England drops to dismal 20th place in FIFA rankings

England have dropped to 20th in FIFA's world rankings. Germany have replaced Spain at the top.

England have dropped to 20th in FIFA's world rankings.

Germany have replaced Spain at the top.

Roy Hodgson's side failed to win a match in Brazil, where they exited at the group stage, and as a result have fallen below the likes of Colombia, who are up to fourth, Chile, Greece, and the United States, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Hosts Brazil are down four places to seventh after being thumped 7-1 in their semi-final by Germany and then beaten by Holland, who have jumped 12 positions into third behind runners-up Argentina.

Like England, holders Spain also failed to qualify for the knockout stages and now find themselves in eighth place. Other European sides who struggled at the World Cup were Portugal, down in 11th, and Italy, now in 14th place.

Belgium's run to the quarter-finals in Brazil sees them up six places to fifth while France, beaten by Germany in their last-eight showdown, are back up into the top 10.

 
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