Ireland climb in latest Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings as England shoot above Spain

Ireland rise in latest FIFA rankings

England sixth in FIFA world rankings while France take over at the top

The rankings were the first to be issued since France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final on July 15 and also the first since Federation Internationale de Football Association replaced its much-criticised previous formula.

The previous update to the standings had been back in early June.

The world champions have taken over top spot from Germany, who have crashed 14 places after flopping in Russian Federation when they failed to make the knockout stages.

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In the rankings, France are number one in the world due to their World Cup triumph, Belgium are ranked second and Croatia made a huge leap from 16th in the world to fourth.

Gareth Southgate's men have moved up six places from 12th following their unexpected run to the semi-finals, where they lost to Croatia before missing out on a bronze medal in the third-place play-off against Belgium.

At the global scene, Uruguay moved to 5th place sending Argentina to 11th place in the world, while Croatia have moved up to 4th place from 20th.

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Defending champion Germany's surprise elimination from the group stage dropped it from first to 15th.

The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on 20 September 2018.

Australia's winless tournament saw the side drop seven places - among the worst falls from the teams who flopped in Russian Federation - to No.43 in the world. Host nation Russian Federation were the biggest climbers in the rankings, up 21 places to 49th after making it to the quarter finals. Italy - who failed to qualify for the World Cup - dropped out of the top 20, down from 19th to 21st.

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Wales have fallen one to 19th, while Northern Ireland climb two places to 27th.

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