England fourth in world rankings

  • Last Updated: July 9 2012, 13:21 BST

England have risen to fourth in the latest FIFA World Rankings, while Brazil have dropped out of the top 10 for the first time.

England: Now ranked fourth by FIFA

Mano Menezes' side slipped six spots in the latest list and now sit in 11th, some way behind Spain who extended their advantage on the back of the successful defence of their European Championship crown.

Germany moved up to second ahead of Uruguay, with England rising two places to fourth on the back of some positive results under new manager Roy Hodgson.

Portugal's run to the Euro 2012 semi-finals was enough to move up to fifth ahead of losing finalists Italy, who rose six places as European teams enjoyed a big boost in points.

Argentina stayed in seventh, with Holland the biggest losers among the European teams having been knocked out of Euro 2012 in the group stage - they fall four places to eighth. Croatia and Denmark complete the top 10.

There is also a steep drop for the Republic of Ireland, down eight places in 26th, with Wales unchanged in 38th, Scotland down eight in 49th and Northern Ireland 102nd.