite frankly they are a joke.

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The FIFA rankings, along with FIFA itself are laughable

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I reckon they were ranked higher in 1966.

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How the fuck do they have England in 3rd

Disgusting

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The rankings are a shambles. These rankings effect what teams are seeded in each pot for future competition draws do they not? FIFA ought to sort it out because there's no way England should be 3rd.

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The rankings are a shambles. These rankings effect what teams are seeded in each pot for future competition draws do they not? FIFA ought to sort it out because there's no way England should be 3rd.

It is a nonsense, but I've yet to hear of a formula which would be any more satisfactory than what is in place now.

You could make a name for yourself here! :craphead:

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Hamish Husband won't like this.

:lol:

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It is a nonsense, but I've yet to hear of a formula which would be any more satisfactory than what is in place now.

You could make a name for yourself here! :craphead:

:lol:!

Give me two hours... :craphead:

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The formula could do with a tweak perhaps (I liked that points used to be awarded for how many goals you scored), but the way they're calculated at the moment do suit a consistent England team that very rarely lose competitive games over 90/120 minutes.

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I reckon they were ranked higher in 1966.

Doubt it. No ranking system was in place then.

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What? We aren't first? Disgusting bias from FIFA!

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The Uefa points for clubs is embarrassing aswell.

The fact a club from England, Spain etc.. can go into pot 3 in the group stages of CL even if it is their first season is :anguish:

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The FIFA rankings along with all the other rankings (coefficient) are bollocks!!!

How can Italy and Portugal out preform England in every competition and still be rank underneath us.

I agree it's mental

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The Uefa points for clubs is embarrassing aswell.

The fact a club from England, Spain etc.. can go into pot 3 in the group stages of CL even if it is their first season is :anguish:

you think they should all be pot 1? <cr>

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you think they should all be pot 1? <cr>

Don't know if this is a wooosh or not but of coarse I meant pot 4. The time it really stood out to me was when Tottenham were in it for the 1st time same year as us but were ahead in the seedings purely because the top nations teams get the same amount of points for us being in the group stage even if they weren't in Europe that season.

Total sham

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