Austria overtakes England in world rankings

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Austria has moved above England into the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings, while Colombia moved to third.

June's edition saw Argentina and Belgium remain unchanged in the top two spots, with Colombia elevated from fourth to third after beating Haiti 3-1 to take advantage of Chile's drop from third to fifth after it lost to both Mexico and Jamaica.

Chile's two defeats mean world champion Germany goes to fourth despite suffering a 3-1 loss at home to Slovakia.

Austria moved to 10th and equal its best position after beating Malta, with England slipping to 11th as a result despite wins over Turkey and Australia.

Italy is up three places to 12 after beating Scotland, while Netherlands also surged three spots and reach number 14 having picked up a draw and a victory from games with Republic of Ireland and Poland.

Euro 2016 host France went up four places to 17th after a dramatic win over Cameroon, while Turkey slid from 13th to 18th, with the defeat defeat to England proves costly.

Slovakia's win over Germany swas it surge eight spots up to 24th – the biggest mover in the top 50 other than Jamaica, up nine to 46 after the Chile win.

Australia dropped nine places to 59th, with both Korea Republic and Japan overtaking the Socceroos. The Asian Football Confederation's top-raned nation, Iran, moved up three places to 39th.

 


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