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FIFA World Rankings: France sit top and England move up six after World Cup

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England celebrate their penalty shootout victory over Colombia

England have moved up to sixth in the FIFA World Rankings following their World Cup run to the semi-final stage.

Gareth Southgate's side jumped six places after their spell in Russia during the summer.

England beat Colombia and Sweden in the knockout stages at the tournament before losing to Croatia in the semi-finals.

France have taken over top spot from Belgium after winning the tournament for the second time.

Didier Deschamps' side have climbed six places from seventh, with semi-finalists Belgium slipping to second and and Brazil dropping to third.

Despite defeat in the Moscow showpiece - Luka Modric's Croatia side have moved up 16 places to fourth.

Germany, who crashed out bottom of their group despite winning the trophy in 2014, drop 14 spots down to 15th.

Croatia have risen 16 places to fourth after making the last four in Russia and World Cup quarter-finalists Uruguay are up nine to fifth.

Portugal, Switzerland, Spain and Denmark complete the top 10, Argentina dropping six places to 11th and Russia the biggest climbers in rising 21 spots to 49th.

Wales have fallen one to 19th, with Northern Ireland up two places to 27th.

The Republic of Ireland and Scotland also went up two spots to 29th and 40th respectively.

World Rankings: Top 20

  1. France
  2. Belgium
  3. Brazil
  4. Croatia
  5. Uruguay
  6. England
  7. Portugal
  8. Switzerland
  9. Spain
  10. Denmark
  11. Argentina
  12. Chile
  13. Sweden
  14. Colombia
  15. Germany
  16. Mexico
  17. Netherlands
  18. Poland
  19. Wales
  20. Peru

Click here for the full list on www.fifa.com


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