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International football: England up seven places in latest FIFA rankings

England have jumped seven places to 13th in the latest FIFA rankings.

Roy Hodgson’s side moved up the list following a six-match winning run which has seen them remain unbeaten in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. 

Wales remain in 34th place while Scotland are up one to 36th after their impressive qualifying results, which included a 1-0 victory over the Republic of Ireland.

Despite the defeat in Glasgow, the Republic of Ireland move up one position to 61st while Northern Ireland slip four spots to 47th after losing to Romania in their latest Group F qualifier.

World champions Germany continue to lead the way, ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands in an unchanged top five.

Brazil remain in sixth despite a six-match winning streak since the World Cup while Portugal, France, Spain and Uruguay make up the top 10.

Meanwhile, the Faroe Islands climbed 82 places to 105 after beating Greece 1-0 in a European Championship qualifier, their first away victory in a competitive game since 2001.


Headlines for Northern Ireland this week

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  • International football: England up seven places in latest FIFA rankings


  • England have jumped seven places to 13th in the latest FIFA rankings.

  • Northen Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll ready for a rest after two games in two days


  • Roy Carroll admitted he will "probably sleep for the next two days" after playing two games in fewer than 24 hours this weekend.

  • European Qualifiers: Northern Ireland still in good shape despite Romania defeat, says Gareth McAuley


  • Northern Ireland have built a "great platform" for Euro 2016 qualification despite defeat in Romania, according to Gareth McAuley.

  • European Qualifiers: Paul Papp double ends Northern Ireland's unbeaten start and lifts Romania top of Group F


  • Northern Ireland’s unbeaten start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign came to an end in Bucharest as two late goals from Paul Papp gave Romania a 2-0 win.

  • European Qualifiers: Michael O'Neill remains upbeat despite Northern Ireland's defeat to Romania


  • Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill said he couldn’t have asked for any more from his side after they were beaten 2-0 by Romania in their Euro 2016 qualifier.

  • European Qualifiers: Michael O'Neill names Gareth McAuley as stand-in Northern Ireland captain in Romania


  • Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says he did not hesitate in naming Gareth McAuley as stand-in captain for Friday night's Group F clash with Romania in Bucharest.

  • European Qualifiers: Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll dreaming of Euro 2016 qualification


  • Roy Carroll admits it would be a dream to go one better than former team-mate Ryan Giggs by appearing in a major international tournament.

  • European Qualifiers: Steven Davis withdraws from Northern Ireland squad to face Romania


  • Steven Davis has withdrawn from the Northern Ireland squad for Friday's European Qualifier against Romania.

  • European Qualifiers: Northern Ireland winger Niall McGinn praises Arsenal tie-up


  • Northern Ireland winger Niall McGinn has praised the role played by Arsenal in helping them reach the top of the European Qualifying Group F Table.

  • European Qualifiers: Northern Ireland call up Carl Winchester and Matthew Lund for Romania game


  • Northern Ireland have called Carl Winchester and Matthew Lund into their squad for Friday’s key European Qualifier against Romania.

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