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England jump to fifth in FIFA rankings after Spain win

England jumped up into fifth spot in FIFA's world rankings issued today thanks to their 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly last week.

sports Updated: Nov 23, 2011 18:31 IST

England jumped up into fifth spot in FIFA's world rankings issued on Wednesday thanks to their 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly last week.

While the top four of Spain, Netherlands, Germany and Uruguay remain unchanged, Brazil fall one place to sixth and Italy three spots to ninth.

Croatia gained four places to sit in eighth, one place behind Portugal, with Argentina making up the top 10.

Leading FIFA world rankings released on Wednesday (change in brackets):

1. Spain
2. Netherlands
3. Germany
4. Uruguay
5. England (+2)
6. Brazil (-1)
7. Portugal (+1)
8. Croatia (+4)
9. Italy (-3)
10. Argentina
11. Denmark (-1)
12. Russia (+1)
13. Chile (+3)
14. Greece (-6)
15. France