England fall three places in FIFA world rankings

England players line up before their match with San Marino on March 22, 2013
© Owen Humphreys / PA Photos
England fall three places to seventh position in the FIFA world rankings.

England have fallen down to seventh place in the FIFA world rankings, as Spain continue their dominance at the top of the standings.

Despite a resounding 8-0 victory over San Marino, a 1-1 draw with Montenegro has seen England drop behind Croatia, Portugal and Colombia.

A surprise draw with Finland failed to dislodge Spain from first place, while Germany and Argentina remain in second and third position respectively.

Republic of Ireland have moved up one place to 39th, while Wales have made a huge leap into 49th.

However, Scotland have fallen 11 places to 77th, while Northern Ireland have dropped outside of the world's top 100, slipping to 119th.

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