England have moved up to fifth in the FIFA World Rankings after winning back to back friendlies against World Champions Spain and Sweden meaning England are now above Brazil, Argentina, Italy and France.
The FIFA Rankings can hardly be taken seriously though, as I think every England fan understands that they are not the fifth best team in the world.
If England went up against any of those four sides (Brazil,Argentina, Italy and France) in a tournament England would not be going into them as favorites.
Italy and France may not be the International force they once were, but still would be stiff competition to beat, and as for Brazil and Argentina I definitely wouldn’t fancy the chances of England winning. For me England are a top 10 side but Argentina and Brazil much better teams.
Good news and also deserved news for the Republic of Ireland who have moved up four places to 21st place in the FIFA world rankings.